In the Cadillac lineup, a compact XT4 crossover was introduced, which was held as part of a special event, and the world premiere took place later at the New York Motor Show 2018.
Externally, the car in many respects resembles the older brother in the face of the Cadillac XT5. For example, there is a similar wide grille, head optics with fangs fluttering to the front bumper, but in details, there are also many differences.
The new model Cadillac ХТ4 (photo, price) stands out with a massive hump on the hood, located on the rear pillars of lanterns, the tips of which are twisted to the luggage compartment lid. Because of the more compact dimensions, there are no side windows here, but in the rear bumper, there are fashionable rectangular branch pipes of the exhaust system.
For the SUV in the company for the first time offered several options for the design of the exterior and interior, differing from each other with exterior decoration, design, and size of wheel disks, as well as inserts from different materials.
For example, the car salon can be decorated with inserts made of natural wood, carbon fiber or aluminum. The front panel of the Cadillac XT4 2018-2019 is made in a minimalist style – it has an 8.0-inch touchscreen of the multimedia system (you can control its functions from a special washer), and underneath it there are two rows of buttons.
The basis of the SUV is the GM E2 platform, which also houses the new Opel Insignia. At the front, there are MacPherson struts, and behind them, there is a multi-level. Steering on Ikt-TI 4 with an electric booster, and the brakes, for the first time in the history of the brand, received an electro-hydraulic amplifier instead of a vacuum one.
The overall length of the Cadillac XT4 (characteristics) is 4 599 mm, the wheelbase is 2,799, the width is 1,881, the height is 1,627, the ground clearance is 171 mm. The volume of the trunk varies from 637 to 1 385 liters (with the rear seatbacks folded back), and the curb weight of the front-wheel-drive modification is claimed to be 1,660 kg.
At first, only one 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine with direct injection and half-cylinder shut-off system is available for the new model (average consumption in the mixed cycle is 8.7 liters per 100 km), which develops 341 hp. and 350 Nm of torque. It is combined with a 9-band automatic Hydra-Matic 9T50.
The traction is transmitted by default to the front axle wheels, but for a surcharge, there is also a full-wheel drive with the coupling of the rear axle, plus an optional suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers is offered as an option. It is noted that the machine can pull a trailer weighing up to 1,587 kg.
Packages and prices
The sales of the Cadillac XT4 in the new body are scheduled for autumn 2018, but this is in the States, where the acceptance of orders will open in April. The price of the SUV overseas starts from 35 790 dollars.
For the SUV, three complete sets are proposed: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport, and already in the base, there are diode lighting, leather upholstery with artificial leather, dual-zone climate control, front seats with electrical adjustments, rear parking sensors and 18-inch wheels.
More expensive versions are equipped with a sports steering wheel, ambient illumination of the cabin, parking sonar in a circle, monitoring functions of “blind” zones and hold in the band, as well as 20 “wheels.
For additional payment, we offer Bose audio system, navigation, panoramic roof, ventilation and massage of the front seats, genuine leather trim and digital salon mirror with a picture from the rearview camera.