Cadillac XT5 Debuts at LA Auto Show

New for 2017 is Cadillac XT5. This appears to be a very sharp design and all the latest technology available and then some.  This vehicle is going after the crossover market and compete with Audi and MB but is lighter in overall weight.  See below more information and details along with a photo gallery. I think you will agree its sleek and attractive both inside and out.

Debuting at the LA Auto Show next week, Cadillac’s all-new 2017 XT5 crossover is the automaker’s second vehicle to use its new taxonomic structure. From here on out, all crossovers will begin with XT, and all cars will begin with CT — the number at the end denotes its size and position within Cadillac’s lineup. The XT5 is the brand’s midsize offering.

There’s more to the car than just a name change. In fact, the XT5’s chassis is entirely different than the SRX’s. The wheelbase is two inches longer, and the track is one inch wider. Rear-seat occupants will find an extra 3.2 inches of legroom compared to the SRX. On the whole, the XT5 is 278 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, and it’s a full 100 pounds lighter than its closest competitor, the Audi Q5.

The XT5’s exterior has been pulled into the 21st century, incorporating several design cues that draw from other late-model Cadillacs. The headlights are slimmer, and its standard LED running lights follow down into the vertical fog light array. Sharper body lines on the hood and shoulder contour move your eyes to the back of the car, which adopts vertical taillights similar to the ATS and CTS sedans. On the whole, it’s a more cohesive package that no longer bears resemblance to other GM products.

2017 Cadillac XT5
The SRX featured an interior heavy on vertical lines. The XT5’s cabin does away with all that, opting for a cleaner, horizontal layout.
The interior has been thoroughly redone, as well. Cadillac’s shifted to an interior design with strong horizontal lines that help impart the feeling of width and spaciousness. The old gauge cluster was ditched in favor of a partially digital three-ring setup, and Cadillac’s CUE touchscreen infotainment system sits neatly in the center of the dashboard. The steering wheel has been redesigned, as well, and it sports even more buttons than before.

US buyers will find their XT5s sporting 3.6-liter six-cylinder engines, the same as what’s found in the ATS, CTS and CT6. The car bolsters its fuel economy with cylinder deactivation and stop-start technology, and output is estimated at 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission choice is an eight-speed automatic, but buyers can opt for either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Chinese buyers will have to make do with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

If technology is what you’re after, the XT5 has plenty of it, both new and not so new. A new rear-view mirror hides an LCD display that can display real-time video from a rear-mounted camera for improved visibility. There’s an integrated wireless charger for supported smartphones, a bird’s-eye-view camera system for easier parking, and a hands-free liftgate that relies on gesture control. A head-up display is optional, as are full-LED headlights. GM’s 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot capability are also available.

Cadillac’s much-maligned CUE system receives some necessary updates, too. Now packing a more powerful processor, the pokey infotainment system should be greatly improved over iterations past. CUE also sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity for less reliance on the built-in system.

Safety systems are also present and accounted for. Between two different packages, buyers can equip their XT5s with forward collision warning, automatic low-speed braking, automatic parking assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and full-speed adaptive cruise control.

There is no word on pricing or availability just yet. The XT5 debuts at both the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Dubai Motor Show this month, and production commences in both China and the US in the spring of next year.