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The Cadillac XT4 Could Share Something With The Chevy Silverado

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No, not a truck bed.

Right now, the most powerful Cadillac XT4 you can buy has 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Not bad for a compact crossover, but more power is always better. Cadillac wholeheartedly agrees, hence the decision to launch the upcoming XT4-V. For the time being, Cadillac is not divulging any specific details, but information is already beginning to leak. Big surprise.

According to Cadillac Society, which obtained some leaked photos from an anonymous source, the XT4-V will come powered by the same 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four with 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque found in the Chevrolet Silverado. Power is expected to be sent to all four wheels through an updated version of the XT4’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The leaked photos show a "2.7 T” logo, hence Cadillac Society’s belief this will, in fact, be the engine of choice.

However – and this is important to note – that logo is out of line with Cadillac’s current badging strategy, which recently switched to a torque-based numbering system. Cadillac has also never indicated displacement with a rear-mounted badge on any previous V-Series vehicle. Perhaps Cadillac has decided to change things. We’ll hopefully find out soon enough.

Some likely performance upgrades could include a more sport-oriented Active Sport Suspension and maybe, just maybe, Magnetic Ride Control dampers. Other changes we can expect with the XT4-V will include some exterior changes like unique wheels, upgraded tires, and even quad exhaust tips. An even bolder front fascia is a given.

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The interior will be spruced up as well. Last year, a total of 7,785 XT4s were sold in the US, but this figure is widely expected to increase for 2019. The addition of a high-performance variant would surely boost that figure to new heights, especially given the demand these days for crossovers with serious doses of horsepower.