It’s not any secret at all that Cadillac works on an updated XT5 model. The crossover will be introduced towards the end of this year and will likely become available in dealerships in early 2020. This particular testing prototype has been spied testing in the United States, which means that we are definitely looking into the U.S.-bound model. As you can see, the SUV uses some camouflage to hide changes, which is funny you know, because the production-ready model leaked earlier this year. Truth to be told, the uncovered 2020 Cadillac XT5 will be sold in China. Still, we are pretty sure that there will be no differences between these two when we talk about the exterior styling.
Meaning, this camouflage mostly hides Escala-based details. More precisely, the gorgeous concept will borrow its front and rear fascia, as well as its amazing front grille. The headlights are untouched, though, as we’ve heard, they might get new LED treatment that will replace today’s round projectors. Around back, the updated crossover will feature just new LED taillights are nothing else new. The prototype shows new alloys as well, while we largely expect some additional exterior colors.
The shots don’t reveal interior changes, but our insiders claim that the 2020 Cadillac XT5 is going to arrive fitted with a new steering wheel and rotary controls that will be in charge for the updated infotainment system. In addition to the better multimedia, the SUV will also host the awesome Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
From now on, the XT5 will get a new choice beneath the hood. The crossover will in addition to the current 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 get a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline4 engine. The option is going to deliver a respectable output of 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Some reports hint a mild-hybrid drivetrain as well, but we haven’t heard anything regarding the electrified XT5 so far. Still, bearing in mind that the automaker offers the option in China it’s quite possible to happen.