2018 Cadillac XT3 Review

Everyone knows that Cadillac premium brand comes with big proportion and great luxury into the cabin. Mostly, those are luxury limos. On the other hand, the market of compact crossovers grows every day. So, the main intention of the manufacturer is to win a piece of this progressive market. Namely, new 2018 Cadillac XT3 will be built on the shortened C2XX platform. Due that, it is smaller than its XT5 brother. According to words of Johan de Nysschen, who is Cadillac president, new XT3 will be ready to compete with BMW X1, Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

What could you expect from new model? In the first line, it could be new visual identity thanks to updating of design language. Further, crossover also has the efficient engine and natural look of the cabin. All in all, the first prototype photos which you have the opportunity to see indicate it’s soon going on sale. We think it will happen in the first quarter of 2018.

2018 Cadillac XT3-front view

2018 Cadillac XT3 – Exterior Design

When we talk about exterior design, new XT3 follows “Art and Science” design language a long time ago. However, now is the time for evolution. You can notice new elements on 2018 Cadillac XT3. These are mostly taken from CTS. For instance, the body will be smaller in any part with some emphasized details. Front fascia disposes of the big grille and more intensive LED strips. What will you see on the profile? The side has a wedge shape and interesting design of all three windows. That’s not all, two characteristic lines are passing through the body. The rear end has vertical taillights and standard exhaust pipes regardless of engine selection. Urban area requires such kind of vehicles which provides easy adjustment to any situation in traffic.

2018 Cadillac XT3 – Interior

What will firstly fall in the eye when is interior in the question? If you look at the V-shaped center console, then you should see the beautiful and modern design. Of course, in the middle of it, there is a larger touchscreen with CUE infotainment system. Further, legroom and headroom are very similar to ATS layout. The 2018 Cadillac XT3 gets leather seats, while wooden and aluminum inserts decorate the rest of cabin. Potential customers are very interested in technologies. Standard equipment includes 4G hotspot, Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. It also adopts rear camera mirror system, rear-seat entertainment system and much more.

2017 Cadillac XT5-interior

Note : Interior of 2017 Cadillac XT5

2018 Cadillac XT3 – Specification

In the specification, the manufacturer notes only one engine option. It is turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. According to the announcement, the Caddy planned to set six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic transmission. The torque will be transmitted to the front wheels as standard and to all four wheels as an option. Some sources mentioned V6 engine as a possibility under the hood of 2018 Cadillac XT3. That is not true because the compact type of vehicle in the question. It is too much for XT3. Deeper insights into technical details show a top speed of 130 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds.

2018 Cadillac XT3 – Price

The price amounts $35,000, which is a little bit higher than the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3. The vehicle like this has great chance to make the success on the Chinese market. Stay tuned and follow the first user experiences.

2018 Cadillac XT3-rear view

 

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