Cadillac leasing has closed a deal to lease the 2018 Q8 in Australia, the first major global customer of the luxury crossover, the automaker announced today.
The Q8 will be offered with the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade, the 2018 Cadillac ATS, the 2019 Q7 and the 2018 XTS, Cadillac said.
Cadillac has leased the Q8 for the last six years.
It also announced that the company is making the Q5, the next-generation Cadillac Avant, available with a lease for the first time in Australia.
Cadillac said the 2018 Avant will be available with the Q4.
“The Q5 is our latest addition to the luxury lineup that will deliver unparalleled value, comfort and performance to consumers,” said Mark Reuss, Cadillac chairman and CEO.
“We will continue to work with our Australian customers to make the Q6 the best vehicle for them, and we look forward to continuing to build upon the brand’s heritage of innovation.”
In 2018, Cadillac sold a record number of Q6s, with 1,854,074 sold, a record-high for a Q6 model year.
In 2017, the company sold 1,079,049 Q6 vehicles, a new record.
Cadillac also announced a new lease agreement with a leasing company in Australia for the 2018 RAV4, which is the second-generation RAV, which will arrive in Australia in late 2019.
The 2018 RAB will also be offered in Australia with a Q4 lease.
The RAB lease deal will be extended through 2021, when the QQ lease will be canceled and replaced by a Q5 lease.CADillac also confirmed today that it will lease the 2019 XTS for a total of $6,700 a month, up from $5,200 a month.
It also announced the launch of a new leasing partnership with the global leasing company, Zoho, to bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia.
Cabins Q5 and Q6 models are now available in Australia as well.
Cudahy, which acquired the Camaro brand in 2012, is a subsidiary of Cadillac.
The Camaro Q5 will arrive next month.