Cadillac XT5 undisguised front

On the back of spy shots of the upcoming Cadillac XT5 SUV emerging earlier in the year, a couple pictures of the car completely undisguised has surfaced from the vehicle’s official photoshoot in Manhattan, New York.

With official press pictures of the Cadillac XT5 being snapped in the heart of Manhattan, it was inevitable that earlier shots from locals would surface. These images reveal that the XT5 will feature a design as equally eye-catching as other existing Cadillac models particularly the CT6 with its interestingly shaped headlights.

While the name of the car isn’t confirmed, the Cadillac XT5 will replace the SRX in the Cadillac line-up. It will be based around a new scalable platform dubbed C1XX shortened internally to Chi. Beyond underpinning the XT5, the Chi architecture is speculated to be used by a new crossover from Chevrolet as well as the eventual next-generation GMC Acadia.

Cadillac XT5 undisguised rear

Further details about the Cadillac XT5 remain somewhat sketchy but it is reported that a turbocharged four-cylinder and a naturally-aspirated six-cylinder will be available at launch. Cadillac’s new nine-speed automatic transmission is likely to be offered standard across the XT5 model range.


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