The Middle East is set to eye the regional launch of Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 later this year, as the luxury car maker expands its SUV model range up to three, including the flagship full-size Escalade and the premium mid-size XT5. The all-new compact SUV exemplifies Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, leading the brand’s product offensive to more than double the number of models available in its lineup over the next four years. Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said: “When you purchase a Cadillac, you buy into a brand with a rich history, premium styling and some of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market today. The XT4 is another example of our 10-year plan coming to life, with our latest reiteration of premium helping us reclaim our position as ‘the standard of the world’.” All models feature advanced LED lighting technology front and rear. Cadillac’s vertical L-shaped lighting signature is stretched horizontally, emphasizing the XT4’s width and confident stance. The cabin features intuitive technology including available next-generation wireless device charging and an in-cabin air ionizer. Led by the latest Cadillac user experience, the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface, the XT4 offers a connected environment. All XT4 models will be driven by an all-new Cadillac 2.0-litre Turbo engine, producing an SAE-certified output of 237 horses. Coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift, the new engine features new efficiency-enhancing technologies including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), The XT4 will also see the debut of Cadillac’s new global “Y” trim strategy, with specific content and styling cues featured on distinctive Premium Luxury and Sport trims, tailored to different customer tastes and preferences, while eight exterior colours will be offered.