Cadillac is currently working on the all-new vehicle, which is now spotted for the first time. The testing mule appears to be a three-row crossover that is rumored to come sometime next year as the 2018 Cadillac XT7. As you may conclude from the name, the new XT7 will fill the empty space between the XT5 and large Escalade. This way, the potential buyers could skip a truck-based Escalade and choose something softer, but also cozy and spacious almost like the full-sizer.
2018 Cadillac XT7: Platform and Engines
The 2018 Cadillac XT7 will ride on a long-wheelbase GM’s C1XX (Chi) platform, just the same as the new generation GMC Acadia and next Buick Enclave. In addition to the architecture, the all-new crossover would likely share the drivetrain, so you can expect to see it with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that will make around 290 horsepower. There is also a big possibility of a plug-in hybrid option under the hood, but we have no further details about it.
2018 Cadillac XT7: Styling and Features
As for the exterior styling, the 2018 XT7 will definitely have plenty of similar details like the smaller XT5 crossover. However, the car manufacturer might borrow some styling cues from the handsome CT6 sedan as well, but the overall fell is that the future vehicle must exude luxury and dynamic. Inside, Cadillac’s new vehicle will surely feature seating for seven passengers, and possibly leather and real wood treatment. The crossover won’t lack the luxury and technology for sure, and we are absolutely positive that the carmaker plans to add a standard CUE infotainment system and plenty of safety features, which will make it a top-notch vehicle.
2018 Cadillac XT7: Price, Arrival and Rivals
This pretty flexible architecture could bring several new XT models very soon. Like we said, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 will be introduced early next year, and you can expect to see two more XT’s in two or three years. In any case, the new seven seating crossover SUV will fight against vehicles such as the Audi Q7, BMW X5 or Volvo XC90, so the price should start from around $55K.