The 2017 Cadillac XT3 is the answer from Cadillac to compete with its competitor in the crossover market. Many people criticized Cadillac that their products were behind the competitors in the premium market, including their crossover products.
So, Cadillac tries to get back their consumer by releasing the Cadillac XT3 model. In February 2017, the testing of Cadillac XT3 was spotted in public. The XT3 is a new model positioned in the lower segment than the XT5 model. It will be a great compact crossover.
2017 Cadillac XT3 Exterior Redesign
Cadillac has introduced the “Art and Science” design language since the early of 200s with the CTS model. Many people believe that Cadillac will do the same for the upcoming Cadillac XT3. The exterior design of XT3 has a few motifs design from the CTS that may be better than it. The XT3 model is the shrunken of XT5 model in most parts. The front grille and headlights will use the same design as the XT5 model. The front grille has a large design flanked by pointy LED headlights.
The design offers two ascending character lines with a three window design. At the back of XT3 model, the pair of vertical LED taillights can be found. It is combined with the rear window. The exhaust system uses the side pair design. The ground clearance design is not as high as the XT5 model because the 2017 Cadillac XT3 model is designed to spend most of the time in urban areas.
2017 Cadillac XT3 Interior Changes
The fixed interior design is still a mystery, but many people believe that Cadillac still uses the V-shaped center console design. Of course, some modern features will be implemented to this car. One of the must feature for a modern car is a touchscreen display that will be large and useful for both the driver and the passengers. Some rumors said that the CUE infotainment system would be installed to this car.
How about the cabin size? First, don’t expect a large cabin as spacious as the XT 5 model. But still, the cabin of the XT3 model is comfortable and luxurious. The best materials will be used for the dashboard and the seats.
2017 Cadillac XT3 Engine Specs
There is no any specific info about the engine. Some rumors said that it would be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder ATS engine. This engine will be similar to its competitors such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus. The Cadillac XT3 engine is capable of producing 272 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The fuel consumption will be significant.
2017 Cadillac XT3 Release Date and Price
No specific release date info from Cadillac for the release date of the next XT3 model. Some car enthusiasts predict that it will be released at the end of 2017. The 2017 Cadillac XT3 is rumored to be priced around $30,000.