Cadillac XT4 Spy Photos Hint at Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The latest Cadillac XT4 prototype suggests the new crossover will be a plug-in hybrid.

The test car is still heavily camouflaged, but we can see Cadillac’s signature pentagonal mesh grille up front, along with pointy LED headlights, and an overall edgier profile. If you look carefully, you can also make out an intercooler in the front bumper, indicating there are turbocharged engines under the hood.

It’s most likely the XT4 will have a turbocharged four-cylinder mill under the hood, possibly paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Look for all-wheel drive to be offered as optional, although there’s a chance it could be standard.

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The latest set of spy photos reveal an extra fuel cap hidden on the front left fender, which is likely where a charging port is located.

The Cadillac XT4 is expected to make its debut in mid-2018. Look for it to compete with the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA, although it should be bigger than all three of them.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Narg Narg on Oct 03, 2017

    I hope they fix those tiny tail lights on the XT5. That's one of the few things I dislike about the XT5 over the SRX.