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Many years have passed since Cadillac hasn’t launched an exciting vehicle but it seems that the long wait is finally over- the brand new XT5 will hit dealerships soon. The 2017 XT5 will arrive as the ancestor to the SRX, the midsize crossover which was revamped in 2014. The carmaker turned its attention to the XT5 which will be based on its new design language once it stretches its wheels on roads. You must admit that the current design is way too outdated to garner much interest. So, the 2017 model year will bring us a Cadillac model with a new name, fresh design, and new powertrain lineup. Things are heating up here, so read the article below and be among the first to find out juicy details about the upcoming 2017 Cadillac XT5.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Exterior
Cadillac prepares a more sophisticated look for the SRX’s ancestor. It’s no wonder because the XT5 is based on the same design language as the current generation of the CTS and the upcoming CT6. The greatest beneficiary of the new design language is the front part of the car which now sports newly designed headlamps, grille, and bumper. This good-looking machine now has vertical headlights with LED bulbs which turn the XT5 into an aggressive model once all the lights are illuminated. The new grille is much bigger than that of the SRX. Around back, things are somewhat familiar. Simply put, the XT5 adopted the modified version of the CTS’s rear end although the XT5’s rear end seems to be a lot busier. It boasts horizontal lines which stretch between the taillights. An important thing that must be mentioned is that the XT5 benefits from 278-pounds weight loss. Improved dynamics, better performance and fuel efficiency, and great driving experience are guaranteed.
Interior of 2017 Cadillac XT5
Loaded with cutting-edge technology, nicely designed, comfortable, and spacious is the cabin of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. It would be a shame to describe it in only several words, so let’s check more details about it. Features first? Ok. A Rear Camera Mirror System, 4G hot-spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, CUE system with large screen, heated and cooled seats, climate control, a rear-passenger entertainment system, a steering wheel with numerous controls, and many others. Do we like the cabin of the new XT5? Absolutely. We are really fond of the cut-and-sewn wrapped panels, wood-grain inserts, and the 40-20-40 folding rear seats.
XT5 Cadillac’s Engine
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 will be powered by the same engine as the CTS and the CT6. The power unit is capable of producing 310 ponies and 270 pound-feet of torque. It comes with Variable valve timing, Cylinder Deactivation, Active Fuel Management system, and new Stop-Start technology. Some markets will also be offered a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the aforementioned capabilities. The engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The XT5 will be able to hit 60 mph in 7 seconds with estimated top speed of 125 mph.
Release date of 2017 XT5
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 appeared in showrooms in early 2016, more precisely in April.
More details on official Cadillac website.