DANA POINT, Calif. -- Cadillac's new XT5 midsize crossover eventually could be sold in the U.S. with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, brand boss Johan de Nysschen says.
When the 2017 XT5 hits showrooms next month as a replacement for the SRX, it will come only with a 3.6-liter V-6. The new engine is a redesign of the 3.6-liter long used in the SRX. It will produce 310 hp and connect to an eight-speed transmission and a stop-start system for improved fuel economy.
A 2.0-liter turbo that generates an estimated 258 hp will be offered -- but only in China. De Nysschen said it's possible that Cadillac would add that engine to the U.S. lineup, without discussing potential timing.
"I actually think we would do well to consider that for the U.S.," de Nysschen said on the sidelines of the XT5 national media drive here this month.
Several other luxury midsize crossovers are offered with smaller engines, including the Audi Q5 (a 2.0 turbo), Lincoln MKX (2.7-liter EcoBoost) and Mercedes-Benz GLE (2.1-liter diesel).