2017 Cadillac XT5 – Evolutionary New Design and Platform Coming in 2017

2017 Cadillac XT5

Cadillac will launch the new XT5 as a 2017 model and will continue to use the SRX as a 2016 model. With that being said, what are the changes that fans can expect from the 2017 Cadillac XT5?

At first glance, the new SUV has the same size and proportions, but the changes to the design are quite radical.

The front grille is definitely changed, with new, sleeker and more stylish looking headlights. The design of the hood is also changed, with Cadillac adding a few dynamic and sharp lines to counter the previously looking flat design. The result is a more aggressive and sporty look of the new 2017 Cadillac XT. The side lines are also changed. The new line, going from the front wheels to the rear seats is now more straight than curved.

The design is evolutionary for Cadillac and results in a fine looking crossover. The knock is that the side profile could have been more creative, but Cadillac decided to opt for simplicity. Other designers, on the contrary, experiment with the side profile with creases, unusual volume and shaped curves and pronounced dips. You do not see those elements on the 2017 Cadillac XT5.

Inside, we do not know the changes that Cadillac will make into the 2017 XT5.

Powertrains are also vague at the moment, with Cadillac announcing that the 2017 XT5 will feature several four cylinder diesel turbocharged engines, as well as a naturally-aspirated engine. A turbocharged V6 engine is also in the works, but we do not know the power or volume of the engines. What we do know, however, is that the 2017 XT5 will use new nine-speed automatic transmission that Cadillac is developing in partnership with Ford.

The new SUV will be available with both front and all-wheel drive system, with the all-wheel-drive system being able to divert most, if not all torque to both the front and rear wheels.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 will use the new platform that GM is developing, called the C1XX at the moment. The new platform is specially designed for midsize and full-size SUVs. The purpose is to reduce the weight, but increase the space inside and in the truck. The new platform should also be flexible, being able to adjust to different requirements by the driver. The new platform of the 2017 XT5 will offer both regular and long wheelbase configurations and support two and three row seating.

2017 Cadillac XT5 – Cadillac Taking an Unconventional Approach With Announcement of the New SUV

One thing is certain: the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is not your conventional and common SUV and the company has tried hard to maintain that image.

In order to be as unconventional as possible, Cadillac teamed with a clothing fashion company in order to showcase its new SUV.

Cadillac teamed up with Public School, a menswear company with which Cadillac has previously partnered. The goal is to tie men’s fashion to the Cadillac brand. The company showcased the 2017 XT5 during a fashion show in SoHo.

The new crossover will replace the existing SRX, and fans cannot be more hyped about the 2017 XT5. The new crossover from Cadillac will not just replace SRX as a model, but also offer a whole new nomenclature to the SUV segment of the company. The goal is to get into the market for luxury SUVs, and the XT5 certainly has the potential for such impact.

Just like the new CT6 sedan, Cadillac will use the new Chi platform by General Motors for the 2017 XT5. There is no word on specs and design, but according to the first spy photos and the teaser photos from a photoshoot in Manhattan a week ago, we can say for sure that the XT5 will keep some of the proportions we grow accustomed with the SRX. Additionally, the XT5 will get some of the sportier and more dynamic lines from the CTS and the CT6 sedan.

The new platform developed by GM should allow Cadillac to breakthrough into the three-row SUV market. The XT5 is not going to be that SUV, but fans can certainly expect a three-row crossover from the company in the near future.

As for the power of the 2017 XT5, we are certain that the same engines used for the CT6 will make their way to the SUV. The most popular might be the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which GM recently updated specially for the CT6.

True to its brand name, Cadillac has taken a different approach with the announcement of the 2017 XT 5. Unlike other manufacturers that are trying hard to get their new vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Cadillac will skip the biggest car event in the year. The goal for Cadillac is to showcase the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 during the motor show in Dubai, scheduled for November. According to the company, there will be fewer cars and journalists in Dubai, which will allow them to really represent their new flagship SUV. Cadillac will be the first luxury brand to have a world premiere of their vehicle in Dubai.

The XT5 goes on sale next year, sometimes during the spring months of March, April or May.

2017 Cadillac XT5 – Spy Photos Catch the Crossover Testing in US

For quite some time, Cadillac stayed away from the SUV market. The company is finally trying to get into the market, with plenty of new crossover models planned for the next few years.

The one, the prospective buyers are anticipating the most is the 2017 Cadillac XT5, a model that should replace the SRX. The XT5 is the first CUV that the company has planned.

After few months of speculations, fans will finally get a first glance at the 2017 Cadillac XT5 thanks to some spy photos. While the vehicle was heavily camouflaged during the tests on US roads, we still have a grasp of what to expect.

The 2017 XT5 was shown previously in a photoshoot in Manhattan, completely undisguised. Comparing the two sets of photos shows that the same vehicle is in question. Some details that are visible on the camouflaged photos are the sharp mirrors that the company has placed on the door, the low profile roof bars, the window line, as well as the shark fin antenna.

The XT will be the first SUV that will come under the new nomenclature, with the crossover section starting with the name XT. General Motors have made an effort to allow the new SUV to start under a clean sheet. The XT5 will ride the new architecture by GM, dubbed as “C1XX” which allows the car to run on both front wheel and all-wheel drive systems.

The entry model, according to rumors, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. However, the more popular choice might be the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which will probably be the top range option. And if Cadillac is serious about entering the plug-in hybrid market as well, a hybrid unit is not far-fetched. As a standard transmission, the company will place a nine speed automatic transmission inside the 2017 XT5.

As for technology goodies, reports are that SuperCruise will make its way to the XT5. SuperCruise is Cadillac’s next generation autonomous driving system. The semi-autonomous system has warnings for lane watching, emergency braking and an adaptive cruise control system. Delphi is the one responsible for the production of the technology and according to rumors, the SuperCruise might be hands-free driving system for the highway.