The Cadillac GT4 is a small luxury crossover that will be exclusive to the Chinese market. Cadillac Society first spotted a heavily camouflaged GT4 prototype back in March 2022, concluding at the time that the model would be called the XT3. That was almost exactly one year before images of a completely uncovered GT4 surfaced in China. Now, we’ve spotted a Cadillac GT4 in production-ready form on Michigan roads.
There are traces of camo wrap affixed to this model’s front badge as well as around the license plate and liftgate. Regardless, this particular example represents the range-topping Cadillac GT4 Platinum trim, one of five available trim levels that include Fashion, Luxury, Distinguished and Noble. This GT4 is painted in a hue that loosely translates from Chinese as “Blues Blue.”
The Cadillac GT4 is the luxury marque’s new entry level crossover, slotting beneath the larger Cadillac XT4. In fact, both of the luxury crossovers utilize the same E2 platform, and while they do appear at least somewhat outwardly similar, the GT4 features a sleeker profile in order to appeal to the sportier interests of a younger demographic.
Inside, the Cadillac GT4 will feature a cockpit very similar to that of the Cadillac Lyriq. Notable elements borrowed from the electric luxury crossover include a two-tone colorway along with a large 33-inch curved 9K dual-screen display panel.
Under the hood, the GT4 will be offered with a choice of two powertrains. The first is a new turbocharged 1.5L I4 engine, while upper-tier trim levels feature the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY).
The GT4 launched in May 2023, announced alongside the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4 for the Chinese market and the all-new, second-generation Cadillac CT6. Like the GT4, the all-new CT6 will likely remain exclusive to the Asian country. For its part, the GT4 is built at the SAIC-GM Dong Yue plant in China.
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