Auto review by Veeno Dewan
Cadillac is on its journey of continuous improvement and refinement. Point in case in the new 2020 Cadillac XTS 6, a three row crossover built to take on the world’s best. In the flesh, the new XT6 is certainly a most handsome vehicle, sharing some of its genetics with the smaller Cadillac XT5 CUV which shared the same platform. Athletic, lithe, and taut-looking, the XT6 works as an example of the softer approach to styling; The XT6 can sets either seven or six. Engine wise, there is a proven 3.6L V6 unit found on the XT5. The V6 offers a creditable 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, transmitted via as nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Trim wise, there are two available models, the Premium Luxury trim (MRSP from $60,998) and the Sport, (MRSP from $63,798). The Premium luxury version offers Galvano finished appointments, bit more brightwork on the exterior, red taillights, interior exotic wood accents, and a few other bits and pieces for the interior like the cool digital rear camera mirror. The Sport features a gloss black grille, and trim, tinted neutral density tail lamps, unique interior trim with carbon fibre accents and décor, optional 21 inch wheels, twin clutch sport control AWD and adaptive dampers as standard.
The new XT6 features a roomy interior, with none of the three rows cramped. The XT6 comes with a choice of two captain’s chairs or a middle bench that seats three. The front seat are very comfortable with a rich, refined leather seating surfaces – ventilated and heated up front with heated rear seats, and air ionizer; I like the ample legs, shoulder and headroom up front. Cadillac’s latest Cadillac User Experience software, called “CUE 3.5” makes is entry and can now be operated via s a console-mounted wheel as we all as the touch panel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, as does 4G LTE WI-Fi and wireless charging. Connectivity includes wireless phone charging and NFC technology to allow Bluetooth pairing of Android phones quickly and simply.
All in all – a very good Three-row premium Crossover that will satisfy both dyed in the wool Cadillac fans and those new to the brand. Highly recommended.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Priced from: $60,998 – $63,798. More info at Cadillac.ca