The famous luxury carmaker is expanding its lineup and the interesting thing is that we are seeing more and more small crossovers from the brand that has been known mainly for huge cars in the past. Today’s lineup of this manufacturer includes compact cars as well. The 2020 Cadillac XT3 will be the newest addition to Cadillac’s range. Moreover, it will be an entry-level model, which will compete in the segment of subcompact premium cars.
The current entry-level model, the XT4 is slightly bigger than a common compact crossover. This one will be slightly smaller. Also, it will come with a little bit different layout, with more focus on practicality and functionality. Count on a more SUV-ich overall shape, which will provide more functional cabin. When it comes to the powertrain, there is a chance to see a hybrid version in the offer, along with standard gasoline units. The 2020 Cadillac XT3 should arrive by the end of the year.
2020 Cadillac XT3 Redesign
It’s no secret that Cadillac walks between segments when it comes to small crossovers. Both XT4 and XT5 models are slightly bigger than their competitors. The 2020 Cadillac XT3 should come in the same manner. Therefore, it will be bigger than other subcompact crossovers and even comparable with models from the higher class in some aspects. In any case, the new model should be not just luxurious, but functional as well. The most interesting thing about this model will be to see Cadillac will deal with such challenge, considering that this is the segment where this company never participated before.
In terms of mechanics, the 2020 Cadillac XT3 should have a lot in common with the bigger XT4. Still, it will be smaller and it will also come with a different body style. As you probably know, the XT4 comes with a pretty attractive and aggressive look. The XT3 will be closer to the XT5. Which features a more conventional body, typical for the SUV segment. So, we can presume that odd-numbered models will be more common, while even-numbered models will feature coupe-like layouts in the future.
In any case, the new 2020 Cadillac XT3 will follow the brand’s newest design language, which keeps familiar grille shape but makes it larger. Also, there are very narrow headlights, combined with vertically-positioned LED daytime running lights. Of course, we expect to see a couple of distinctive details as well. The rear end should feature a similar layout to the XT5, which promises usable cargo area as well.
2020 Cadillac XT3 Interior
The cabin of new 2020 Cadillac XT3 should come with a lot of familiar design solutions. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which should feature a similar look to the one we can find in the XT4 model. In practice, this would mean a typical V-shape dash design, with an integrated touchscreen and a decent number of physical buttons and other controls. The overall cabin layout should be characterized by a very high quality, with plenty of plush materials. Also, we count on the company’s recognizable front seats, which are massive and very supportive. The second row should be spacious as well, with plenty of headroom too. Finally, the cargo area should feature above-average volume for the class.
Despite we are talking about a small crossover, this is still a premium vehicle. So, we count on a long list of standard equipment. This includes lots of tech goodies as well. We are pretty sure that even most basic versions will come with things like a touchscreen, smartphone integration, Bluetooth, satellite and HD radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging and much more. Also, we count on a pretty long list of safety feature. Besides plenty of advanced driver aids, some reports even suggest Super Cruise system, though it seems quite unlikely for an entry-level model.
2020 Cadillac XT3 Engines
Given the model’s size, we have no doubt that the 2020 Cadillac XT3 will come with four-cylinder engines in the offer only, Without any doubt, base versions will come equipped with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Higher trims should come with a more powerful version of this engine, which is good for about 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will come in a pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Besides two familiar gasoline options, the 2020 Cadillac XT3 is expected to come with a hybrid powertrain in the offer as well. However, we are still waiting to hear something about it from the officials.
2020 Cadillac XT3 Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Cadillac XT3 will come either late in this, or early in the next year. In any case, we expect to see its premier on some major car show first. When it comes to the price, we expect a typical price for the segment, which means that base models should go around 30.000 dollars.