Cadillac XT4 crossover to be built in Kansas City

Cadillac‘s upcoming XT4, a crossover we’ve previously known as the XT3 in a long series of spy shots of heavily camouflaged mules, will be built at General Motors‘ assembly plant in Kansas City on the same platform as the Chevrolet Malibu, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plan.

That will give Cadillac another entry in the red-hot luxury crossover segment and, GM hopes, help to reverse a sales slump in the U.S. It’ll also breath life into the Kansas City plant that makes the slow-selling Malibu, where GM cut a third shift last year, by sharing the assembly line between the crossover and sedan and defraying costs for each vehicle.

The XT4 was known most recently as the XT3, with styling cues based on the Escala concept sedan from 2016. It’s slightly

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