The latest news has announced that the Cadillac manufacturer is planning to reveal its new full-size SUV which should appear sometime by the year of 2019. It is the brand-new 2019 Cadillac XT7 which will be based on the GM’s Omega architecture and will feature a similar design as the XT5 SUV and CT6 sedan models. Under the hood, it will offer several engines including 4-cylinder, V-6, and V-8 engines and very likely a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Engines and performances
The latest 2019 Cadillac XT7 is expected to arrive with a range of V-6 and V-8 turbocharged units under its hood. So, the one is going to be a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which is also found in a smaller XT5 SUV. This unit is able to produce around 310 hp and the torque of 271 pound-feet. It is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the XT7 is very likely to receive a turbocharged version of this unit and should be more powerful. The rear-wheel drive should be standard but it could get an AWD system as an option. As well, the XT5 should get a plug-in hybrid unit as one of the options and it is very possible that the XT7 will feature the same one.
However, according to some sources the new 2019 Cadillac XT7 might receive a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged powertrain for the Chinese market.
Exterior and interior design of the 2019 Cadillac XT7
The 2019 Cadillac XT7 will ride on the GM’s Omega platform. As for the exterior design, the new XT7 should be based on the smaller XT5 SUV and both front and rear fascias will be inspired on the CT6 sedan. However, compared to the XT5, the XT7 will be larger and therefore, it will offer some space inside the cabin. This full-size will feature a coupe-like roofline and the front end will wear the Cadillac’s well-known grille with chrome accents. As well, the headlights and taillights should look very similar to the ones in the XT5 model.
The new 2019 Cadillac XT7 will come with three rows of seats and depending on a seating configuration, it will be able to accommodate six, seven, or eight passengers. Generally, the design of the cabin will be pretty much inspired by the XT5 as well but it will offer more space and it will be more comfortable and luxurious. If not in the base model, the Cadillac XT7 will get quality leather upholstery in higher trim levels. All the seats will be cozy, supportive and adjustable.
As for the equipment, we expect similar equipment as in the other crossover SUVs. The dashboard could get the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. Some of the other features available should include audio system, navigation, USB ports, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and many others.
Release date and price of the 2019 Cadillac XT7
It is not yet officially confirmed, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 should arrive sometime during next year. As well, we don’t have the information about its price, but it will be higher than the price its smaller sibling which begins at $42,000.