Rumors about a seven-seat crossover from Cadillac have been floating around for awhile but the model has finally been spotted undergoing testing near the Milford Proving Grounds.
Expected to be called the XT6, the crossover is heavily camouflaged but it appears to feature styling that is similar to the CT5. Details are hard to make out but the model has a wide grille which will likely be flanked by a pair of distinctive headlights.
The side profile looks a bit minivan-ish but the XT6 appears to have sharp character lines and pronounced wheel arches. A closer inspection also reveals a roof rack and a panoramic glass roof.
The rear of the crossover is a tad sportier as we can see a squared off rear end with a tailgate-mounted spoiler. Other notable features include a stylish dual exhaust system and a slanted rear window.
Cadillac’s latest crossover is expected to ride on the long-wheelbase version of the C1XX architecture. The platform underpins the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse and should enable the model to easily accommodate up to seven people.
Performance specifications remain unconfirmed but the XT6 will likely come equipped with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 310 hp (231 kW) and 271 lb-ft (366 Nm). It should be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be mated to an optional all-wheel drive system.
The XT6 is expected to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this fall, before going on sale next spring. The model will slot in between the XT5 and Escalade and compete with crossovers such as the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX60 and Lincoln Aviator.