Cadillac invests huge money into the development of new crossovers. Its luxurious range has Escalade and XT5 as only representatives in this segment. However, in next couple of years, Caddy will present new arrivals to XT SUV lineup. From the smallest, XT3, to the largest one, 2019 Cadillac XT9, every crossover will be based on the existing model. Then, in future, these will develop their own styling language and equipment. So, the upcoming Cadillac XT9 will take the position of the biggest model in the family. It will be a three-row full-size SUV, which will be more for a show off on urban streets, rather than for off-road drive.
2019 Cadillac XT9 concept
Since it is much bigger than its XT5 sibling, the 2019 Cadillac XT9 could use Escalade’s platform. Dimensions of these two will be similar. Nevertheless, Escalade is going to remain the flagship model in the crossover class. But, there are some rumors telling that Caddy XT9 is a replacement for its sibling. The company could rename its famous SUV. Opinions about this move are split. Whatsoever, these are still rumors. We can’t claim that 2019 Cadillac XT9 will replace the Caddy Escalade.
2019 Cadillac XT9 drivetrain
Another reason to believe that new crossover could be the Escalade’s substitute is the engine. The 2019 Cadillac XT9 will probably use a powerful V-8 unit. A lot of power will make a ride with this 3-row crossover more comfortable. We believe that engineers will place an engine that will be capable to make at least 400 horses. Also, a hybrid is a possibility we must not exclude. Other, smaller vehicles are almost ready to come out in plug-in variant. That made all Cadillac fans think about every model with an electric engine.
2019 Cadillac XT9 price and release date
The 2019 Cadillac XT9 will be probably the last one to arrive from all XT newcomers. This company will introduce one by one model. Nevertheless, exact dates are not set yet. Series of debuts will start in the second part of 2018, and last models will have a premiere in 2019. The price of the Cadillac XT9 will be around $70,000. It makes this SUV slightly cheaper than Escalade.