The 2018 Cadillac XT7 is upcoming full size luxury crossover with three rows of seats. In size it should be between a minor Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac Escalade. Last year General Motors through its division was presented CT6 and this year should come XT5 as redesigned SRX model. Many were surprised by the company’s decision with this luxury crossover, as markets sovereign rule German giants Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
New XT7 will continue to promote luxury vehicles, each year one new. The Cadillac has the potential to follow the story to the end. The first tests with camouflage resulted in few spy shots. With the naked eye it is obvious that the body is increased by XT5 models that are likely to share many similarities in terms of design. Drive units will be six and / or eight-cylinder with the automatic transmission and RWD/AWD.
The official presentation will be followed during 2017 on American soil and the sale will not begin before 2018. Price is not known but it is known that a new crossover to produce in Lansing Delta Township where General Motors produced Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Name, Omega Platform
After releasing the first details about the new crossover took the story about the name. A coupe like crossover could carry a label CT/XT. Past experience shows that coupes, sedans and wagons line wear CT mark while crossovers and SUVs mark XT. It is therefore logical that the name be XT7.
For the basis to be selected General Motor’s Omega Platform. It gives the ability to drive to rear wheels or all wheels. Also provide the possibility of three rows of seats. The first spy shot clearly confirm the notice of this platform.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Spy Shot, News
Beneath the masks probably hiding design very similar to XT5 model with something details from CT6 sedan. Solid body, bolder grille with LED lights will create lavish front appearance. With four door and coupe like roof this full size crossover will get its slight sporty style on the rear. The cabin should be three rows of seats for six to eight passengers. Seats passengers directly depends on the equipment you choose. If he wants to be competitive German models need to be maximum luxury interior. The combination of premium leather and high technology should be concluded in a competitive price. In addition to the leather is not excluded that the fine wood cover the surface of the center console or around the gearbox and door panels. Latest version of CUE infotainment system which we have seen in the last models of the company should be part of standard offer.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Engine, Rumors
The company has not released official 2018 Cadillac XT7 powertrain data. It is assumed that the drive unit might come with six and eight cylinders. Most chances for basically the engine has turbocharged 3.6 L V-6 gasoline engine with performance similar to GMC Acadia or Chevrolet Traverse. The option could be some of the GM engine with eight cylinder, while in the near future after presentation need to expect plug-in hybrid option. Choice Omega platform suggests rear wheel drive as standard and all wheel drive as option. Power transmission is likely to do some automatic transmission with eight speed.
2018 Cadillac XT7 Release Date and Price
It is still a lot of details not disclosed, but it’s nice to know that Cadillac plans to enter the market of luxury crossover with three rows of seats. Release date should happen during 2017 at one of the American Auto Show. The cost is difficult to determine due to competition should be not yet confirmed BMW X8, Audi Q10 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Coupe.