More than a year after its world debut on the eve of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and about nine months after its launch date in the U.S., the new Cadillac XT6 has finally launched in South Korea. The three-row crossover was recently unveiled during a special online event held at Cadillac House Seoul.
As such, the XT6 expands Cadillac’s weakened product portfolio in the South Korean market, where it has been experiencing an ongoing decline in sales performance as a result of a significant reduction in product supply. The new XT6 complements the existing XT5 and Escalade to compete in the large luxury crossover segment – which is quickly heating up in the nation’s automotive market.
The initial launch of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in South Korea entails the vehicle being available exclusively in the Sport trim level, which is the crossover’s most complete equipment group as per Cadillac’s reorganized trim level hierarchy. It is characterized by its dark finishes in its exterior design and standard 20-inch wheels. In addition, its chassis is optimized to offer a more agile and responsive driving experience.
Inside, the Cadillac XT6 offers a spacious cabin with a three-row, seven-seat configuration that can transport a family in comfort. The C1 platform on which the vehicle is based was designed from the ground up to make the interior ergonomic and highly flexible, with the most comfortable third row of seats in its segment. While extensive technology and safety equipment, the new XT6 guarantees a good on-board experience.
As in the United States – from where it is imported – Cadillac XT6 units destined for South Korea are equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 engine (production code LGX), which generates a maximum 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The atmospheric six-banger is mated to the latest 9-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive with torque-vectoring “Sport Control” AWD.
The new 2020 Cadillac XT6 is available now in South Korea, with a suggested price of $ 83,470,000 KRW, or about $ 68,600 USD at current exchange rates. Given that the current COVID-19 pandemic has halted Cadillac production almost simultaneously with the XT6’s launch in Korea, availability of the crossover – along with the rest of the brand’s models – will likely be very limited in the near future.
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