The 2020 Cadillac XT5 introduced a refresh (otherwise known as a mid-cycle enhancement) that brought several noteworthy updates to the popular luxury crossover, including a mild update to the exterior and interior, a revised trim level hierarchy, and several new technologies. In addition, the update also brought with it a new XT5 Livery Package that has gone nearly unnoticed.
The new XT5 Livery Package might not be all that exciting for those buying the XT5 for personal use, but it is an important addition for those who make a living professionally driving or operating a vehicle (or a fleet of vehicles). Indeed, the package – assigned production code ZR3 – is aimed at fleet / livery customers, and includes a 36-month / 150,000-mile Professional Vehicle Warranty, whichever comes first. This high-mileage warranty replaces the 6 year / 70,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty normally included with the XT5 units sold at retail.
The package also includes the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine, Stellar Black Metallic exterior color and Jet Black interior color. An 18-inch compact spare tire replaces the tire inflator kit typically included with retail-market XT5 models.
The Cadillac XT5 livery package is available exclusively on the Premium Luxury trim level in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive models. To be eligible for the aforementioned warranty, the vehicle must be delivered to a qualified funeral director, hotel/resort or for-hire Livery operator.
The package’s introduction on the Cadillac XT5 is particularly noteworthy given that Caddy recently discontinued the XTS and CT6 – two models that offered the Livery Package. The XTS – a particularly popular choice for livery customers – was discontinued after the 2019 model year.
Besides the 2020 Cadillac XT5, two other Cadillac models – the XT6 three-row crossover and the Escalade – offer the Livery Package. By introducing the Livery Package on the 2020 XT5, it would seem that Cadillac is looking to migrate XTS livery customers to its crossover offerings.