The 2022 Cadillac XT5 will start the new generation of the vehicle. The compact luxury crossover is ready for the redesign and there are a few more concepts that could help us figure out what is going to happen with this vehicle. General Motors introduced the new motto: “Our electric future is now” and the Lyriq concept is the first vehicle the company brought to the public. Put these two together and we can be optimistic about the XT5 electric SUV.
Still, the comeback of the Hummer draws even more attention. However, the legendary vehicle won’t be an SUV again, but the pickup truck. So, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will be the first electric crossover based on the new Lyriq concept. Also, the redesign is going to make the crossover more attractive outside and inside.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Redesign
There are a lot of rumors about the new look of the compact luxury crossover. We are gathering info from different sources, and it seems that the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will find the inspiration in the Lyriq concept, which will not enter the production with that nameplate. Instead, GM designers will use it to underpin all the future electric crossovers and SUVs.
Both exterior and interior are eye-catching. Of course, the XT5 is not copying all the things you see on the Lyriq concept. The platform is suitable to carry an electric drivetrain, and that is clearly its main goal. Besides that, designers will combine old and new elements. General Motors will try to keep all the good things previous owners are praising. The XT5 made a breakthrough and a way for the XT6 and XT4 arrivals. GM is planning to expand the XT lineup even further with larger and smaller vehicles (for example, read rumors about the XT3 model). Many of them will use the same Lyriq concept.
Electric Powertrain, Range, Charging, Autonomous Drive
It seems like GM means business. The impression is that the company is a step behind the competition with many other carmakers already delivering hybrid and PHEV models. Still, General Motors announces an electric future and the XT5 is going to be a flagship model.
The battery for the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will have to be powerful and efficient. The company said that 300 miles will be covered in a single charge. However, this might be the result of the high-end versions, while the base one is going to deliver 220-250 miles. RWD and AWD are available drives and engineers are working on fast chargers. The recharging network is not spread as we would like to see and the sales of the XT5 electric will depend on this.
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 will be redesigned with a lot of solutions borrowed from the Lyriq concept. The crossover will keep the large grille styling and narrow lights. The fresh look will update the front fascia. There will be plenty of solutions for wheels and arches. The back is not going to be slopped like the concept vehicle.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Interior Accessories
Although the roof is coupe-like, the Lyriq is pretty spacious inside. Extra space in the 2022 Cadillac XT5 will be used for the more features and comfort. What draws a lot of attention is the huge 33-inch touchscreen display. We doubt this is going to be a solution for the XT5, but the crossover will come more digital than ever. Designers are working on the noise cancellation systems, although the electric version is not going to need these. The premium crossover will be packed with a lot of advanced features. Top of the class versions will receive a 19-speaker sound, navigation, ventilated seats, and maybe even a rear-seat entertaining system.
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 is not going to use only the electric power, but also the conventional engines. There are two drivetrains available for the crossover and we will probably see them again. Initially, the XT5 was out with a 3.6-liter V6 only, and a few years later the company added a turbo-four unit. A larger displacement can do 310 horsepower, while the 2.0-liter mill is improving gas mileage, but at the cost of 70 hp.
The new electric model will change the drive system. Vehicles with the conventional powerplants will send power to front wheels by default. All-wheel drive is going to be optional all across the lineup. A nine-speed auto gearbox is still new and we will see it as the power router.
2022 Cadillac XT5 Release Date
Sources say that the electric version of the XT5 will be in production in 2022 as the 2023 YM. However, the new generation of the crossover will be available earlier. It seems like the Hummer is going to be the first EV by General Motors. The price will go up and the entry-level model is going to cost around $45,000. High-end versions with several upgrades are going over $60,000. Estimations about the pricing of the electric vehicle are not available yet.