Cadillac’s all-new XT6 made its public debut on January 12th, 2019 – one day prior to the media days of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The stock photos provided by Cadillac didn’t necessarily convey the various intricacies of the new three-row crossover’s design, so having brought you a detailed look at the XT6 in Premium Luxury trimmings, we are now showing you a live photo gallery of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
The XT6 is the third vehicle in Cadillac’s lineup (after the 2019 CT6 and XT4) to follow the brand’s new Y trim level strategy. Cadillac has so far announced that the XT6 will be available in Premium Luxury and Sport models. The Sport trim offers a more aggressive appearance as well as a sportier ride and handling, while the Premium Luxury model features more elegant body trim with a focus on softer ride characteristics.
On the outside, the XT6 Sport features a trim-specific, V-Series-inspired grille pattern that complements the black window moldings and roof rails. By comparison, the grille on the XT6 Premium Luxury features a bright Galvano finish with bright exterior accents all around.
The Sport version also has a unique front and rear fascia with tinted neutral-density (clear) taillight lenses, while its luxury counterpart features red taillight lenses. Both models have through-fascia exhaust outlets.
The XT6 Sport has standard 20-inch wheels, with available 21-inchers. The XT6 Premium Luxury, by comparison, rides on a set of trim-specific 20-inch units. Two headlamp assemblies are offered: standard bi-function LED projector, or an optional performance LED headlamp system with a three-element projector array.
Inside, the XT6 Sport features a performance-inspired carbon fiber trim, while the Premium Luxury model has wood trimmings.
Every XT6, regardless of trim level, comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that can also be operated via a new rotary controller in the center console. A 4.2-inch driver information display sits ahead the driver. Connecting one’s phone is made simple thanks to one-touch phone pairing facilitated by Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, while occupants can stay “plugged in” with six USB ports – two for each row of seating.
Although nearly identical to the interior of the Cadillac XT5, the main attraction of the XT6 is its power-folding third row. The additional row expands to comfortably accommodate up to six or seven passengers, depending on the seating configuration. The second row, meanwhile, also features a remote fold-down feature and a tip/pitch-and-slide function that grants easier access to the third row.
All 2020 XT6 models are powered by GM’s 3.6L V6 LGX engine mated to the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift. This combination produces an estimated 310 horsepower (231 kW). The XT6 Sport comes standard with a high-performance all-wheel-drive system, which is optional on the XT6 Premium Luxury model.
Pricing and additional details about the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport will become available closer to the production date.