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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    And I do agree - Cadillac does in many instances have the best! But they've failed on the marketing side to get the word out. So many people out there still laugh when I say I have a Cadillac - old Bob in an old mans car. I take the jokes (because they won't listen to me when I say my ATS is for all intents a sports car) and then they quickly change their mind when they see my ATS. But why is it 2019 and I'm still getting laughed at? That tarnished image is still there.

    I hear U.. and I used to get that from people I knew.. but then i showed them what my last 4 Caddys could do. but yeah.. their marketing sucked. The best plan they had for changing the perceptions was the "Break through (Led Zep) period
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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Another dipwad lands a job reviewing cars. Pretty much all rubbish. The XT4 is a very solid entry from Cadillac, and is doing well. And it very much is a Cadillac and appropriately priced, IMO, and I've looked it over closely. Hey even back in the heyday, they made a Calais with crank windows. But journalists these days pretty much don't need to know anything except, "make derogatory comments about GM as often as possible and your fellow journalists might take you seriously."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    That’s if Cadillac or GM can justify the cost of developing that engine for transverse applications, based on the numbers they think they might sell. Also do they have a transmission that can handle that much torque in a FWD/AWD vehicle?

    I suspect the lack of a suitable transmission is why we don’t have a C1XX based CUV with more than 300 ft/lb of torque, however if they have one, then the XT4 with the 2.7L 4 banger would be a pretty awesome car.
    If the 2.7T won't fit, another option would be an optional hi-perf 2.0TT. Say 300hp. That's roughly what Merc has for latest gen 2.0Ts. Then you could have:

    CT4/XT4: base 237hp 2.0TT / optional 300hp 2.0TT for Sport/Prem Lux
    CT4-V: 320hp 2.7T (would have more torque than 2.0TT yay)
    XT4-V: I don't think I'd do it, not performance/track related enough due to FWD/AWD platform. Gotta draw the line somewhere to maintain V prestige. I'm fine with current RWD/AWD CT4-V/CT5-V.

    For the record I'd be fine with a hypothetical RWD/AWD XT7-V with +400hp!
    Not to nitpick but a inline 4 doesn't need a twin turbo, twin scroll sure but that is not the same thing.

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    Equinox could be on the XT4 platform for sure, but C1XX already has two wheelbase lengths 112.5-112.7” for the XT5/Envoy/Blazer/Blazer XL and 120.9” for the Enclave/Traverse. I think a third 116” WB would be great, (especially the XT6 for a Goldilocks WB) but the C1XX is probably going to be replaced or slowly phased out in 2-3 years in favor of VSS-F, so any further developments on C1XX are unlikely.
    I noticed that the XT4 is on E2XX and just wondered at the cohesion possible if all three were on the same platform but I guess I'm not looking at the logistics of the vehicles being extensions - incremental production at plants already producing other volume proucts on the same platforms,

    I like your idea of 116" wheelbase for XT6, that would most definitely change its proportions. the biggest take away for me with regards luxury Utilities s width, that extra 3" over plebian compact utilities makes the XT5 a roomy stand out - almost like a more efficient Edge/MKX.

    I am Kind of a fan of the XT4, so glad that Cadillac put the effort in to make something different but I just wonder if it does draw a lot of sales away from XT5.....
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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    No not suggesting they all be called XT5, consolidate the vehicles on one platform,
    Compact XT4 is wider and longer 109.5" wheelbase than Equinox
    Mid sized XT5 is on a 112" wheelbase
    The XT6 is still on 112" wheelbase but 1" wider, longer rear for3rd row

    Seriously, all of these could be one Utility platform in one width but with variable wheelbase and variable tail section. I just don't see why all of these need to be on three different platforms and three different plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post

    Not to nitpick but a inline 4 doesn't need a twin turbo, twin scroll sure but that is not the same thing.
    Good point, I confused twin scroll with twin turbo. The 3.0 is twin turbo.

    With stick shift I always prefer NA for instant throttle response (even if torque is lower). But with automatic might as well give in I guess...
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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    I noticed that the XT4 is on E2XX and just wondered at the cohesion possible if all three were on the same platform but I guess I'm not looking at the logistics of the vehicles being extensions - incremental production at plants already producing other volume proucts on the same platforms,

    I like your idea of 116" wheelbase for XT6, that would most definitely change its proportions. the biggest take away for me with regards luxury Utilities s width, that extra 3" over plebian compact utilities makes the XT5 a roomy stand out - almost like a more efficient Edge/MKX.

    I am Kind of a fan of the XT4, so glad that Cadillac put the effort in to make something different but I just wonder if it does draw a lot of sales away from XT5.....
    The XT6 is even wider than the XT5 but it is basically all in the track and the extra sheet metal to cover the wheels. Iirc XT6 and XT5 are basically the same in shoulder and hip room. The extra track width was to give the XT6 a better stance as it is just under 9” longer than the XT5. Without that extra width, it might end up looking very narrow like the proverbial pencil, a common complaint made over the years against countless GM offerings.

    The extra width is what saves the XT6 imo. It needed the extra 2-3” of wheelbase, (116”) but the wider track nullified most of that need from an aesthetic standpoint. Clearly Cadillac was watching the pennies with XT6, and perhaps if C1XX wasn’t so near the end of it’s life cycle, it might have gotten that extra helping of WB.

    I’m still curious as to why XT6 wasn’t on the 120.9” WB. Perhaps the designers though it made it look too much like a prosaic family hauler, rather than it being hunkered down, dynamic and sporty looking. Perhaps XT7 will get a 116-118” WB on the upcoming VSS-R platform?

    My Discovery has 2.3” more WB versus the XT6 and is a couple of inches shorter in length. XT6 likely has more front overhang, and as a result of that extra length being overhang the design still looks quite handsome (especially the Sport on 21” rims) and is proportionally decent. My sister is going to look at the XT6 Sport to replace her Escalade. She wants the gray one with 21” rims like the Sport in the publicity shots. The dealer is already champing at the bit to get her to commit, but Cadillac needs to get their A$$ in gear announce option prices etc. Two months out, and you still can’t build one on Cadillac’s site!

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahr1 View Post
    Another dipwad lands a job reviewing cars. Pretty much all rubbish. The XT4 is a very solid entry from Cadillac, and is doing well. And it very much is a Cadillac and appropriately priced, IMO, and I've looked it over closely. Hey even back in the heyday, they made a Calais with crank windows. But journalists these days pretty much don't need to know anything except, "make derogatory comments about GM as often as possible and your fellow journalists might take you seriously."
    Cadillac Calais roll up windows. Wow.. Blast from the past.. but if I were running Caddy.. I'd re-implement these.. as a option. I bet good money after sitting in them.. people would order the, quite frequently




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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahr1 View Post
    Another dipwad lands a job reviewing cars. Pretty much all rubbish. The XT4 is a very solid entry from Cadillac, and is doing well. And it very much is a Cadillac and appropriately priced, IMO, and I've looked it over closely. Hey even back in the heyday, they made a Calais with crank windows. But journalists these days pretty much don't need to know anything except, "make derogatory comments about GM as often as possible and your fellow journalists might take you seriously."
    Calais did have crank windows as standard equipment the first 2 years of production, as it was a renaming of the old Series 62, but in 1967 Cadillac made electric windows standard across all models. I suspect very few were ordered with crank windows those first two years.

    I don't think I've seen crank windows in any Cadillac ever.

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    Cadillac Calais roll up windows. Wow.. Blast from the past.. but if I were running Caddy.. I'd re-implement these.. as a option. I bet good money after sitting in them.. people would order the, quite frequently





    It just needs Billy Batts in the trunk

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

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    I forgot your one of those people lol driving by your house and seeing two of the same car out front. I give the head shake and eye roll every time hahahahaha.
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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    Well.... whatever.

    The only way a Cadillac...... ok, watered down for the 'new reality hoax' - so the only way a Cadillac of at least some token repute should have a three, four, or five banger is as some **** hot, paradigm breaking Two Cycle somethin' or other.

    Otherwise..... a Six on the cheap and because Management is clueless...... with an Eight for somethin' proper.

    Full Stop.

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

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    It just needs Billy Batts in the trunk
    That's about right

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

    But it's also doing something else: diluting the brand.
    I wonder what he thinks of:

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    Re: 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review: A Good Crossover, But It's No Cadillac

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    Cadillac Calais roll up windows. Wow.. Blast from the past.. but if I were running Caddy.. I'd re-implement these.. as a option. I bet good money after sitting in them.. people would order the, quite frequently





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