As we inch closer to 2020, Cadillac is giving their range an overhaul for the next decade. Kicked off by the CT6 flagship sedan and XT5 crossover, these two cars have set the blueprint for the brand in the coming years. Besides reshuffling the sedan range, the American luxury marque will be introducing a new crossover in the lineup as well.
While there is no official tag for the car just yet, it is tentatively dubbed the XT4, following the current naming convention of Cadillac. As the name suggests, it will be smaller than the XT5 and would slot within the D-segment crossover class. Once it goes into production, it will go up against the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It will also be Cadillac's first D-Segment crossover offering in the marque's 115 year history.
As it undergoes winter testing, the XT4 sheds some of its camouflage but not all details are well defined. However, expect it to follow in the footsteps of the larger XT5 with its prominent egg-crate grill and the bold, wide fascia. Like the XT5, the XT4 will also have an upward sweeping belt line and a fixed front quarter window. LEDs also adorn the front of the car while the rear hints pillar-mounted tail lights with an L-shaped design.
At the moment, the XT4's engine specifications have yet to be confirmed. Our spies so report that a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine will be under the hood of the XT4, with an estimated power output of 275 PS. They add that there might also be a plug-in hybrid version that will join the range in the future. Given that the flagship CT6 sedan comes with that tech, it is indeed possible that the tech may trickle down to this crossover.