Cadillac is planning to extend its XT lineup of crossovers. While there is Escalade version dominating in full-size segment, the company will try to downsize it and make it slightly less luxurious, and also expensive. The 2019 Cadillac XT6 could be the response to the growing competition. This would be a 3-row crossover that will take a position just above the existing Caddy XT5. Whatsoever, rumors about 2019 XT6 as a hybrid are making this SUV even more intriguing. With such big additions, the US carmaker plans to revive interest from old fans and younger population.
2019 Cadillac XT6 specs
The base unit for the 2019 Cadillac XT6 will be a petrol engine. It is still unknown which one. However, it doesn’t stop us to follow information from rumors and experts opinions. A 3.6-liter V-6 seems to be a favorite to take the position under the bonnet of the upcoming Cadillac XT6. The drivetrain is going to be capable to deliver 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Engineers will probably use an 8-speed auto transmission. We can find this gearbox on Escalade.
2019 Cadillac XT6 hybrid
The same petrol unit could be used as the base engine for the hybrid combination. Additionally, there are two electric motors to help 2019 Cadillac XT6 achieve better outputs. Mileage, horsepower, and torque, all will get higher numbers with the plug-in drivetrain. However, it is more important that Caddy will step into this market in the SUV segment. Some solutions could be the same as for the Cadillac CT6 sedan. This car already has the hybrid engine, and its success made chiefs considering a launch of a plug-in crossover. If rumors come true, the 2019 Cadillac XT6 will be the first SUV in the family with such powertrain.
2019 Cadillac XT6 concept and spy shots
The 2019 Cadillac XT6 will use the same platform as the smaller XT5. That means we will see the existing vehicle as a larger SUV. Nevertheless, Caddy XT6 will have unique design solutions, as well as the hybrid drivetrain. Spy shots caught a testing mule, and experts believe it could be the XT6 crossover. The appearance of this vehicle, although heavy covered, ensure us we will see it very soon.