Just a quick look at the current situation in the automotive industry and it becomes easy to realize why pretty much every carmaker thinks that there’s never enough crossovers in the lineup. Of course, GM’s luxury brand is among them. Latest reports suggest it prepares a completely new model, called 2019 Cadillac XT7. This will be the newest crossover in the lineup and looks like it will come than a little bit different approach than we used from this brand.
The new model will be a full-size crossover and it looks like it will feature a modern coupe-like body. These vehicles became very popular in the past several years and many premium brands see them as some kind of a prestige. Therefore, Cadillac reportedly works on one of them as well. At this point, we don’t know almost any detail about it, so the following lines are based only on rumors.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 will be a full-size crossover. We haven’t seen too many full-size crossovers, especially not among these coupe-like models. Most premium carmakers still stick to the mid-size segment when it comes to crossovers, while full-size vehicles still ride on the traditional body-on-frame platform. Therefore, Cadillac is about to make a real breakthrough in the segment.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that core Escalade fans will have anything to worry about. Two models will stick together. The new Escalade is about to come next year, adapted to the GM’s newest T1 body-on-frame architecture.
On the other side, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 is expected to ride on GM’s familiar Omega platform. This architecture is currently in use for the full-size CT6 sedan, which competes with models like Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series etc.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Styling
As we already mentioned, these coupe-like crossovers are in some way a matter of prestige. Therefore, do not expect too much practicality from the 2019 Cadillac XT7. When it comes to the overall shape, it will be a little bit different compared to its smaller siblings. Despite the long wheelbase, it will probably feature quite short rear overhang. Such design, in a combination with sloping roof, could mean only one thing – two spacious rows of seating and not so generous cargo volume.
Despite the rounded roofline, the overall styling will stick to the company’s angular approach, especially at the front. In this area, we count on lots of similarities with the new XT4, as well as with the recent Escala concept car. This means lots of sharp angles, a massive grille, and sporty bumpers. Of course, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 will accentuate its size, so count on huge wheels and plenty of muscles on surrounding areas.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Interior
As we already mentioned, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 interior won’t be very practical. Due to the sloping roof, it will feature only two rows of seating, despite the size. Top-range versions could even reduce capacity to four passengers. Naturally, the cargo area won’t be very generous.
On the other side, count on plenty of styles.
The 2019 Cadillac XT7 will feature top-notch materials only. It will be a new flagship crossover of the famous brand, so we can expect nothing but hi-end interior quality. We count on the Cadillac’s famous V-grille design, upgraded in many ways for this occasion.
New Tech Features
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Another interesting tech feature could be an upgraded video streaming video rearview mirror. This isn’t a new system. It can be found in Cadillac models since 2015. Still, we count on updates and upgrades, in terms of better resolution, more frames and similar things.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Engines
When it comes to the 2019 Cadillac XT7 engine department, we expect to see two fresh twin-turbo units from the company in the offer. Base models will probably feature a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
This base engine already promises spectacular performances, while things are about to become even more amazing with the optional V8 unit. Yes, we are talking about the new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, which will be characterized by an impressive 131 hp per liter of displacement. This means that a total output would go around 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Cadillac XT7 Release Date and Price
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