The all-new 2020 Cadillac XT6, which is available now with a starting MSRP of $53,690, offers six details that the automaker says is the “mark of a luxury experience.”
“The interior environment is about simplicity, with an execution of premium materials,” says Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. “We want the customer to focus on the experience —making each journey extraordinary.”
Some of design details in the XT6 are front and center, such as the exotic wood decor on the Premium Luxury model and the precision weave in the carbon fiber trim on the XT6 Sport model. Premium French seaming appears throughout the cabin, and perforations in the available ventilated front seats echo the shape of the Cadillac crest.
Finer details are woven into the fabric of the XT6’s functionality. They blend thoughtful design and clever engineering solutions to amplify the vehicle’s refinement, flexibility and comfort.
“The XT6’s thoughtful details reveal themselves the longer you live with the car,” says John Plonka, the XT6’s chief engineer. “Our goal is to anticipate our customer’s needs for a refined, engaging ride, matched with an interior experience that provides a place of rejuvenation, connectivity and adaptability in all three rows.”
The six key details Cadillac points out are its grille, its spoiler, the Surround Vision camera system, more cargo area, an air cleaner, and the next generation of SiriusXM radio.
The grille stands up to tough road conditions with a bright grille finish created with a premium hot foil stamping process. The dimensional, foil-based finish is treated with a protective coating to make it more durable and easier to clean.
The XT6’s rear spoiler’s primary role is improving aerodynamics, but it also houses the rear window wiper and washer, as well as the available rearview mirror camera and wash. All are hidden beneath the spoiler’s trailing edge for a cleaner, smoother appearance — and an unobstructed rear view.
The available Surround Vision camera system provides a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, making tight maneuvers and obstacles easier to manage. The available Rear Camera Mirror provides a digital display that removes objects that could obstruct a traditional rear mirror view, such as passengers, headrests, or the vehicle structure itself. The available Night Vision system is designed to provide the driver with an infrared night vision image of the area beyond the headlamps that highlights and provides alerts when it detects pedestrians or large animals.
The XT6’s first-row center console offers a convenient, lined and lit storage area with a dedicated phone compartment and standard wireless charging, a flocked change holder and cupholders with retractable lids. In the second row, the rear console drawer glides on metal rails for smooth operation and offers convenient storage space. Third-row storage includes individual cupholders and phone storage for both passengers.
The rear cargo area features underfloor storage with a clever cover that stays open in any position or at any angle for additional carrying capacity and easy loading — an elegant and thoughtful detail with immeasurable functionality. The covered compartment in the floor of the XT6’s cargo area is perfect for stowing things out of sight.
The available, next-generation air ionizer is designed to clean the XT6’s air by reducing airborne contaminants such as pollen and fine particulate matter. Cleaner air can make the drive more comfortable, particularly for those who suffer seasonal allergies.
The XT6 is the first Cadillac to feature the available next generation SiriusXM with 360L2, featuring exclusive content including commercial-free music, interviews, shows, and performances. The system even learns customer preferences and shares recommendations based on listening habits. SiriusXM with 360L delivers both a satellite and streaming listening experience with more SiriusXM channels than ever before in the vehicle, plus the ability to make on-demand programming choices.