GM recently announced the coverage expansion of its hands-free driving technology, Super Cruise, and the automaker’s full-size SUVs are now being built with the updated software, allowing owners to use Super Cruise on more than 400,000 miles of roads in North America. However, the Cadillac XT6, will receive a much smaller coverage expansion.
As part of GM’s commitment to improve its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Super Cruise (RPO code UKL) accessibility for the Cadillac XT6 has been increased to include an extra 20,000 miles of compatible roads.
For those wondering why the Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover won’t be getting the full expansion, the explanation is simple. The XT6 wasn’t designed using GM’s Global B software architecture – or Vehicle Intelligence Platform. This means that the mid-size luxury crossover is unable to exploit the full capabilities of Super Cruise.
Super Cruise just recently became available for the Caddy. On 2022 XT6 models, it was offered as an option on Luxury Premium and Sport trim levels, and wasn’t offered on the Luxury trim. The same holds true for 2023 Cadillac XT6 models.
There are three vehicles that will be getting the 20,000-mile update, including:
These vehicles are now being built with the full 400,000-mile expansion:
- 2023 Chevy Tahoe
- 2023 Chevy Suburban
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade-V
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV and Escalade-V ESV
- 2023 GMC Yukon
All other GM vehicles equipped with Super Cruise from prior model years will receive the Super Cruise update via an over-the-air update.
The road coverage expansion follows GM’s plan to offer Super Cruise in 22 models by the end of the 2023 calendar year. On top of that, Ultra Cruise will also be introduced in the near future, and one of the first models to receive it will be the Cadillac Celestiq.
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 is available with two engine options. These include the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
Regardless of engine option, power is put to the ground through the GM 9-speed automatic transmission, with standard FWD or optional AWD.