GM Confirms Super Cruise For 2022 Cadillac XT619
General Motors has announced that the 2022 Cadillac XT6 three-row luxury crossover will be available with Super Cruise. This confirms what GM Authority said in June of this year, when we exclusively published spy photos of the Cadillac XT6 testing the semi-autonomous driver assistance system.
GM also announced back in February of 2020 that it planned to expand Super Cruise availability to 22 models by 2023. It’s unclear when customers will be able to order the feature, as the 2022 Cadillac XT6 can now be configured on the brand’s website, but Super Cruise doesn’t figure on the options list yet.
In its most advanced current form, Super Cruise includes several features which were not available when the system made its debut in the 2018 Cadillac CT6, a model which has since been discontinued in North America. These features include functionality when towing a trailer, Automated Lane Change and an enhanced navigation display.
However, none of those will be available for the Cadillac XT6. The reason is that they all require the vehicle to have GM’s state-of-the-art digital platform known variously as Vehicle Intelligence Platform or Global B. The XT6 isn’t built on this architecture yet, so its Super Cruise will operate in the same way as that of the CT6.
There is a similar situation with another GM vehicle which resembles the Cadillac XT6 in almost no other way – the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV electric crossover. The Chevy Bolt EUV rides on the BEV2 platform which does not support VIP/Global B either. Therefore, as GM Authority exclusively revealed in February of this year, it does not have Automated Lane Change, just like the XT6.
The Cadillac XT6 is entering the third model year of its first generation with only minor changes compared with the 2021 Cadillac XT6. Updates include increased availability of advanced safety features as well as limited availability of wireless phone charging due to the microchip shortage.
The XT6 is built at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee and the GM Cadillac Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China. For North American markets, it is available in three trim levels called Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. Luxury models are fitted with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Premium Luxury and Sport variants are fitted with the 3.6L V6 LGX engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The Luxury and Premium Luxury are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, but the Sport is offered with AWD only. Meanwhile, a mild hybrid version of the XT6 has been introduced to the Chinese market.
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Excellent. Hopefully this feature will trickle down to the mainstream vehicles within 5-8 years.
Will the ‘22 xt6 get a fresh interior??
It needs it, and a fresh powertrain would be nice.
Such a clean, classy sharp looking exterior, i hope GM brings the interior up to speed sooner than later.
WOW considering it was supposed to have it from the get go.
Yet here we are expecting it in the 2022 model when the buying public has mostly written the XT6 off as a missed opportunity.
New interior, new engine, not gonna happen…
Obsolete version pushed on the gullible public.
I wonder why the author posted a picture of the CT5s instrument panel?
To illustrate how the supercruise will look like on the steering wheel you clown…
You calling anyone else clown is very funny.
Funny to you because you are one…lol
We picked up a 2020 XT6 that was a service loaner. Had a few miles on it but still sold as new. Got a really nice deal $$$. For the money, we love it. Plenty of power, and the interior has everything we need, and then some. Really nice road car. Like I said, for the money, nice car., no Complaints
Good thing that the xt6 is not available in Europe and everyone in Europe has forgotten about it except me….
Super Cruise? I thought that was Ford. No wait, that’s BlueCruise. They sound so similar it leaves me confused. GM should sue. For this and the Ford Lightning, since that makes me think of the Bolt.
It doesn’t show up in the “Builder” and when I reached out to GM’s chat pop up they said it won’t be available until late 2022. Sounds like a 2023 model to me.
Yes, model 2023 with obsolete Super Cruise – version 1.0 from 2018.
We custom ordered a 21 XT6 at our dealer and put $2K down 6/17. A week later they tell us no more 21s being built, gotta wait on 22s. Meanwhile our current Lincoln lease ends 8/14. Nobody at the dealer has any idea when our 22 XT6 will arrive. We have another car, but WTH