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Targeted to the younger generation, Cadillac introduces its first-ever compact crossover, the XT4, at the region’s largest street-culture festival SOLE DXB before its arrival to the region early next year. The all-new SUV represents a part of the brand’s 10-year expansion plan and shift in direction.
Starting with the XT4, the American marque plans to introduce six new models within the span of two and a half years and is also undergoing a renaming strategy that will affect new and existing models. Coupes and sedans such as the ATS and CTS will be renamed to CT4 and CT5 respectively, while the ‘XT’ badge will be reserved for the brand’s crossover and SUV offerings.
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East said: “The reveal of the first-ever Cadillac XT4 in the Middle East is an important milestone and kicks off what will be, without doubt, the most aggressive product offensive in the brand’s long history. The XT4 is our first-ever compact SUV designed to stand out to millennial consumers and features a wide range of cutting-edge technology and connectivity features.”
As one would expect, the cabin is exceptionally refined with segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness. The cabin conveys boldness and strength with youthful athleticism. Sweeping arcs and tapered lines enhance the feeling of spaciousness and give it a taut, tightly wrapped appearance.
Led by the latest Cadillac user experience, the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface, the XT4 offers a connected environment with a smartphone-like experience and an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice.
All XT4 models are driven by an all-new 2.0L Turbo engine, producing an SAE-certified output of 237 hp. 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) making it fun and practical at the same time.