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Future Cadillac Automobiles

This page contains information about future Cadillac automobiles, including details on future Cadillac product plans, roadmap, timeline and strategy.

Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about future Cadillac products based on rumors, expectations and general industry knowledge. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the latest information.

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  • Last updated July 30, 2018

Cadillac Product Plan: 2018 – 2021

In 2017, Cadillac executives officially announced plans to launch five new vehicle lines between the years 2018 and 2021. Here is what we expect those future Cadillac models to be.

1. Cadillac XT4


  • Launch model year: 2019
  • Launch time frame: fall 2018
  • Body style: five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Size: compact (small)
  • Platform: E2 platform
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (transverse)
    • FWD standard, optional AWD
  • Performance variants: none expected
  • Production:
    • Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

2. Cadillac CT5

  • Launch model year: 2020
  • Launch time frame: Q3 2019
  • Body style:
    • Four-door sedan (confirmed)
    • Two-door coupe (unconfirmed)
    • Two-door convertible (unconfirmed)
  • Size: between compact and midsize
    • Larger than ATS Sedan, smaller than CTS Sedan
  • Platform: Alpha 2 platform
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal)
    • RWD standard, optional AWD
  • Performance variants:
    • CT5 V-Sport
    • CT5-V
  • Production:
    • Lansing Grand River, Michigan, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

3. Cadillac XT6

  • Launch model year: 2020
  • Launch time frame: Q4 2019
  • Body style: five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Size: midsize plus
    • Larger than XT5, smaller than Escalade
  • Platform: C1 platform
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (transverse)
    • FWD standard, optional AWD
  • Performance variants: none expected, but XT6 V-Sport possible
  • Production:
    • Delta Lansing Township, Michigan, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

4. Cadillac Escalade

  • Launch model year: 2020
  • Launch time frame: Q3-Q4 2019
  • Body style:
    • Five-door sport utility vehicle (SUV)
    • Five-door extended-length sport utility vehicle (SUV)
  • Size:
    • Full-size
    • Extended-length full-size
  • Platform: T1 platform
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal)
    • RWD standard, optional 4WD
  • Performance variants: Escalade V-sport
  • Production:
    • Arlington, Texas, USA
  • More on future Cadillac Escalade

5. Cadillac CT4

  • Launch model year: 2021
  • Launch time frame: Q3-Q4 2020
  • Body style:
    • Four-door sedan (confirmed)
    • Two-door coupe (unconfirmed)
  • Size: compact (small)
    • Roughly same size as ATS Sedan
  • Platform: Alpha 2 platform
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal)
    • RWD standard, optional AWD
  • Performance variants:
    • CT4 V-Sport
    • CT4-V
  • Production:
    • Lansing Grand River, Michigan, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

Cadillac Product Plan: 2022 & Beyond

Following Cadillac’s “five models by 2021” roadmap, we expect the luxury automotive brand to launch the following future Cadillac vehicles.

Second-Gen Cadillac XT5

  • Launch model year: 2022
  • Launch time frame: some time in 2021
  • Body style: five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Size: mid-size
  • Platform: VSS-R or VSS-S
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal) with RWD standard and optional AWD, or
    • Front-engine (transverse) with FWD standard and optional AWD
  • Naming: XT5
  • Performance variants: possible XT5 V-Sport and XT5-V
  • Production:
    • Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

Cadillac Escala (flagship sedan)

  • Launch model year: 2022
  • Launch time frame: Q2-Q4 2021
  • Body style:
    • Four-door sedan or four-door sportback/liftback
    • Two-door coupe possible
    • Two-door convertible possible
  • Size: full-size (large)
    • Slightly larger than CT6 Sedan
  • Platform: Vehicle Set – Rear (VSS-R)
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal)
    • RWD standard, optional AWD
  • Naming: Escala or CT# (CT7 or CT8)
  • Performance variants:
    • V-Sport
    • V
  • Production:
    • Detroit Hamtramck, Michigan, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

Full-Size Cadillac Crossover (flagship crossover)

  • Launch model year: 2023
  • Launch time frame: Q3 2022
  • Body style: five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
  • Size: full-size (large)
    • Crossover relative to Escala
  • Platform: Vehicle Set – Rear (VSS-R)
  • Driveline:
    • Front-engine (longitudinal)
    • All-wheel-drive (AWD)
  • Naming: XT7 or XT8
  • Performance variants:
    • V-Sport
    • V
  • Production:
    • Detroit Hamtramck, Michigan, USA
    • Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China

Cadillac Sports Car

  • Launch model year: 2023 or after
  • Launch time frame: unknown
  • Body style: sports car
  • Platform: unknown
  • Driveline:
    • Mid-engine (longitudinal)
    • RWD standard and optional AWD
  • Naming: unknown
  • Performance variants:
    • V-Sport
    • V
  • Production: unknown

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