GM was forced to remove the heated seats from certain 2022 model-year Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 models last year as part of its efforts to cut back on the number of microchips it used per vehicle. However, regular availability for this feature returned to the nameplates earlier this year, and the automaker has also now begun retrofitting affected vehicles with heated seats as part of a customer satisfaction program.
Under this customer satisfaction program, GM will retrofit heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) to all 2022 model-year Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 models that were affected by this change. By delivering vehicles without certain electronic features and retrofitting them at a later date, GM has been able to maintain adequate levels of production output amid the semiconductor shortage with only a minor initial inconvenience to the customer.
Heated front seats are normally standard across all 2022 Cadillac XT5 and XT6 trim levels, which include the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trims. Ventilated front seats and heated outboard rear seats are optional on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims and are not offered on the Luxury trim.
Production of the 2022 Cadillac XT5 and 2022 Cadillac XT6 occurred at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. This plant shifted to production of the 2023 model-year XT5 and XT6 on June 10th, 2022.
The Cadillac XT5 and XT6 are offered with either the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. These engines mate with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, while both nameplates tap the GM C1 platform.