[Design Preview] 2020 Cadillac XT7

[Design Preview] 2020 Cadillac XT7

The upcoming Cadillac XT7 will join the compact XT4 and mid-size two-row XT5 in the brand’s crossover lineup. Expected to be based on the same front-wheel-drive platform as the Chevrolet Traverse, it will offer seating accommodations for seven or eight passengers and significantly improved efficiency compared to the Escalade.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse High Country

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Cadillac XT7

Interpretation of the Traverse-based Cadillac model, known as the XT7, expected around 2020

The already attractive Chevrolet Traverse provides a good template for Cadillac to express its signature design language. Up front, expect to see headlamps similar to those found on the recently introduced XT4. The bodyside may take on same additional flourishes and chrome adornments than what’s featured in the design preview shown here, however the basic proportions are expected to carryover from the Traverse. Around back is where we can expect to see Cadillac’s impressive light column from the Escalade and XT4 incorporated to add drama and also set the Cadillac apart from the Traverse’s horizontal taillamps.

At a time when crossover sales are white hot, the XT7 could be just the ticket for Cadillac to recapture lost market share and appeal to shopper that find the truck-based Escalade too inefficient and cramped inside.

The Cadillac XT7 is expected to make its official debut at some point in 2019. Stay tuned to ThirdAuto.com as we report on additional details as they come available.

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