Production of 2021 Cadillac XT6 and 2021 Cadillac XT5 is now underway at GM’s Spring Hill facility in Tennessee. Per a recent report from our sister publication, Cadillac Society, which cites sources within Cadillac’s production network, production for both crossovers kicked off Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.
Both the 2021 Cadillac XT6 and 2021 Cadillac XT5 received relatively minor changes with the latest model year changeover, as opposed to more extensive changes with a refresh or redesign/overhaul. Which makes sense, given the XT6 was all-new for the 2020 model year, while the XT5 got a refresh for the 2020 model year.
Standout updates for the 2021 model year include two new exterior colors and standard wireless Apple CarPlay for the Cadillac XT5. Meanwhile, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 gains a new Luxury base trim level, which is equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 I4 LSY gas engine. What’s more, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 also receives wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as two new exterior colors.
Both the 2021 Cadillac XT6 and the 2021 Cadillac XT5 ride on the GM C1 platform, with two rows of seating plus space for five passengers in the XT5, and three rows of seating plus space for six or seven passengers in the XT6.
Engine options for both models now include the LSY previously mentioned, which produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both models can also be had with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Cog swaps are handled by the GM nine-speed automatic transmission across the board, with FWD as standard, and AWD as an available option.
We’ll have additional coverage of the rolling updates for both of these Caddy crossovers in the near future, so stay tuned. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac XT6 news, Cadillac XT5 news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.