The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover today was named to the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list from WardsAuto. The first-ever XT5 was noted for its “first-rate materials” and integration of advanced technology, like the award-winning Rear Camera Mirror.
Cadillac debuted a new interior design on the XT5, emphasizing space and craftsmanship. It features expanded use of authentic materials and decorative trim options, best exemplified on the top-level XT5 Platinum Edition. The new XT5 begins production this month.
Cadillac Executive Director of Global Design Andrew Smith will be speaking at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Detroit on May 11.
According to WardsAuto, the award criteria is as follows:
- Eight WardsAuto editors selected the winners after spending February and March evaluating all 47 interiors. To be eligible, an interior must be all-new or significantly redesigned.
- Each vehicle is scored based on aesthetics and design harmony, as well as materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value and fit-and-finish. Editors also test the user-friendliness of the human-machine interface to see how effectively vehicle information is communicated.