Following its debut in China earlier this year, Cadillac has unveiled the facelifted XT5 for the United States.
Looking instantly recognizable, the crossover has been equipped with revised fascias and a “bolder” grille. The latter is flanked by newly standard IntelliBeam LED headlights.
Additional changes are limited, but the XT5 features restyled 18-inch alloy wheels. Luxury and Premium Luxury models can be equipped with optional 20-inch wheels, while they come standard on the XT5 Sport.
Besides the wheels, the XT5 Sport is distinguished by dark exterior accents and unique taillights. The model also has a quicker steering ratio, an adaptive suspension and a standard dual-clutch sport control all-wheel drive system.
Interior updates are more extensive and include new colors and trim themes as well as a “richer selection of authentic materials and coordinating décor.” There’s also a new center console that features redesigned cup holders and a “wrapped bin at the front.”
Elsewhere, designers installed a revised rear seat and additional sound deadening material. The 8-inch infotainment system runs the latest software and can be accessed by a rotary controller with a new jog function. The crossover also offers a next-generation wireless smartphone charger and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable one-touch phone pairing.
Rounding out the updates are a USB-C port and newly standard heated front seats. The crossover can also be equipped with a newly available Bose Performance Series sound system that features metal speaker grilles.
Under the hood, there’s a new entry-level engine in the form of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It produces 237 hp (177 kW / 240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. The engine comes standard on Luxury and Premium Luxury models and is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.6-liter V6 will continue to be available and it produces 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque.
Lastly, the 2020 XT5 gains a handful of new and improved driver assistance systems. These include a new rear pedestrian alert system as well as an enhanced automatic parking assist system.
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The 2020 Cadillac XT5 will go on sale late this summer and pricing will be announced closer to launch.