The Cadillac XT6 debuted for the 2020 model year as an all-new large luxury crossover utility vehicle replete with high-end features. However, while the XT6 does offer a comprehensive suite of driver assistance and safety technologies, it still struggles to stop a few rounds from an assault rifle. That’s where AddArmor comes in.
True to the name, AddArmor will take a factory-stock luxury vehicle and beef it up with armor for the doors and windows, creating what the company refers to as a “Mobile Safe-Room.”
“The idea behind adding armor is to create a ‘Mobile Safe-Room’ that protects the vehicle’s passengers from would-be attackers (eg. criminals, terrorists, active shooters) while also providing ‘peace of mind’ that cannot be attained in an unarmored vehicle,” says AddArmor CEO and former Special Operations veteran, Pete Blaber.
AddArmor’s latest product is a new anti-intrusion package, as exhibited on the 2020 Cadillac XT6. The package replaces all of the factory windows with bullet-resistant, shatterproof ballistic glass, while the doors and hatch are fortified with lightweight, custom-fit ballistic protection panels. The panels are made from a synthetic laminate, which the company claims to be 60 percent lighter and 10 times stronger than standard ballistic steel.
The end result is a 2020 Cadillac XT6 with considerable protection, but without too much excess weight. What’s more, the package doesn’t alter the vehicle’s appearance, which helps it to fly under the radar when maneuvering through traffic. AddArmor is also offering run-flat tires capable of covering 50 miles after they are damaged.
“This is the world’s safest Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) ever made,” Blaber says. “At AddArmor, we want to protect as many people as we can by delivering peace of mind out on the road. At $28,000, the AddArmor Anti-Intrusion package offers world-class security at a superb price. Given the XT6 is a powerful crossover vehicle with a comfortable cabin, it was the perfect CUV to showcase our Anti-Intrusion technology.”
Speaking of power, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is equipped with the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque in factory tune, and connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, AddArmor decided not to add any engine upgrades to the package, no doubt a testament to the lightweight synthetic laminate panels used.
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