The 2016 Cadillac XT5 marks the third generation of the SRX vehicle and is set for a release later this year. This is a vehicle that has found itself as a part of the automotive brand’s renaming strategy that is why this redesigned model will be sold under the badge of XT5. Other than the name change, the successor to the SRX will present to consumers as a vehicle that has been totally over hauled according to its new platform. The architecture that underpins several other General Motors models that include the next generations of the Chevy Traverse (within the version that has a long wheelbase) and the Buick Enclave. The production of the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be moved north from the facility in Mexico to one in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Currently, the Chevrolet Equinox is being produced at this facility.
2016 Cadillac XT5: Engine Specs
The power train options for this new 2016 Cadillac XT5 vehicle will begin with the rumored borrowing of the existing four cylinder unit of the CTS and ATS models. Additionally, consumers will be presented with a 3.6 liter V6 option. Experts within the industry speculate that four and six cylinder turbocharged engines will be intelligently mated with the automaker’s most recent nine speed automatic transmission. As a standard, front wheel drive will be offered as well as the option of all-wheel drive.
2016 Cadillac XT5: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The current version of the SRX is based upon the Theta platform of General Motors, while the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be constructed on the C1XX platform that is a short wheelbase variant. In accordance with the most recent batch of spy photos, the new mid-sized crossover vehicle will host dimensions that mirror that of its outgoing model. Despite the hefty camouflage, many industry insiders believe that the forthcoming crossover will offer a continuation of the brand’s angular and sharp design. This latest variation of the brand’s signature vertical headlights that are adorned with LED accents are expected to appear on the exterior of the vehicle. The grille is speculated to mimic that if the Cadillac ATS that was released as a 2015 model. The 2016 Cadillac XT5’s shapes are best described as less discernable at the rear but the overhang is said to present as much shorter this time around. These alterations will result in a crossover that has a slimmer profile than its predecessors.
Given the amount of camouflage on the test vehicles currently has prevented anyone from being able to properly determine what the interior will deliver consumers.
2016 Cadillac XT5: Release Date and Price
Per the latest reports swarming about for the 2016 Cadillac XT5, it is highly likely that it will begin arriving in dealership showrooms during the second half of this year. Currently, there has been no official report released by General Motors in regards to the base pricing for the all new crossover. There are a handful within the industry that contend that the pricing will be slightly elevated from that of the outgoing model. This estimated increase in price is said to be due to all of the upgrades and alterations to the vehicle. This will certainly not be a mere refreshing, but the unveiling and presenting of a new crossover that will be able to forge its own history and legacy.