The 2021 Cadillac XT6, which officially went on sale in China this week, introduces a new entry-level Fashion Edition model that is intended to attract younger buyers looking to buy their first luxury vehicle.
The Cadillac XT6 Fashion Edition is essentially a less content-heavy version of the Cadillac XT6 Luxury, which was previously the cheapest variant of the three-row SUV offered in China. Despite this, the XT6 Fashion Edition still features attractive standard equipment, including a multimedia system with an eight-inch touch screen, a Premium Bose sound system with Active Noise Control and an “active safety system with six millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasound radars and six cameras.”
Like the rest of the Cadillac XT6 range in China, the XT6 Fashion Edition is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels, with all-wheel-drive available for a premium.
The Cadillac XT6 Fashion Edition, along with the rest of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 lineup, began arriving at Cadillac dealers in China earlier this month. The vehicle, which is Cadillac’s largest crossover, is now offered in eight different configurations across three trim levels in China (Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport) and covers a broad spectrum of customer profiles. The local starting prices for each trim level are as follows:
- XT6 Luxury Fashion Edition FWD: 389,700 CNY ($54,670 USD, at current exchange rates)
- XT6 Luxury Fashion Edition AWD: 409,700 CNY ($57,480 USD)
- XT6 Luxury FWD: 419,700 CNY ($58,900 USD)
- XT6 Luxury AWD: 439,700 CNY ($61,670 USD)
- XT6 Premium Luxury FWD: 459,700 CNY ($64,490 USD)
- XT6 Premium Luxury AWD: 469,700 CNY ($65,900 USD)
- XT6 Sport AWD: 509,700 CNY ($71,500 USD)
- XT6 Sport Platinum Edition AWD: 549,700 CNY ($77,120 USD)
The 2021 Cadillac XT6 for the United States will only be offered in Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, leaving out the Luxury and Fashion Edition trims offered in China. It is possible that Cadillac will one day offer the XT6 in the entry-level Luxury trim in the U.S., however, which would have a lower price point and potentially attract some younger buyers to the nameplate.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.