Previously, wireless phone charging was standard on Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels for the 2021-model-year Cadillac XT6. However, as a result a of the ongoing global microchip shortage, availability of the wireless phone charging feature will be limited on 2022 Cadillac XT6 models, including Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trims.
The limited availability of the wireless phone charging feature for the 2022 Cadillac XT6 will go into effect for models with a scheduled production date on or after August 2nd, 2021. Affected models will be tagged with RPO code R6S, indicating they are not equipped with the wireless phone charging feature. Affected models will also include a $75 MSRP credit.
The change in availability is expected to remain in place for a portion of the 2022 model year for the Cadillac XT6.
The limited availability of the wireless phone charging feature supports GM’s efforts to continue production and delivery of new vehicles as the industry continues to grapple with the global microchip shortage.
The 2022 Cadillac XT6 isn’t the only GM model affected by the limited availability of the wireless phone charging feature. As GM Authority has covered previously, certain 2021-model-year GM full-size SUVs are also effected, as is the 2022 Buick Enclave, 2022 Cadillac XT5, and 2022 Chevy Traverse.
The global microchip has affected the entire auto industry, with manufacturers forced to cut production and inventory significantly diminished. In May, one estimate placed lost GM production figures at approximately 278,000 units around the world.
To help reduce the shortage’s impact on production, General Motors has deleted some features from its model lineup. This includes the wireless phone charging feature mentioned above, as well as the automatic engine stop-start feature, which has been deleted from certain full-size GM SUVs.
To keep production rolling, GM has also adopted a “build-shy” strategy wherein vehicles are produced without critical components, then parked as new microchips are sourced for completion.