The news of the last week and one of the most important in what we carry year is the acquisition of Opel, owned by General Motors, by the French group PSA. With this move, it seemed that GM wanted to forget completely of the old continent, where not harvested some good results for years. But no, the American manufacturer will have presence in Europe. Its next addition will be the Cadillac XT4.
In Geneva, the President of Cadillac declared to a new compact crossover it will debut in the United States under the name Cadillac XT4 in the year 2018 and that, subsequently, you will reach the European market. Already expected a compact crossover, but everyone thought that its name would be XT3 and the possibilities of their arrival in the European market were not high; but taking the statements of the honcho of Cadillac, GM will not stop investing in Europe so easily.
Cadillac XT5Johan de Nysschen also stated in the Swiss event that this new model will come with new engines of greater efficiency and performance. In addition, “since the launch of the XT4, a new Cadillac will be launched in six months,” with five new additions to the range of models in two years. Everything indicates that the XT4 will occupy a position lower than the XT5, while one of the following models announced since the brand would be the Cadillac XT3.
The XT4 Cadillac it will rival, here and in other markets, with models like the BMW X 1, GLA Mercedes and Audi Q3. Therefore, we expect us a few engines where the consumption is a detail to take into account, counting, probably, only with four-cylinder blocks. Virtually safe will be the automatic gearboxes and systems of traction at all four wheels, even though we do not know if they will also be available variants and manual transmissions with traction on a single axis.
Source – GM Inside News