Cadillac has teased a sporty version of their new XT4 crossover along with a mystery vehicle that looks like no other Caddy on the market today.
Dealers have only just started taking deliveries of the smallest Cadillac ever made, the new XT4 compact crossover. It packs all the Cadillac luxury you’ve come to expect in a tiny package made for the tight confines of city living. It also comes with a brand new 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s found in nothing else GM makes.
As impressive as the XT4 already is, Cadillac has recently posted something new to the XT4’s website that should be even more impressive. Right near the top of the XT4’s “making of” page, there’s a picture of a work desk with an artist’s sketch of the crossover along with a digital rendering which features the unmistakable V-badge on the tailgate.
This can only be a V-Sport version of the XT4.
So far the biggest differences we can see are much more muscular haunches and an even larger set of dual exhausts. GM Authority also has it on good authority that the V-Sport won’t come equipped with a big V6 engine and instead provides two options for a power upgrade.
First, the XT4 might get an electrified powertrain to pair with its 2.0-L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine for a hybrid power boost. The current engine produces an adequate 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, but an electric motor or two could easily give the XT4 a few extra horses to put it closer to 300.
Second, the V-Sport might get the Silverado’s new 2.7-L turbocharged 4-cylinder, giving it roughly 310 hp.
That’s not the only surprise Cadillac had for us. Jalopnik spotted a mystery car made out of clay in one of the development photos. It’s all rounded curves instead of Cadillacs current aesthetic of hard edges, which makes it look like no other vehicle in Cadillac’s arsenal. It looks like it could be a new sort of grand tourer, a 2-door coupe to serve as a new luxury flagship.
Or it might just be a lump of claim sitting in the background of a promotional photo to make the whole thing seem more believable. We’ll have to wait and see.