Premium Luxury or Sport, The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Delivers

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury at The Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C.

Created to make the most of passengers’ time on the road, this all-new three-row crossover centers on a luxurious, adaptable and connected cabin, complemented with responsive handling and a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety technologies.  
The 2020 Cadillac Sport XT6 AWD.
“The first-ever Cadillac XT6 delivers a compelling blend of spaciousness, safety and convenience features for customers who thrive on doing it all,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It joins the all-new XT4, which has soared to the top spot in its segment, our global best-selling XT5 and the iconic Escalade to accelerate the brand’s global growth, with a spirit that is uniquely Cadillac.”  
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.
Every inch of the XT6 has been carefully considered and developed to offer a refined, comfortable place to connect and enjoy the ride.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.
“Every seat is the best seat in the house,” said Carlisle. “From luxurious appointments, comfort and convenience to premium sound and technology features, every passenger gets an optimized experience.” 
Inside the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
Vehicle highlights:

·         XT6 offers a comprehensive suite of standard and available driver assistance and safety technologies1, along with generous cargo capacity4.

·         The latest Cadillac user experience, with intuitive controls including a rotary controller with new jog functionality.

·         Premium Luxury and Sport models offer customers more customized looks with unique exterior and interior distinction.

·         Nimble, responsive driving experience, powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, offering up to four selectable driving modes.  

“The new Cadillac XT6 models provide two expressions of the signature Cadillac experience, allowing more personalized appearance and driving character,” said John Plonka, chief engineer. “Premium Luxury models provide an elevated level of refinement, while Sport models offer a performance-oriented feel.”  
Staying hydrated in the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury. 
I spent a day driving the XT6 around Virginia with Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) president Bill Hopper.  We tested both trim levels, the Premium Luxury (base price: $53,690) and Sport (base price: $58,090). 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
The XT6’s driving experience offers a rewarding balance of responsiveness and refinement, with a feeling of solidity that enhances driver confidence. Those qualities are uniquely distilled between the Premium Luxury and Sport models, with a greater emphasis on road isolation in the Premium Luxury and a greater feeling of agility dialed into the Sport’s chassis tuning. 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.
Selectable drive modes allow the XT6 to adapt even better to driver preferences and changing road conditions. The modes are uniquely calibrated to support the characteristics of the Premium Luxury or Sport models. 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
AWD is available on Premium Luxury and standard on XT6 Sport. The Sport model features a Sport Control active twin-clutch AWD design that helps enhance the driving experience with active yaw control. Sport models also feature Continuous Damping Control active handling and a faster steering ratio that is tuned to support a more enthusiast-level driving feel, with increased feedback and greater overall responsiveness.  
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport is a fabulous addition to the neighborhood.
The XT6’s sophisticated driving dynamics are powered by a 3.6L DOHC V-6 engine estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission featuring next-generation Electronic Precision Shift. To enhance fuel efficiency, Active Fuel Management technology enables V-4 operation when V-6 power is not required. 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport - V6.
XT6 advances Cadillac’s contemporary interior aesthetic, with elegant, wide surface lines and simple interfaces. It’s an expression that focuses attention on the quality and authenticity of materials and impeccable craftsmanship. 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
Distinctive trim and interior colors delineate the Premium Luxury and Sport models. Premium Luxury models are trimmed with exotic wood decor, while the Sport features performance-inspired carbon fiber trim.
Interior of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
Available comfort features help ensure all passengers have a luxurious experience in every seating row, including Cadillac’s first Bose® Performance Series sound system with 14 custom-tuned speakers delivering immersive, powerful audio throughout XT6’s cabin. Additional available features include semi-aniline premium leather-appointed seating; Cadillac’s in-vehicle air ionizer; automatic heated/ventilated front seats and heated second-row rear outboard seats, and a standard automatic heated steering wheel. 
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.
Additionally, XT6’s available convenience features help keep drivers and passengers connected, confident and in control, including:
·         Adaptive Cruise Control

·         Night Vision.

·         NFC phone pairing and wireless charging for compatible phones.

·         HD Surround Vision Camera.

·         Illuminated Cadillac Crest hands-free liftgate.

·         Keyless Open and Adaptive Remote Start.

·         Teen Diver Monitor. 
HD Rear Camera Mirror on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.
HD Rear Camera on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury
A standard power-folding third-row seat and remote fold-down feature for the second-row seat enhance versatility, while a tip/pitch-and-slide feature on the second-row seat allows easy access to the third row.   Both rows offer lots of leg room, something that falls short in many similar vehicles.  

I found the front row seats to be far more comfortable in the Sport model, though. 

My favorite convenience feature is Night Vision.  I drive over 100 miles on a daily basis..  This feature is a must-have for driving rural roads.

The Night Vision camera on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport.

XT6 offers a comprehensive suite of driver assistance and safety technologies that can help drivers be more aware of their environment. They include sophisticated radar-, camera- and other sensor-based technologies.  

HD Rear Vision Camera with Remote Wash
Forward Collision Alert
Following Distance Indicator
Automatic Emergency Braking
Front Pedestrian Braking
Front and Rear Park Assist
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Safety Alert Seat
Speed limiter
Rear Camera Mirror with Remote Wash
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced
Automatic Parking Assist with Braking
Rear Pedestrian Alert
HD Surround Vision
Surround Vision Recorder
Head-up Display
Reverse Automatic Braking
Night Vision
Hitch Guidance (with Hitch View)

Rear Cross Traffic Alert on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.

Rear Vision Camera on the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury.
The latest Cadillac user experience provides more ways to interface with the system, including one-touch phone pairing via Near Field Communication and a new rotary controller with intuitive jog functionality.  And when it comes to plugging in, all models come with six USB ports (two for each row of seats).  

Additional available driver support and connectivity technologies include:

·         Personalization — user profiles stored in the Cloud allow customers to access their custom profile in other properly equipped GM vehicles.

·         Updated navigation functionality with natural address entry.

·         Capable of supporting SiriusXM’s next generation user experience, 360L

·         4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot (includes 3GB or three months of data, whichever comes first).

·         Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones.

·         Next-generation, 15-watt wireless charging. 

The foundation for the XT6’s expressive design is its strong proportions, with distinct personas for the Premium Luxury and Sport models.  

Bright Galvano finish on the grille, side window moldings and roof rails.
Unique front and rear fascias with red taillight lenses.
Through-fascia exhaust outlets.
Specific 20-inch wheels.
Black grille with a specific, V-Series-inspired pattern; black window moldings and roof rails.
Unique front and rear fascias with tinted neutral-density (clear) taillight lenses.
Through-fascia exhaust outlets.
20-inch wheels are standard, with 21-inch wheels available.
The 2020 XT6 is manufactured in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and is available in showrooms now. 

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(Travel, lodging and meals courtesy of Cadillac.)


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