Cadillac’s crossover and SUV lineups are almost complete now. The popularity of XT5, which will get the first big redesign, is pushing the development of other models. The latest addition to the lineup is a mid-size three-row version. The 2020 Cadillac XT6 had its premiere at Detroit Auto Show. From what we saw, we can’t wait to see it in salons.
Dimensions of the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 are increased compared to its closest sibling, XT5. It is using some features fans already saw on the XT4. Finally, it is a lighter variant of the full-size Escalade. Interior is showing all the luxury the Cadillac brand is bringing. With either six or seven seats and plenty of storage space, the new Cadillac XT6 2020 will be a perfect solution for long road trips. The price will be affordable for this class, probably under Lexus GX and Audi Q7, which start beyond $50,000.
SUV With Plenty of Equipment and Space
The interior of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is a stunning part. Extra length, compared to its XT5 stablemate, is used cleverly. Well, we will find a lot of similarities, but this shouldn’t be a reason to worry. A lot of carbon fiber and wood, in combination with leather and premium plastic, will make the cabin of the XT6 stylish and comfortable. The first thing you will spot is a huge 8-inch infotainment screen. More about the features will be unveiled in the second half of 2019. We know that Cadillac will hire Bose again for the audio system. A 14-speaker sound is a likely option to start with. Leather seats and upholstery, heating and cooling for the second row, and a lot of other equipment will be available when the Cadillac XT6 hits dealerships.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Interior, Dimensions, Safety
The new 2020 Cadillac XT6 will be 9 inches longer than XT5. It is enough room to install the third row. Power folding will create more space for cargo if needed. On the other hand, passengers in the third row won’t have so much space for legs. With 29.5 inches of legroom, the XT6 offers more space than Audi Q7, but less than Infiniti QX60. Behind the third row, cargo area’s volume is 12.6 cu ft. With seats folded the total raises to 79 cu ft.
Luxury SUV’s main purpose is to transport people. That leads to the better safety features this model will offer. The assortment of 2020 Cadillac XT6 will include auto emergency brakes and alerts for forward collision. Blind zones are covered, assist for parking is there, as well as aid for lane changing, with lane departure warning.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Specs
The only powertrain available for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will be a 3.6-liter V6 unit. We see this one producing power for other SUVs in GM’s fleet – Chevy Traverse, and its twin GMC Acadia. Fans might look for a turbocharged engine, but the first run will be with this inline-six unit. A nine-speed automatic transmission routes power to front wheels by default. Upgrade to all-wheel drive is available for base models. A V6 engine can produce 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Sport model comes exclusively with AWD. Towing capacity of the Cadillac XT6 will be 4,000 pounds, which is less than Audi Q7, as the main rival is offering. In future, GM engineers will probably bring a hybrid engines and turbocharged units for better performances.
Styling and Trim Levels
The look of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is quite interesting. We can find some familiar solutions, but the overall design is unique, attractive, and sporty. The size of the XT6 positions this SUV between XT5 and Escalade. The exterior shows some contours of the latest Escala concept. We mean on the huge grille and vertical DRLs. Of course, LED lamps are installed there and in headlights. Other interesting exterior features are 20-inch wheels and the tail of the SUV. We can also upgrade wheels to 21-inchers with Sport model, while there are also other options available besides standard additions – mesh grille and sporty bumpers.
The overall length of the SUV is 199 inches. It falls short from its stablemates Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. Well, that is one of the reasons why the third row is so tight. Wheelbase is 112.7 inches. In its first appearance, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will come in Premium Luxury trim level. Upper model is Sport. Later, we will probably see even more trims, with some limited offers coming beyond 2020.
When Will The Cadillac XT6 Be Released?
The brand-new 2020 Cadillac XT6 had its premiere at 2019 NAIAS. The SUV will hit dealerships in the spring, but sales will start later this year. The full lineup will be available early next season. Experts believe the XT6 will draw attention with its price. According to rumors, starting cost will be between $45,000 and $48,000. That is less than Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60. Other rivals in mid-size premium SUV market that also come with three rows of seats will be Lexus GX 460, BMW X5, Range Rover Discovery.