The famous American luxury carmaker started a new naming policy a couple of years ago. These days, we can find a lot of reports about the further expansion of this new lineup. One of the newest models will be called the 2020 Cadillac XT7. This should be a new flagship model of the crossover lineup, with a coupe-like layout. Such design is pretty popular these days among premium carmakers and we expected this approach from Cadillac as well. In terms of the size, the new model will be quite large, probably coquetting with the full-size segment. When it comes to mechanics, most parts will be shared with the rest of the GM lineup.
Keep in mind that reports about the 2020 Cadillac XT7 are still unofficial. We are still waiting to hear some words from the company. Once we hear some announcement from the officials, more details will be known. Still, we can already speculate about some basic design characteristics, such as platform, engines and similar things.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we are pretty sure that this will be a flagship crossover in the lineup. Therefore, we presume it will ride on a familiar C1 platform, which underprints several models in GM lineup, including crossovers like Chevrolet Traverse. As you probably know, this crossover coquettes with the full-size segment, as it is bigger than pretty much any other mid-size crossover in the class.
We expect that the 2020 Cadillac XT7 will feature pretty much same wheelbase. Still, the overall length will probably be slightly shorter. This will be a premium flagship crossover, so count on shorter overhangs, which would accentuate its sporty character.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Styling
As we already mentioned, this crossover is about to come in a coupe-like design. Such an approach is very popular in today’s automotive industry, especially among premium brand’s. Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that the 2020 Cadillac XT7 will compete with models like BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 etc. A common thing for all these crossovers is lack of practicality and that should be one of Cadillac’s trumps. The XT7 will be slightly bigger than these models, also with a longer wheelbase. That should provide a more functional interior design.
In terms of the styling, we have no doubt it will be fitted to the company’s latest design language. Expect something similar to the XT4 and other models with the “XT” badge, just in a much bigger package. Of course, the biggest difference will be at the rear end, as the 2020 Cadillac XT7 is about to come with a sloping roof layout that gives that coupe-like look.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Interior
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Cadillac XT7 will probably be slightly bigger than its rivals. Therefore, we count on a little bit more spacious and more functional cabin compared to main rivals. The first row of seats will definitely offer plenty of space. On the other side, the second row could still be a little bit tight when it comes to headroom. Of course, the cargo area will also be smaller compared to regular crossover. Still, this shouldn’t be taken as a big drawback, considering that we are talking about the premium segment, where overall functionality and practicality aren’t the biggest concerns.
In terms of the interior design, we count on a familiar V-shape dashboard layout, which characterizes new models from this brand. As we are talking about a flagship model, there should be a fine amount on distinctive details as well. The overall quality should be on a high level, with lots of plush, hi-end materials. Finally, count on a full load of the latest tech goodies and other comfort and convenience features.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that base versions of the 2020 Cadillac XT7 will feature a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which is good for about 335 horsepower. This is one of the most common engines in GM’s lineup and it perfectly fits the C1 architecture. For higher trims, Cadillac will probably prepare some of its own units. One of them is a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which delivers around 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
We presume that the new model will come in a hi-performance version as well. For this occasion, we count on the company’s newest 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is characterized by pretty amazing efficiency. A max output goes around 550 horsepower. When it comes to the transmission, all engines should come with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Cadillac XT7 is still far away from serial production. Most reports suggest next year for its arrival. When it comes to the price, the same reports suggest that base models will probably go around 60.000 dollars.