After a rigorous four-month testing and analysis process, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 recently received the China SUV of the Year award. Cadillac’s three-row crossover received this outstanding recognition during the 2020 China Awards Ceremony, which was organized by the editors of Motor Trend magazine in the Asian country.
This award is the latest example of the important role that the Cadillac XT6 plays in the brand’s growth strategy in China, where the vehicle went on sale last July. The “midsize-plus” crossover is not only the largest utility that Cadillac markets in the Chinese market, but also the first large luxury utility vehicle manufactured in that country – an important competitive advantage over all competing rivals.
After multiple rounds of testing among several finalists, as well as discussions between the judges, the Cadillac XT6 scored high on several evaluation categories such as Appearance and technology, Configuration and space, Safety performance and Propulsion system. In addition, the XT6 also stood out in leadership, market importance and value.
Through an official press release, the jury commented on its verdict: “The Cadillac XT6 won the 2020 China SUV award for its good performance in all aspects. The utility vehicle subtly combines the essence of large American cars with comfort, excellent handling and a high level of safety.”
“Its wide range of active and passive safety technologies, spacious passenger compartment, good ride comfort as well as class-exclusive six- and seven-passenger seating configuration provide the 2020 Cadillac XT6 with an excellent balance of safety, comfort and versatility. We believe that Cadillac’s flagship crossover has set a new standard in the large luxury SUV segment in China,” concluded the panel of experts.
A highly influential automotive recognition, the China Car and SUV of the Year awards ceremony has been held for the past 18 years. As such, the event is widely regarded by readers and consumers in the Asian country. This year’s judges were a collection of experts in the automotive field, including representatives of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and other automotive engineering faculties in the country.