Cadillac Introduces First-Ever XT4
All-new compress SUV delivers some-more for a new era of oppulance buyers
At Cadillac House in Manhattan today, Cadillac denounced a first-ever XT4, an all-new compress SUV tailored for a subsequent era of oppulance customers.
Developed on an disdainful compress SUV architecture, Cadillac’s entrance in a industry’s fastest-growing oppulance shred delivers fluent design, assured performance, atmospheric accommodations and new technologies.
“The first-ever 2019 Cadillac XT4 expands a successful SUV lineup to a shred where Cadillac has never been before,” pronounced Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “And it sets off a new product descent that will see a exhibit of a new Cadillac once each 6 months until 2021.”
Simple and sculpted lines pull a patron in and intensify a XT4’s absolute proportions and assertive presence. The interior is a Cadillac pattern cultured distilled: a courteous and artistic formation of record and appealing style. The cabin is unusually refined, with approaching segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness.
All models are driven by an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine that facilities new efficiency-enhancing technologies including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), joined with a nine-speed involuntary delivery with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift.
Cadillac also debuts a new tellurian “Y” trim plan on a XT4. Distinctive Premium Luxury and Sport models build from a well-equipped Luxury (base) trim. Specific calm and styling cues tailor a Premium Luxury and Sport trims to opposite patron tastes and preferences. Cadillac will hurl out this new trim plan commencement with a XT4 and a 2019 CT6 top-of-range sedan.
Additional XT4 highlights include:
- Cadillac user knowledge with all-new rotary controller
- Smart framework facilities including accessible twin-clutch, decoupling all-wheel drive
- Available Active Sport Suspension featuring Continuous Damping Control and new electro-hydraulic braking assist
STYLE WITH SUBSTANCE
A group of immature designers representing a heart of a XT4’s aim patron demographic helmed a design, penning an fluent SUV that injects a aloft grade of sculpture into Cadillac’s lineup — and today’s car is really tighten to their strange visions for a extraneous and interior.
“The XT4 has a good participation that is assured and poised,” pronounced Therese Pinazzo, extraneous pattern manager. “It exudes Cadillac’s DNA, though with a new arrogance that speaks to a youthfulness of a group and a customers.”
In gripping with Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy, a Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models offer particular styling cues and trim finishes to emanate singular personas and larger choice for customers. XT4 Sport models underline a shimmer black filigree grille desirous by Cadillac’s high-performance V-Series models, shimmer black window moldings and specific Sport amalgamate circle choices. Luxury and Premium Luxury models underline grilles with splendid lead accents, satin aluminum window moldings and satin chrome-accented doorway handles.
All models underline modernized LED lighting record front and rear, with front LED low and high beams and an LED-illuminated light blade for a daytime regulating lamps. Cadillac’s straight L-shaped lighting signature is stretched horizontally, emphasizing a XT4’s breadth and assured stance.
Standard LED taillights are housed in normal red lenses on Luxury and Premium Luxury, while a Sport indication receives coloured neutral-density (clear) lenses that element a generally darker extraneous tone choices.
Eight extraneous colors will be charity on a 2019 XT4 during launch: Atlantic Metallic, Autumn Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Twilight Blue Metallic, Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Stellar Black Metallic and Radiant Silver Metallic.
BOLD, REFINED AND SPACIOUS CABIN
Echoing a extraneous pattern themes, a new XT4’s cabin conveys arrogance and strength with childish athleticism. Sweeping arcs and slim lines raise a feeling of expanse and give it a taut, firmly wrapped appearance.
The interior elements come together in a worldly and complicated design. Intuitive record includes accessible next-generation wireless device charging and an in-cabin atmosphere ionizer.
“With a XT4’s interior, we strong Cadillac to a essence,” pronounced Phillip Kucera, Interior Design manager. “We’ve been means to be easier and bolder than we have ever been before, giving a SUV opinion and a sporty connotation.”
The all-new XT4 offers well-developed space for a compress oppulance SUV, quite for rear-seat passengers. It is approaching to lead a shred in rear-seat roominess, with 39.5 inches (1,004 mm) of legroom. The XT4 also offers 48.9 cubic feet (1,385 liters) of limit load volume with a back chair folded.
“The XT4 was envisioned holistically to broach a energetic sporty extraneous though compromising comfort and functionality for passengers,” pronounced Cadillac Exterior Design Director Jim Fleming, who helped emanate a vehicle’s architecture.
“It’s a good change that delivers character and comfort on prolonged drives such as a weekend getaway to a favorite ski slope, while still charity glorious load room for that ski trip’s gear.”
Additional interior facilities and highlights include:
- The thick, three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering circle is all new and was grown to raise a sporty feel of a car while progressing motorist comfort on prolonged drives.
- Sport-inspired seating with distinguished seat-bottom and seatback bolsters balances comfort with a kind of support typically found in sports sedans. A massage underline is available.
- Available white ambient lighting casts a worldly heat and highlights critical features.
- Technology formation includes Cadillac’s initial rotary controller for a Cadillac user knowledge and other car facilities (see subsequent for some-more information), along with streamlined car controls for easier, some-more discerning use.
- At launch, a 2019 XT4 will be charity in 7 interior environments, formed on Luxury, Premium Luxury or Sport trims:
- XT4 Luxury — Light Platinum/Jet Black with Aluminum Metallized taste trim
- XT4 Premium Luxury — Jet Black with Diamond-Cut Aluminum, Light Platinum/Jet Black with Linear Galaxy High-Gloss Wood, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood
- XT4 Sport — Jet Black with Cinnamon Accents with Twenty-Two High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Light Wheat/Jet Black with Red Accents and Morello Red High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood
Led by a latest Cadillac user experience, a brand’s many modernized infotainment interface, a XT4 offers a connected environment.
The Cadillac user knowledge is a energetic height that offers a smartphone-like knowledge with an discerning interface, faster response and softened voice approval that can be updated over time to accommodate a customer’s elaborating connectivity needs. It leverages a cloud and accessible embedded 4G LTE tie to capacitate personalization, accessible connected navigation and news, marketplace and party applications around a app store and a new rotary controller that offers users choice ways to correlate with a system.
The new controller includes volume and find forward/back controls for a audio system; by-pass buttons for quick entrance to a many frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a vast core dial to work primary facilities of a many frequently used apps, corkscrew menus and lists and name other apps to be displayed.
Additional XT4 technologies include:
- The 8-inch Cadillac user knowledge interface shade has 768p HD resolution
- Near-Field Communication, a Cadillac-first integration, severely improves a routine of pairing a phone (if compatible) with Cadillac user experience.
- Next-generation, 15-watt wireless charging is accessible and offers faster charging times.
- There are 4 customary USB Ports and 3 12-volt appendage energy outlets. Models versed with a accessible navigation radio also accept an SD memory label reader in a core console.
- The full apartment of active reserve facilities includes Surround Vision and second-generation Rear Camera Mirror (available).
XT4 DRIVING DYNAMICS
The new Cadillac XT4’s confident, jaunty coming is complemented by good agility. It is specially Cadillac in excellence and responsiveness, though with a childish edginess subsequent from a brand’s critically acclaimed sports sedans.
It starts with an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine. This advanced, power-dense inline-four-cylinder — 118.5 hp per liter — facilities an industry-first tripower system. The complement is designed to optimize opening and potency by carrying 3 graphic handling modes, including high and low valve lift and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
The engine also facilities a twin-scroll turbocharger to raise torque prolongation during reduce speeds, as good as approach injection, active thermal government and stop/start technologies. Output is SAE-certified during 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm). A scarcely prosaic torque bend gives a XT4 startling responsiveness via a engine’s RPM range.
A nine-speed involuntary delivery is interconnected with a new engine, assisting a XT4 offer an EPA-estimated 30mpg in highway driving. The car also facilities a subsequent era of electronic pointing shift, that facilities an discerning changeable sequence.
When it comes to channeling a XT4’s energy to a pavement, a strut-type front cessation and five-link eccentric back cessation are tuned to change excellence with responsiveness. The customary Driver Select Mode allows that tuning to be practiced on direct for opposite pushing styles and highway conditions.
A twin-clutch all-wheel-drive complement is accessible and offers a preference of decoupling wholly from a back wheels when a motorist chooses, expelling drivetrain friction.
XT4 Sport’s accessible Active Sport Suspension facilities Continuous Damping Control and takes pushing dynamics and control to a aloft threshold, regulating electronic sensors to guard a highway in genuine time and creation damping adjustments each 2 milliseconds.
The XT4 is also a initial Cadillac to deliver electro-hydraulic braking assist, that supplants a normal vacuum-assisted energy braking complement with an electro-hydraulic complement that enhances fuel economy and takes adult reduction space underneath a hood.
KEY STANDARD AND AVAILABLE FEATURES (Premium Luxury and Sport calm is in further to or in place of Luxury content)
2019 CADILLAC XT4 PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS
(North American specs, as of time of publication)
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS CARGO VOLUME
CADILLAC-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
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Based on GM testing. Official NRCAN Fuel Consumption ratings not nonetheless available.
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