Cadillac expands its popular crossover and SUV lineup with today's global debut of the 2020 XT6.
Created to make the most of passengers' time on the road, this all-new three-row crossover centers on a luxurious, adaptable and connected cabin, complemented with responsive handling and a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety technologies.
"The first-ever Cadillac XT6 delivers a compelling blend of spaciousness, safety and convenience features for customers who thrive on doing it all," said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. "It joins the all-new XT4, which has soared to the top spot in its segment, our global best-selling XT5 and the iconic Escalade to accelerate the brand's global growth, with a spirit that is uniquely Cadillac."
Every inch of the Cadillac XT6 has been carefully considered and developed to offer a refined, comfortable place to connect and enjoy the ride.
"Every seat is the best seat in the house," said Carlisle. "From luxurious appointments, comfort and convenience to premium sound and technology features, every passenger gets an optimized experience."
"The new Cadillac XT6 models provide two expressions of the signature Cadillac experience, allowing more personalized appearance and driving character," said John Plonka, chief engineer. "Premium Luxury models provide an elevated level of refinement, while Sport models offer a performance-oriented feel."
Refined Luxury, Comfort and Convenience
Cadillac XT6 advances Cadillac's contemporary interior aesthetic, with elegant, wide surface lines and simple interfaces. It's an expression that focuses attention on the quality and authenticity of materials and impeccable craftsmanship.
Distinctive trim and interior colors delineate the Premium Luxury and Sport models. Premium Luxury models are trimmed with exotic wood decor, while the Sport features performance-inspired carbon fiber trim.
Available comfort features help ensure all passengers have a luxurious experience in every seating row, including Cadillac's first Bose® Performance Series sound system with 14 custom-tuned speakers delivering immersive, powerful audio throughout XT6's cabin. Additional available features include semi-aniline premium leather-appointed seating; Cadillac's in-vehicle air ionizer; automatic heated/ventilated front seats and heated second-row rear outboard seats, and a standard automatic heated steering wheel.
Additionally, Cadillac XT6's available convenience features help keep drivers and passengers connected, confident and in control, including:
A standard power-folding third-row seat and remote fold-down feature for the second-row seat enhance versatility, while a tip/pitch-and-slide feature on the second-row seat allows easy access to the third row.
Safety and Driver Assistance Features
XT6 offers a comprehensive suite of driver assistance and safety technologies that can help drivers be more aware of their environment. They include sophisticated radar-, camera- and other sensor-based technologies.
Further, the vehicle structure is designed to help keep occupants safe, with premium body materials and features such as boxed, splayed front rails and a state-of-the-art restraint system, including seven standard airbags.
Thoughtful, Seamless Connectivity
Thoughtful technology integration is central to the Cadillac XT6's mission of offering a seamless and intuitive in-vehicle experience. It elevates connectivity to a new threshold for Cadillac, with some of the brand's most advanced features.
The latest Cadillac user experience provides more ways to interface with the system, including one-touch phone pairing via Near Field Communication and a new rotary controller with intuitive jog functionality. And when it comes to plugging in, all models come with six USB ports (two for each row of seats).
Additional available driver support and connectivity technologies include:
The foundation for the XT6's expressive design is its strong proportions, with distinct personas for the Premium Luxury and Sport models.
"The XT6 is unmistakably Cadillac," said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. "It reinterprets our design language in a unique way, with the Premium Luxury and Sport models adding more sophisticated or aggressive character depending on preference."
Bright Galvano exterior accents distinguish the Premium Luxury model, while the Cadillac XT6 Sport is defined by darker accents and more aggressive, performance-inspired details, including available 21-inch wheels. Both models feature advanced lighting technology, including vertically emphasized LED signatures. Two headlamp variants are offered: a standard bi-function LED projector design or an available, performance LED headlamp system with a three-element projector array.
Driving Dynamics and Propulsion
The XT6's driving experience offers a rewarding balance of responsiveness and refinement, with a feeling of solidity that enhances driver confidence. Those qualities are uniquely distilled between the Premium Luxury and Sport models, with a greater emphasis on road isolation in the Premium Luxury and a greater feeling of agility dialed into the Sport's chassis tuning.
Customer-selectable drive modes allow the XT6 to adapt even better to driver preferences and changing road conditions. The modes are uniquely calibrated to support the characteristics of the Premium Luxury or Sport models.
AWD is available on Premium Luxury and standard on Cadillac XT6 Sport. The Sport model features a Sport Control active twin-clutch AWD design that helps enhance the driving experience with active yaw control. Sport models also feature Continuous Damping Control active handling and a faster steering ratio that is tuned to support a more enthusiast-level driving feel, with increased feedback and greater overall responsiveness.
The Cadillac XT6's sophisticated driving dynamics are powered by a 3.6L DOHC V-6 engine estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission featuring next-generation Electronic Precision Shift. To enhance fuel efficiency, Active Fuel Management technology enables V-4 operation when V-6 power is not required.