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Introduction What is Cadillac XT4?
text: Wataru Shimizudani (Wataru Shimizudani)
photo: Kazuhide Ueno (Kazuhide Ueno)
January 16th. General Motors (GM) Japanese subsidiary has started selling Cadillac’s first compact SUV “Cadillac XT4”.
Cadillac, a leading American premium brand, naturally produced only large sedans and coupes until the end of the 20th century.
Since the post-sedan SUV boom has spread to luxury cars, the first full-size luxury SUV “Escalade” was released in 1999. Although the first generation did not perform well, it has gained popularity since the second generation announced in 2002, and the current model will be the fifth generation announced in 2020.
In 2003, the middle-class crossover SUV “SRX” was announced. From the third generation model announced in 2017, it became “XT5” due to a change in the Cadillac naming system, but it is still the world‘s bestseller.
In 2018, the compact SUV “XT4” introduced here was announced in North America. And in 2019, the 6-seater crossover SUV “XT6” located between Escalade and XT5 was released, and the SUV lineup was completed.
The XT6 was introduced to the Japanese market before the XT4 and has been on sale since early 2020.
And this time, with the introduction of the long-awaited XT4 in Japan, Cadillac’s SUV lineup will be complete in the Japanese market as well.
Let’s take a look at Cadillac’s first compact SUV, the XT4.
Cadillac XT4 exterior
The body size of the Cadillac XT4 is 4605 mm long, 1875 mm wide, 1625 mm high, and the wheelbase is 2775 mm. Cadillac claims to be “compact,” but that’s the story of the American market. In the Japanese market, it will be in the middle class.
Still, the Toyota RAV4 has a total length of 4600 x width of 1855 x height of 1685 mm and a wheelbase of 2690 mm, so it’s about the same size. It’s not the size you can carry in the city.
The design is an elaborate styling under the direction of a young designer in the company, but it makes you feel the DNA common to the latest Cadillac.
It is full of power to attract customers with a strong presence and a sense of stability.
Bold and sporty from any angle, with a sharp and sculptural body line with excellent aerodynamics and a beautiful design that reflects light.
The front and rear lights use the latest LED technology, and the front is equipped with low / high beam and LED light blades for daytime running lights. Cadillac’s unique L-shaped light emphasizes the wide body and presence of the XT4.