Cadillac will pick up the torch and continue the crossover invasion.
Try and guess what Cadillac’s best-selling model is? Nope, it’s not the CTS or the ATS. Not the Escalade either. It’s actually the SRX crossover, which might be a bit disappointing to those of us who like our Caddys with a V badge on them. But GM is certainly not pissed about the high sales of the crossover Cadillac, so its giving the people what they want and pulling a move out of BMW and Mercedes’ playbook by drastically expanding the lineup to fill any niche gaps it might have missed.
To start, Cadillac’s president Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News that three new crossovers will be launched within the next few years starting with what will become the XT5’s big brother. The new CUV will have three rows and ride on a stretched version of the XT5 platform. Expect to see this mini Escalade out by the second half of 2018 followed by two other crossovers that will be smaller than the XT5. If industry trends are telling of anything, one of the smaller crossovers will be a subcompact that will compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The second will be a bit bigger, earning it the right to remove the “sub” prefix from its name and allowing it to compete with Mercedes-Benz GLC.