Cadillac is constantly improving and changing its lineup, so it’s no wonder at all why sometimes we can’t tell all the names of the current lineup. The carmaker will replace the ATS, CTS and XTS nameplates with some new, so we should see the all-new XT4, CT5, CT4 and XT6 in the coming years. Still, even though there is going to be a number of radical changes, some of them will be pretty usual as it is a mid-cycle refresh of the midsize luxury crossover. Our photographers have managed to catch an early prototype while it was checking out its new engine. Yes, the updated 2020 Cadillac XT5 is going to get at least one new engine.
The automaker will keep today’s 3.6-liter V6 engine untouched without any doubt. The amazing mill delivers 310 horsepower, which is more than enough for this kind of vehicle. Still, what to do when somebody wants a less potent model? Well, that’s the catch with the new engine. It’s going to be a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces around 272 horsepower. The output is worthy of the XT5 nameplate and delivers a significantly better fuel economy than the V6. Speaking of the economy, the automaker could also reconsider a hybrid as well. Moreover, the SUV offers the mild-hybrid system in China, so why would not try at home?
The new engine or engines are not going to be only changes. The crossover will also get some big exterior and interior changes. The camouflage hides the ends, so they should get most of the changes. More precisely, the front end will borrow most of the styling cues from the amazing Escala concept. The grille and bumper will fit perfectly to the crossover, though we think that they won’t change the headlights too drastic. Around back, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 seems to feature a new bumper and redesigned exhaust system, while the production model should reveal a pair of new taillights too.
Inside, the SUV will host a slightly redesigned dashboard with a bigger infotainment screen. The carmaker will likely update the current driving aids, while we largely expect the useful Super Cruise self-driving system to be a standard part of the crossover.