Mannai Automotive announces the arrival of Cadillac XT5, New Series of Cadillac Luxury Crossovers
Lightweight construction elevates efficiency and driving performance.
All-new design and structure increases interior space witHout adding bulk
New v6 engine and advanced all-wheel drive.
New tech includes rear camera mirror, apple carplay & android auto compatibility.
Mannai Auto Group, the official Cadillac dealers in Qatar, announced the arrival of the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 in the showroom. The test drive requests have increased significantly since the arrival of the first test vehicles.
Cadillac’s first-ever 2017 XT5, a comprehensively upgraded luxury crossover and the cornerstone of a new series of crossovers in the brand’s ongoing expansion. The first-ever XT5 has made its first debut in Qatar during the 2016 Qatar Motor Show.
Cadillac crossovers bearing the new “XT” designation are a key aspect of the brand’s product-driven global growth plan.
“The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has been developed, designed and engineered to provide customers with more luxury, space, technology, and, most importantly, more efficiency ,” says Mr. Ivor D’Cunha, General Manager Operations for Mannai Automotive. “XT5’s lightweight construction, remarkable driving dynamics, and advanced powertrain technologies contribute to its improved efficiency.”
The XT5 is the next chapter in elevating the Cadillac brand: it is bold, distinctive, sophisticated with superb driving dynamics. This new crossover perfectly reflects Cadillac’s positioning in the luxury automotive marketplace.
Chassis — Lightweight, efficient package enables more space
The Cadillac XT5 is completely new, residing on a unique chassis and structure.
Cadillac’s new crossover embodies the brand’s expertise for lightweight and agile driving dynamics. The new XT5 is 126 kg lighter than its predecessor is.
Cadillac offers most of the improved interior space to the passengers. Rear-seat legroom is increased 8.1 cm in the XT5, compared to its predecessor. The rear seat both reclines and slides fore and aft as well.
Interior Design — New Cadillac interior design theme emphasizes space and craftsmanship
The first-ever XT5 brings a new level of sophistication that showcases Cadillac’s evolving design language, which recently made its debut on the CT6 Sedan. The XT5 has a strong visual presence with proportions that convey the driving experience and the lightweight construction underneath the surface. There is a lean, taut, liquid quality to the surfaces with flowing, uninterrupted lines separated by crisp edges.
The new XT5’s interior showcases a new design direction based on a philosophy of clean, modern elegance and craftsmanship.
Interior surfaces inside the XT5 are wider and more horizontal in orientation, emphasizing space-efficiency. Like all Cadillac models, the interior is assembled with cut-and-sewn wrapped panels, rather than a reliance on the molded surfaces that dominate mainstream vehicles.
Cadillac will offer a Platinum edition for the first time in this segment. Made popular initially on Cadillac’s Escalade, the XT5 Platinum includes unique interior and exterior trim and materials and combines them with the highest technology features. In total, the XT5 includes five interior color and trim choices, with decorative trim options ranging from carbon fiber to two types of aluminum and four types of genuine wood.
Powertrain — Advanced powertrains add to efficiency and dynamics
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is powered by the new 3.6-liter V6 engine, which also features on the CT6. This engine has been completely redesigned and features Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology, which allows the engine to seamlessly and automatically switch to a fuel- saving 4-cylinder mode under low or moderate loads.
With an estimated peak output of 310 horsepower and 366Nm of torque, the new V6 utilizes variable valve timing for strong response and smooth power delivery. Cadillac’s new Stop/Start technology automatically stop and start the engine when the vehicle is at rest in traffic stops, saving fuel and reducing emissions.
A new 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for the XT5. The XT5 also debuts Electronic Precision Shift – the first electronically controlled transmission shifter for a Cadillac. Electronic Precision Shift reduces noise and vibration, and it allows the cabin space to be further utilized with an innovative storage space beneath the center console.
A new advanced “twin clutch” all-wheel drive system continuously and automatically delivers excellent traction across a variety of conditions. While engineered specifically for strong performance in wet, snowy or icy conditions, it also provides enhanced stability in dry weather.
Due to the twin clutch design, the AWD system is capable of transferring up to 100 percent of available torque to either the front or rear axle. Also, across the rear axle, the electronically controlled rear differential can direct up to 100 percent of available torque to either wheel laterally. This capability is designed for “split-coefficient” surfaces, such as the common occurrence when water, ice or snow is more prevalent on one side of the road surface than the other.
The AWD system is driver-controlled, and includes a new “disconnect” feature that allows the driver the option to disable the rear drive unit for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
The driving experience of the all-new Cadillac XT5 benefits from the aforementioned lighter weight, longer wheelbase and wider track, improving the vehicle’s stance, balance and agility. Added to that is a new chassis system featuring lightweight components designed to deliver smooth ride quality with improved dynamic handling.
Technology — Advanced technology systems add luxury, safety
The first-ever XT5 includes Cadillac’s latest production systems in the areas of connectivity and safety.
Cadillac’s patented new industry-leading Rear Camera Mirror system debuts on the CT6 and the XT5. The system enhances the driver’s rear vision by 300 percent, using a video display applied over the conventional inside rearview mirror. A high dynamic range camera records images behind the car in a much wider, streams the image to video processing software that “removes” obstacles such as the roof, rear pillars and rear seat passengers, projecting an unobstructed view to an LCD display.
The Cadillac CUE system for connectivity and control has been upgraded for the XT5, with a faster and more powerful processor providing best-ever response and accuracy. The XT5 features an integrated wireless charger for mobile devices, with a slot designed into the front-center portion of the center console. Also standard are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (When available in region) – the predominant new systems for simpler in-car phone integration.
The rear liftgate of the XT5 includes hands-free operation, allowing it to open or close via gesture control underneath the rear bumper.
Cadillac’s signature LED light pipes are standard inside and out, while full LED headlamps are optional. A Surround Vision feature enables a “bird’s eye” view of the perimeter around the car in parking situations.
Platinum models also receive A color reconfigurable Heads-Up Display as standard.
In addition, XT5 features Cadillac’s Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages to aid vision and collision avoidance. These include automatic front and rear braking for low-speed conditions, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, full-speed range Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Parking Assist.