Next-Gen Cadillac XT5 Delays Due To Covid-19 Related Issues

Current Cadillac XT5

The new, second-generation Cadillac XT5 should have arrived as a 2023 model but is postponed to a later time.

General Motors planned a full redesign of the Cadillac XT5 crossover for the model year 2023. But it has not happened, and generational change delays.

Instead, 2023 is the seventh model year for the current first-generation XT5. The reason for the delay is the one that has already become trivial – setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The new-model-year Cadillac XT5, when it finally lands, will incorporate a Global B electronic architecture, ride on an updated platform, and receive a revised powertrain lineup.

Compared to the previous model, the currently available 2022 Cadillac XT5 got minor exterior updates (addition and deletion of two exterior colors, new wheels) and some connectivity upgrades.

It offers two gasoline engine choices: a  turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY with 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, or a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 LGX that delivers 310 hp and 271 lb-ft, both mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The C1 platform of General Motors underpins the crossover.

The XT5 is the second Cadillac model by U.S. sales in the first quarter of this year: 4,993 units were sold vs 8,772 units a year earlier. As we can see, sales dropped a lot, and this is a signal that it’s time for an overhaul.

Meantime, the favorite of the brand is the Cadillac Escalade: it boasts 10,506 sales in Q1 2022, and, unlike the XT5, its sales grew (9,841 units sold in Q1 2021).

Source: GM Authority


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