Cadillac’s XT4 Baby SUV still looks relatively fresh beyond four years of launch, but GM’s flagship brand is preparing to drop an updated version incorporating some of the smart technology found in more recent models.
The 2023 model year facelift was supposed to take place months ago, but the COVID-19 epidemic was delayed. But our spy photographers caught the updated SUV on the road, proving that it was back on the menu as the epidemic subsided, and although fairly heavy camouflage on both ends did their best to drop us off, it wasn’t enough to stop us from spotting. Some interesting upgrades.
Apparently, we don’t want to see huge differences in the appearance of a facelifted car. With the exception of the front fenders, the sheet metal probably won’t change and we can see through the rear disguise that the rear light clusters have the same hockey-stick as the current car launched in 2018.
But even though we don’t see it in this bag-up car, the grill will probably get a more daring look while maintaining its current dimensions. And although the lights seen here are dummy, it looks like the XT4 is leaping into the split-headlight Vogue and deploying a pair of super-slim DLRs at the front of the hood while keeping the real headlight units down the bumper. .
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One bit technology we can be sure that the XT4 will have a clear digital display like the one found in Lyric and Escalade. The XT4 gets a wide, one-piece digital display instead of a conventional analog device set in front of the driver and a separate tablet touchscreen on the dashboard above the center console. You can expect to see the presence of Cadillac’s Super Cruise autonomous technology in the XT4, which was first introduced without hardware because it was considered too expensive and reserved for the company’s larger vehicles.
The current XT4 starts at $ 35,795 and runs on a 237 hp (240 PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged four front wheels, with the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. That recipe will probably be carried in the United States, while Europe will again get a diesel alternative.