It’s only been a few weeks since Cadillac announced that its replacement for the SRX, the new XT5, is on its way. Now, we have images of it out in the open and completely free of camouflage.
Obtained by a reader at Jalopnik’s Opposite Lock forum, the Caddy was spotted during what user Saw930 believes was a photo shoot in New York’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. There’s only a pair of images, from the front and rear three-quarters, but it’s enough to give us a very thorough overview of the exterior styling on the new CUV.
In short, the design language that has been seen on Escalade, CTS, and upcoming CT6 has indeed made its way to the SRX replacement. The broad, egg-crate grille is perhaps the cleanest iteration of Caddy’s latest styling, while the CT6-inspired headlights look sharp, as well. Expect a similar headlight pattern to the CTS, with strong LED character accents on the outside of the headlights that integrate seamlessly with the lower DRLs.
In back, the taillights curve over the rear haunches and blend into an extremely strong shoulder line. It’s a dynamic and aggressive piece of design that we’ll need to see in person before signing off on. The rear bumper, meanwhile, is a nicely styled piece, complete with twin, integrated, rectangular tailpipes that flank a piece of (probably faux) skid plating. There’s a similar off-road treatment in the front bumper, as well.
While we wait for scour for more news on the XT5, have a look at the two images Saw930 captured and posted at Oppo and let us know what you think in Comments.