The second generation of the SRX crossover was one of Cadillac’s best selling vehicles, and for 2017 it has been revamped with the all-new XT5. The latest version will come with innovations like an award-winning rear-view mirror that streams a live video about four times larger image than a conventional mirror. Which means driving in reserve will be easier than ever. There is also fuel saving tech like automatic stop-start and cylinder deactivation with an available front-wheel and all-wheel drive options. To add to its efficiency, an 8-speed automatic with electronic shifter instead of a hydraulic component. In terms of engine specs, North American models will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 that produces a satisfying 310 hp with 271 lb·ft of torque.

We first laid our eyes on the XT5 in Dubai, which was revealed alongside Public School’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection. A few months later we travelled to the East Coast of Canada to Fogo Island in Newfoundland to experience the vehicle for ourselves. The island lies just a few kilometres offshore and it’s accessible by sea and, if weather permits, by air. It was early in the morning when we were to depart for Fogo and a thick layer of fog blanketed the island. This forced us to reroute to Gander where we boarded a ferry that would carry us to across the Atlantic. To get to the our accommodations, we exited the ferry in Cadillac’s XT5 and that’s where our drive began.

Watch the video above to take in the whole experience!

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Photography: Marcus Troy
Videography: Kevin Alcalde

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