Our snapper has caught Cadillac testing the facelifted XT5 in sunny Spain, and from the latest batch of photos, we’re able to notice a few changes since the crossover isn’t wearing much camo at all.
We know that Cadillac’s lineup is going to be overhauled in the coming years with the brand focusing on SUVs that will take design cues from the gorgeous Escala concept and it appears as if the revised XT5, which should be with us by 2020, is looking sportier judging by the new black mesh upper grille that combines with more aggressive openings in the lower part of the bumper and resembles the XT4 and CT6. Speaking of the bumper, it looks as if the changes here will be minimal while the modern looking headlights could feature new internal graphics.
As for the rear of the Cadillac, the prototype seems to be entirely unchanged from the present model — but since it isn’t fully visible we might be missing some minor updates however we don’t expect any major changes back there. It seems to be the same story for the interior too where changes appear to have been kept down to a minimum, but it may introduce new rotary controls for the Cadillac Infotainment System. We expect the facelifted XT5 to feature the company’s semi-autonomous systems package, Super Cruise, but there has been no confirmation of that as of yet. If it does, drivers will enjoy one of the most advanced self-driving technologies in production.
Last but not least the current rumours doing the rounds are that Cadillac may be set to address the lack of powertrain options for the model which is currently available only with a 3.6-litre V6 that makes 310 horses — but the revised crossover could offer an optional 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four cylinder (and the old eight-speed automatic could be replaced by a new nine-speed auto) which makes sense what with others in the segment featuring four-pot including the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
A mild-hybrid system may become available outside of China for the first time.