Although it’s all about crossovers these days, it looks like Cadillac won’t give up from its original philosophy, which is all about luxury in all forms. Besides SUVs, this brand has always been famous for huge sedans, but for convertibles as well. One of these models was the XLR, which was in production between 2004 and 2009. A powerful roadster was all about luxury and performances. Such mix looks more interesting than ever these days, so it’s no wonder that many reports suggest a comeback of this nameplate, in the form of 2021 Cadillac XLR.
At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation, but there are already many reports that suggest how the new model could look like. Many of them suggest it would once again share the chassis with Corvette, while others suggest a little bit more traditional approach, considering the Corvette’s new design.
2021 Cadillac XLR Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, there are two possibilities for the 2021 Cadillac XLR. The first one is to see a strong relationship with Chevy Corvette once again. This would mean a completely different design approach compared to the original model. To remind you, the new Corvette comes with a mid-engine design, for the first time in its long history. If this happens, we can count on a pretty high price tag of the new 2021 Cadillac XLR. In terms of the styling, the new model would feature the same line, typical for mid-engine cars. There’s no doubt that the front end would be designed in Cadillac’s typical manner, based on the latest design language. One thing is sure about such design, the new model will offer an amazing driving experience.
On the other side, there is also a chance to see a little bit more traditional design. Many believe that the 2021 Cadillac XLR won’t feature the Corvette’s radical design and that the new model would rather come with an FR layout. of course, this would mean a familiar Alpha platform. In practice, this means a lot of things in common with Camaro, which is also an amazing performer and feels even more natural to be the basis for the luxury roadster.
2021 Cadillac XLR Engines
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about a sports car is the engine. No matter which platform the new 2021 Cadillac XLR will use, there is a big chance to see a well-known 6.2-liter V8 engine, which would come is a couple of versions, with different output ratings. Of course, we might also see the company’s new 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, probably tuned to around 550 horsepower. Finally, we won’t be surprised if we see some form of electrification.
Styling and Interior Design
In terms of the styling, we count on a typical roadster layout. On the other side, aesthetics should be based on the brand’s latest design language, which means we should see a lot of similarities with the recent Escala concept. This particularly refers to the front end, where we can see a new shield grille design, as well as a completely new approach to the design of the headlights.
On the inside, we expect nothing but luxury. Despite we are talking about a sports car, we count on the plush interior, full of hi-end materials and with loads of standard equipment.
Date and Price
We could see 2021 Cadillac XLR already in the next year and we are pretty sure that the price definitely won’t be affordable. Moreover, we expect that the base model won’t go under 100.000 dollars. When it comes to competition, there are models like Ferarri 488 Spider, Audi R8 Spyder etc.