Cadillac XT6 Mid-Size SUV Will Probably Premiere At 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Remember that mysterious Cadillac that’s going to premiere at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show? As it turns out, it’s the XT6 SUV.

According to AutoNews, it will premiere on the eve of January 13, the opening day the car show.

We reached out to Cadillac hoping for official confirmation, and all we got was that “Cadillac will debut a new vehicle next month, but we haven’t confirmed any additional details.”

The brand’s upcoming challenger to the likes of the Lincoln Aviator will slot between the XT5 and Escalade, and will be offered with three rows of seats.

Design wise, the XT6 is believed to have been influenced by the 2016 Escala Concept. Also, it should follow in the footsteps of the smaller XT4 and XT5 in terms of styling, with a prominent grille and rakish windscreen, among others.

Inside, buyers should expect the premium build quality that Cadillac has gotten its clients used to, along with the latest technology features.

Beneath the skin of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 lies the LWB version of the C1XX platform. It’s shared with the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, and this probably means that it will get the same 3.6-liter V6 engine as its siblings. In theose two, it makes 310 hp (314 PS / 231 kW) and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque, and is mated to a nine-speed auto.

However, Cadillac is expected to launch more powertrains in due course, and among the likely candidates we find a turbocharged unit and a plug-in hybrid.

The 2020 XT6 might arrive at dealerships next summer, and could be put together at the Spring Hill facility, in Tennessee, which received a $294 million injection from GM to prepare for the production of a Cadillac crossover.

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  • Craig

    All these new SUV’s. It’s becoming a joke. Exactly how many are there now? I’ve lost count.

  • Marc Gruben

    Unless Cadillac has some major tricks up its sleeve, I just don’t see how this thing has a prayer of beating the Aviator, let alone the Enclave Avenir. The Traverse/Enclave platform doesn’t do anything for me. It’s still a glorified minivan whereas the Aviator has a proper luxury vehicle layout.

  • Six_Tymes

    Probably? I think they better, because they are missing out on having a SUV in that price/size segment

  • Maykel

    How is this midsize? Clearly a three row.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      three row minivan

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    NEWSFLASH: It is.

  • Rocket

    I’m sure it will be very competitive … with some of the nicer mainstream crossovers. Against the Germans and even Lincoln, however, it doesn’t stand a chance. Cadillac is bringing a knife to a gunfight.

  • john1168

    I never thought I’d see the day where Lincoln would surpass Cadillac…

  • Enter Ranting

    Irrelevant badge engineering is not going to turn Cadillac around.

  • Stephen G

    I’m surprised it took Cadillac so long to create a model on this chassis. I’m guessing this has more sales potential than the XT4.

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