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It will consist of :
- Gloss black grille with a Galvano surround
- LED headlights with cornering function
- Signature clear taillight lenses
- Side-assist steps
- 20-inch aluminum wheels finished in Technical Gray
- Sport pedals
- Cirrus/Jet Black interior or full Jet Black both with Diamond Cut aluminum trim
- Will be available this spring on Luxury ($ 2,995) and Luxury Premium ($1,995) trims.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/02/2019-cadillac-xt5-sport-package-harmonizes-its-crossover-lineup/
 

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That would look good in Dark Granite Metallic which will sadly be discontinued.
 

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Can you imagine what the engineers could do with that 2 to 3 thousand dollars in real performance updates; yeah, a real sport model.
 

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My 2017 Platinum has cornering lights. They are at the bottom of the waterfall on each side. They work very well.

I do not remember if they were part of a package, or standard on the Platinum which also has LED headlights.
 

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I do not remember if they were part of a package, or standard on the Platinum which also has LED headlights.
It's standard on Premium Luxury and Platinum and optional on Luxury and cornering lights is part of the LED headlights package.
 

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They need to actually offer a performance engine option and suspension!
Given the transverse-mounted engine and FWD architecture, they've probably done about all they can performance wise. The suspension could be tuned a bit, but my guess is very few XT5 buyers would want that. Most are AARP members looking for a nice, comfortable crossover. And there's nothing at all wrong with that.
 

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Given the transverse-mounted engine and FWD architecture, they've probably done about all they can performance wise. The suspension could be tuned a bit, but my guess is very few XT5 buyers would want that. Most are AARP members looking for a nice, comfortable crossover. And there's nothing at all wrong with that.
Well - I belong to AARP and drive a C7 and would like my XT5 to have additional power and suspension enhancement. I guess I'm one of the very few.

Internal engine modifications don't require extra room in the engine bay. Fuel injection modifications don't require any extra space worth mentioning. Increased intake cold air flow could be made to fit. Increased exhaust capacity could be made to fit. Not to mention supercharging.
Suspension geometry could be altered and with only a few panels changed could fit quite nicely. The addition of magnetic adjustable shocks and a good computer program would help a lot just as it is now. If a performance package can fit in other FWD cars, it can fit in the XT5.

The aftermarket manufacturers haven't been apparent. Maybe they are just slow or want a few model years out there. Or maybe it is because their marketing groups think that only a very few XT5 owners would buy their packages.
I think there are more than a few that would. Maybe not?
 

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Robert, you are one of the few trying to make the XT5 into a hotrod, Maybe you should buy a performance Mustang to fill your need for speed. I would like weaker springs to give the XT5 a little softer ride.
 

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Robert, you are one of the few trying to make the XT5 into a hotrod, Maybe you should buy a performance Mustang to fill your need for speed. I would like weaker springs to give the XT5 a little softer ride.
I thought we were speaking of "options". I was only saying what might be done. You can have it the way it is. It's OK with me.
 

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Why would Robert want a Mustang when he already has a C7.

I also belong to AARP and have a C7 parked alongside my XT5. Belonging to AARP should not be stereotyped as sitting in a rocker every day. It usually means we have reached a level of financial stability that allows us to enjoy expensive toys and enhance them if we are enticed to do so. Reaching that age level also brings along lesser insurance rates to help afford those toys.
 

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Given the transverse-mounted engine and FWD architecture, they've probably done about all they can performance wise. The suspension could be tuned a bit, but my guess is very few XT5 buyers would want that. Most are AARP members looking for a nice, comfortable crossover. And there's nothing at all wrong with that.
not quite true...they could easily overcome this drivetrain layout, much in the same way Audi has leveraged Quattro to overcome this drivetrain layout....Mercedes Benz' A45 AMG also has this layout and is a monster....In fact, Cadillac has done this as well with the 400 HP XTS V-Sport and could probably drop that drivetrain into XT5 with little effort.

on another note... Cadillac goofed IMO with this sport pkg by not deleting the chrome around the windows like they did with the XT4 sport models.... that transforms the cars appearance for the better
 

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not quite true...they could easily overcome this drivetrain layout, much in the same way Audi has leveraged Quattro to overcome this drivetrain layout....Mercedes Benz' A45 AMG also has this layout and is a monster....In fact, Cadillac has done this as well with the 400 HP XTS V-Sport and could probably drop that drivetrain into XT5 with little effort.

on another note... Cadillac goofed IMO with this sport pkg by not deleting the chrome around the windows like they did with the XT4 sport models.... that transforms the cars appearance for the better
Audi (A4/A6/A8) uses longitudinally mounted engines, not transverse. They are FWD unless they are optioned as AWD. That is unlike most other cars with longitudinal engines which are usually RWD. Yes, the A-Class and the XTS have powerful transverse engines, but they are cars and only come in AWD. Of course the XT5 would require AWD with a larger engine, but also, it would require larger tires. The skinny things they have on there now barely handle the 300hp of the current engine. Given that there are "friendly contact" issues with these skinny tires, I doubt larger ones would be a possibility.

I could see them offering a slightly more powerful engines, maybe 350hp, and a slightly lowered suspension as a sport model, but I would be totally surprised to see and actual version of the XT5 designed to compete with specialty AMG, M-Sport, etc. models from the longitudinal engine based SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi or even Jeep.

As for my AARP comments, I'm a card-carrying AARP member and while I no longer do any racing, i still enjoy a powerful, sporty car and do not spend my time in a rocking chair. :)
 

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Audi (A4/A6/A8) uses longitudinally mounted engines, not transverse. They are FWD unless they are optioned as AWD. That is unlike most other cars with longitudinal engines which are usually RWD. Yes, the A-Class and the XTS have powerful transverse engines, but they are cars and only come in AWD. Of course the XT5 would require AWD with a larger engine, but also, it would require larger tires. The skinny things they have on there now barely handle the 300hp of the current engine. Given that there are "friendly contact" issues with these skinny tires, I doubt larger ones would be a possibility.

I could see them offering a slightly more powerful engines, maybe 350hp, and a slightly lowered suspension as a sport model, but I would be totally surprised to see and actual version of the XT5 designed to compete with specialty AMG, M-Sport, etc. models from the longitudinal engine based SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi or even Jeep.

As for my AARP comments, I'm a card-carrying AARP member and while I no longer do any racing, i still enjoy a powerful, sporty car and do not spend my time in a rocking chair. :)
You make some points, but they need clarifying because could lead you to the wrong conclusion...and there is some incorrect information in this post as well

you are correct Audis typically were Longitudinally mounted excluding A3/TT which are transverse... whether the engine is sideways or straight does not exempt the Audi from physics....I say this because the primary negative of front wheel drive platforms is the heavily exaggerated lawn dart like handling FWD cars have due to all the weight of the drivetrain being in the nose.... Audi practically had to go Quattro because their Longitudinal arrangement was actually worse than transverse..... this is because with transverse the engine and transmission are typically vertically arranged which make for a tidy compact drivetrain package Longitudinal, on the other hand, the engine is still in front of the transmission pushing the weight imbalance out even further... you had all the negatives of RWD long nose & narrow footwells to accommodate the transmission & all the negatives of FWD poor handling due to too much weight in front combined in one car.

with regards to XTS and A-Class only being AWD...this is dead wrong XTS is primarily a FWD car with 4 of its 7 trim levels/model variants FWD...the same goes for the A-Class...which can be had as the A-Class and A-Class 4Matic

when Cadillac opted to place the 3.6TT in the XTS in a transverse arrangement, they showed us that engine is packaged nicely to fit where the normally aspirated 3.6 does... I wouldn't be surprised if this carried over to the space occupied by the 3.6 in the XT5
 

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Audi has always been dinged for being node-heavy. We had a 2002 A6 and it was definitely an noticeable compared to Mercedes-Benz and BMWs we've owned.

When I said the XTS and A-Class come only in AWD, I was referring to the AMG and V-Sport versions.
 
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