What a difference a few months makes. For quite some time, Cadillac sales were limited by only having a single crossover, the XT5. Recently they added the XT4 baby-brother to draw customers that might have considered smaller and sportier crossovers.
But, this left growing families without a Cadillac to consider, if they aren’t interested in the flamboyant, body-on-frame Escalade.
Cadillac now has brought to bear the XT6, debuting the 2020 model at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.
Based heavily on the XT5 platform, the XT6 has the same wheelbase as its 2-row cousin (112.5 inches), but with a longer body with a more squared-off roofline (9.3 inches added) and a 3rd row of seats. Also of note, the XT6 borrows styling from the Cadillac Escala concept with its short and wide headlights, vertical white front marker lights, as well as the horizontal and vertical tail light treatment.
The XT6 is powered by Cadillac’s 3.6l V-6 with power routed through a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 310hp V-6 also has GM’s Active Fuel Management technology, allowing it to run as a V-4 when maximum power is not needed.
Expect the 2020 XT6 to hit dealer showrooms later this year.
Read below for the full press release from Cadillac.