Cadillac is ready to release its newest full-size SUV and follow the trend of the luxurious SUVs on the market. The 2019 Cadillac XT7 will hit the roads next year and car’s world is buzzing. The American carmaker is likely to deliver a coupe-like crossover design that is implemented on the full-size SUV. With that in mind, new XT7 will arrive with seven seats across the three rows. Both styling and design will have a lot in common with the XT5 SUV and CT6 sedan models.
The 2019 Cadillac XT7 will most likely offer numerous engine options, from four-cylinder unit to the V6, V8, and even a plug-in hybrid option. Moreover, XT7 model will be mechanically similar to the CT6 full-size sedan. That includes the platform, same driving characteristics, and even visual appeal. The exterior looks very modern, just like the interior that offers great comfort.
2019 Cadillac XT7 ride on a famous Omega platform
The upcoming 2019 Cadillac XT7 will become a company’s newest full-size SUV and it will bring astonishing and modern styling. As we wrote, plenty of styling cues were taken from the CT6 sedan model. This SUV will for that reason deliver a coupe-like styling form and overall exterior design. Moreover, the exterior looks really modern and it will be for sure popular in the younger population.
For an instance, the relationship between XT6 and XT7 models are similar to the BMW X5 and X6 variants. Both models will ride on a famous Omega platform and the exterior will hold more aluminum materials. Of course, less weight will improve the fuel economy and overall efficiency. The roofline is totally coupe-like and the front end wears Cadillac’s famous grille with plenty of chrome accents. The headlights and the taillights are similar and are almost the same as on the XT5 model.
2019 Cadillac XT7 interior design is similar to the XT5 model
The 2019 Cadillac XT7 can accommodate up to seven passengers over the three rows of seats. However, various configurations are available, so you can customize your XT7 model to accommodate six or eight passengers as well. The cabin design is similar to the XT5 model, however, space from the inside is much more generous. Moreover, even the level of luxury is great which means the comfort is better as well. Generally, all of the trims, except the base model, are offering leather upholstery. The seats are power-adjustable and are very supportive.
When it comes to equipment inside the cabin, the 2019 Cadillac XT7 offers similar features as the rest of Cadillac’s SUVs. The dash comes with the latest 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. The system adds numerous USB ports and it supports navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rearview camera is available too, just like the standard keyless entry. The design is generally very modern, no matter if you choose a base model or higher trims. The premium audio system is optional and all of the amenities are up to date.
2019 Cadillac XT7 engine specifications
The all-new 2019 Cadillac XT7 offers numerous drivetrain options. For the start, the engine lineup is taken from the CT6 full-size sedan model. The base model is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates up to 265 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. Of course, a V6 unit is in the offer too. This 3.6-liter drivetrain is capable of producing up to 335 HP and 285 lb-ft of torque. A 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 unit is the third option and it is the most powerful engine in the lineup. It can create 405 horses and 400 lb-ft of twists. It will be interesting to see what will happen with the latest 4.2-liter V8 that is present under the hood of the CT6 model.
No matter which engine you opt for, an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission is the only option. Generally, the handling is superb and driving manners are really more similar to the coupe models than the SUVs. We can’t wait to see more precise info about the fuel economy, top speed, and tow ratings.
2019 Cadillac XT7 plug-in hybrid model
A 2019 Cadillac XT7 plug-in hybrid model is an option too, but not at this moment. We can expect the XT7 Hybrid model probably in 2020. According to rumors, the plug-in hybrid variant will deliver even more power and much better fuel economy.
2019 Cadillac XT7 price and release date
There is not much official information about the 2019 Cadillac XT7 price. This full-size SUV will go on sale at some point in 2019, probably in the first half. Price-wise, we can expect the price between $50,000 and $60,000 for the base model. Of course, upper trims will cost significantly more, probably up to $80,000. The same stands for the plug-in hybrid models that will arrive in 2020.
The competition will be tough with the BMW X6, Audi Q7, and Mercedes GLS Coupe all waiting in line and to perform. Generally, it will be interesting to see where will XT7 model land and to see is it possible for this SUV to outperform more established models.