In the last couple of years, we could hear the rumors about the Cadillac’s new luxury SUV with a three-row configuration which should be named XT7. And according to the latest news, the carmaker will expand its lineup of crossovers and sedans with some new models by the year of 2021. So, this time we will talk about the all-new 2020 Cadillac XT7 which will be placed between the smaller XT5 and the full-size Escalade models. The upcoming XT7 will share many characteristics with the XT5 but it is going to be larger and will provide more space inside the cabin.
Furthermore, compared to its smaller sibling, the Cadillac XT7 should get more infotainment and safety features too. Under the hood, the XT7 should be offered with several options including a V-6, and perhaps a 4-cylinder unit too. Furthermore, some sources claim that at some point in future, it might be available with a hybrid engine also but there isn’t any specific information yet.
After it hits the market sometime by 2021, the Cadillac’s three-row crossover SUV will get the main rivals in Acura MDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Volvo XC90.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Cadillac XT7
Although we cannot claim it for sure, the 2020 Cadillac XT7 should be powered by several types of engines. The one which will surely be offered is a 3.6-liter V-6, the same unit which powers the smaller XT5. This engine is able to make up to 310 horses and the torque of 271 lb-ft. It will most likely be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. We assume that the rear-wheel drive will be standard while the all-wheel drive system should be available also.
On the other hand, we might see a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder as well. Furthermore, some sources have revealed that the new XT7 should get a hybrid engine.
Design of exterior and interior
The brand new 2020 Cadillac XT7 should share a similar design with the XT5 model. As the matter of fact, the XT7 should look like an enlarged version of the smaller XT5 SUV. So, the front fascia will get the brand’s familiar design of the grille which will be larger and will feature chrome details. The headlamps and taillights will most likely get a similar design of the ones in the XT5.
The interior should also feature a similar design of its smaller cousin but because of the larger dimensions, the 2020 Cadillac XT7 should provide more space and more comfort. As well, its cargo space will be larger too. Furthermore, it will probably be offered with three rows of seats which should be upholstered in leather, at least in the higher trim levels. As for the equipment, the new Cadillac might get even more options. Some of the available features will include 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, a rearview camera, audio system, Bluetooth, USB, and many other more.
Release date and price
The 2020 Cadillac XT7 will arrive sometime by the year of 2021. The pricing is not yet revealed but it will definitively be higher than the price of the XT5 which is around $42,000.