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Next-Gen Cadillac XT5 To Be Sold Exclusively In China

Next-Gen Cadillac XT5 To Be Sold Exclusively In China

The next-generation Cadillac XT5 is on the horizon. However, the luxury crossover will only be sold in China, according to Mark Reuss, president of Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors. 

During the GM Investor Day presentation held in late 2022, Reuss revealed some details about the automaker’s future product plans, explaining that the upcoming, next-generation Cadillac XT5 will be sold in China, but will no longer be available in the North American market. It is expected to hit the market during the 2024 calendar year.

Current-, first-generation Cadillac XT5.

Current-, first-generation Cadillac XT5

“This is for China only, as we move Cadillac in the United States to an all-electric brand,” Reuss said during the presentation. “The XT5 is still a very high-volume segment in China, and we’re going to do that with a new design language interpretation, both inside and out.”

To that end, Cadillac has been positioning the Lyriq as an electric replacement to the XT5, despite the EV having a starting price nearly $20K higher.

A leaked image of the upcoming Cadillac GT4.

A leaked image of the upcoming Cadillac GT4

Additionally, Reuss confirmed that the Cadillac GT4 will soon make its debut in the Asian country. Images of the subcompact ICE-powered crossover were recently leaked, revealing that a new, turbocharged 1.5L I4 engine will power lower-end models, while higher-end trim will feature the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY). 

There is also a yet-unnamed small electric Cadillac crossover poised to launch in the 2024 calendar year. This EV will be smaller than the Cadillac Lyriq, and could bear one of the names that the luxury marque has filed to trademark, such as Optiq, Symboliq, Lumistiq, Ascendiq or Vistiq

As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 didn’t introduce many changes when it entered production on June 10th, 2022 at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. The luxury crossover rides on the C1 platform and features a choice of two engine options. The turbocharged 2.0L (production code LSY) engine is standard on the (base) Luxury and Premium Luxury models, where it makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. These models wear the 350T badge on the liftgate. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 (production code LGX) is optional on the Premium Luxury trim while being standard on the Sport model. The atmospheric six is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. These models feature the 400 badge out back. Both engines mate to Cadillac’s nine-speed automatic transmission. 

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. Looks like Cadillac has become a Chinese car company !!!

    • Are they? Or are they following the money?

      Put it this way: if you’re making four gizmos and demand for one of the gizmos is drying up in a specific market, will you continue to invest (develop, market, support, etc.) this gizmo, or will you make the decision to scrap it and invest in a gizmo that is growing in demand.

      • My main thing is to buy the best of the best of the american-made car if Cadillac is coming out with this model it should be affordable not out of everybody’s reach but affordable is the main idea if that car is overpriced they will not sell as many you can catch more flies with honey than you can without I hope Cadillac gets smart like China

  2. what a shame Electric cars are not for every one

  3. Never will I purchase an electric Cadillac.

    • But plenty of other people will.

      • Bruh not that many people in the U.S. is gonna jump on board of the electric train like you think. Man i just cant wait until 2035, so these manufactures and politicians can see for themselves what mess is gonna happen that year. I cant wait lol

  4. I, an so tired of your garbage about what you’re doing in China. Additionally why not listen to your customers. We don’t want electric toy cars. That’s why after owning my Cadillacs I will be buying a Grand Wagoneer. No doubt no one will respond.

  5. I think Cadillac is making a mistake going full electric at this time. There should be hybrid options made available – at least until there is adequate electric charging infrastructure in place to support longer travel.

  6. China, China, China…is that all GM/Cadillac care about? Can’t they see the writing on the wall? US customers are leaving in flocks to buy sedans, not CUV’s SUV’s and pickup trucks. Not everyone wants one of them.

    I own 2 Cadillac CT6’s and when I have to replace one of them, I’ll look for a sedan, not a POS CUV/SUV or a farm truck.


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