The 2020 Cadillac XT6 made its public debut a day before the media days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which runs thru January 27th. The XT6 is the third vehicle (after the 2019 CT6 and XT4) to follow Cadillac’s new Y trim level strategy, and this means that it offers two distinct trim levels: the Premium Luxury trim, which features bright body accents and focuses on delivering a soft ride, and the XT6 Sport – which offers a more aggressive appearance along with sporty ride and handling characteristics.
As is often the case with new vehicle releases, initial photos simply do not do the Cadillac XT6 justice, so here’s a collection of live photos from the show floor showcasing the XT6 Premium Luxury in all its glory.
So then, XT6 Premium Luxury is distinguished by bright exterior accents, which can be see on the new shield grille, side window moldings and roof rails. By comparison, the XT6 Sport features darker accents with a V-Series inspired black grille, black window moldings and roof rails.
The XT6 Premium Luxury also wears unique front and rear fascias. The front end features a lower grille with horizontal slats and bright accent trim below the vertical accent light. In the rear, the Premium Lux trim wears red taillight lenses.
The XT6 Premium Luxury also includes trim-specific 20-inch wheels, while the XT5 Sport has standard 20-inch and available 21-inchers.
Two headlamp variants are offered: bi-function LED projectors are standard, while a performance LED headlamp system with a three-element projector array is optional.
No matter the trim level, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is powered by a 3.6L V6 LGX engine estimated to produce 310 horsepower (231 kW). It is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift. An all-wheel-drive system is optional on the XT6 Premium Luxury, while being standard on the XT6 Sport.
The cockpit of the XT6 is nearly identical, if not identical, to that of the XT5. The real benefit of the XT6 is the addition of a power-folding third row, which expands the seating capacity to either six or seven passengers. The second row features a remote fold-down feature as well as a tip/pitch-and-slide feature that provides easier access to the third row.
The Premium Luxury model features wood trim/decor, while the XT6 Sport features carbon fiber trim. In addition, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 includes the brand’s first implementation of the Bose Performance Series sound system with 14 custom-tuned speakers that deliver a more immersive audio experience.
Pricing and additional details pertaining to the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium will be announced closer to the start of production. Cadillac will begin taking orders for the vehicle this spring.