The 2020 Cadillac XT6 mid-size crossover is now on sale in China.
The XT6 is an important product for Cadillac in China, with mid-size crossovers key to driving sales volume and growing market share in the country. In recent years, China has surpassed the United States to become Cadillac’s largest market.
General Motors showed just how serious it was about the Chinese market when it announced the 2020 Cadillac XT6 would be produced in the country for local consumption. This gives it a huge competitive advantage over competing luxury crossovers, as it does not have to face steep import tariffs and can thus be sold for less. The XT6 is also the largest crossover produced in China.
The XT6 trim structure is different in China than it is in the US. A total of five model variants are offered across three levels of equipment: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. Cadillac does not offer the base-level Luxury trim in US, with just two trims offered domestically: Premium Luxury and Sport. Both two- and three-row versions of the crossover are offered in China, with the two-row version swapping the middle bench seat for a pair of captain’s chairs.
GM is also only offering four-cylinder versions of the XT6 in China, whereas US buyers can only get GM’s 3.6-liter LGX V6. The automaker’s 2.0-liter turbocharged LSY four-cylinder makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the application and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is available in more than 300 Cadillac showrooms across China, with prices starting at 419,700 yuan, or about $61,000 USD at current exchange rates.
Source: Cadillac Society