With Johan de Nyscchen, the former boss of Infiniti, taking
charge of Cadillac, there will be a lot of changes in the
company’s lineup of vehicles in near futures. In fact, even the
nomenclature of its models will be completely revised. The
crossover and SUV segments have gained immense popularity in
recent. It won’t be surprising if Cadillac introduces certain
models for these segments with no direct predecessors. The 2018
Cadillac XT3 could be one such model.
For its upcoming SUV lineup, Cadillac has already filed for
trademarks for model names from XT2 to XT8. There are
possibilities that the automaker might use the same kind of
nomenclature used by Audi, wherein regular SUVs or crossovers
has even numbers while coupe-like crossovers are odd numbered
models. Cadillac is supposedly developing a compact SUV to
rival models from manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes, and BMW.
Most likely, this model will carry XT3 nametag.
2018 Cadillac XT3 – Exterior
Design and Styling
The ‘Art and Science’ design language was initially introduced
by Cadillac back in the early 2000s and ever since then, the
company’s styling has evolved a lot. It continues to do so till
date and will do so in future as well. It is also a fact that
2018 Cadillac XT3 will feature some design elements from models
like SRX and Escalade. This means that the luxury brand will
try to attract a younger audience with its compact SUV by using
similar design language as the larger models.
A large V-shaped grille will probably dominate front fascia,
headlights featuring a vertical look. The side should sport two
character lines with three window design. Vertical LED
taillights will be a feature of the rear end, along with the
flattened window. You shouldn’t expect much of a ground
clearance with this model.
Just like most of the modern models from Cadillac, the new
Cadillac XT3 2018 will also probably have a center console with
V-shape. CUE infotainment system should be available as an
option, and so should be a larger screen, of course, a better
version of the infotainment system should be available when
this model actually arrives. With a compact size and a sporty
nature of this model, you shouldn’t expect too much interior
Powertrain Specs of 2018 Cadillac XT3
Standard variant of this model will be powered by a 2.0-liter
turbocharged 4-cylingder engine with 220 hp and 250 lb-ft of
torque. Higher trim will likely get a more powerful version of
EcoTec engine. The 2018 Cadillac XT3 will be a rear wheel drive
model, unlike all of its competitors. All Wheel Drive will be
offered optionally. A 6-speed manual transmission unit should
be offered as standard with 10 speed automatic being optional.
2018 Cadillac XT3 – Price, Arrival, and
Considering that most of its competitors have a starting price
a bit more than $30,000, 2018 XT3 will also probably launch
with a price tag lower than that mark. 2018 Cadillac XT3 will
be the cheapest SUV from Cadillac with that kind of pricing. It
should arrive late in 2017.
Some of the main rivals of 2018 XT3 include: