Cadillac XT4, a future Oscar for Best Small Luxury SUV?

Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? If so, you might have spotted a commercial announcing the introduction of the new 2019 Cadillac XT4, set to be revealed in a world premiere at Cadillac House on March 27, ahead of the New York International Auto Show.

Of course, this is Cadillac’s first-ever entrant into the small luxury SUV segment. As the XT5’s little brother, the XT4 aims to take full advantage of the growing popularity of subcompact and compact luxury SUVs, meaning it will compete directly with the likes of the Volvo XC40, Audi Q3, BMW X1/X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, not to mention the upcoming Lexus UX.

From a design standpoint, it will likely be a bit more daring and flashier than the XT5. For example, while the daytime running lights are essentially identical based on the two teaser images released by Cadillac, the taillights appear to take on a different and more prominent shape.

The interior of the Cadillac XT4 will inevitably be tighter, but the biggest difference perhaps will reside under the hood. Whereas the XT5 uses a 310-horsepower 3.6L V6 exclusively, expect a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine (shared with the ATS sedan) to motivate this new SUV. A combination of all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission looks like a sure thing, too.

Canadian pricing is bound to start at just under $40,000.

We’ll know all about the new 2019 Cadillac XT4 at the end of the month, so stay tuned!

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

New YorkCadillac will Unveil a 550-horsepower CT6 V-Sport in New York
DETROIT, Michigan – When Cadillac showed a teaser image of its all-new XT4 crossover , which will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show, we weren’t exactly surprised. After all, we now live in a world of SUVs, and it was simply inevitable that General Motors’ luxury division would …
New York2019 Cadillac XT4: A New Luxury Subcompact SUV
The luxury subcompact SUV class will see a new player in the game next year: the Cadillac XT4. This is uncharted territory for the brand and the model will target the well-established BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3. Meanwhile, the 2019 Lexus UX will arrive at the party right …
Spotlight on2019 Cadillac XT4: We're Heading to Seattle to Drive it!
This week, we’ll be on the American west coast, in Seattle, Washington, for the North-American launch of the all-new 2019 Cadillac XT4, the carmaker’s first subcompact SUV. It’s of no surprise that the subcompact SUV segment is one of the most popular ones among North-American consumers, making these vehicles very …