Cadillac XT6

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Cadillac XT6
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Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
ProductionSpring 2019–present
Model years 2020–present
Assembly Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States (Spring Hill Manufacturing)
Jinqiao, China (SAIC-GM)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout FF / F4
Platform C1XX platform
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Powertrain
Engine 3.6 L LGX V6 (North America)
2.0 L LSY I4
Transmission 9-speed 9T50 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.7 in (2,863 mm)
Length198.8 in (5,050 mm)
Width77.3 in (1,964 mm)
Height68.9 in (1,750 mm)
Curb weight 4,440–4,689 lb (2,014–2,127 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Cadillac SRX (1st generation, 7-passenger models)

The Cadillac XT6 is a seven-seat luxury mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by General Motors. The vehicle was introduced on January 12, 2019 at the North American International Auto Show. [1] It went on sale in June 2019 as a 2020 model. [2]

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Overview

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Rear view

The XT6 (short for Crossover Touring 6) is Cadillac’s third crossover SUV, and the largest in Cadillac's XT series, slotted between the XT5 and the full size SUV Escalade. The XT6 is produced at GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee plant, while the Chinese-market XT6 is manufactured in Shanghai by SAIC-GM. The XT6 went on sale in Russia in February 2020. [3] It also went on sale in Japan in early 2020 with one trim level, six-passenger seating, and right hand drive configuration. [4]

While it serves as the high luxury counterpart to the mid-size 3-row Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave in the crossover SUV segment, the XT6 shares its wheelbase with the mid-size GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5, and the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Blazer. Cadillac describes the XT6 as a “mid-size plus” vehicle as they see the XT5 as their primary mid-size CUV. [5]

Seating

The XT6 features standard seven passenger seating, with a six-seat configuration as an option. [6]

Powertrain

The XT6 comes with either a 2.0L I4 turbo engine, making 237 hp (177 kW) or a 3.6L V6 LGX engine, making 310 hp (231 kW). Each engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift. A choice of AWD and FWD are offered. [7]

Trim levels

Trim levels on the XT6 include "Luxury", "Premium Luxury", and "Sport".

Other uses

The S&S Coach Company is currently producing a handful of limousine and hearse models using the XT6 chassis.

Reception

The XT6 received mixed reviews, with XT6's styling and features being particularly criticized as reviewers believed both pale in comparison to the concurrently launched Lincoln Aviator. Reviewers also criticized the lack of an optional hybrid powertrain, which is available on a number of the XT6's competitors. Car & Driver gave it a lukewarm review: "It fails to match its competitors' luxury quotients or meaningfully set itself apart from its GMC and Chevrolet-badged siblings," [8] Cars.com called the XT6 "underwhelming," [9] while The Drive notes "For everything the XT6 gets right, it’s hard not to think that the much more interesting Lincoln Aviator with its handsome look, posh interior, and a high-performance plug-in hybrid option is going to eat this Caddy's lunch." [10]

Sales

Calendar yearUnited StatesChina [11]
201911,559 [12] 5,795
202022,609 [13] 26,555

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