Something is going on in General Motors, and even more in Cadillac. The signature premium of the american group is renewing its range of models and after changing their sedans, has decided to stick hand to his range SUV. The Cadillac XT-5 (rival to the BMW X3 or Audi Q5) came on the market a couple of years ago and has been a real turning point for the brand since it has made many customers look at it.
After the arrival in the market the directors of the firm have realized that the real business is in the SUV segment and have therefore decided that your range of vehicles for this segment to grow in all directions. Commented Johan de Nysschen, general manager of Cadillac, have been studying the possibility of launch to the market an SUV below the current XT-5 and it seems to be that will hit the market in the coming year 2018.
signature premium General Motors, taking advantage of their marks sisters (Opel, Chevrolet, and Buick) are coming into the market models of this court will share development costs in addition to manufacturing plants. In this case, the new XT-3 (could as well be called the small SUV from Cadillac) could use the platform Gamma II on which are built the Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore.
there is Also another possibility and that is that could use the base D2XX that gives life to the Buick Envision and the GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Equinox. The difference there would be between choosing one basis or the other would be related to the development costs, place of manufacture (the first in South Korea and the second in the USA) and kind of mechanical that could be used. Moreover, both bases are sufficiently modern as to accommodate the development of this small SUV cut premium.
To end it is also worth mentioning that this vehicle could not arrive only at the market. The reason is that Cadillac only has the XT-5 and the Escalade and would be planning to release a version seven squares of the XT-5 (which could be called XT-7) to fill the gap and continue to grow in sales.
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Source – Cadillac (General Motors)