Long rumoured and finally unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show was the 2020 Cadillac XT6. An important product for the brand, which features a huge gap between the XT5 mid-size SUV and Escalade upper large SUV, the XT6 is aimed at buyers of the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7.
Based on the same platform and using the same petrol V6 as the GMC/Holden Acadia, the XT6 offers seating for up to seven people and uses the latest in Cadillac’s styling language. As it’s a Cadillac, the XT6 won’t be making it to Australia.
“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.”
Based on the same platform as the GMC/Holden Acadia and Chevrolet Blazer, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is available in both front- and all-wheel drive and is currently offered with just one engine option: a 231kW/373Nm 3.6-litre petrol V6 that features cylinder deactivation for enhanced fuel economy. This engine is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The exterior design of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 takes much from the Escala concept car, including the shapely lights, the large grille and side profile. The overall profile of the XT6 resembles the Volvo XC90, especially in the windowline and tailights, though adds a touch of Cadillac’s American style. The interior of the XT6 is yet to be fully revealed, though from the few images released by the company, it looks to resemble the smaller XT5 with lots of horizontal lines and a new infotainment system.
Standard equipment on all 2020 Cadillac XT6 models will be generous, according to the company. Standard fit on all XT6 models is forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, as well as a speed limiter.
Optional equipment includes a more advanced AEB system, adaptive cruise control, rear pedestrian alert, wheels up to 21-inches in size, heated front and middle row seating, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a colour heads-up display, a night vision system, reverse automatic braking and a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
The Cadillac brand isn’t currently offered in Australia and that’s unlikely to change in the future, meaning that the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is unlikely to be offered locally for the foreseeable future.
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