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Cadillac XT4

Cadillac XT4

XT4 is the name of an upcoming compact crossover range from Cadillac. The vehicle will introduce Cadillac into a segment that it has never been present in.

  • What: an all-new compact luxury crossover range
  • When: a launch in calendar year 2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle
  • Why: the XT4 will give Cadillac a presence in the rapidly-growing compact crossover (CUV/SUV) space
  • Where: sold in all current markets where Cadillac has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. The XT4 could be also sold in more countries if the Cadillac brand enters new markets.
Cadillac XT4 Overview
Expected introduction model year: 2019
Last redesigned model year: none, all-new product
Expected refresh model year: 2022
Expected redesign model year 2025 (second-generation XT4)
Expected name: Cadillac XT4
Expected platform: GM E2 platform
Layout: FF (front-engined, front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive)
Expected body styles: five-door crossover utility vehicle
Segment: compact crossover
Expected gasoline engines: turbo I-4, naturally aspirated V-6, possible twin-turbo V-6
Expected diesel engines: four-cylinder turbo-diesel possible for select markets
Expected transmissions: 9-speed automatic
Expected alternative powertrains: plug-in gas-electric hybrid

The following information is speculative and has not been confirmed or announced. If you notice any inaccuracies or have suggestions about the information provided, please let us know here.


Here’s what we expect from the Cadillac XT4:

  • Based on the GM E2 platform
  • Feature Cadillac’s new design language similar to the Cadillac Escala concept
  • Introduce a new and improved interior with high levels of refinement, luxury, and convenience
  • Include the GM Super Cruise autonomous driving technology
  • Introduce a plug-in hybrid/PHEV variant like the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid or a pure battery electric model


It is currently unknown how Cadillac will price the XT4. We expect the vehicle to start at the $34,000 range.

Release date

Cadillac has not yet announced when the XT4 will come to market, but we expect it to launch in the 2018 calendar year as a 2019 model year vehicle.


The XT4 name is the result of Cadillac’s new naming scheme, wherein the brand labels cars like sedans, coupes, and wagons with the CT moniker, followed by a number designating its “sequence” in the lineup. Similarly, Cadillac crossovers and SUVS will be named XT followed by a number identifying its sequence in the vehicle hierarchy.

General Motors filed a trademark application for the XT4 name with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office on November 7th, 2014.


The Cadillac XT4 will ride on General Motors’ front-drive E2 platform shared with the following vehicles:

  • 2016 and newer Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2018 and newer Buick Regal
  • 2017 and newer Opel Insignia Grand Sport/Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
  • 2018 and newer Holden Commodore

As such, the XT4 will have a transverse powertrain configuration.


We expect the Cadillac XT4 to feature the following engine choices:

  • Turbo 2.0L I-4 engine with automatic engine stop/start functionality
  • 3.6L V-6 LGX with automatic engine stop/start functionality as a step up from the 2.0L Turbo
  • Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 LGW with automatic engine stop/start functionality as a potenail step up from the 3.6L V-6 LGX
  • New turbo-diesel engine for select markets (diesel)
  • Electric plug-in hybrid/PHEV (gasoline/electric)

We expect that the Cadillac XT4 will be offered with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid model will have its own powertrain.

Body Styles

We expect the Cadillac XT4 to be available in one body style – a compact crossover.


We expect that the Cadillac XT4 to compete with other compact luxury crossovers:

  • Lexus NX
  • BMW X3
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
  • Audi Q5
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Acura RDX
  • Volvo S60
  • Jaguar E-Pace
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • GM’s own Buick Envision
  • Land Rover Evoque
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport


Cadillac XT4 pictures are not yet available. Stay tuned as we update this this section when Cadillac releases pictures of the vehicle.


Cadillac XT4 specifications are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.


Stay tuned on information about the second-generation, future Cadillac XT4.


Discuss the Cadillac XT4 in our Cadillac XT4 forum.


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