Friday, January 11, 2019

2020 Cadillac XT6 teaser

Cadillac released this first official teaser of the all-new XT6 SUV.

This will be Cadillac's largest crossover. (Since the next Escalade will still be truck-based)

The XT6 is based on the same platform as the already luxurious Buick Enclave.
But could be a bit longer.
While the Enclave uses the 3.6 Liter V6. Which is the same as its cousin the Chevrolet Traverse, and many other GM cars.
The XT6 might be getting Cadillac's twin-turbo version of that engine. Which produces 410HP in the XTS.
Or the twin turbo 3.0 V6 from the CT6, which produces 404HP.

Cadillac needs to make the XT6 a more luxurious and powerful entry than the Buick Enclave.
Any of these Turbo engines would help.
Especially since the all-new Lincoln Aviator will come standard with a 400HP engine.

The Aviator will be the Cadillac XT6 most direct competition. So it will, again, be Cadillac against Lincoln.
A decades-long story. Going back to early times were these brands were competing for Amerca's best luxury sedan.

Now it's Crossover time...

5 comments:

Patrick said...

No, the Aviator is it’s closest Lincoln competition. The Navigator is the Escalade’s competition.

Anonymous said...

Another boring design from Cadillac.

Ralph L said...

I believe it will be on the Acadia wheelbase; in other words, an XT5 with a longer caboose. Too bad.

GM usually offers a better engine in the second model year, which is a big mistake. If they put a turbo V6 in this one, it should also go in the XT5 and 4 (if it fits).

Doug F said...

This looks good so far. Cadillac needs something. It's cars and crossovers lately just fall flat. They are trying to copy the Germans, but just not nailing the luxury/expensive feel or look at all. At least Lincoln has given up on that idea and returned to a more "American" style, and a retro/modern style aesthetic.

Anonymous said...

The Palisades looks better and, when the Genesis comes out, this one will look a generation older.