The Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover has already been on sale in the United States and Canada for quite some time, in addition to having been introduced in Japan, in Russia, in China and in the Middle East. And now, the vehicle has officially launched in South Korea as well.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 made its South Korean debut during an online-only event that was live-streamed from Cadillac House Seoul, which is located in the city’s posh Gangnam district.
With the addition of the XT6 to the range, Cadillac Korea’s current crossover/SUV lineup has all the major segments covered. The brand already sells the Cadillac XT4, Cadillac XT5 and Escalade in the country.
For the time being, the Cadillac XT6 will only be offered in the Sport trim level in South Korea. The Cadillac XT6 Sport is denoted by its gloss black exterior accents, body-color door handles, unique 20-inch wheels, black grille and neutral density taillamps.
In North America, the Cadillac XT6 follows the brand’s Y-trim level strategy. Under this strategy, the crossover is offered in base ‘Luxury’ trim level, with the offerings branching out to include Sport and Premium Luxury, each forming a branch of the y-axis. Premium Luxury models look quite a bit different than Sport models, featuring bright chrome trim, a chrome grille (referred to by Cadillac as ‘Galvano’), unique multi-spoke 20-inch wheels and red taillight lenses.
The Cadillac XT6 rides on General Motors’ C1 platform and comes standard with a naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6 engine. The engine is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque and links up with the automaker’s 9-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac’s torque-vectoring Sport Control all-wheel drive system is also standard.
The new 2020 Cadillac XT6 is now available in South Korea with a suggested retail price of 83,470,000 Korean won, equivalent to about $68,600 USD at current exchange rates.
Unfortunately for South Korean Cadillac buyers, the XT6 may be in short supply for the coming months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Like the rest of its plants, GM’s Spring Hill Assembly plant where the XT6 is built is currently on hiatus as the CDC’s social distancing suggestions remain in effect.