After launching the Cadillac XT6 in Japan on January 1st, General Motors announced that its all-new luxury crossover will arrive this month in Russia. On February 3rd, the company began accepting the first orders of the Cadillac XT6 in the Russian market, stating that the model will be available at local dealers before the end of the month.
Russia becomes the second foreign market to receive the 2020 Cadillac XT6, which went on sale for the first time in North America and China during the third quarter of 2019. The midsize-plus utility vehicle is also expected to arrive in Mexico and the Middle East in the coming months, while its introduction in Europe could take a little longer.
The new 2020 Cadillac XT6 is offered in the Russian market in two versions: Premium Luxury and Sport. As in the American market, these two trims differ in terms of design as well as suspension, steering and all-wheel drive tuning in order to adapt the vehicle to the tastes of two different buyer profiles.
As the Cadillac XT6 stands out for its interior room and seating for up to seven passengers, it is ideal for traveling with family or friends. In this sense, the XT6 offers segment-leading comfort for third-row passengers, surpassing all its competitors in headroom and legroom. In addition, it is available with individual second-row captain’s chairs that facilitate access to the third row.
Mechanically, all Cadillac XT6 units that will arrive in Russia will be equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine that develops 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque – a configuration that was only available in China until now. The engine is exclusively coupled to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift technology.
The all-new Cadillac XT6 is a key model for the expansion plans of GM’s luxury brand in Russia, where the starting price for both trim levels is 3,870,000 rubles (about $60,800 USD at the current exchange rate). Despite the different powertrain than the U.S. model, the Russian-market XT6 is expected to come from the GM Spring Hill plant. The refreshed Cadillac XT5 is also manufactured there with the LSY engine, and will be shipped to Russia as well.