We’ve finally managed to catch Cadillac’s future mid-size SUV. The upcoming vehicle has been spied testing totally camouflaged, so it’s still pretty hard to conclude what’s going on beneath. For now, however, we know that the three-row crossover is going to be named the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and that will most likely be introduced late this year at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The sale will, on the other hand, start in early 2019, so you have plenty of time to decide whether the XT6 is worth your money or not. Unofficially, Caddy’s second-biggest SUV will be priced around $50,000, while the topper could even reach a $75K price tag.
The camouflaged vehicle shows pretty dynamic bodywork with plenty of exciting details, such as an aggressive hood which appears to feature some kind of bulge. In addition, the front end seems to have a huge grille and flat bumper, which will likely host large air intakes. In contrast to the majority of three-row crossovers, which are usually flat in the back, the rear end of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 hosts a faster trunks lines and a slanted rear window. Below, the camo hides a massive bumper which gets a pair of exhaust tips.
The interesting vehicle uses pretty familiar bones. It rides on the longer version of the C1XX architecture, which currently supports Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Since both of them offer 204.3 inches in length, we suppose that the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will be about the same size. Even though it proved to be good, the platform has some lacks. By using it, the mid-size crossover can say goodbye to the new and awesome 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The mill pumps out 550 horsepower under the hood of the CT6 sedan and would be the perfect option for the new SUV. This way, the XT6 would be able to set some new standards right away. Still, this won’t happen because the vehicle needs sedan’s rear-wheel-drive Omega platform for the engine.
Since there will be nothing of the V8, the 2020 XT6 will most likely have to rely on a twin-turbo V6. This is not bad at all, because the unit produces around 400 horsepower. The engine will be the top of the iceberg of course. This means that the starting model is going to rely on a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower at most. Both engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Stay tuned for updates.