The current generation has been around since 2016 and if we can trust the latest reports, the all-new generation is in preparation and is on the way. Simply, the company wants to stay relevant in this highly competitive segment, so the new generation is coming already in the next year, as the 2024 Cadillac XT5. Although the company still keeps most details a secret, we already know some of the most important aspects of the new generations.
This redesign will bring a lot of novelties. First of all, the new generation will ride on a completely new platform. Naturally, we also count on a completely new design, as well as on big improvements on the inside. When it comes to powertrain, some of the current engines will carry on, while we also count on a nice portion of electrification, which should bring a plug-in hybrid first, and then an all-electric model sometime in the future.
The all-new, second generation of this crossover should hit the market in the second half of 2023.
2024 Cadillac XT5 Design
The 2024 Cadillac XT5 is about to receive a full redesign and we expect to see a lot of novelties. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. The old C1 platform will be replaced with the new VSS architecture, though it’s still unclear which variant of the new platform we are talking about, as it comes with both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive layouts on the offer. We presume that the company would probably go for an RWD layout this time, which would make this crossover more engaging to drive.
Of course, we count on notable improvements regarding ride quality, particularly in terms of athleticism, which isn’t spectacular in the current model. On the other hand, the comfort is at a high level and we presume that GM engineers won’t change much.
When it comes to the exterior design, probably the first thing we should talk about is the size. We expect no radical changes compared to the outgoing model, which measures around 112.5 inches in wheelbase and nearly 190 inches in the wheelbase.
On the other hand, what we definitely expect to see is a new styling. The current model looks nice but it doesn’t follow the brand’s latest design language. We presume this will finally happen with the 2024 Cadillac XT5, which should take a lot of inspiration from the bigger siblings, such as the three-row XT6. Compared to the current model, the new one should look sharper, more rugged and more aggressive.
The current model is often criticized for subpar interior quality, so we know where the company will put the focus, at least when it comes to interior design. We count on a more attractive dashboard design, as well as on nicer materials, better build quality etc. We also expect to see new tech features, with the layout that closely resembles the Escalade’s configuration, with several screens integrated into one massive unity.
The new model will continue with two rows of seats and considering that the current model is already generous in this aspect, we expect nothing less from the new model. Both rows should accommodate adults with ease, while the front seats should also offer better comfort, better side support etc.
2024 Cadillac XT5 Engines
Considering the latest trends in the automotive industry, there is no doubt that this will be one of the most interesting aspects of the new 2024 Cadillac XT5. From what we know so far, we will see some sort of electrification. This particularly refers to a plug-in hybrid, which could be ready already for the initial launch. On the other hand, an all-electric version shouldn’t come in the next few years.
Still, that doesn’t mean that conventional gasoline units won’t be in the offer. We expect that both of the current engines will carry on. So, base versions should feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the optional 3.6-liter V6 should continue with the same output that currently goes around 310 horsepower.
When it comes to efficiency, it’s still early to talk about the hybrid version. On the other hand, we presume that gasoline versions will feature minimal improvements and that the numbers will remain pretty much the same. For reference, the current model returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the turbo-four, while the V6 returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2024 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Cadillac XT5 will hit the market sometime in the second half of the next year. The current generation starts at around 45.000 dollars but we expect that the new model will cost a little bit more.