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    Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised
    The infotainment system gains new controls.
    Chris Bruce, Editor
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    A new batch of spy shots reveals the refreshed Cadillac XT5 without any camouflage on the exterior or on the interior. The changes aren't significant but look attractive.

    On the outside, the revised XT5 features slight tweaks to the front end. Rather than crossbars, the center of the grille now has a mesh pattern. The lower fascia is a little different by adding a metallic strip of trim that stretches across the piece's lower edge. At the back, the rear bumper's metallic trim now surrounds the exhaust outlets.

    The inside also looks similar, and the biggest tweak is on the center console. There are now knobs there for controlling the infotainment system. Zooming into the images reveals shortcut buttons for jumping to music, making calls, and going to the home screen.

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    No surprises --- and a bit of a let down. While the current car is far from ugly, I was hoping they would "punch up" any update. Instead these are so minimal, you'd need to put the current model and the updated one next to each other to actually see a difference.

    That said, I do really LOVE the rims on this variant.

    What does everyone else think?
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    This is a mild MCE, considering there is a new electronic architecture and Super Cruise coming to this platform in the not too distant future, this minimal update is welcome. Also it seems like the XT5 is getting the two line approach, sport Vs. Luxury line, your choice.

    Obviously a mule, due to those Blazer wheels

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    No surprises --- and a bit of a let down. While the current car is far from ugly, I was hoping they would "punch up" any update. Instead these are so minimal, you'd need to put the current model and the updated one next to each other to actually see a difference.

    That said, I do really LOVE the rims on this variant.

    What does everyone else think?
    Like mbuk mentioned...those are the Blazer RS 20s. I'd like to see a 21 or 22" package on the XT5. Otherwise, an improvement over the current XT5.
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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Did I read somewhere that the next XT 5 was going to be on VSSR ?

    I wonder if this fairly cursory update means its replacement is coming sooner rather than later?
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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Did I read somewhere that the next XT 5 was going to be on VSSR ?
    What is VSSR?

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    What is VSSR?
    Did I get that wrong? I mean the new Global Architecture coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Did I get that wrong? I mean the new Global Architecture coming soon.
    No, I have no idea what it is, Is this a RWD architecture?

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    I like that they added the new corporate Cadillac shifter instead of the current one of which you have to go up and to the left for reverse. A lot of customers complained about that when I was working at Cadillac. Very nice to see the new volume controls and shortcut buttons around the shifter like the XT4.

    Looks like a solid update. XT5 was already a good product so I understand why the updates were minimal.
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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Why'd they bother. I think I like the current grille choices better anyway.

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

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    I like that they added the new corporate Cadillac shifter instead of the current one of which you have to go up and to the left for reverse.
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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised
    The infotainment system gains new controls.
    Chris Bruce, Editor
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    A new batch of spy shots reveals the refreshed Cadillac XT5 without any camouflage on the exterior or on the interior. The changes aren't significant but look attractive.

    On the outside, the revised XT5 features slight tweaks to the front end. Rather than crossbars, the center of the grille now has a mesh pattern. The lower fascia is a little different by adding a metallic strip of trim that stretches across the piece's lower edge. At the back, the rear bumper's metallic trim now surrounds the exhaust outlets.

    The inside also looks similar, and the biggest tweak is on the center console. There are now knobs there for controlling the infotainment system. Zooming into the images reveals shortcut buttons for jumping to music, making calls, and going to the home screen.

    CONTINUE AT LINK ABOVE

    Images courtesy of, and credited to, motor1.com




    Curiously, there appears to be an absence of the front door speaker grilles. I thought XT5 would get the aluminum grilles from the XT6? I was also expecting the top versions to get either the carbon fiber dash, or the wood like the XT6.

    In response to another poster's question. VSS-R...'Vehicle Strategy Set - Rear'. RWD. VSS-F is FWD.

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    What is VSSR?

    VEHICLE STRATEGY SET - REAR. VSS-T is for 'Truck' VSS-F is for FWD.

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    Re: Refreshed Cadillac XT5 Spy Shots Completely Undisguised

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    How does this shifter work?
    You push it forward for Reverse and down for Neutral and Drive. The older shifter was a pain in the ass to use and sometimes you had to make the motion twice because it didn't engage the first time. Very annoying.
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