Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2018 Cadillac XT3

These are the first pictures of Cadillac's upcoming compact SUV.
It is based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox.

So expect a base price of around $30 000/$32 000. As it will be competing with the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.
I can't really see the traditional vertical headlights on this.
Which means it could incorporate many of the Escala concept design cues. Like an all new grille as well.
That would be nice...

There is also a "larger than XT5" SUV coming up. Based on the next Buick Enclave platform.
Called , of course, the XT7.
That should be plenty of SUVs for GM's luxury brand.

There is, somehow, still plans for a smaller sedan than the ATS. Which really makes no sense since the ATS has already almost zero back seat legroom.
I guess they do want to compete with the new BMW 1 series sedan in China.
So we might not even see it over here....

For plenty of pictures and great info on the upcoming XT3 head over HERE.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "boring on wheels" ....design, the XT5 fits the bill.

Les said...

"same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox"

GM just keeps making the same mistakes over and over again. I guess they think that this time is going to be different, and the Chinese won't notice that it's lipstick on a Chevy.

Anonymous said...

This is NOT based on the equinox. It will based on some variation of the Malibu/lacrosse platform. The result will be roughly the same size as the equinox but with a longer wheelbase.

FusioptimaSX said...

It is based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox. UGH.

Patrick said...

@Anonymous at 6:52:

It's NOT on the variation of the Malibu platform. Malibu is on E2XX, the crossover version of it is the C1XX (Chi). It's the XT5 and the Acadia that are on that platform. An extended version of the Chi platform is what the Traverse, next-gen Enclave, and probably the XT7 will ride on.

This is on the Equinox/Terrain platform, which is D2XX.