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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-21-2018, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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2019 XT4 to get Tripower engine

While this isn't what I had hoped for with the return of the Tripower engine, it seems the nameplate will now be used across GM's lineup to indicate fuel saving technology. The XT4 will be the only non pickup model to date to offer this new tech, but its likely that we'll this intelligent powertrain offered elsewhere. The 2.0liter turbocharged four cylinder will have three different modes depending on your performance needs: a performance mode, eco mode and a two cylinder mode. The later will be the most efficient of the three for those who really want to conserve gas.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 12:02 PM
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Did some more looking into this and it include cylinder deactivation. GM doesn't have that good of a history with tech like this, nor do some rival brands.
Cadillac better get it right otherwise it could very well sabotage what could be their next bread and butter product. Thoughts?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 01:53 PM
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The later will be the most efficient of the three for those who really want to conserve gas.
For those who are much smarter and REALLY want to conserve gas, the best option is a true hybrid version, such as in the Chevy Malibu power train, or even better the EREV (plug-in hybrid) power train from the Chevy Volt and the Cadillac ELR and CT6. I will not buy the XT4 unless it has a true hybrid power train.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 01:23 PM
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I think Chevy is just trying to appeal to the older demographic with a recognizable branding. Anyone who familiar with the Tripower carburetors is going to be pretty disappointed when they realize Chevy is now just using the name for green tech.
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They probably just didn't want to have to spend money on a new patent, so they looked into their back catalog. Let's just hope regardless of the name that this new system actually makes the XT4 a properly efficient CUV.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 06:56 PM
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Its just simply another car maker trying to introduce fuel saving technology but not making it seem boring. They have to market fuel saving some way and packaging it as "TRIPOWER" pops more than "ECO _________". Using a name with historical meaning relevant to what they're after is like striking gold.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 01:23 PM
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Early EPA ratings of the XT4 suggest 24mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. Have to see what real world numbers are when its put into the more ECO focused driving mode.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 01:41 PM
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two cylinder mode will really push those numbers up, i'm confident in that but my biggest concern will be its reliability
its the first time we're seeing something like this from Cadillac and they haven't always done well with next generation technology.
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