The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is the latest addition to the lineup of the famous luxury carmaker. Presenter this January at the Detroit Auto Show, it is expected to hit the market in the second half the year. We are witnessing a complete reorganization of Cadillacs lineup and there are several brand-new crossovers to come in the upcoming years. This one will enter one of the most competitive luxury markets in the segment. Yes, we are talking about the segment of mid-size luxury crossover, where you can find plenty of amazing models.
Of course, there are German competitors led by BMW X5, as well as a class-leader Lexus RX, and other amazing models like Acura MDX, Lincoln Aviator etc. Therefore, expect that the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will definitely have a real struggle to establish its position on the market. As we already mentioned, it should arrive sometime in the second half of the year.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Redesign
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will be a mid-size luxury crossover. Therefore, you may presume it ride on GM’s familiar C1 architecture. Interestingly, it rides on standard wheelbase version of this platform, which means it is shorter than models like Chevy Traverse. Speaking of dimensions, the new crossover is almost 199 inches long, while the wheelbase measures around 113 inches. With such numbers, it’s no wonder that we expect to see a pretty comfortable cabin, competitive in all aspects with other models in the class.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Styling
In terms of aesthetics, the new 2020 Cadillac XT6 will introduce the brand’s new design language. As you may presume, the front face will be most interesting to see. We have no doubt it will take a lot of inspiration from the recent Escala concept. Despite being a sedan, this concept sets some new aesthetical standard which will be implemented in SUVs and crossovers as well. Of course, the most notable is a prominent grille, which keeps similar shape but comes with a completely new pattern. Also, it is significantly bigger, someone would even say oversized. Also, there are new super-narrow headlights, along with vertically positioned daytime running lights. The rest of the vehicle will come in a typical crossover manner, with a common SUV body. The rear end won’t be drastically different from existing crossovers, such as XT4 and XT5.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Interior
On the inside, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will come with a completely new design. First of all, this will be a pretty spacious crossover. Count on three comfortable rows of seating. Of course, the first two rows will be particularly spacious, but the third one will be useful as well. Therefore, count on the seating capacity of up to seven passengers. Higher trims will offer second-row captain chairs as well, which will reduce capacity to six. On the other side, the cargo area won’t be as spacious as in some rivals. Count on only 12.6 cubic feet behind the third row. Still, things will become much better once you fold the last row. In this case, cargo volume goes up to 43.1 cubic feet.
The cabin will be very luxurious. The overall quality is amazing and the whole interior flashes with hi-end soft-touch materials. Of course, there is a new dashboard as well. The first thing you’ll notice is a massive, three-tier design, which combines various premium materials. What we liked most about the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is the fact that the center stack kept familiar V design with a completely integrated touchscreen, which definitely isn’t oversized. Of course, count on numerous tech goodies, including the company’s familiar Super Cruise, which is one of the most advanced semi-autonomous driving systems around.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Engines
Considering the architecture, it’s not hard to guess that a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine will definitely find the place under the hood of this crossover. For this occasion, it will be tuned to around 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission. In the future, we count on more powerful options as well. Of course, we count on Cadillac’s new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which delivers around 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Some reports even suggest a hi-performance version with a new 4.2-liter V8, which delivers impressive 550 horsepower.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Release Date and Price
The all-new 2020 Cadillac XT6 had a premiere at the Detroit Auto Show. However, the new model won’t hit the market so soon. It looks like it will go on sale sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models will most likely go around 60.000 dollars. Competition in the segment is pretty tough. Of course, key rivals German crossovers – BMW X5, Audi Q7, and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Also, there are models like Lincoln Aviator, Lexus RX, Acura MDX, and many others.