The Red Hot XT5

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Neutral has its place—which is somewhere between ‘park’ and ‘drive.’ But you’ve always savored the cherry gum drops over the cool mint, and you get more kick from Chambord than champagne. Your internal tachometer tends to hover in the hot zone, where red comes in seven different shades—Confident, Bold, Powerful, Expressive, Sexy, Passionate, Daring—and where an entirely new kind of luxury crossover shines bright, the XT5. Your friends will be red with envy.

RED IS CONFIDENT.

You’re in the pink—hot pink, that is—and why not? You’re playing 3-D chess while everyone else is jumping checkers, and you’re at the top of your game. There’s something to be said for paying your dues and then reaping the rewards. What better way than with a touch of here-I-am, like a crimson bow tie or a pop of flaming red lip color or that perfect chunky statement bracelet. You know how to make an impression that lasts and lasts. Testing the limits (but staying firmly in control): It’s who you are. Carry on.

 

The LED rear tail lamps, running vertically and horizontally, replicate the design of a boomerang
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The LED rear tail lamps, running vertically and horizontally, replicate the design of a boomerang
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RED IS BOLD.

Fortune favors audacity, and that might as well be your middle name. You’re the swashbuckler, the prima ballerina. The fire-suited driver on the pole position at Indy. The same holds true for the XT5. Take the angled LED rear taillamps, which run both vertically and horizontally, replicating the design of a boomerang. This lyrical touch not only enhances the vehicle’s long lines, but also dramatically frames its sweeping curves and commanding edges. The XT5 also employs some of the automotive industry’s most advanced LED technology to offer superior illumination. Add a sculpted body, where graceful planes of steel meet powerful curves and lines to create a sleek crossover like none before.

RED IS POWERFUL.

Who doesn’t like clout? The juice, the influence. Call it what you will. But real power comes from within—from knowing who we are, where we’re going, and what it’s going to take to get there. Like the XT5’s muscular 310 horsepower with 271 lb.-ft. of torque. Potent, to be sure, and ready to redline when conditions are right, but statistics tell only part of this advanced power plant’s exciting story. The XT5’s engine also activates or deactivates cylinders as performance and efficiency demand, while its transmission seamlessly employs eight gears to infinite advantage. And its AWD system directs torque to the wheels with the most traction—smart power that makes driving a singular pleasure.

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The XT5's commanding face drives confidence.
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The XT5's commanding face drives confidence.

RED IS EXPRESSIVE.

Now, we’re not saying you deliberately call attention to yourself. Well, yes, we are—and we like what we see. Like the fiery grand finale of July 4th fireworks, your style begs to be noticed—and appreciated. From a bejeweled crimson snake clutch to a retro analog radio (yes, analog) to a professional-grade diver’s watch for a night out on the town, it’s the extra little flourishes that say “Today’s your lucky day, world, here I am!”

The XT5 sets the tone with premium, hand-stitched materials, paired with natural woods and metal accents.
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The XT5 sets the tone with premium, hand-stitched materials, paired with natural woods and metal accents.
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RED IS SEXY.

Spicy, sensual, and fresh in more ways than one. You wouldn’t dream of sending out a ‘secret admirer’ card—you’ll pre-order the box of Belgian chocolate hearts, thanks, wrap it in red satin ribbon, and deliver in person. And that sassy elegance is echoed in the sensory pleasures that get your pulse racing: fiery red heels and a camera that outrageously sports a red racing stripe.

RED IS PASSIONATE.

Who needs an adrenaline rush in a can, when just waking up every morning gets your motor revving? So much to do, so little time. And the burning desire to do it all just a little bit better than everyone else, like the XT5’s commanding face, with its three horizontal bars, powerfully understated grille, and prominently featured Cadillac crest, which dominates the front of the XT5. Inside, surrounded by natural colors, authentic wood, and metal accents, your drive intensifies. Good thing all of that fierce energy is honed like a laser beam: elegant, effective, and refined.

RED IS DARING.

In the game of life, you’ve got the moxie to put all of your chips on red—and spin that wheel. You were onto sriracha when ketchup was cool, and you’re the first to try a blend of red varietals from the new world. Equally, the first-ever XT5 is a potent expression of this bold design aesthetic. By pushing the wheel wells aggressively to the four corners of the vehicle, the XT5 has not only more interior space, but a supremely balanced structure for greater control and driving pleasure. Not exactly a daredevil, but savvily dauntless.

Push a button to open the double-sized sunroof.
Connect faster with the Cadillac User Experience (CUE)*
Push a button to open the double-sized sunroof.
Connect faster with the Cadillac User Experience (CUE)*

THE EXTRAS OF THE XT5

Premium Luxury AWD

Inside and out, no matter what the color, the XT5 exudes confidence, passion, and power. But if Red Passion Tintcoat doesn’t read sexy, express yourself with another color. Try Stellar Black Metallic. After all, you’re the driver—be daring—as you and the XT5 roll along the red carpet of life. Enjoy the ride.

While the exterior design of the XT5 is stunning, it’s the interior where its personality comes to life. Premium, hand-stitched materials, paired with natural woods and metal accents, set the tone. Express yourself with different personas. Create a clean, understated look with the all-new Sahara Beige leather and Jet Black accents. Upgraded in the XT5, the Cadillac User Experience (CUE)* provides faster connectivity to infotainment and your personal features. Need fresh air? Push a button to open the double-sized sunroof. With its stylish interior, technology, and performance, the XT5 is the perfect versatile vehicle.

* Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.

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