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Cadillac XT5 May Offer Two Wheelbases

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New information has surfaced regarding the replacement for the Cadillac SRX.

Following the American automaker’s new nomenclature, the SRX replacement will sport the XT5 nameplate and is expected to arrive as a 2017 model. According to Motor Trend, the XT5 will be available with two wheelbases, the shorter of which is internally called C1UL while the stretched version is called C1ULS. The move will be possible thanks to the flexible architecture of the Chi platform.

The luxury automaker’s new crossover is being built on the new Chi platform that is expected to replace the Lambda platform used on the current Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia models.

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As for powerplants, expect an updated version of the current 3.6-liter V6 to carry over, while Cadillac is also developing a new 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. Other rumors also hint that a plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup at a later date.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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