The 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be the successor of the current Cadillac SRX model. The manufacturer decided to change the nomenclature of its models, but the new monikers won’t be the only change. According to some rumors, the new crossover will be radically changed. The redesign will affect every aspect of the new XT5. To start with, the new model’s appearance will be completely changed. Though the new design will be based on the current style, it will be drastically improved and refreshed. Also, the new model will feature the latest technology gadgets wrapped in a new, comfortable and luxurious interior. In addition, the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will come with a rich engine palette, as always, but its performance will also be improved. The new model will be underpinned by a new platform, and there will also be some changes which will have a positive effect on the model’s performance. All in all, the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be a crossover whose all elements will be improved immensely, so it is surely a model worth waiting for.
New C1XX Platform
The 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be underpinned by a new C1XX platform. This platform will be very light, so it will reduce the crossover’s total weight. This will improve the model’s performance for sure. Also, the new model will be more spacious than the current one. There are some rumors that the new model will offer the current, standard wheel-base model, but also one with extended wheelbase, which could be turned into a seven-seater.
2016 Cadillac XT5 Apperance And Style
The new 2016 Cadillac XT5 will have a brand new appearance. The new crossover will come with a new front fascia, which will now feature a new radiator grille. The new grille should resemble the one used for the 2015 Cadillac ATS. Also, the new model will come with new modern headlights which will give the crossover a powerful and dominant appeal. In addition, the new model will have a very aerodynamic and fluent body line, which will contribute to the crossover’s performance, as well as its exterior design. As for the rear end, the new model will come with some interesting changes, such as restyled rear bumper and reshaped taillights, so it will fit the 2016 model’s new appearance. However, there are some sources that the new model will have a completely redesigned rear end, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The 2016 Cadillac XT5 will surely be a beautifully designed and shaped model, with luxurious, dominant and smart appearance which will attract everyone’s attention at the first sight.
Powertrain — Engine Options & Transmission
The 2016 Cadillac XT5 will come with the new nine-speed automatic transmission, whose development has just been finished. The new gearbox will also be used for some other Cadillac model, and its influence on the crossover’s performance will be impressive. In addition, the new model will offer couple of great engines. The base one will be a turbocharged inline-four unit, whose specifics are currently unavailable. However, there are some rumors that say that this mill will be a SIDI four-cylinder one which can generate 259 horsepower. Another engine option will be a 3.6-liter V6 unit that is also used for the current model. This engine will, however, come with higher power output, so it will offer better performance and more fun.
2016 Cadillac XT5 Premiere And Pricing
The 2016 Cadillac XT5 should have its premiere during 2015, while its release date will be scheduled shortly after the debut. As for the price, the new model will cost more than the current Cadillac SRX, but since it will be essentially improved, and much more appealing, powerful and fun, the price increase is well justified. No matter the price tag, the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be worth it.