Something is happening at General Motors, and even more so in Cadillac. The signature premium of the American group is renewing its range of models and after changing their sedans, has decided to put hand to their SUVrange. The XT-5 Cadillac (rival to the BMW X 3 or Audi Q5) reached the market a couple of years ago and has been a salutary lesson for the brand authentic because it has managed that many customers are set on it.
After the arrival to the market them managers of the signature is have given has of that the real business is in the segment SUV and by this have decided that its range of vehicles of this segment grow in all directions. According to reviewed Johan de Nysschen, CEO of Cadillac, they have been studying the possibility of bringing to market an SUV under the current XT-5 and it seems to be that you reach the market in the face of next year 2018.
The signature premium from General Motors, taking advantage of its brands Sisters (Opel, Chevrolet and Buick) are launching models of this cut will share development costs as well as manufacturing plants. In this case, the new XT-3 (as the small Cadillac SUV could well be called) could use the Gamma II platform on which are built the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore.
There is also another possibility and is that it could use the D2XX base that gives life to the Buick Envision and GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Equinox. The difference that would choose a base or another between would be related to development costs, manufacturing site (the first in South Korea and the second in the United States) and could use mechanical type. Moreover, both bases are modern enough to accommodate the development of this small cut premium SUV.
To complete also should be mentioned that this vehicle could not come only to the market. The reason is that Cadillac has only the XT-5 and the Escalade and they would be planning to launch a version seven seats of the XT-5 (which might be called XT-7) to fill the gap and continue to grow in sales.
We will be attentive to the news provided by the brand and the test mules for their design.
Source – Cadillac (General Motors)