Cadillac Crossover SUV’s Bear New XT Designation
Cadillac began shipping out the first-ever 2017 Cadillac XT5 (Crossover Touring 5), a comprehensively upgraded luxury crossover and the cornerstone of a new series of crossovers in the brand’s ongoing expansion. The new XT5 Crossover is arriving at dealerships now.
The new luxury crossover joins Cadillac’s lineup immediately following the new range-topping CT6 Sedan, as the brand enters a new phase of product growth. The XT5 is the next chapter in elevating the Cadillac brand: it is bold, distinctive, sophisticated with superb driving dynamics.
The new XT5 is more than 650 pounds lighter than the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, achieving this with no compromise to body rigidity and crash performance. The completely new chassis and structure is lightweight, efficient package enables more space.
The interior design emphasizes clean modern elegance and craftsmanship combining the artistic integration of technology. Like all Cadillac models, the interior is assembled with cut-and-sewn wrapped panels, rather than molded surfaces typical of mainstream vehicles.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 will be powered by the new 3.6-liter V6 engine which debuted earlier this year on the brand’s ATS and CTS sport sedans and is featured on the CT6. This engine has been completely redesigned and features 310-horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. The new V6 uses variable valve timing for strong response and smooth power delivery. Cadillac’s new Stop/Start technology automatically stop and start the engine when the vehicle is at rest in traffic stops, saving fuel and reducing emissions, while enhancing the quietness expected of a luxury vehicle.
Cadillac’s patented new industry-leading Rear Camera Mirror system is featured in the new XT5. The system enhances the driver’s rear vision by 300 percent, using a video display applied over the conventional inside rearview mirror. A high dynamic range camera records wider images behind the car, streams the image to video processing software which “removes” obstacles such as the roof, rear pillars and rear seat passengers, projecting an unobstructed view to a Liquid Crystal Display.
The Cadillac CUE system for connectivity and control is upgraded for the XT5. The XT5 features an integrated wireless charger for mobile devices, with a slot designed into the center console. Like all Cadillac models in 2016, XT5 features 4G wireless connectivity, with an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for simpler in-car phone integration.
In addition, XT5 features Cadillac’s Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages to aid vision and collision avoidance. These include automatic front and rear braking for low-speed conditions, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, full-speed range Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Parking Assist.