2018 Cadillac XT5 is up for a mid-cycle refreshment

 Cadillac’s XT5 has been able to create a niche of versatility in the ever-competitive crossover SUV segment. This crossover creates a thoughtful fusion of style and performance – a secret mantra which Cadillac lives by. Now, the makers are transcending this model into a new generation as 2018 Cadillac XT5 for opening room to changes.

The ongoing Cadillac XT5 boasts bravado with a best-in-class luxury and convenience. Similarly, the new-gen Cadillac XT5 will be focused towards practicality as well as top-notch style statement.

Trims and Pricing

Cadillac XT5 2018 will offer 3 different trims for versatile performance flavors. These trims will include Luxury, Platinum and Premium Luxury. As to pricing, the base model is expected to start at around $40,000 and the range-topping trim will cost near to $63,000.

2018 Cadillac XT5

Engine and Performance

2017 Cadillac XT5 received an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission system which will be carried over in this upcoming 2018 Cadillac XT5. This setup will be joined by a 3.6L V6 engine with power outputs of more than 312 hp at 6,600 rpm and 273 lb-ft torque at 5,000 rpm. A front wheel drive will come as standard and all-wheel drive might come as optional. Improvements are to be done on fuel economy too as the EPA ratings will stay close to 21 mpg in city, 28 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined scale.

According to predictions laid out by experts, this powertrain will be tuned to focus on low-ends for enhanced stability and superior low-speed handling characteristics. The suspension system will get a stiffer tuning with roll joints and magnetic damping might be on the cards this time around. Cadillac’s exclusive shift-by-wire system will be carried over in 2018 XT5. This intuitive shift lever will help the driver in engaging or disengaging manual gear shifting.

Exterior

As much as exterior styling is concerned, 20-inch machined finished alloy wheels will be of the newest additions. Apart from this, Cadillac XT5 2018 will sport a refined front fascia. The headlights will integrate jewel-style active LED daytime running lights. These headlights will even receive deep chiseled lines for a fancy outlook.

New cast alloy wheel with all-season tires will come in the size options of 20 and 21-inches. Cadillac will feature sporty roof rails for accentuating the cascading roof line. Rearwards, the taillights will integrate active LED lighting.

The rear bumper will receive metallic finishers and hold 2 chrome exhaust tips. Exterior color options will range as Deep Amethyst Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Bronze Dune, Dark Adriatic Blue, Dark Granite, Radiant Silver Metallic and several others.

Cadillac XT5 interior design

2018 Cadillac XT5  Interior

Change on the interior cabin will be modest as the current generation model already bears significant improvements. However, the seats will get more plush and the rear seats will feature 40/20/40 power split-folding for opening up the cargo space.

Other features will include – impact absorbing steering column, friction-less paddle shifters, chrome accents and updated infotainment.

Competitors and Availability

This upcoming 2018 Cadillac XT5 will face a direct competition from the likes of Lexus RX, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Jaguar F-Pace. Dealerships might get this model by the end of 2017.

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