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First-ever Cadillac XT4 arrives in the Middle East

Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the all-new XT4, the brand’s first-ever compact SUV. Featuring Cadillac’s new 2.0L Turbo engine and advanced technology, the XT4 delivers expressive design, confident performance and spacious accommodations.

Developed on an exclusive compact SUV architecture, the XT4 marks Cadillac’s entry to the industry’s fastest-growing luxury segment. As one of Cadillac’s key regions in the world, the Middle East promises to be an ideal market for the all-new XT4.

Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East said: “Following the regional debut of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 at SOLE DXB, the all-new compact SUV’s arrival in the Middle East sets high standards of innovation in one of the industry’s fastest growing segments.”

Soemmer continued, “A team of young designers were involved with the development of the XT4, who represent the heart of the target audience. The sophisticated SUV exterior and intelligently designed cabin will no doubt prove a hit amongst regional millennial consumers who expect daring bold designs and cutting-edge technology.”

Simple and sculpted lines draw the customer in and accentuate the XT4’s powerful proportions and aggressive presence. All models feature advanced LED lighting technology front and rear. Cadillac’s vertical L-shaped lighting signature is stretched horizontally, emphasizing the XT4’s width and confident stance.

The interior is the Cadillac design aesthetic distilled: the thoughtful and artistic integration of technology and appealing style. The cabin is exceptionally refined, with expected segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness. The new XT4’s cabin conveys boldness and strength with youthful athleticism. Sweeping arcs and tapered lines enhance the feeling of spaciousness and give it a taut, tightly wrapped appearance.

The interior elements come together in a sophisticated and modern design. Intuitive technology includes available next-generation wireless device charging and an in-cabin air ionizer. Led by the latest Cadillac User Experience, the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface, the XT4 offers a connected environment. The next generation Cadillac User Experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice.

All XT4 models are driven by an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine, producing an SAE-certified output of 237 hp (177 kW). Coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift, the new engine features new efficiency-enhancing technologies including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).

The XT4 also sees the debut of Cadillac’s new global “Y” trim strategy, with specific content and styling cues featured on distinctive Premium Luxury and Sport trims, tailored to different customer tastes and preferences. XT4 Sport models feature a gloss black mesh grille inspired by Cadillac’s high-performance V-Series models, gloss black window moldings and specific Sport alloy wheel choices. The trim strategy will be implemented on all future Cadillac models.

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