We’ve already shown you the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in both Premium Luxury and Sport trimmings as it stood on the floor of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But now, we have the very first photos of the XT6 driving on the streets of metro Detroit, representing the first time that we have seen Cadillac’s “midsize-plus” luxury crossover “in the wild”.
The Cadillac XT6 seen here is coated in Stellar Black Metallic, which is an extra-charge color. The model is a bit dirty from all the weather in the Metro Detroit area, so it’s not a great representation of the color’s shine. What’s more, this particular XT6 is the Premium Luxury trim level equipped with AWD.
The appearance of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will set the tone for the design language of all future Cadillac models, with horizontal and vertical elements on the headlights and tail-lights.
The horizontal headlamps are front and center. They offer a standard bi-function LED projector design as standard, with a performance LED headlamp system with a three-element projector array is available as an option. It appears that the model seen here is equipped with the optional system.
Meanwhile, the vertically-emphasized LED signatures – a Cadillac signature – are present and accounted for. The color of the signatures turn from white to amber when the turn signal is enabled, as seen here.
The Premium Luxury trim can be instantly recognized by the bright Galvano finish on the grille, side window moldings and roof rails. The XT6 Premium Lux also wears a unique front fascia.
This model is riding on the base 20-inch units with a 6-split-spoke alloy design with polished/android finish. These are assigned RPO code Q6R.
XT6 Premium Luxury models can be upgraded to of 20-inch, 12-spoke alloy wheels with a fully-polished finish (RPO code SLW).
The rear end features a trim-specific fascia as well as red taillights, which are also specific to the XT6 Premium Luxury trim. All 2020 Cadillac XT6 models feature a through-fascia exhaust outlets.
About Cadillac XT6
The Cadillac XT6 is a three-row premium luxury crossover. The model represents a new addition to the Cadillac model range as part of the brand's crossover expansion strategy. It slots above the the compact Cadillac XT4 and midsize Cadillac XT5 in the Cadillac crossover SUV lineup. Its size classification can be best described as "midsize plus", as it is bigger than midsize but not big enough to be classified as full-size.
The XT6 was announced at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January 2019 and goes on sale in the spring of the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model. It is based on the regular-length variant of the GM C1 platform shared with the XT5, but with more rear overhang than the XT5. That extended rear overhang enables it to accommodate a third row. The rest of the vehicle is very similar to the XT5, including its engine, transmission, and cockpit.
The XT5 is produced at the following GM plants globally:
- GM Spring Hill factory in Tennessee or GM Lansing Delta plant operated by GM USA supplying North American markets
- Cadillac China Jinqiao factory operated by Shanghai-GM supplying the Chinese market