Cadillac XT7 Expected to Be A New Three-Row Crossover


The Cadillac XT7 is designed to be a replacement for the SRX and go head to head with the likes of the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and BMW X3. Size and trim levels means that it will sit somewhere between the Cadillac XT5 and the Escalade; some have said that it will be a more refined version of the Escalade – not quite such a ‘truck’.

Cadillac haven’t released any official information yet, but we have seen aa fully camouflaged XT7 out testing on the public highways, so we know some of the details and that it should be coming fairly soon.

Given that there are spy shots of the new Cadillac XT7 in public testing (albeit in full camouflage), we would expect to see the new XT7 for sale sometime in the middle part of 2017.

As with everything, trim levels and options will push the standard price up by a large margin, but expect to see the base model hitting the showroom for just under $40,000, whilst the fully loaded flagship will around the $65,000 mark.

Inside The SUV

Inside the cabin, expect to see high grade leather upholstery, real wood accents and trims and a pretty decent level of equipment, although some of it will only be available as an option or on higher spec models; Bluetooth, USB and 8” touchscreen are all standard, and then we’ll see navigation, park assist, rear view camera, BOSE surround sound system, auto braking (although that’s more than likely only available on the flagship version) and adaptive cruise control.

Also read about the 2017 Cadillac XTS

Replacing the SRX

It’s thought that the new XT7 will be replacing the SRX model, and as such, will be around 250 lbs lighter, leading to increased performance, better fuel economy and hopefully, a much better ride quality.

Industry insiders say that the XT7 will be fitted with Caddy’s 3.6 liter V6 gas motor, but tweaked to give a little more performance than the current 310 BHP and 271 lb/ft of torque. It will be coupled up to an updated 8-speed auto transmission, giving ultra smooth gear changes and (hopefully) increased gas mileage.

We don’t know too much about the exterior of the Caddy XT7, the model that has been seen out testing was extremely well camouflaged, but we do know that it has LED lighting all round, the signature Cadillac grille and that really is about it; hopefully there will be further pictures available soon.
  • Cory Young

    that looks more like the 2018 traverse

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2018 Cadillac XT7 is expected to fulfil the 7-seater crossover niche, which was empty after the discontinuation of SRX.

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