The XT5 will be made in the US and China from next spring, and is the first of a new generation of Cadillac crossover models to be given the 'XT' designation. The XT5 replaces the SRX in the firm's range.
Cadillac says the XT5 sits on an entirely new platform, and is more than 126kg lighter than the SRX. In the US, the crossover will be powered by the same 310bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which already appears in the ATS, CTS and CT6 models. In China, a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol will be offered instead. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be fitted as standard.
Although front-wheel drive is standard, a new 'twin clutch' all-wheel drive system features on the options list. Inside, the XT5 has the same cabin styling already seen on the range-topping CT6.