2020 Cadillac XT6 Spied With Seating For Seven People

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Right after the XT4 and before the overhaul of the Escalade, Cadillac will add an all-new crossover to the lineup. Enter the XT6, which shares the C1xx vehicle architecture with the likes of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The shorter version of the platform is used by the Cadillac XT5, which will be facelifted for the 2020 model year.
As you can tell from the exterior design of the XT6 and based on the information regarding the underpinnings, the newcomer is a transverse-engine, front-drive by design, but could come with all-wheel drive as standard. A crossover with seating for seven people, the XT6 flaunts a hood bugle that reminds us of the CT5 and CT4 sedans in pre-production flavor.

Scheduled to premiere in January at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the XT6 will be offered with a choice of six-cylinder engine options. The 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 from General Motors with the Hydra-Matic 9Txx nine-speed automatic transmission is certain to come as standard, and if we’re lucky, the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 from the CT6 might be available as an option.

The multitude of sensors and rearview mirror-mounted video camera are indicators according to which Super Cruise is in the offing, enabling hands-free driving on the highway. The rearview mirror can turn into a digital display when reversing, providing superior visibility compared to a conventional mirror by digitally deleting the D-pillars and backseat headrests from the video feed.

An integral part of the automaker’s $12 billion restructuring program, the XT6 should please family-oriented customers and Cadillac as well. Regarding the latter particularity, stealing sales from the Acura MDX is something the XT6 can surely do if Cadillac can get the pricing right.

A hybrid or plug-in hybrid option isn’t in the works for the time being, but with a bit of luck, the XT6 could welcome this sort of technology after Cadillac rolls out the mid-cycle refresh. As for production, Cadillac announced back in May 2018 that it would retool the Spring Hill facility in Tennesee to facilitate the introduction of the mid-size crossover utility vehicle.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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