The next car in line after the XT5 is the 2018 Cadillac XT7. This will be the perfect replacement for the current SRX model. The vehicle was spotted by spy shooters while it was going road-test. It features an excellent SUV design with three-row cabin design. The new Cadillac XT7 shares its design platform with the current XT5 and the Cadillac Escalade models. The major competitors include Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and others.
2018 Cadillac XT7 – Stylish Exterior Design:
The upcoming Cadillac XT7 SUV is quite longer than its predecessor, the XT5. The design is more of a combination between XT5, XT6, and Escalade. It features a larger wheelbase which allows for more interior space. You should expect a bold grille and enlarged bumper at the front end. The 2018 Cadillac XT7 also comes with revised air vents for better engine cooling. It adopts modern LED technology for the headlights and taillights. The automaker has installed fog lights to enhance visibility during rainy periods. The full-size crossover adopts a light chassis featuring a combination of aluminum and high-strength steel. The light body designing will help in improving the car’s aerodynamic power as well as fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the rear end appears sportier with a premium exhaust system. It will ride on luxurious aluminum alloy wheels.
Inside the car, consumers will access a modern functional cabin featuring the latest infotainment features and technological equipment. The enlarged wheelbase contributes to the spacious interior room with sufficient headroom and legroom. This is actually an excellent improvement from the manufacturer considering the previous XT5 had lesser space inside. However, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 crossover comes with high-quality seats with premium leather upholstery. Most sections of the cabin, including the revised dashboard, adopts quality wood trimming.
The car will be offered with a wide-screen infotainment touch screen where most control and operation features will be accessed by the driver and the front passenger. Entertainment will be offered using a 10 Bose sound system with USB ports interface, HD satellite radio, Bluetooth audio connectivity and also CD/MP3/MP4 player. Other standard interior features are automatic climate control, smartphone integration, modern air conditioner and satellite navigation system. The automaker is going to provide numerous safety and driver assistance features including rearview camera, cruise control, blind-spot warning system, rear parking sensors, forward collision monitoring system, safety belts, airbags, and also automatic emergency braking system.
2018 Cadillac XT7 – Performance of Engine:
The Cadillac has not provided full powertrain details for the 2018 XT7. However, there are greater chances that the vehicle will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of delivering up to 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission system that is rooted in either front-wheel drive (FWD) system or all-wheel drive (AWD) system. There are rumors that the Chinese market will be getting a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This is actually the highest performing engine version of the Cadillac XT7.
2018 Cadillac XT7 – Expected Launch and Price:
The manufacturer has not yet confirmed the exact release date for the vehicle. It is however expected to hit showrooms by the mid of 2017. Finally, the 2018 Cadillac XT7 will cost around $39,990 for the base model while higher versions will go for as much as $65,835.