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2016 Cadillac XT5 crossover (SRX replacement) unveiled

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The XT5 will pickup a fight with the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLE.

The 2016 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover which is all set to take the baton form the aging SRX has been unveiled. The car will make its first public appearance at the LA Auto Show later this month.

Compared to its predecessor, the XT5 (Crossover Touring 5) is lighter by a good 126 kg (278 pounds) but offers larger interior room. The styling emerges as a modern and youthful interpretation of the premium brand’s traditional design language.

The front fascia is composed of a familiar chrome grille but the LED infused headlamps and foglights render a whole new appeal. The proportionate side profile is characterized by a bold stance, pronounced waistline, thick C pillar and a tapered rear windscreen. The vertical taillights that spread to the fenders, massive silver diffuser and dual exhaust tops round off the design.

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2016 Cadillac XT5 is a good 126 kg lighter than the SRX it replaces.

The interior too has been vastly improved compared to the SRX. The opulent cabin is appointed with top notch leather and wood trims. The ultra modern dashboard houses a new steering wheel, instrument console and a touchscreen infotainment system.

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Powering the new Cadillac crossover will be a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces 310 PS and 366 Nm of torque. An AWD system is available as an option. Interestingly, Cadillac will offer a base 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine exclusively for the Chinese market.

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