The Cadillac XT6 is an upcoming, three-row crossover of “midsize plus” dimensions that will slot above the midsize XT5. We previously brought you various spy photos of the XT6 undergoing testing in a good level of camouflage, but we now have some new information about its interior.
Sources have told Cadillac Society that the cabin of the future Cadillac XT6 will have an identical cockpit to that of the Cadillac XT5. In other words, the design and layout of the XT6’s cabin will be identical to that of the current XT5, but with two key differences:
- The XT6 will feature rotary controls for the infotainment system (something the 2020 model year refresh will also bring to the XT5), and
- The XT6 will feature more room to accommodate a third row seat
That means that the Cadillac XT6 will not adopt the interior configuration of new Cadillac models such as the XT4 and upcoming CT5, which feature a new interior with a horizontal dashboard/center stack layout. However, the decision to give the XT6 the same interior as the XT5 makes sense given its close relationship to the XT5: the XT6 will essentially be a stretched version of the XT5.
We also believe that the decision to use the XT5’s interior on the XT6 has a lot to do with the speed with which the XT6 is being brought to market, a byproduct of poor market forecasting and product planning by Cadillac parent, General Motors, roughly a decade ago. That circumstance left the luxury brand with only one crossover in a market hot for such vehicles, putting it at a major competitive disadvantage.
Expect the Cadillac XT6 to make its debut and launch in the 2019 calendar year. It will be the third Cadillac crossover, joining the compact XT4 and mid-size XT5.
More than a month away when we be able to see what the XT6 will bring to the table.
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I have an XT5. I hope the XT6 has higher quality lower interior door panels that are not the cheap looking hard plastic like on the XT5. Also, the interior rear windows of the XT6 should have integrated pull up sun shades.
It is amazing that Cadillac is so far behind the competition in offering a 3 row cross over.
2019, 2020… And beyond. By the time Cadillac gets even keel with its competition and the rest of the GM family, consumers will have moved on to the next trend and “must haves”.
Obviously this is going to be a cobbled together rush job. Pretty much everything Cadillac has in the SUV arena is a parts-bin special but this is going to take matters to a new low.
Reminds me of a Pontiac Parisienne from the 1980s. GM misjudged the market and dropped their full-size Pontiac sedan thinking buyers had permanently abandoned large sedans (sound familiar?). Turns out they hadn’t so the good people at Pontiac had to take a Chevy Caprice and hastily convert it to a Pontiac with off-the-shelf parts. It was very obviously a rush job. They later put their old Pontiac Bonneville back in production.
I’m sure Cadillac has taken a similar approach here to create this gem with XT5 interior parts bolted into a Traverse plus a little body work outside. It’ll make Escalade look like a custom one-off.
Sad how quickly Cadillac has plunged to new lows.
This is more pathetic news from GM. We wait over 12 years for this size vehicle from Cadillac and we’re going to get more “ehh!” Why do they think ehh is going to sell? This company is run by bean counting idiots… this absolutely must be world class or it’s not going to move in the numbers it should. The Aviator is going to blow this away.
Try the GMC Arcadia. Not the Chevrolet Traverse.
That said, the XT6 will be slightly larger than the Acadia… and smaller than the Traverse.
Both are ugly and cheap looking. Since GM has decided to put all it’s eggs in one basket, like Ford. You would think their vehicles would be the best in the segment. Compare the XT6 to other vehicles in the segment beginning with the upcoming Lincoln Aviator…….no comparison…..the Aviator will be RWD/AWD, more horsepower/torque, interior and features much better than XT6. The Aviator compares more to the SUV’s of MB, BMW, and Audi(all RWD/AWD) and the XT6 more like the Buick Enclave, and Acura MDX……
CT5 has the XT4’s interior.
XT6 has the XT5’s interior.
Do you think Super Cruise will be an option?
That would certainly set it apart from the competition.
I may find myself shopping Lincoln.
well, I am glad I purchased a XT-4,,the XT-6 does not sound very inviting,,,,by the way,,,luv the XT-4
Upon close inspection, this dash/interior is NOT identical to the XT5, but very similar in overall concept. It’s actually more of an amalgamation of both the CT6 and XT5. Being an owner of a CT6, I see more influence, overall, from the CT6, with some XT5 detailing thrown in. I think it looks great!