GM’s executive vice president of global product development recently confirmed the Cadillac V-Series lineup would expand in the future and it’s looks like the company is already dropping hints about an XT4 V or XT4 V-Sport.
As noticed by a GM Authority reader, Cadillac’s own website shows a rendering of an XT4 with an unmistakable V badge on its tailgate. The rest of the image largely echoes the standard XT4, but the model depicted in the rendering has a massive dual exhaust system with circular tips.
While it’s likely that the rendering was created before the XT4’s design was frozen, it suggests Cadillac and its designers have been thinking about an XT4 V or XT4 V-Sport for awhile. This isn’t too surprising as BMW M and Mercedes AMG have been cranking out high-performance crossovers for years, while Cadillac has remained focused on sedans and coupes.
Cadillac has been tight-lipped about their future plans for the V-Series lineup, but the company has said upcoming models will have enhanced engines, upgraded brakes and sportier suspensions. That’s pretty much a given, but GM Authority reports the XT4 won’t be offered with a six-cylinder engine. Instead, they believe the XT4 V-Sport will have either a hybridized version of the current four-cylinder engine or a new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder.
Interestingly, the same page that shows the XT4 rendering also has a picture with a coupe in the background. There’s no telling what it is, but the model looks slightly different than the Cadillac coupe which surfaced in patent images earlier this year. That model could potentially preview a new electric vehicle, dubbed the “Lux Low Roof,” which could arrive in 2020 or 2021.