LOS ANGELES -- Cadillac showed off the all-new XT5 small SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, embracing new styling and technology in a medium SUV.

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The 2017 XT5, replacing the outgoing SRX, is the first of four new SUVs in Cadillac's lineup.

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These SUVs will use the softened styling seen here in the grille and fascia of the XT5, while retaining Cadillac cues such as the LED light pipes.

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The new models will use the XT nomenclature, which stands for "Crossover Touring." The number designation indicates where the vehicle fits among the lineup in size.

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The XT5 benefits from a new generation of GM's direct injection 3.6-liter V-6 engine, making 310 horsepower and equipped with fuel-saving technologies such as idle-stop and cylinder deactivation.

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Cadillac will offer the XT5 with a new all-wheel-drive system capable of moving 100 percent of torque from front to back, depending on traction, and also using active torque vectoring to improve handling.

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An adaptive suspension changes the pressure in the dampers to improve comfort and handling.

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The XT5 is designed to hold five passengers and cargo, with fold-down seats for flexibility.

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Translucent black trim pieces on the D-pillars give the rear glass a wrap-around look.

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As a Cadillac, the XT5's interior will need to appeal to luxury buyers. A new version of Cadillac's CUE infotainment system features support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Electric power steering includes different settings for comfort and sport driving.

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Cadillac minimizes the size of the drive selector for the XT5's eight-speed transmission.

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Although the XT5 measures the same in exterior dimensions as the outgoing SRX, the interior has been expanded and overall weight reduced.

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