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Cars & Autos | Wednesday 19 February, 2020 3:45 am |
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2020 Cadillac XT6 Arrives in the Middle East

Cadillac has expanded its popular crossover and SUV lineup for 2020 with the arrival of the first-ever XT6 in the Middle East. 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. 

 

“We are very excited to announce the availability of the first-ever 2020 XT6 in the region,” said Christian Soemmer, Managing Director Cadillac International Operations and Cadillac Middle East. “XT6 is unmistakably Cadillac - every aspect of the SUV has been carefully considered and developed to offer a refined, comfortable place for customers to connect and simply enjoy the ride. The XT6 offers the perfect mix of spacious, safety and convenience features, ideal for our Middle East customers who thrive on doing it all. The arrival of the XT6 further strengthens our SUV offering, giving customers even more options when choosing their next Cadillac to suit their everyday needs.”

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. 

Refined Luxury, Comfort and Convenience

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Additionally, XT6’s available convenience features help keep drivers and passengers connected, confident and in control, including Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced1, Night Vision and HD Surround Vision Camera1.

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. Other standard features include Illuminated Cadillac Crest hands-free liftgate and Keyless Open and Adaptive Remote Start.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

XT6 offers a comprehensive suite of driver assistance and safety technologies1 that can help drivers be more aware of their environment. They include sophisticated radar-, camera- and other sensor-based technologies. 

 

Further, the vehicle structure is designed to help keep occupants safe, with premium body materials and features such as boxed, splayed front rails and a state-of-the-art restraint system, including seven standard airbags8. 

 

HIGHLIGHTED XT6 DRIVER ASSISTANCE & SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES1

STANDARD 

AVAILABLE

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

Hitch Guidance (With Hitch View)

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

Head-up Display

Reverse Automatic Braking

Night Vision 

 

 

 

Thoughtful, Seamless Connectivity

Thoughtful technology integration is central to the XT6’s mission of offering a seamless and intuitive in-vehicle experience. It elevates connectivity to a new threshold for Cadillac, with some of the brand’s most advanced features.   

The latest Cadillac user experience5 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 ports2 (two for each row of seats). 

Available driver support and connectivity technologies include updated navigation functionality with natural address entry, with Apple CarPlay6 and Android Auto7 for compatible smartphones and Next-generation, 15-watt wireless charging3. coming as standard. 

FEATURE FOCUS: ROTARY CONTROLLER WITH NEW JOG FUNCTION

The XT6’s rotary controller with new jog function is a first for Cadillac and is designed to complement hard buttons and steering wheel controls, making it even easier to navigate the UX on the HD 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen display. It builds on the technology introduced on the XT4, adding the jog function to allow the user to tilt the knob — similar to a joystick — to easily navigate between the items on the touchscreen display. 

 

Design Distinction

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

Bright Galvano exterior accents distinguish the Premium Luxury model, while the XT6 Sport is defined by darker accents and more aggressive, performance-inspired details, including standard 20-inchwheels. Both models feature advanced lighting technology, including vertically emphasized LED signatures with a three-element projector array. 

XT6 PREMIUM LUXURY DESIGN FEATURES

XT6 SPORT DESIGN FEATURES

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, 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving Dynamics and Propulsion

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.

Customer-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. 

AWD is standard on Premium Luxury and 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 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.

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