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Cadillac XT4-V Renderings Imagine What Will Never Be

Cadillac XT4-V Renderings Imagine What Will Never Be

The Cadillac XT4-V would be the best of two worlds, marrying the functionality of a luxury crossover with the handling prowess and get-up-and-go of a sedan. Sadly, there aren’t any real-life plans to bring such a model to market, but Cadillac Society couldn’t help but wonder what the XT4 would look like if it were given the V-Series treatment.

We based our rendering on the fully-refreshed 2024 XT4 Sport, borrowing its dark-themed exterior elements, such as its beltline, roof rails, grille and other exterior accents. And given that this is the 2024 model, we also implemented the overhauled front fascia along with the minor revisions to the rear fascia.

The front fascia from our hypothetical Cadillac XT4-V are lifted from the XT4 Sport, since the V-Series line often features the same elements as their Sport-trimmed counterparts (while the V-Series Blackwing models get an entirely different front fascia). We did take some creative liberties at the rear, equipping the vehicle with quad-tipped exhaust outlets, much like what’s seen on the Cadillac CT4-V sedan. As one may expect, our rendering also features the iconic V-Series “Racing Mondrian” logo, denoting its performance-oriented character.

Now, for the fun part: the mechanical bits. We imagine that our hypothetical Cadillac XT4-V makes use of a version of the Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control (CDC), but calibrated for higher levels of performance. The brakes are mechanically identical to what’s found on the “regular” XT4, but the calipers would be offered in a variety of colors like red, blue, or black to show through its 20-inch wheels. Our rendering uses the black calipers.

As far as power goes, our make-believe Cadillac XT4-V would employ a new turbocharged 2.5L I4 (production code LK0) gasoline engine currently being introduced in various models from Cadillac parent company, General Motors. The boosted four-pot will be mated to the nine-speed automatic transmission, routing power to an all-wheel-drive (AWD) driveline with a twin-clutch setup at the rear. This powerhouse is capable of 326 pound-feet of torque, a significant improvement over the 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque produced by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY), which is currently the only option for the real-life XT4. 

Is the Cadillac XT4-V something you’d be interested in? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and be sure to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac XT4 news and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage. We also invite you to join the latest discussions in our Cadillac forums and Cadillac XT4 forum.

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


  1. I prefer an electric XT4 model, maybe the Optiq. Gas is too obsolete!

  2. Gas is only obsolete in the liberal mind.A xt4 or xt5 would be an absolute amazing vehicle. I have a 2013 ctsv wagon and it is a great vehicle with loads of power and the Ct series would be super!!

  3. I would not be interested in an XT4V, but I would be interested in an XT5V or an XT6V. I think the 365HP 3.0 Turbo from the CT5V would work well!!!

  4. An existing 310HP 2.7L would be my choice for the XT4V or anything other than the lowly 2.0L choice hat is available now.

  5. An electric XT4V would be an option sometime after 2035 or so. Electric vehicle technology is too immature in my opinion.
    Maybe there will be some relief from the corporate fuel economy requirements in 2025 and Cadillac can build a XT4V or even a Blackwing.

  6. Build it, a no-brainer! I’am in the process of replacing my third Lincoln with a 2024 Jaguar SUV. I considered the 2024 XT4 but no! Underpowered noisy engine in a 50K vehicle…SAD! Good job of an article!


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