While the former is meant for the higher range crossover segment, 2018 Cadillac XT3 is considered to be the standard. Sources claim that Cadillac has fallen behind in terms of making luxury SUVs in comparison to its Mercedes and BMW rivals. But the car manufacturer has not agreed to step back. Instead, their new strategies involve a release of two new stylish masculine vehicles namely XT5 and XT3. Yet to be fully unveiled from camouflage, the new XT3 looks enough sporty to make it a perfect luxury family utility vehicle.
2018 Cadillac XT3 – Powertrain
Car enthusiasts have not been able to decipher the exact engine specifications for this vehicle. However, rumors have it that this car has been specifically aimed against BMW X1. Although AWD facility is optional, this otherwise FWD vehicle houses powerful intercoolers which peep through the camouflage.
Details about the engine and powertrain are not available as of now. But expect Cadillac XT3 2018 to be fitted with a 2.0-litre four cylinder engine. Already seen in Cadillac ATS, this engine is expected to churn out more than 272 HP and 295 lb-0ft of torque.
Cadillac might choose to couple this engine with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission system. However, sources claim that this vehicle might be a little underpowered as compared to its bigger brother, the XT5. Rumors of a nine-speed automatic transmission with improved fuel economy figures are expected. As of now, sources believe that this new XT3 will give a mileage of about 30 mpg on the highway. However, city mileage figures are yet to be determined.
Crossing horns with its greatest rivals, Cadillac XT3 2018 promises to deliver maximum performance following its bigger brother. Although it faces competition from its own brothers, Chevy Trax and Buick Enclave, the D2XX platform based XT3 is no loser.
2018 Cadillac XT3 – Design and Technology
New XT3 is designed to be a tad smaller than it’s XT5 brother. Part from that, the outer body of this vehicle is box type with the turbo intercooler jutting out. This heavily camouflaged version of XT5 has got new sets of LED lighting and stronger fog lamps.
Maintain a distance from typical SUVs in the market; this vehicle is set to be made like a coupe. Rumors suggest that it resembles the coupe design from Audi Q2.
In terms of interiors, 2018 Cadillac XT3 won’t disappoint the lower end luxury vehicle enthusiasts. Though XT3 is reasonably compact than XT5, its interior is based on Cadillac sedans. The spy photos do not reveal much about the interior details but comfort is one of the principle variables.
Optionally, this car will be viable with a panoramic sunroof and retracting driver/passenger seats. With leather-lined dashboard and cabin, 2018 Cadillac XT3 boasts of an advanced V-shaped console. Passengers can take full advantage of the CUE infotainment systems optionally available with larger screens.
2018 Cadillac XT3 – Price and Expected Release Date
This new model will be available at a price of $30,000 for the base model. The AWD version along with a host of other features might cost more. 2018 Cadillac XT3 is expected to be obtained by the beginning of 2018.