Cadillac SRX XT5 as successor

Hair, November 10, 2015

Cadillac jumping on the SUV crossover train and exhibits at the Los Angeles Auto Show ( 17 to 29 November 2015) the XT5 ago, which is to come in 2016 on the European market. There are a lot of luxury and all kinds of modern technology on board the SRX 's successor.

Partly as Q5 and GLK

The XT5 is 4.81 meters long and weighs 1814 kg. He undercuts the Audi Q5 to 45 and the Mercedes-AMG GLE to whole 295 kg. With its short overhangs and the Cadillac - typical front together with large grille of the XT5 has a fairly beefy appearance. The standard 18-inch model can be optionally replaced with light-alloy wheels in 20 inch.

chic interior

Inside Cadillac placed particular emphasis on the material quality and the design of the cockpit. " We are convinced that the drivers of luxury crossovers in terms of the interior and its materials are especially critical ," said Andrew Smith, chief designer of Cadillac. The surfaces in the cabin of the XT5 are arranged spread out and horizontally, the rear seat can be folded and can be used both forward and backward move.

Cylinder deactivation when V6

The XT5 is powered by a 3.6-liter V6, as it is also used in the models ATS and CTS. The situational shutdown of two cylinders and the start-stop automatic to reduce consumption and emissions. The engine produces 318 hp and 366 Newton meters, which are transmitted by an eight-speed automatic transmission to the front axle. A four-wheel drive is available as an option. In this, an electronic limited-slip differential on the rear axle works.

Virtual rearview mirror and wireless

Also in the information and security technology, Cadillac does not splash out. Especially the new "Rear Camera Mirror System " is worth mentioning. A camera with a wide dynamic range is filming out backwards, sends the data material on a software which then adjusted the image of all the " obstacles " such as the roof, the rear seats or rear-seat passengers and the final video then transmits in real time on an LCD monitor which is mounted above the normal rearview mirror. In addition to the virtual mirror is also a 4G data connection on board that enables a Wi-Fi hotspot and the use of Apple carplay . ( mf )