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    Re: Cadillac XT5, XT6 Performance Versions Aren't Going To Happen

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    This is really too bad. Cadillac could have such promise if they would just put their mind(or whatever it is that they have) to it.
    Truth be told....this doesnt bother me at all...fwd with the weight of the engine in front of the front axle...couldn't have been good. They did the world a favor and spared us from a pair of mediocre FWD "Sport" CUVs
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    Re: Cadillac XT5, XT6 Performance Versions Aren't Going To Happen

    What if they changed the standard engine to 2.5L Naturally Aspirated, then made a V-Series with the 3.6L V6, would that work?

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    Re: Cadillac XT5, XT6 Performance Versions Aren't Going To Happen

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    What if they changed the standard engine to 2.5L Naturally Aspirated, then made a V-Series with the 3.6L V6, would that work?

    Falls right in line with what they've done to the V sedans...I'll allow it
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    Re: Cadillac XT5, XT6 Performance Versions Aren't Going To Happen

    All of the justifying of the lack of a performance CUV from GM is odd. The Explorer Sport is a FWD/AWD CUV that has been immensely successful. No, it doesn't handle like a sports car, and yes, it does push in hard cornering. However, compared to the masses, the handling is very competent and it is downright fast in a straight line................. especially for a 4800-4900lb brick. I believe appx 15-20% of Explorers sold were Sports. The engine package was so successful that they added a Platinum trim which was more about the luxury, but still included the power.

    A sporty FWD CUV doesn't have to handle like a Vette to be successful. However, everyone loves the extra power when there really is little penalty to have it. This is why one of the more common vehicles traded in on a Sport was a BMW X5................ ridicule me if you wish, but I know someone locally who did just that after seeing our Sport. They were sick of the BMW's maintenance and repairs, and the Explorer was less expensive, and had more room.

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    I think GM is missing out. Yes, you can sell every boring CUV you make............. but that doesn't elicit passion in the brand, nor loyalty. A performance version can do that. I guess GM is happy to let Dodge and Ford have all of that business.
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    Re: Cadillac XT5, XT6 Performance Versions Aren't Going To Happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I think GM is missing out. Yes, you can sell every boring CUV you make............. but that doesn't elicit passion in the brand, nor loyalty. A performance version can do that. I guess GM is happy to let Dodge and Ford have all of that business.
    GM is missing out - 100%

    CUVs are the new sedan and people have always wanted performance sedans. Why would they not want performance CUVs?

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