Preview- 2019 Cadillac XT4: affordable   Premium Luxury CUV

The 2019 XT4 has a chrome-trimmed black mesh grille up front, with L-shaped LED running lights, while there are sleek LED taillights, and a liftgate.

By Veeno Dewan

The new 2019 Cadillac XT4 Crossover will slot beneath the existing XT5 in terms of size and pricing. The XT4 is a little sleeker than the XT5, buts still carries the brands design DNA. . The 2019 XT4 has a chrome-trimmed black mesh grille up front, with L-shaped LED running lights, while there are sleek LED taillights, and a liftgate.  The XT4 rides tough on 18-inch wheels as standard and 20-inch ones as an option.

The XT4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine rated for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It mates to a nine-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive The all-wheel-drive system can disconnect the rear axle to improve fuel efficiency, too.

The interior is also high on style with a new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, an air ionization system, wireless phone charging, and a new rotary controller for the excellent Cadillac User Experience infotainment system. The CUE has been updated with a new rotary controller on the center console will allow for quicker shortcuts to popular features. There is: an 8-inch touch screen, four USB ports, three 12-volt outlets, a 360-degree camera, and Cadillac’s Rear Camera Mirror.

The XT4 is not all show: practicality is high with the 2019 XT4 offering 22.5 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 48.9 with them down. Impressively an optional towing package will allow for pulling up to a 3,500 pounds load. On the XT4 Sport trim level, Cadillac will offer a Continuous Damping Control suspension, which can adjust its reactions to road surfaces in just 2 milliseconds. And all XT4s will have an electrohydraulic brake-by-wire system; the company says that system takes up less space underhood and contributes to improving engine efficiency.

When it comes to the various model ranges, the 2019 XT4 introduces will a number of options for  wheels;  satin exterior trim, leather seats, and either wood or aluminum interior trim,  Other trim lines will offer  options such as tinted taillights, gloss-black exterior trim, carbon fiber interior trim, a unique steering wheel, and sports pedals.  Pricing for the 2019 Cadillac XT4 in Canada will start at $34,500.