The covers have come off the Cadillac XT6, the American brand’s new three-row SUV.
It joins the XT5, XT4 and Escalade in the marque’s SUV range, as the largest non-truck-based SUV on offer.
Visually, the XT6 combines design cues from the 2016 Escala concept with others from various Cadillac models. Notable design elements include an Escala-style grille, LED headlights, vertical LED daytime running lights, strong lines, and optional 21-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, there’s a semi-aniline premium leather, heated/ventilated front seats, 14-speaker Bose sound system and a standard 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, as well as the choice of wood or carbon–look trim. In the third row, there’s 75cm of legroom and 95cm of headroom – these figures are similar to the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX60 and its rivals.
Cadillac claims there’s 356 litres of luggage room with all rows in place, which expands to 2228 litres with the second and third rows down. The new SUV weighs 2127kg, and can tow 1814kg.
Powering the XT6 is the 3.6-litre naturally aspirated V6 from other GM vehicles (including Australia’s ZB Commodore), which produces 229kW (310hp) of power and 373Nm (271lb-ft) of torque. It’s sent to the front or all wheels through a familiar nine-speed automatic transmission.
Safety tech available within the XT6 range includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision alert, automated park assist, lane change alert, blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will make its public debut at the Detroit auto show next week, ahead of a US launch in the northern spring.