Two years after the initial launch, it looks like this mid-size crossover is still struggling to establish its position in the market. Though it looks quite simple, it is characterized by plenty of luxury and high level of comfort. However, it seems like these qualities are not enough for this highly competitive segment. So, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 is about to come with some novelties.
This should be a classic mid-cycle refresh, with a bunch of novelties. Of course, the focus will be on the visual improvement but the new model should come better in many other aspects. Some tweaks to the interior design are also expected, while various reports suggest the introduction of some new safety systems and other technologies, even a new engine option. The testing model has been spotted already and it looks like visual changes will be interesting. Expect to see this updated model sometime in the next year.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Changes
The core of this update should be visual changes. There is no doubt that the new model will continue with the same base design characteristics. Still, visual improvements are always welcome. We are about to see several changes, mostly at the front end. It is easy to see which areas will suffer by looking at the camouflage. As you can see on spy photos, the area that is covered most is front bumper and grille. Most likely, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will come with the new front fascia and some revisions on the bumper. Those could be things like new lighting groups, reshaped air intakes etc. On the other side, front fascia and grille could come with some enhancements, similar to what we are about to see in some of the brand’s newest model.
On the other side, the rear end will largely remain unchanged. The only expected change is on the rear bumper, which is about to get a new shape that will follow styling changes of the one at front. Rest of the crossover is about to remain the same. Still, expect to see changes in terms of new exterior colors, new wheels designs and similar things.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Interior
On the inside, modifications will be minor, most likely, Though we can’t see anything from spy photos, our reliable source suggest that the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will continue with the same cabin layout. It looks like revisions on the dashboard will be minimal. On the other side, expect various novelties in terms of technology. We should see an updated infotainment system, as well as some brand-new technologies.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Safety
Safety is one of the most important aspects of today’s automotive industry and Cadillac pays a lot of attention to this. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will make many of the current optional safety systems standards. This means that we can expect to see things like front pedestrian braking, surround view camera, head-up display, automatic hi-beams and similar things already in base models. In terms of crash test results, this crossover usually averages four stars at testings, so there is no bigger need for some improvements in this aspect.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Engine
For the U.S. market, this compact crossover is currently available in V6 versions only. It is a familiar 3.6-liter unit, which delivers around 310 horsepower, which is more than enough for strong acceleration numbers. It comes paired with a familiar 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to either front or all wheels. Fuel economy goes up to 19 mpg in city and 26 mpg on the highway.
In China, this crossover comes with a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, characterized by excellent efficiency. It delivers around 260 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Such amount seems pretty amazing, especially if we consider fuel economy, which is far superior compared to the V6 engine. Latest reports suggest that this efficient turbo inline-four will be in the offer in North America too, starting from the 2020 Cadillac XT5. Some reports even suggest a hybrid version in the future. Still, we will take this with a big reserve.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is currently in a testing phase. So far, the launch date is unknown. Most like, the new version will have its premiere on some of the major car shows in the first half of next year. Sales should start a few months later, probably in the second half of 2019. When it comes to the price, don’t expect changes compared to the current model, which goes in a range between 40.000 and 64.000 dollars, roughly. Key competitors are models like Lincoln MKX, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and others.