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2017 Cadillac XT5 Gets First Video Teaser, Official Photos.
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September 10, 2015
By: Dan Mihalascu


Here’s another quick look at the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5, the successor to today's SRX, which will debut at the Dubai and Los Angeles auto shows in November.

Cadillac has released a teaser video called “Parallels: Public School,” in which we can see designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne from New York City’s Public School fashion label as they check out the 2017 XT5. Cadillac has a new fashion partnership with Public School, which will use the car as inspiration for a new clothing line. The partnership will also see the luxury crossover debut at venues around the world with the NYC-based fashion designers.

During a private kickoff event, Public School announced it would debut its Pre-Fall collection on the runway in Dubai, in collaboration with the launch of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The designers will also create an XT5-inspired capsule collection for the special invited guests at the Dubai show in November.

“This is a new way for two American brands to join forces, share a passion for design and grow globally. For Cadillac, it gives new meaning to being a patron of the arts,” said Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive director of Global Design.

Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show too much: we only get to see close-ups of a seat, a steering wheel and materials used for the new crossover, before the front end of the XT5 surfaces in the final scene. Fortunately, Cadillac has also released some press shots which reveal the shape of the car.

The XT5 is reportedly based on GM’s new Chi platform that is expected to underpin a number of the company’s future crossovers, including the three-row Cadillac crossover to sit under the big, truck-based Escalade.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 should be available with some of the engines destined for the CT6 sedan and other future models, including the updated version of GM’s 3.6-liter V6.
 

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But from those shots.. I'm sure to some.. the interior looks like absolute ****.
 
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I really like the direct front and rear. The front is aggressive and the rear has just a smidge of wings to it. Both modern yet references the past. It looks like the only real issue is the sides, where the stubby hood and FWD proportions limit its sheer style. Not that it'll affect sales of course. The rear also looks wide in that picture.

Really want to see the interior.
 

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The entire vehicle looks too tall to me. Especially the front and rear in the pictures. The side view is just awkward with the DLO ending abruptly, leaving a big gap of sheet metal until you hit the trunk.

In the end, I think I like the outgoing SRX's design better.
 

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Looks very good. If GM can keep the price to within no more than a 2% increase in price over the current SRX (trim for trim), they will be able to keep the gravy train, that is the "SRX Success", rolling along. If they decide to raise the price more, the wheels will begin to wobble on this gravy train, with a sales train wreck in the future. See Malibu, CTS, Impala et al .
 

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I like it. Love the shape of the grill. The only think I would change this the heft of the lower bumper.

I’m still not 100% sure why Cadillac separates the front vertical LED running lights.

I’ve seen a few Escalade and CTS on the road, and from a distance the lights blend into one, and look great. But once they get closer, the separation line appears and somewhat lessens the overall effect.

 

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Not sure why some on here think it looks stubby looking. If you look at the small-midsize competition in spite of being rear wheel or front wheel drive competitors, they look stubby as well in some ways but they look good depending on how well they are designed.

I think this thing is absolutely gorgeous and I like the looks of it a lot.
 

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I’m still not 100% sure why Cadillac separates the front vertical LED running lights.

I’ve seen a few Escalade and CTS on the road, and from a distance the lights blend into one, and look great. But once they get closer, the separation line appears and somewhat lessens the overall effect.
Probably some sort of stupid regulation they have to follow. I've long wondered the same thing.
 

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Looks very good. If GM can keep the price to within no more than a 2% increase in price over the current SRX (trim for trim), they will be able to keep the gravy train, that is the "SRX Success", rolling along. If they decide to raise the price more, the wheels will begin to wobble on this gravy train, with a sales train wreck in the future. See Malibu, CTS, Impala et al .
You are assuming, of course, that there are no additional features/tech or improved materials or refined powertrains? Same offering, different skin? Raising the bar and keeping the price might move metal but will get a company broke in a hurry.
 
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