After Cadillac launched its smallest crossover, the brand will launch its largest crossover in Detroit.
The Cadillac XT4 gave the brand its smallest crossover to date. Now, as that crossover makes its way into the market, there’s another crossover up the company’s sleeve. The new XT6, its largest crossover to date, will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Slotted between the smaller XT5 and the full-size Escalade SUV, the XT6 will bridge the gap for those who don’t necessarily want to shell out at least $75,000 for Cadillac’s range-topper. Unlike the XT5, however, the XT6 will have three rows of seats. As sedans fall out of favor, Cadillac has needed a large crossover, and now it seems they’ll finally get one. After all, customers have been able to go elsewhere for their three-row crossover needs for awhile. There’s the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Acura MDX, Volvo XC90, Lexus RX, and the list goes on. While the XT5 squares off against plenty of competition, as does the Escalade, there needs to be something to fill the gap.
Now, it’s not clear at this point exactly which powertrains will make their way under the hood of the XT6. GM’s ubiquitous 3.6-liter V6 would be a possibility, as it’s currently in the XT5. In that crossover, it makes 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. In the XT6, it may make a bit more punch.
Like the XT5, Cadillac will likely build the XT6 at its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant. GM has invested several hundred million dollars in the facility to build the XT5 and future Cadillac crossovers. We’ll have more specific information next month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!
Check out our review of Cadillac’s baby crossover, the 2019 XT4, below: