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.
AboutÂ CadillacÂ XT6
The Cadillac XT6 isÂ aÂ three-row premium luxury crossover.Â The modelÂ represents a new addition to the Cadillac model range as part of the brand'sÂ crossover expansion strategy. ItÂ slotsÂ above theÂ the compactÂ Cadillac XT4Â and midsizeÂ Cadillac XT5Â in theÂ Cadillac crossover SUV lineup. Its sizeÂ classification can be best described as "midsize plus", as it is bigger than midsize but notÂ big enough to be classified asÂ full-size.
The XT6 was announced at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January 2019 andÂ goes on sale inÂ the spring of the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model. It is basedÂ on the regular-length variant of theÂ GM C1 platformÂ shared with the XT5, but with more rear overhang than the XT5. That extended rear overhang enables it toÂ accommodate a third row. The rest of the vehicle is very similar to the XT5, including itsÂ engine, transmission, and cockpit.
TheÂ XT5Â is produced atÂ the following GM plants globally:
- GM Spring Hill factoryÂ in Tennessee or GM Lansing DeltaÂ plant operated byÂ GM USAÂ supplying North American markets
- Cadillac China Jinqiao factoryÂ operated byÂ Shanghai-GMÂ supplying the Chinese market