Refreshed Cadillac XT5 got a turbo four from the junior XT4 crossJanuary 16, 2019
Photos of the upgraded SUV XT5 made in the base of the Ministry of Industry of China. Exterior design has changed slightly. So, the model will be offered with two variants of a radiator grill – with a mesh pattern or in the form of chrome-plated “strokes”.
The LED lines in the headlights have become thinner, the rear lights have another “filling” too, and you can choose a car with “transparent” lights. Silver lining disappeared from the bumpers. Interior shots yet, but inside the changes probably a bit.
The main new thing is under the hood. In China, the restyled Cadillac XT5 will offer a 2.0 LSY with a gasoline turbo four with partial cylinder deactivation function. This engine model has got from the Cadillac XT4 SUV. However, if the younger cross-country motor produces 241 hp, then in the documents of the refreshed XT5 the power is 234 hp. Note that the pre-reform XT5 in the Middle Kingdom is also offered with a four-cylinder turbo engine, but it carries the LTG index, its return is 250 or 269 hp. Apparently, 2.0 LSY will replace this engine.
China’s certification authority traditionally does not indicate a gearbox. Most likely, like the XT4, the refreshed XT5 comes with a nine-speed automatic. The pre-reform Cadillac XT5 has 8АКП, but in China they still sell a hybrid version of the model: such a cross is equipped with a 269-horsepower 2.0 LTG, a motor-generator and 9 АКП.
In other countries, including Russia, the previous crossover can be bought with the engine V6 3.6 LGX with a power of 314 hp (also with a shut-off system of two cylinders), which is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The updated XT5 with this engine should also receive 9АКП, but whether the SUV with turbo engine 2.0 LSY will get out beyond the limits of the Celestial Empire – while the question is, after all, a hybrid outside of the People’s Republic of China is not sold.
The timing of the official premiere of a restyled XT5 is not announced. It is not excluded that not China, but the USA will choose the debut platform for the novelty – in April, for example, the New York Auto Show will open.
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