Cadillac’s all-new XT4 crossover came out on a fresh air once again. However, this prototype has something that the previous hasn’t had. If you look it very closely, you will realize that the crossover sports a black camouflage over the front left fender. Yes, this might be the 2019 Cadillac XT4 Plug-in Hybrid. Moreover, we are pretty sure that the car manufacturer works on the luxury compact with some kind of semi-electric powertrain.
335 horsepower and 30 miles without engine
According to information we have, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 Plug-in Hybrid will be the most potent option in the lineup. This means that the topper might use the same powertrain as the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid. If this actually happens, the XT4 will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine along with a pair of 100-hp electric motors. The motors are mated to an 18.4-kWh battery pack and should be able to provide an all-electric drive range of around 30 miles. Altogether, the drivetrain should be capable of delivering up to 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the rest of the options that will use a new nine-speed auto gearbox, the plug-in hybrid system will be paired with a CVT transmission.
Bigger than rivals
Like we said, we know it’s the 2019 Cadillac XT4 Plug-in Hybrid due to a black wrap over the front left fender. That’s the place where Cadillac usually places a charging port. The new powertrain won’t be the only thing that frightens the biggest rivals. In contrast to the class-leading models such as BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Lexus NX, Cadillac new luxury compact isn’t that compact. More precisely, the carmaker will make its SUV bit larger, but this is the usual thing. Styling wise, the prototype still hides most of the details, yet we managed to recognize some distinctive details like really bold LED headlights and huge grille.
Judging by our insiders, the 2019 XT4 Plug-in Hybrid will be produced at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas along with the regular model.