The XT6 is the name of an upcoming large luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from Cadillac.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the Cadillac XT6. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Cadillac.
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2020 Cadillac XT6
We expect the 2020 Cadillac XT6 to be a large crossover crossover (CUV) that slots above the midsize Cadillac XT5.
Following are our expectations of the 2020 Cadillac XT6:
- All-new crossover (CUV) for sale in North America, China, Middle East, South Korea
- Mechanically similar to 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave
- Large crossover dimensions that put it in the “midsize plus” category, larger than the 2017 Cadillac XT5 but not quite as large as true full-size crossovers such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class or BMW 7 Series; we expect a length of just shy of 200 inches
- All-new exterior design in line with Cadillac’s latest design language inspired by the Cadillac Escala concept
- All-new interior with similar dimensions to the 2018 Traverse and Enclave, with three rows of seating for seven or eight passengers, with the third and second row being capable of folding flat
- Based on the long-wheelbase variant of GM’s new C1 platform shared with the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave; the short-wheelbase version of this platform underpins the 2017 GMC Acadia, 2017 Cadillac XT5 and 2019 Chevy Blazer (rumored)
- Transverse engine orientation, front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive
- Lighter curb weight compared to other vehicles in its class thanks to the new C1XX architecture, contributing to great fuel economy and driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking, and handling
- The latest Cadillac infotainment system and GM active safety/driver assistance systems, and Super Cruise
- Starting price of roughly $46,000
The XT6 name is the result of Cadillac’s CT/XT vehicle naming convention that names:
- All sedans, coupes, and wagons as CT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
- All crossovers and SUVs as XT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
General Motors filed a trademark application for the XT6 name with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office on November 7th, 2014.
The Cadillac XT6 will become available in calendar year 2019 as a 2020 model year vehicle.
It should be available in all markets where Cadillac currently has a first-party (direct) business presence.
We expect the Cadillac XT6 to ride on the extended version of GM’s transverse-engine, front-drive C1 platform shared with:
- Chevrolet Traverse (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Buick Enclave (second generation, 2018 – present)
A shorter-wheelbase variant of the same architecture underpins the following models:
We expect the Cadillac XT6 to be powered by a choice of the following six-cylinder engines:
- 3.6L V-6 LGX naturally-aspirated with Automatic Stop/Start making 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque
- 3.0L V-6 LGW twin-turbo with Automatic Stop/Start making close to 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque
The motors will likely be mated to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
We expect the Cadillac XT6 to be available as a large, four-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
We expect the Cadillac XT6 to offer three rows of seating for seven or eight passengers, depending on the configuration of the second row, which buyers should be able to configure as:
- A traditional bench seat for three passengers, or
- Individual captain’s chairs seating a combined two passengers (one passenger per chair)
It is currently unknown where the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will be produced, but we we believe that the production facility will be one of the following two GM plants:
- GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan – home to the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave
- GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee – home to the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5
A GM China plant will produce the XT6 for the Chinese market.
Assuming that the Cadillac XT6 will be a large “midsize plus” crossover utility vehicle, it will directly compete with:
- Audi Q7
- Volvo XC90
- Lexus RX-L
- Lincoln Aviator
Cadillac XT6 specifications are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.