If you haven’t noticed, Cadillac has been splitting the trims offered on their cars and SUVs by offering both a luxurious trim and a sporty trim. These packages are emphasized by less chrome on the sporty models to help appeal to two different types of luxury buyers.
XT4 was the first model to offer a sport trim, though we are now seeing the same treatment on the XT6, CT5, CT6, and Escalade.
At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Cadillac unveiled a sport trim on the existing XT5 crossover to help bring it in line with the rest of their crossovers. Highlights include blacked-out grill, clear-lens taillights, aluminum interior trim, and grey 20” wheels.
Read the full press release below:
Cadillac introduced the 2019 XT5 Sport package today at the Chicago Auto Show — a new look infused with darkened exterior styling elements that complement Cadillac’s signature front, cornering and LED lighting, adding a personalized flair to Cadillac’s global best-selling crossover.
The XT5 Sport package joins the XT4, which has soared to the top spot in its segment, the recently introduced XT6 and the iconic Escalade to accelerate the brand’s global growth.
“The new XT5 Sport package harmonizes styling cues from Cadillac’s new Sport models, first launched on XT4 and all-new XT6,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It gives our best-selling XT5 a dark, aggressive appearance and expands customer choices within our successful crossover portfolio.”
The new limited-edition Sport package is offered on the XT5’s Luxury and Premium Luxury trims. Its distinguishing elements include:
A gloss black grille with Galvano surround.
LED headlamps, signature lighting and cornering lamps.
Neutral-density (clear) taillamp lenses.
20-inch aluminum wheels with Technical Gray finish.
Two interior color choices: Cirrus/Jet Black with Diamond Cut aluminum trim or Jet Black with Diamond Cut aluminum trim.
The XT5 Sport package is furnished with all of the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims’ respective content, including Adaptive Remote Start, a Bose® eight-speaker audio system, leather-appointed heated front seats (heated and ventilated on Premium Luxury), automatic heated steering wheel and a programmable memory height power liftgate.
The XT5 also features the Cadillac user experience system1 with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and available embedded navigation2 (standard on Premium Luxury). Connectivity features also include Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4capability, Cadillac Connected Apps and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (includes 3GB/three-month data trial, whichever comes first)5.
A 310-hp (231 kW) 3.6-liter V-6 engine drives the XT5 and features cylinder deactivation and stop/start technologies. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition package is $2,995 on the Luxury trim and $1,995 on the Premium Luxury trim. The Luxury trim’s starting MSRP in the U.S. is $49,490 (including destination) and it will be available for ordering in spring.
* This article was originally published here