Read more about the Cadillac XT3 Compact Crossover Spied Testing for the First Time at AutoGuide.com. Cadillacís SUV offerings are pretty slim right now, but the American luxury automaker is finally adding more crossover models to its lineup.
The 2019 Cadillac
XT3 has been spied testing for the first time, confirming that a compact crossover to compete with the BMW X3 and Audi Q3 is coming soon. The XT3 will slot under the XT5 in terms of size and price when it arrives sometime in 2018. So far, Cadillac
only has two SUVs ó the mid-size XT5 and full-size Escalade ó even though the popularity of crossovers continues to rise.
Although this prototype is covered under heavy camouflage, spy photographers could see the signature Cadillac
pentagonal grille, sharp LED head lights, and an intercooler in the front bumper that suggests a turbocharged engine is being tested. When the XT3 arrives, expect it to offer a turbo four-cylinder engine with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. A nine-speed transmission is likely, and the crossover will probably be available with Cadillacís unique rear-view mirror monitor that displays a wide-angle feed of whatís behind the vehicle.
The Cadillac XT3 will likely debut in mid-2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle. An even smaller Cadillac XT1 is also rumored to be in the pipeline to compete with the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Read more about The Best Proof Yet that the Mid-Engine Corvette is Coming at AutoGuide.com. The top secret mid-engine Chevy Corvette has been trying to hide from the cameras, but so for the spy photographers seem to be winning the battle.
This new set of photos offers our best look yet at the car, caught while undergoing winter testing on ice. In many of the photos, we see the car totally covered by a black sheet, but when it hit the ice the sheet came off, revealing its proportions and a few hints at the carís overall design.
The shape alone suggests that the car is mid-engine, especially when you see it in contrast to the C7 ZR1
prototype that was also out testing. The long, tall hood is gone on the mid-engine prototype, replaced with a longer rear deck to house the engine
. Air intakes in the rear flanks to help cool the engine are also visible.
Nothing has been confirmed about this car yet, but of course, rumors abound. It has been suggested that the new supercar will appear with a Cadillac badge, a better suited brand to sell it for a high price tag. If the mid-engine Corvette looks to take on the Ford GT directly, the price could stretch all the way up to $400,000, though some reports put the price closer to $150,000.
A version of the 6.2-liter V8 in todayís Corvette will probably be used in the supercar, though with a supercharger adding serious horsepower to the mix. A twin-turbo V6
has could also be an option as a base engine.