We’ve known for a while at Plaza Cadillac that the automaker after which we take our name plans to replace the SRX as part of its efforts to revitalize its lineup with new sedans, coupes, and crossovers. For the first time, we’ve gotten a glimpse of what that revitalization will look like—well, sort of.
Spy shots have captured a camouflaged Cadillac XT5, the new crossover meant to replace the SRX when it launches. It’ll be based on the scalable new platform called C1XX, or “Chi.” In addition to underpinning the Cadillac, Chi will also serve as the platform for the next-generation GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, and Chevy Traverse.
The XT5 will be powered by either a turbocharged four-cylinder or naturally-aspirated V6 engine, likely via General Motors’ new nine-speed automatic. From what little we can tell from the Cadillac XT5 spy shots, it looks to have a grille similar to that of the ATS Coupe and features multiple radar sensors, which will no doubt be used for a plethora of advanced onboard technologies.
We expect it’ll debut late next year or even in early 2016.