2019 Cadillac XT4 is brand’s smallest SUV

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 premium small SUV has been revealed at the New York Auto Show, but don’t get too excited, as this is primarily for the U.S and Chinese markets, with no right-hand drive version planned.

Size-wise, the XT4 sits between the Holden Trax and Equinox, despite using the latter’s D2XX architecture, which is also shared with the Holden Astra. The XT4 continues Cadillac’s latest design language, as seen on the Escala concept and CT6 luxury car- plenty of which have been spotted testing locally.

Inside, the XT4 scores Cadillac’s CUE touch-screen infotainment system, with an 8.0-inch screen and a rotary controller, also incorporating radio controls- ala Mazda. Leather steering wheel and seats with available massage function, ambient lighting and optional BOSE stereo and Active damping mark this out as a premium vehicle from GM’s finest stable.

The interior design is clean and crisp, with the angled CUE screen taking pride of place and two sets of vents for the driver.

Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, generating 177kW and 350Nm. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic and is available with front- or all-wheel drive drivetrains. The Audi Q3, Lexus UX and Jaguar E-Pace rival is an overseas-only proposition at the moment, but with talk of Cadillac potentially entering our market next decade and prototypes spotted testing locally with increased frequency, you never know. We’ll keep you posted one way or the other.