The XT4 expanded the lineup of SUV vehicles in 2019. It wasn’t changed ever since its debut, and it is time for the first big facelift. The 2023 Cadillac XT4 should come with some notable changes, inside and outside. Our sources confirm the company is working on the redesign, but there are some other projects ongoing as well. Besides the electrification of all vehicles, not only in the Cadillac family, General Motors could also bring new faces to the market very soon. Fans want to see the expansion of the XT lineup.
There are a lot of comparisons between the XT4 and XT5. The fresh styling of its sibling inspired the last update of the larger model. Now, the small crossover is ready to bring something new again, and the facelift of the XT5 is going to happen in 2024. Although related, those two are very different. First of all, in size, and the larger SUV also comes with a V6 engine. The 2023 Cadillac XT4 is bringing a new styling, while the drivetrain is still a turbo-four. We assume no other option is going to be available.
Turbo Engine, Specs, Hybrid System
Under the hood of the 2023 Cadillac XT4 will still be a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as the main, and probably the only option. The four-banger is ready to crank 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque through a nine-speed automatic transmission. A start/stop system can save some fuel. The gas mileage of the new model might be improved a bit thanks to the usage of lighter materials in the body. Do not expect some sensational improvement from the current level of 27 mpg. That is the result for the XT4 equipped with the front-wheel drive, while the optional AWD consumes more gas. The crossover accelerates 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. This record will also stay at the same level. Although considered a subcompact vehicle, the XT4 can tow 3,500 pounds.
The only other engine the crossover is using is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel. But, the oil burner is not going to be available in the US. Where is in sales, such crossover can deliver 175 hp and 280 lb-ft of twisting power. To improve the gas mileage, experts believe that the 2023 Cadillac XT4 needs a hybrid engine. It is unlikely to happen. First, there are flagship models and more popular classes where General Motors is not delivering hybrid units. Instead, the company is currently focused on complete electrification. One of the Cadillac EVs that will be out soon is Lyriq.
2023 Cadillac XT4 vs XT5
The new styling will make the 2023 Cadillac XT4 fresh, while the XT5 is coming a year later. Besides the design cues in the upcoming season, the major difference between the two siblings is in the size. Experts assume the XT4 is not getting bigger. So, the small SUV should be around 181 inches long. This is closer to the compact segment, rather than the subcompact. On the other hand, the XT5 body length is almost 190 inches. So, there is no surprise why fans are praising the interior comfort on the XT4. In 2023, the vehicle is going to be even more comfortable. But, if you need a more potent configuration, only the XT5 is coming with the V6 engine and extra power.
2023 Cadillac XT4 Facelift, Spy Photos
As said, the company is currently in the electrification process of its vehicles. Every now and then the new prototype shows up in the streets. We also saw a few Cadillacs, but it is hard to guess which models are being tested due to heavy armor. The Lyriq EV is coming out very soon and the company might test this vehicle. Also, the redesign of the 2023 Cadillac XT4 is running. So, this time, spy shots are not unveiling as much as fans would like.
Exterior updates will hit the front fascia the most. Well, it determines the nature of the vehicle. A more aggressive approach, revisit of lighting groups, bumper works, and grille design retouch are the things that would be enough for the mid-cycle upgrade. Inside, the 2023 Cadillac XT4 is bringing new technologies and the latest multimedia and infotainment systems. Super Cruise features might be available for the small SUV next season, as the top of the line upgrade.
2023 Cadillac XT4 Release Date
The new model is coming out in the final quarter of the year. As said, General Motors is preparing a dozen of new arrivals, so the debut of the 2023 Cadillac XT4 might pass under the radar. The entire industry is following news about the Lyriq, Hummer electric truck, and Chevy Silverado EV. But, after the XT4, the next in the line for the update is a more popular XT5. That redesign will definitely be under the spotlight.