The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

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    The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac — and we got to try it twice
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    Matthew DeBord and Benjamin Zhang
    06/04/2017



    Cadillac used to have a bit of a crossover problem. While other luxury brands had been selling these versatile vehicles left and right, Caddy was playing catch up, marketing its portfolio of brash, high-performance sport coupes and sedans under the "V" designation, alongside the regular versions of these cars.

    But Johan de Nysschen, the executive who runs the marque, wanted crossovers, to compete with BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Lincoln, Volvo — heck, pretty much everybody in the luxury space.

    True, Cadillac has the mighty Escalade, but that's a large-and-in-charge mega-SUV. It's not really designed for most suburban families. It also had the SRX, a crossover that evolved from a wagon, but it was getting long-in-the-tooth and wasn't an effective modern combatant in battles against the premium crossovers from the Germans and Japanese.

    De Nysschen's goal is to shift the portfolio away from aggressive, near-exotic designs and platforms and bring Caddy into alignment with the rest of the luxury market. That means more crossovers, starting with the XT5, the SRX's replacement and the most important Cadillac in years.

    So far, the vehicle has ben huge hit. Almost 25,000 have been sold through the first five months of 2017 — monthly sales are pushing 6,000. And the XT5 was just introduced last June.
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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    Any port in a storm.. I'm sure Cadillac will take this bit of good news in stride. The dearth of new models across the spectrum is killing them though.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    I really dig the XT5, would look good in anyone's driveway.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    This is a classic piece that made it into print because the authors had a deadline, not because the had anything new or interesting to say. I have no problem with the assertion that the XT5 is a homerun for Cadillac. It is. The authors acknowledge the XT5 replaced Cadillac's SRX crossover.

    The SRX was Cadillac's best-selling vehicle. Back then, the SRX was the only crossover offering from Cadillac. Now that Cadillac has replaced the SRX crossover with the XT5 crossover, it has dramatically increased the number of its crossover offerings from one (1) to one (1).

    A more interesting story--and one with the added benefit of being true--is that it was a risk for Cadillac to replace its best-selling vehicle even if in name only. Cadillac took the risk, replaced its best-selling vehicle, and came up a winner. That's a story. Now Cadillac needs the produce more winners--several of which will probably be crossovers.
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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    It doesn't matter what it's named. Buyers are only looking for a Cadillac Crossover and this is it. The only one. SRX and XT5 mean nothing to them.
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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    We asked Cadillac to explain. A spokesperson told us that*Cadillac's*"engineering’s team was aiming to get the best real-world fuel economy and day-to-day usability for buyers in the*market segment," adding that fuel economy ranks really high in owner surveys."
    It just needs a sport mode like my ATS, my ATS's transmission really wakes up when in sport mode. I don't understand why GM didn't put that in, all complaints would go away. Actually they should have a sport mode across GM's entire lineup as aiming for fuel economy tends to suck the fun out of the driveline.

    I had the XT5 as a loaner for a week, looks great inside and out, drove nicely and felt like luxury. Though the ride itself didn't feel special, the ride needs some of the sparkle that Cadillac's cars have. I get it that no one is buying a crossover for the handling, but adding a little fun can't hurt sales.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    At least they have the XT5, but they need more like a grand total of at least three of them or somethin'.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    How's it selling?

    That's the real question. The rest of that read like a couple of stoned dudes rambling about cars. (And either Cadillac is supporting their efforts somehow, or these guys are total suckers for PR guy bull****.)

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    Take note-this is the one Caddy I praised for the styling.
    I ragged on the CTS.
    Not that I'm touting my magnificence

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by AMcA View Post
    How's it selling?

    That's the real question. The rest of that read like a couple of stoned dudes rambling about cars. (And either Cadillac is supporting their efforts somehow, or these guys are total suckers for PR guy bull****.)
    Overall, Cadillac is up in a market that is sluggish. The XT5 is Cadillac's best-selling vehicle by far. Have you ever heard the saying: "It's all good"? For Cadillac at the moment, it's all good.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    This is fake news.
    A wrong wheel drive luxury car can't be a home run.
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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    Over the last few months, I'm averaging seeing 3-4 XT5's on the road each week.

    (*And 2-3 Cruze hatchbacks as well)

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    I would like this better without the stupid shifter, a proper sport mode and a less drab center console and dash but otherwise it's good.

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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    This thing sells because it is the ONLY crossover in Cadillac's lineup. Not to say it is a bad vehicle. It does show the pent up demand for Cadillac CUVs. They can't get more to the market fast enough.
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    Re: The XT5 has been a home run for Cadillac

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchoman49 View Post
    I would like this better without the stupid shifter, a proper sport mode and a less drab center console and dash but otherwise it's good.
    Upfront it required some extra thought because it is different. But once you live with it for a couple of days it becomes old hat, just like a regular shifter. My only comment on it is GM should improve the "feel" as you use it. It didn't feel bad, however, it didn't feel noteworthy. As it is a control that is used frequently I think GM should do something to make it feel noteworthy.

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