The demand for the sport utility vehicles is constantly growing and the global market is getting expanded each day for another great crossover SUV. So, the Cadillac car maker has decided to expand their lineup with a new vehicle which should hit the market as the 2018 Cadillac XT7.
The upcoming XT7 will fill the gap between the smaller XT5 and the large Escalade model. When we compare it to these two models, the XT7 will be more comfortable than the smaller XT5 but easier to handle than the full size Escalade. However, the new Cadillac should borrow some design cues from the smaller XT5 and the same platform too. This full size crossover will have a spacious cabin with three rows of seats. As for the engine, there will be most likely a choice of six- and eight-cylinder units under its hood. Like all the General Motors vehicles, we expect it to be very well equipped.
The key competitors of the new Cadillac will be BMW X3, Acura MDX, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q5.
2018 Cadillac XT7 engines and transmission
According to the latest rumors, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 should have several types of engines under its hood. There will most likely be a choice of V-6 and V-8 turbocharged units. The one will be the same engine which powers the XT5 model. It is a 3.6-liter V-6 which is able to develop around 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The engine will probably be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive will be standard while the automaker will offer the all-wheel drive configuration too.
Some sources claim that the XT7 will get a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine too. As well, we could also see a hybrid version of this model but any further information is still no available.
Design of exterior and interior
First of all, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 will be underpinned with the same architecture as the XT5 model. It is the GM’S Omega platform which also underpins the GMC Acadia and Chevy Traverse. Speaking of the exterior design, the new Cadillac will feature similar body design as the XT5 but it will only be larger. The front end will receive a large shield-shaped grille trimmed with chrome and a pair of attractive headlamps. The rear end will feature similar tail lamps as one on the smaller XT5.
Inside, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 is very spacious and has three rows of seats. Depending on the interior configuration, it will be able to accommodate six, seven and eight passengers. The cargo space will also be very roomy which makes it a perfect choice for families and journeys.
The equipment list will be almost the same like on the smaller XT5. It will include Bose surround system, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, navigation, park assist, 8-inch touchscreen and so on.
Release date and price of the 2018 Cadillac XT7
The GM Company still hasn’t announced the exact release date of the upcoming 2018 Cadillac XT7. However, we assume that it won’t be before 2018. As for the price, at the moment the information is unavailable too.