Strange Cadillac XT5 Limousine Spied Testing For First Time
As sedans continue to fade, livery companies looking to transport wedding guests, prom-goers and other groups of drunkards will have to adapt. Although companies do not fail to convert anything and everything into a limousine, Cadillac is developing its own offering – the XT5 limousine. The cobblestone appearance likely means the model is in the early stages of its development cycle, so it will be a few years before it goes into production.
In the photos, we can see Cadillac engineers significantly lengthening the wheelbase. We don’t know Cadillac’s specific plans for the creation, although the middle doors are likely a placeholder for the eventual sheet metal that will connect the front and rear. A six-door design would be a little odd, unless Cadillac had other intentions. The badge on the back says Cadillac will saddle it with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It produces 237 horsepower (174 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque, and those who want the bigger V6 may have to look elsewhere.
The bizarre test vehicle comes after Cadillac adds a new package to the refreshed 2020 XT5 – a livery package with option code ZR3, according to Cadillac Company. The ZR3-equipped XT5s feature the larger, larger, but optional 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops 310 hp (228 kW) and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque, a color scheme black on black, a compact spare tire, and more. It will be interesting to see if the package turns into a full-fledged variant.
Cadillac will have to compete with a long list of limo converters. This year alone we saw the Toyota RAV Limousine, Mercedes-AMG G63 Limousine, and Land Rover Range Rover Limousine. Oh, and how could we ever forget the plane that became the Learjet limo. We won’t be seeing the Cadillac XT5 limousine anytime soon as we don’t expect it to arrive until 2023, and even then, it’s not something normal consumers would buy.