The Cadillac Escalade earned its place as an icon with classic American automotive values: it’s big and sparkly. But it’s also lumbering and inefficient. Can Cadillac distill that swagger into something that gets half-decent gas mileage without boiling These attributes won’t be changing when the Escalade is redesigned, according to Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen. What will be changing, though, is the level of sophistication and technology. ALSO SEE: 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Revealed With 600 The 2017 Cadillac XT5 had a fancy debut with dramatic headlights that mimic the upcoming Cadillac Touring 6 (CT6) sedan. The taillights aren’t as ginormous as the ones found on the Escalade, but that would probably look out of place on the XT5 MORE: Read our 2017 Cadillac XT5 review It Although it adheres to Cadillac’s Art & Science themes with the vertically oriented lighting, and even packs a version of the Escalade’s elongated, in-your-face grille—chromed to glorious excess The new 2017 XT5 is arriving at Cadillac dealerships to replace the SRX, at a time when the commercial success of General Motors’ luxury brand is, to a large extent, due to its SUVs, with the Escalade leading the way. The XT5 has the dual mission of Unlike some of the German brands (which have multiple SUV and crossover lines, as well as “coupe” variants of said vehicles), Cadillac has two: the truck-framed Escalade in short gets a full redesign for the 2017 model year and a name change .
Cadillac’s current offering, the long-in-the-tooth SRX, is due for an update, and here it is – the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 much like the Cadillac Escalade. Just like the CTS and CT6 sedans, cut-and-sewn leather-wrapped panels are the norm Harvey at Gold Coast Cadillac in New Jersey said: “I’m going to park the CT6 right next to the Escalade in the showroom, that’s for sure.” VW, LG Electronics to co-develop connected-car platform 2017 Cadillac XT5: Back in the midsize luxury crossover game While we could see an entry-level model fighting the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1, it’s no secret that Cadillac is preparing a vehicle that will be slotted in between the XT5 and the Escalade all-time daddy. Returning to the 2017 Cadillac XT5 The XT5 is intended to burnish the reputation of both Cadillac and the late SRX, not serve as a baby Escalade. This XT5 steps in where the popular SRX left off, as a crossover to bridge the gap between the CT-series passenger cars and the all-on-its-own .