2018 Cadillac XT7 Will Join XT5 as Cadillac’s Newest Crossover. Nowadays, it seems very hard for the car manufacturer to make profits without venturing to SUV or crossover segment.
That is why Cadillac is currently taking it easy with their sedan production and go all out with crossover. After XT5, which will go on sale in December this year, the next in Cadillac’s crossover lineup is XT7.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Specifications
Cadillac puts a lot of hope in this 2018 Cadillac XT7 3-row crossover, not only to make sure they will not go in the red but also to help to empower the brand’s name. And, that will make Cadillac more competitive with other luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.
Cadillac is planning to develop and put XT7 between XT5 and Escalade, consequently making it a strong rival for BMW 7 Series, Toyota Highlander, and Infiniti QX60. Cadillac will not build a platform from scratch for XT7.
Instead, this car will share the same platform with XT5 which is also used in Chevrolet Transverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave. Consequently, we can expect XT7 to be a full-size crossover with the all-wheel drive system. Cadillac also has confirmed that 2018 Cadillac XT7 is going to be a long wheelbase version of XT5.
According to Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president, XT5 platform has a very flexible architecture. Therefore, it is very easy to modify it into a longer or wider version to match the needs of other cars. Such a flexible platform is very beneficial for the company since they can develop the vehicle as soon as possible without having to build the platform from scratch, which is not only wasting precious time but also not cost effective for Cadillac right now.
Powertrain — 2018 Cadillac XT7
Cadillac also has not announced or at least give some hints regarding the powertrain of 2018 XT7. This is because the company is currently waiting for their engineers to come up with something that can deliver high speed.
All this time, Cadillac is popular for its luxury sedan. The company also has invested a lot of money to enrich their car portfolio but to no avail. Since current trend market tends to prefer SUV, Cadillac’s car sales have been going very slow.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Release Date and Price
The company has not revealed when they plan to send Cadillac XT7 2018 to production. But it is possible that this crossover will enter production sometime in 2018 and will be launched in 2019. By the time XT7 is launched SUV and crossover segment will be very packed, so the competition will be very fierce. Therefore, we can expect Cadillac to equip XT7 with something fascinating to attract more customers.
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