The new car class SUV - Cadillac XT4 2018 is essential to Americans to expand and strengthen their position in this segment.
At the moment, Cadillac can only boast only one XT5, which is clearly not enough to grab a more or less decent piece of crossover market. The Escalade SUV is not accepted into the calculation, this is a car of a completely different class and is designed for another customer audience.
How it becomes clear from the model marking, Cadillac XT4 will be less than XT5, which in turn is significantly inferior in Escalade sizes. At the moment, Cadillac is enough of a large car and management intends to focus on creating compact and subcompact SUV.
While the XT4 model is in the prototype stage. Only by mid 2018 we can hope to see and enjoy the new compact, luxurious and hot crossover from the legendary American manufacturer.
The position of Cadillac in the class of luxury crossovers is quite deploy. While competitors in the face of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been offering a wide selection of crossovers of all stripes, the offer from Cadillac to put it mildly scanty.
Yes, the larger XT5, which replaced the SRX, aims at a touch of a certain share of the market of luxury compact crossovers, but Cadillac actually missed this segment from the view, could not predict its development, and is now in the role of a far behind.
The rate should be done not on the mid-size crossovers like Q7, but on a compact and subcompact class. Only in this case, Cadillac has a chance to win a part of the market of luxury cars from their competitors.
In the appearance of the XT4 parquet, designers of the company have tried to maintain the main features characteristic of all Cadillac off-road cars, which are based on an angular form that form a powerful and simultaneously an elegant image for the machine. Therefore, the front of the car is primarily highlighted by a massive pentagonal radiator grille with a large chrome edging and wide light longitudinal inserts. The top line of the lattice itself smoothly goes into a wedge-shaped hood. The front wings have an extended construction on which the head combined optics of the stepped form is mounted, and one of its faces is located in parallel side of the radiator grille.
The silhouette of the car is characterized by:
- dynamic lines of firewall on the body rising from the front of the crossover to the stern;
- the presence of plastic dark stuff;
- a narrowed form of the rear side windows;
- applying light edging around all windows and molding at the bottom of the doors;
- roof rails;
- aerodynamic mirrors with rotation repeaters;
- Partially suitable on the rear wings combined lanterns.
For the rear, straight lines are used, two light longitudinal guides, bottom and top of the trunk lid, triangular combined lights, additional strips of light signals over the diffusers of the exhaust system. Also installed trapezoidal light protection from plastic.
All solutions made allowed to form an appearance of XT4, the corresponding design of classic SUVs from Cadillac.
Based on the available photo of the interior of Cadillac XT4 2018, submitted by the company, as well as a number of information reviews made by a number of automotive publications, it can be concluded that the interior is based on the XT5 model of which is recognized as the best among crossovers in 2016.
First of all, the XT4 salon is characterized by trim from premium materials, it is an embossed leather, suede, velor, inserts from valuable wood, soft plastic, chrome edging elements. The front armors have an anatomical configuration with side support, high-quality headrests and automatic electrical heating, which provides a comfortable temperature. The rear seats are comfortable for two passengers, can navigate through the cabin, increasing the luggage compartment or the distance for the legs, and also equipped with the possibility of inclination of the back.
The steering wheel is made in a multifunctional version and four-spin. The central console has a bunk design. The lower compartment contains the instrument panel and the monitor from the multimedia complex. On the second tier, elongated climatic complex deflectors are mounted. Between the driver's seats and the front passenger there is a console with transmission controls, cup holders and a branch for things.
The new XT4 received the following parameters:
- Length - 4.54 m.
- Height - 1.67 m.
- Width - 1.89 m.
- Clearance - 18.0 cm.
To enhance the comfort in the cabin, a separate LED backlight and a separate climate control unit for rear passengers are applied.
Technical parameters and equipment
Despite the dense camouflage, you can still consider the low-established intercooler behind the front panel. This may mean that the new Cadillac XT4 2018 will be equipped with 4-cylinder engines with turbocharged, about which Audi, BMW and Mercedes use, as well as Lexus NX.
It is unclear whether the 9-speed automatic will be and a four-wheel drive to be offered as options or will be included in the basic configuration. From Cadillac, you can expect all anything in pursuit of leaders. We really hope that Cadillac does not fall until the gear option is solved on the GMC Terrain and give preference to a more traditional and familiar lever.
Among the main competitors with which Cadillac XT4 2018 will enter into a fight indicates: Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Acura RDX, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz Gla class.
In the US, the average price for XT4 is supposed to be $ 30,000. This is a completely acceptable and competitive offer. Until the end, the question remains regarding the appearance of XT4 in mid-2018 - will it be the world premiere or already starting sales?
In any case, it will be an interesting car. German luxury brands offer excellent crossovers, but Cadillac has always been something special, so it remains so far.
As for any premium class car for XT4, a large number of systems and equipment are provided, among which can be noted:
- 18-inch wheels (20-inch option);
- eight options for electrically regulating front seats;
- memory package for driver's seat and steering wheel;
- heated seats;
- LED optics with adaptive function for turning turns;
- 8-inch multimedia complex color display;
- circular review;
- Parking Assistant;
- electric trunk;
- two-zone climate control;
- six airbags;
- Controller Defining pedestrians;
- lock for glove box;
- Rain sensor;
- key card;
- parking sensors;
- Seat ventilation.
The serial release of the crossover is scheduled for the company for the second quarter of 2018. Therefore, the sale of XT4 will appear not before the autumn of the same year. The initial price in the minimum configuration of Cadillac XT4 2018 is approximately 35 thousand dollars.
The emergence of a new model in Russia should be expected closer to the end of 2018. About Russian prices and options for the configuration of the crossover, Cadillac will announce before accepting applications.