The Cadillac XT4 will eventually receive the firm’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
It was Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen who made the revelation while speaking with Motor Authority at the New York Auto Show.
When initially quizzed about why the XT4 didn’t launch with Super Cruise, de Nysschen said the technology is currently too expensive to be included in the SUV for the moment.
“Super Cruise will eventually make it into XT4. It’s part of what we do,” he later said.
According to the president, Cadillac’s current life cycle strategy dictates the arrival of Super Cruise later in the vehicle’s production run. As it stands, Super Cruise is only offered as a $5,000 option of the flagship CT6 sedan. Included with the Super Cruise package is Magnetic Ride Control and four-wheel steering, adding to its cost.
Interestingly, prior to the XT4’s premiere in the Big Apple, prototypes had been snapped testing with a plethora of sensors and cameras, indicating that the automaker is indeed working on bringing the technology to the model in the near future.
At launch, three XT4 models are available to customers. The entry-level model, dubbed ‘Luxury’, starts at $35,790. The range also includes the ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘Sport’.