One GM feature that has been heavily impacted by the microchip shortage is the hands-free Super Cruise driving assistant, which has been under constraint on various GM models throughout the 2022 model year. It appears as though Super Cruise will continue to be impacted by the chip shortage for the 2023 model year, as it’s currently under constraint on the 2023 Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover.
Super Cruise is normally optional on the Cadillac XT6 in the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, but the feature will only be offered on some units of these trim levels for the 2023 model year.
On the Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury, Super Cruise is offered as a $2,500 option and also requires the $2,350 Technology Package (RPO code Y4N), the $1,300 Driver Assist Package (RPO Y66), the $1,200 Chassis and real-time damping suspension (RPO F45) and the $800 Premium Headlamp System (RPO UWN), for a total cost of $8,150.
The feature is bundled a bit differently for the Cadillac XT6 Sport. In this case, Super Cruise is a $2,500 option and requires the Technology Package, Driver Assist Package and Premium Headlamp System for a total cost of $6,850. This is because the Sport trim level already includes the F45 real-time damping suspension.
The 2023 Cadillac XT6 represents the fourth model year for the first-generation crossover. The 2023 model year brings only a few small updates and changes over the preceding 2022 model year, including several minor package-related changes and a revised exterior color options list that introduces the new Radiant Red Tintcoat, Argent Silver Metallic, and Opulent Blue Metallic hues.
Two engine options are available in the 2023 Cadillac XT6, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available for a price premium. The crossover rides on the GM C1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.