Now that former code boss Johan de Nysschen has left a pursuit of using Cadillac to a Canuck, it would be good to see a code take a page from Lincoln and revamp a fixing strategy. What we see above is supposed to be a arriving Cadillac CT6 XT6, a full-size unibody crossover that’s on lane to block a vital hole in a brand’s lineup.
Slotted above a renouned XT5 midsize crossover and next a top-rung Escalade, a XT6 (as it’s tentatively named) promises 3 ample rows of lux-mobile motoring. This vehicle, along with a compress XT4 rising after this year, was all partial of de Nysschen devise to move home a bacon in a domestic market.
The indication graphic here becomes some-more Cadillac-esque as it turns a tail towards a camera. A long-wheelbase chronicle of a GM C1 “Chi” height sits underneathÂ â€” an design it shares with a Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. The XT5, as good as a GMC Acadia, float atop a regular-length version.
The deception is complicated with this one, so it’s tough to discern a model-specific styling underneath. We’ll approaching see a clever similarity to a smaller XT5, with erratic slashes roughly a certainty.
As both a Traverse and Enclave lift a nine-speed involuntary and 3.6-liter V6, it would be approaching to find this combo in a XT6. However, with status comes a enterprise for some-more power. Cadillac can’t margin a vast application but charity buyers a possibility to step adult to a some-more prestigious powerplant … can it? A suitable choice does not open to mind.
Maybe Cadillac will massage a 3.6 to give it a smallest statistical corner over a GM stablemates. Then again, a XT4 creates do with a turbo 2.0-liter creation 237 hpÂ â€” reduction than that of a 2.0 found in a Traverse RS, and still reduction absolute than a uplevel Chevy Equinox.
It’s approaching we’ll see a XT6 strew a protecting coverings during this fall’s L.A. Auto Show, with an on-sale date someday in a open of 2019.[Images: Brian Williams/Spiedbilde]