The lineup of the Cadillac’s crossovers and SUVs is slowly expanding. The 2019 Cadillac XT9 is the latest model from the American carmaker. This model will arrive as the full-size crossover that offers a lot of luxury. Larger than the XT7, the XT9 model will be the largest company’s SUV. According to the latest rumors, a sedan variant also could hit the roads in the near future.
The 2019 Cadillac XT9 model will serve as a base for all of the future Cadillac’s models. The extended model offers three different seating configurations. It can accommodate up to eight passengers and the interior will look upscale. Strong engine is in the offer as well, and the exterior looks brilliant. The XT9 model will compete against many rivals from the most famous company’s such as BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. A hybrid model could also arrive in 2020 as some reports are suggesting.
2019 Cadillac XT9 exterior is powerful and aggressive
The forthcoming Cadillac XT9 will ride on a famous Omega platform from the General Motors. This platform supports both rear and all-wheel-drive configurations. Apart from that, this crossover will bring a lot of uniqueness and elegance. The exterior design looks powerful and aggressive. The front end comes with the massive mesh grille and the headlights are sleek.
Of course, LED units are standard and the huge air intakes are providing better engine cooling. To the sides, the 2019 Cadillac XT9 will ride on large alloy wheels, probably 19-inches. We are yet to find out the official specs, so most of the news are based on rumors and speculations. The overall look is kinda boxy but the elegance is present. Even the exterior paints are looking elegant and generally, this is one distinctive crossover.
2019 Cadillac XT9 interior updates
Inside, the 2019 Cadillac XT9 offers generous space and plenty of modern features. The interior really looks luxurious and the materials are upscale. There will be three rows of seating and three different seating configurations. Thanks to that, the crossover is very customizable and practical as you can opt for six, seven or eight-passenger configurations. The seats are comfy and leather upholstery is providing the real premium feeling.
The latest infotainment system is in the offer, along with the new safety aids and driver assistance systems. As this is a full-size crossover SUV that we are speaking of, the interior room is great. That includes headroom, legroom and even the cargo room. Legroom is ample, even in the second row, and third-row is recommendable for kids only.
2019 Cadillac XT9 powertrain
While it is too early to discuss the engine options, we can take a look at the latest rumors. According to speculations, Cadillac’s latest crossover will offer numerous drivetrain options. There should be two V8 engines, the 5.3-liter, and larger 6.2-liter. The first engine can produce up to 330 horses and we can find the same engine in the Chevy Silverado.
Optional V8 is very likely to happen, and you can find this engine under the GMC Yukon’s hood. This unit generates 420 HP which are astonishing figures for a crossover segment. So, it is clear that the GM will not build an all-new engine and the most probable outcome is borrowing a powertrain from one of the pickup truck models.
Some sources are claiming that the special version of the 2019 Cadillac XT9 will get a Chevy Camaro’s engine that is rated at 600 HP. We must admit that this sounds more like a fantasy at the moment. As we already wrote, thanks to the famous Omega platform, this crossover will offer both rear and all-wheel-drive configurations.
2019 Cadillac XT9 Hybrid
Another speculation, but more probable, is the hybrid drivetrain. The 2019 Cadillac XT9 could get its own hybrid variant in a two-year time. This model is unlikely to arrive next year, unfortunately. However, this is the most likely outcome as the Cadillac already did the same thing with the Escalade model.
The world of hybrid crossovers and SUVs is getting more and more popular, so we can expect the same move from General Motors. On the other hand, it is yet too early to speculate about the drivetrain specs or will we see a plug-in or all-electric variant.
2019 Cadillac XT9 price and release date
While we don’t get more specific details about the 2019 Cadillac XT9, the price will be hard to determine. However, this model is very elegant and luxurious, its engines are very powerful, so the price won’t be cheap, for sure.
Whatsoever, the price will be pretty high, around $250,000 more or less. This model brings premium stuff only, so if you want it, you’ll have to pay. After all, the most likely competitors are also luxury-level, we are looking at the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga. Cadillac’s newest full-size crossover will go on sale next year, but the exact release date is not specified.