The 2019 Cadillac XT3 is about to become the brand’s new entry-level model, according to the latest reports. The famous luxury brand started with a new naming policy a few years ago. Along with it, we are seeing a huge expansion in terms of numbers of new models in the offer. This one should be the smallest one in the lineup. This will be the first time to see a subcompact car from Cadillac, which will be very interesting to see. Expect to see lots of parts shared with a new XT4, which will be slightly bigger. Two models will probably share most of the mechanics, as well as the same styling approach. Latest reports suggest the new 2019 Cadillac XT3 could come already in the next year.
2019 Cadillac XT3 Design
The 2019 Cadillac XT3 will be an all-new vehicle. It will be a subcompact crossover, first of this kind in the long history of this premium carmaker. When it comes to base design characteristics, there is no doubt that we are about to see a familiar Alpha platform once again. On the other side, precise 2019 Cadillac XT3 dimensions are still unknown. Most likely, it will feature a slightly shorter wheelbase compared to the XT4, which is good for about 110 inches in this aspect. Still, the overall shape and design language should be pretty similar, just in a slightly smaller package. The front end will definitely stick to the brand’s newest design language, though the rear end could come with some deviations and its own details.
2019 Cadillac XT3 Interior Design
It will be very interesting to see how the company with such a great experience of making large cars will manage with such a small crossover. Without any doubt, it will be full of premium materials and standard equipment, but it still remains under question how engineers from Cadillac will organize this cabin to get a decent amount of legroom and cargo space, with such limited space.
In any case, expect to see lots of soft-touch materials, latest tech features and long list of standard equipment. Without any doubt, the new 2019 Cadillac XT3 interior will feature two rows of seating and capacity for five passengers. Front seats will certainly feature enough legroom, while the rear bench could be a little bit tight, so four passengers will sound much better in reality. Also, expect to see Cadillac’s familiar trim level organizations. This means three versions in the offer – Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport.
2019 Cadillac XT3 Engines
Once known for its huge V8 engines, Cadillac keeps up with modern trends in the automotive industry today, which is all about engine downsizing. Therefore, it won’t be a problem to find a suitable engine for such small crossover. Most likely, it will be a familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, which is good for about 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. As you can see, the engine is pretty efficient, but you can count on good mpg ratings too. It will come in pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Could we see a hybrid version of the Cadillac XT3?
Latest reports suggest that we could easily see a hybrid powertrain in the offer for this small crossover. This could be the first vehicle to get the company’s new plug-in powertrain, which will be reserved for smaller cars from the brand. Currently, Cadillac offers a hybrid system based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine but it seems way too powerful for such small crossover.
When will 2019 Cadillac XT3 arrive?
Most likely sometime in the next year, though we can’t predict something more precise at the moment.