2019 Cadillac XT4 . Cadillac is coming with a reply to their rival German car manufacturers in the range of compact crossovers. Cadillac revealed their intentions of coming with XT4 two years ago and a couple of weeks ago in Geneva auto show they stated that Cadillac is planning to sell the new XT4 simultaneously in Europe as well.
This development should be seen in the backdrop of the recent decision of General Motors to sell their European division Opel, which has been struggling for a while now, to French automobile company PSA.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Specifications
Spy shots of 2019 Cadillac XT4’s winter road testing have come to the fore, but in these images, XT4 is seen heavily camouflaged. However, it is evident that its exterior design is heavily inspired by Cadillac’s previous compact crossover XT5. The styling of B and C pillars and the design of bumpers are very identical to the bigger brother, and so is the pair of exhausts fitted beneath the rear bumper.
The XT4 interior will follow the traditions of Cadillac – which include an innate design of panels in a rather old school way of distinctive portions, rather than the molded edgy surfaces which are being used by their various peers. Infotainment systems will definitely have Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 4G wireless connectivity options.
The electronic driver assistance has features such as a side zone blind spot alert, automatic braking in low-speed situations, and lane keeping assist. There could be additional interior features as well, but for that, we will have to wait.
|Engine||2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder|
It is being widely speculated that the powertrain of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be uncannily similar to the upcoming Equinox by Chevrolet. The spy shots revealed that the prototype, which is being tested, is fitted with an intercooler, so it is confirmed that there will be turbocharged engine laced XT4. Now there might be a 4-cylinder 2 liter engine under the hood which can dissipate power up to 250hp with the torque generation of 260 lb-ft.
It would be worth mentioning that the XT4 could also come up with lighter engines of 1.5-liter turbo with the engine ratings of 170 hp and 203 lb-ft. And, if Cadillac is not much concerned with environmental regulations, we can see an economical diesel engine fitted XT4 as well. The transmission speeds depend on the engine ratings they are offering, but there will be a base six-speed automatic transmission, and AWD graded variant will be complemented well with Aisin Seiki’s eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price and Release Date
|2019 Cadillac XT4||Details|
|Release date||second half of 2018|
2019 Cadillac’s XT4 will go on sale in the second half of 2018 as 2019 model. And, the base price of around $30K should be expected. It is also necessary to have the very definite difference in the price of XT5 which starts from $40k. AMG variants will have 20% hiked price.
It is a very challenging and tough decision from Cadillac to enter the very competitive European market, especially for compact crossovers. Breaking the monopoly of European car manufacturers will not be a smooth ride, but with 2019 XT4 we are hoping that Cadillac will surely make a mark.