Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Cadillac XT4 compact crossover testing in the U.S. However, in this sighting, the heavily cladded test mule sported sensors on the grille and the rear view mirror. The brand is already known to be working on a new Super Cruise system, and from the looks of it, this prototype was testing it.
Just so that we’re on the same page, Super Cruise is Cadillac’s version of Tesla’s Autopilot. It offers hands-free driving (as per situation) thanks to GPS data, sensors, and on-board cameras. On the exterior, the XT4 borrows heavily from its larger sibling, the XT5.
While the trademark Cadillac grille can be seen adorning the front fascia, the test car also had a two-tier head lamp set-up. Sources claim that power for the XT4 will come from a 272bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged motor which will use an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Furthermore, the flap on the front fender points to the likelihood of a plug-in hybrid model that may be under development.
General Motors’ Cadillac XT4 will take on the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW’s X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA Class. The Cadillac is rumoured to come loaded with loads of tech, luxury features and the latest in safety systems. Although the car maker hasn’t confirmed it, there is speculation that the XT4 could debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January.