The Cadillac XT6 is a three-row luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV). On its introduction in 2019, it was the largest of Cadillac’s three crossovers, positioned between the Cadillac XT5 and the Cadillac Escalade full-size luxury SUV.
|Model Years||2020 – Present|
|Assembly location||Lansing Township, Michigan, USA; Jinqiao Shanghai, China|
|Engine(s)||Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY, Atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX|
|Transmission||GM Hydra-Matic 9-Speed Auto|
|Drive wheels||Front-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, China, Russia, Middle East|
|Predecessor||First-Gen SRX three-row (indirect predecessor)|
|Successor||None at the moment|
|Segment:||Luxury E Utility (Lux 4)|
The XT6 name is the result of Cadillac’s current naming scheme, in which sedans are named with the letters CT followed by a number designating a model’s order in the hierarchy. Cadillac crossovers are named XT followed by a number indicating each model’s order in the line-up. The XT6 name shows that this model is larger than the other two Cadillac crossovers, the Cadillac XT4 and Cadillac XT5.
“Cadillac XT6” and “XT6” were two of 19 Cadillac trademark applications filed by General Motors with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the same day: August 9th, 2018. “XT6” had previously been filed for trademark on November 7th, 2014.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 made its debut on January 12th, 2019, and went on sale in the United States in March of that year with a starting price of $53,690 for the Premium Luxury trim with front-wheel-drive.
The XT6 is available only with a five-door crossover body style. It is built at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, USA, supplying North American markets, and in the GM Jinqiao Shanghai plant in China, supplying the Chinese market. It is based on the extended-length GM C1 platform, and is most closely related to the Chinese-market Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Blazer.
|Engine||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Transmission||Drivetrain||Model Year|
|2.0L I4 LSY||237 / 177 @ 5000||258 / 350 @ 1500-4000||9-speed auto||FWD or AWD||2021 on|
|2.0L I4 LSY mild hybrid||250 / 186||295 / 400||9-speed auto||FWD or AWD||2021 on|
|3.6L V6 LGX||310 / 231 @ 6700||271 / 366 @ 5000||9-speed auto||FWD or AWD||2020 on|
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 was available in the United States only with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX DOHC gasoline engine first launched in the 2016 Cadillac ATS, 2016 Cadillac CTS and 2016 Cadillac CT6 (all now discontinued). The 2021 Cadillac XT6 gained the 2.0L I4 LSY turbocharged gasoline engine which was already available in XT6 models built in China.
In the U.S., the LSY engine is available exclusively with the base Luxury trim level which was also introduced for the 2021 model year. Premium Luxury and Sport models continue to use only the LGX. Production of the 2021 XT6 began on August 26th, 2020.
In February of 2021, Cadillac announced that it was introducing a mild hybrid version of the XT6 for the Chinese market. The system uses the 2.0L I4 LSY engine supported by an electric motor, and provides greater power and torque, plus superior fuel economy.
Available technology for the Cadillac XT6 includes the following:
- Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced
- Night Vision
- NFC phone pairing and wireless charging for compatible phones
- HD Surround Vision Camera
- Standard power-folding third-row seat and remote fold-down feature for the second-row seat
- Semi-aniline premium leather-appointed seating
- Seven standard airbags
- 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot
- Cadillac Connected Access
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto (2021 on)
The Cadillac XT6 competes directly with the following “midsize plus” crossover utility vehicles:
- Acura MDX
- Audi Q7
- Infiniti QX60
- Lexus RX L
- Lincoln Navigator
- Volvo XC90
Lifestyle & Future Models
Below are our expectations for the lifecycle of the Cadillac XT6.
|2020 Cadillac XT6||Launch|
|2021 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes|
|2022 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes|
|2023 Cadillac XT6||Midcycle Refresh / MCE|
|2024 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes|
|2025 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes|
|2026 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes|
|2026 Cadillac XT6||Minor changes, end of life (EV replacement)|
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