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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cadillac XT4 Will Challenge The BMW X1

BMWBlog believes that there’s always room for more competition in the compact premium crossover segment and the latest contender to join the fray is Cadillac’s new XT4 crossover.

Debuted at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will have to stand up against some stiff competition including the BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace and Volvo XC40. What may help the new crossover pull ahead is its headlamps and taillamps, distinctive to Cadillac. No detail was spared in their design, everything from the LED strips’ shape to the tiny serrated detail helps pull the model’s overall look into a cohesive unit.

They’ve even stepped up their cabin game with a new steering wheel, electronic shift lever, integrated CUE infotainment screen with CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, two rows of dedicated buttons under it for frequently-accessed features and more. Controlling the CUE system is a rotary dial with a smaller volume dial above it.

Though customers won’t have a choice of engines, the XT4’s 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine should satisfy most buyers with an output of 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Channeling that power to its front wheels is a nine-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive will be available as an option.

Let us know how you think the new Cadillac XT4 will fair against its segment rivals.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 09:54 PM
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I am always in favor of U.S. brands since my first car (a 1965 Rambler American!) so I know the Cadillac will beat all these imports easily. Now the future sales will depend on the mindset of the possible customers who are brainwashed to believe "imports are better", and how the marketing department produces new ads that change their minds.

As an example, the Cadillac XT5 has a great "showroom" ad that is attractive to female customers (my wife loves it!0, so they must do the same for men and woman buyers with the XT4.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 01:29 PM
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It looks like the XT4 will be priced competitively with the X1 and may actually be cheaper when you consider the long and expensive options list on the X1. By the time you add in EMS, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, the X1 gets much closer to $40k. Guess we'll see what the standard safety features are on the new XT4.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 03:16 PM
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Cadillac just needs to market the XT4 properly because it's a unique vehicle that can easily beat the X1 in looks alone. Not sure about performance, but being in the same segment, their power outputs shouldn't be too far off. It could just boil down to which badge people are more loyal to.
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