After numerous spy shots and other photos of the 2020 Cadillac XT5 have penetrated the internet, GM officially unveiled the all-new XT5. Some claim that the improvements that were made are minor, however, GM stated that there were 30 total updates that were done.
Arguably the most notable of these updates is Cadillac’s Y trim structure which was introduced in the 2020 XT5. This trim level features the Luxury (base) level and splits off into two upper-level trim categories: Premium Luxury and Sport.
The Premium Luxury trim level includes a redesigned bright metallic pattern grille which is similar to that of the XT4 in the Premium Luxury trim. Additional features include bright exterior finishes in areas such as the window trim and roof rails.
The Sport model subtly contrasts the premium luxury trim with a overall exterior design that resembles Cadillac V-Series models, black accents, trim and transparent taillight housings.
At first glance, the interior appears to be nearly identical to the previous generation XT5, however, there were many subtle updates that were made. Arguably the most noteworthy of these changes is the rotary controller for the 3rd generation CUE infotainment system. This new control system features an ergonomically designed wheel with buttons surrounding it which is responsible for the main controls and a smaller wheel for volume adjustment.
The 2020 XT5 responded to complaints with the automatic stop-start system by providing an option to turn it off. It is also equipped with the second generation of GM’s Rear Camera Mirror which was initially only offered on the 2019 XT4 and CT6.
This second-generation Rear Camera Mirror includes numerous upgrades, such as a frameless mirror design, better brightness adjustments, zoom function, tilt/position of camera, and a higher resolution.
The final interior upgrade is a revamp of the gear selector which brings puts it on par with the 2020 CT5 and CT4.
The engine options also recieved a revamp, with the base model receiving GM’s all-new turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine with the TriPower moniker making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 XT5 will also include the all-new GM nine-speed automatic transmission instead of the Asin-sourced 8-speed that was formerly offered. GM’s 3.6L V6 LGX engine will come standard on the Sport trim and will be optional for the Premium Luxury trim level.
After it’s inception in 2016, the XT5 quickly became the best selling Cadillac model. The 2020 XT5 will better meet the needs of customers by more closely following the brand’s trim level hierarchy.
Be sure to visit LaFontaine Cadillac in Highland in the near future to become the first to own this all-new luxury SUV.
Details and content from this blog post was pulled from GM Authority