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Next-Gen Cadillac XT5 Is ‘Homeroomed’ In China

Next-Gen Cadillac XT5 Is ‘Homeroomed’ In China

As Cadillac Society reported in early 2023, the next-gen Cadillac XT5 will be primarily sold in China, and will therefore not be available in the North American market. Now, we’ve learned that the forthcoming luxury crossover is also being “homeroomed” in the Asian country.  In other words, Cadillac’s Chinese division is responsible for designing, developing, and bringing the vehicle to market.

It makes sense that a vehicle bound primarily for China to be developed in the same country in order to keep operations as tightly knit as possible, even though it’s not always the case. For example, both the Cadillac XT6 was developed in both U.S. and China, while the XT5 was developed primarily in the U.S., despite the models being sold in both markets.

As for what’s in store for the next-gen XT5, Cadillac Society recently spotted a prototype undergoing testing, giving us a first look at the forthcoming luxury crossover. Its size will remain close to that of the current-gen model. It’s likely that the next-gen XT5’s front end design will mirror that of the refreshed Cadillac XT4, with lighting elements similar to those of the Cadillac Lyriq, though we have yet to get a glimpse of what’s beneath the camo.

However, we do know that the the next-gen Cadillac XT5 will utilize an evolution of the current model’s C1 platform, known internally as C1-2. In fact, Cadillac Society was the first to report this back in 2021.

While the next-gen XT5 is poised to make its debut in China next year, the 2024 Cadillac XT5 will soldier on for the North American market without any major changes or updates. In fact, the 2024 model will soon enter production at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee beginning in June 2023. After the 2024 model year is built out, the North American XT5 will be discontinued, replaced indirectly by the Cadillac Lyriq.

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

16 Comments

  1. FOR ALL YOU PRESENT AND FORMER CADILLAC OWNERS, REMEMBER ONE THING.
    CHINA COMES FIRST IN THE THOUGHTS OF PRESENT CADILLAC MANAGEMENT AT GM.

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    • Blane your fellow citizens who are brainwashed to believe that imported luxury cars are better. Since GM has lost those sales, the only loyal buyers are in China. GM is not at fault!

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  2. This all makes sense to me after all Cadillac has become a Chinese company and has little or no concern for its loyal American Customer Base. After 19 new Cadillacs and 42 years of loyalty, I may have to switch brands.

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    • Same answer for you. GM is not at fault!

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  3. This decision will be one of the factors that will bring GM to its knees. It’s great that XT5 will be redesigned but keeping the version only in China is going to be a big mistake. The XT5 in this country is one of GM biggest sellers . So discontinuing the model to make room for the Lyriq makes no sense. Thinking that if a Cadillac XT5 driver won’t be able to get a new MODEL XT5 ,will automatically get a Lyriq is not going to MAGICALLY happen . Even Houdini wouldn’t be able to do that trick.

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    • I love my Cadillac be they are forcing me to go to other auto maker. I don’t want an electric vehicle. Where is Cadillac’s loyalty to the American market ?

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      • You are correct, myself and others feel the same way.

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        • YUP!!! that’s exactly the way I feel

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          • We have had 5 Cadillacs since 2002 and still own 3 of them. A 2002 DHS, a 2017 CT6 Premium and a 2020 CT^ Premium Luxury. I had a 2013 XTS Platinum and a 2012 SRX Platinum. Our 2002 only has 110K miles and looks sharp and runs like a champ. My 2017 is Phantom Gray and the 2020 is Shadow Metallic.

            We are going to be in the market, but it won’t be a Cadillac or a GM since there are no full-sized sedans and the CT4/CT5 are POS’s. Yes, we have driven both when we take one of ours in for service, they give us those crappy things as loaners. We don’t do CUV/SUV’s. The SRX lasted about 10 months before I traded it for the XTS.

            Won’t even look at a Lyriq, no EV for me as the power grids are stressed enough and when we travel it is over the range in a day.

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      • So GM will go from selling around 30,000 CT5s a year to barely selling 3000 Lyriqs a year. Cadillac has never been able to sell more than 5000 EVs annually. In a separate and sadder story, GM has sold only 3000 Hummer EVs since 2021!!!

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  4. I will not switch to a Lyriq until it is as easy to fill up on the road or the range improves
    I will stay with my 2023 Ice xT5

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  5. If GM thinks that they can thrive off of the Chinese market and disregard their American base, they’re in for a rude shock when the Chinese government decides that Chinese automakers are ready to go it alone. Then it’s “Bye bye, GM! and thanks for all of your IP and R&D!” Short-term thinking and long-term regret.

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  6. How gm can even build cars with the Chinese Government is unbelievable. That country wants nothing more than to destroy our way of life and become the world’s largest economy. IMO, it will be years before the Lyric reaches the same sales numbers as the XT5 enjoys. Buick and now Cadillac are building vehicles only for China. I worry that gm is counting their chickens before they hatch. All R&D is focused on a market that can turn on us when they want .

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  7. It’s unfortunate that GM won’t sell the XT5 in the US. Lincoln just announced the new 2024 Nautilus will be sold in the US, even though it will be built in China.

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  8. I guess I’ll have to buy the last American made XT5 or I’ll have to buy another brand but it’s the only one with a V6 that can tow. I will not go electric and possibly get stuck in a puddle & Fry. We’re gonna go to war with China & now their sucking their arse. GM is really screwing up the works.

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  9. I have owned GM vehicles my entire life I like ordering them out the last three have been Cadillac’s Escalade,SRX, XT5 love the new redesign for the 2025 XT5 would order one and they are only selling them in China that’s just plain stupid !!

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