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So fully loaded, $75,000. With the future Super Cruise option, $80,000+, as predicted.
That metric sum of money for a car that's:
1.) Powered "exclusively" by the 3.6L V6, and offers the buyer no up-level motor or hybrid option.
2.) An anonymous blob of a CUV with derivative styling that looks like it was plucked out of an insurance company commercial.
3.) Has a subpar interior, and one that's a carbon copy of the XT5's but with wood trim in place of the leather on the dash. Absolutely ridiculous for $80,000, from a design and materials perspective.
4.) Costs more than the competition to start, and doesn't really offer the buyer anything special at any trim or price point compared to what you can get elsewhere.
5.) Fuel inefficient, as the 400 HP Lincoln Navigator is more fuel efficient, and offers a hybrid option for those who want it.
And in person, this car just doesn't look all that great, sorry. Very forgettable, and very odd lines and overall shape for a Cadillac. It's a dud folks.
Looks good in person to me, but doesn't photograph very well.
To sum up this soon to be 10+ page thread. It should have more hp/different engine options, however the target market will be perfectly happy with the engine offered. It isn't rwd based. Fans of Mercedes/Lincoln really don't like it, however, fans of Cadillac's current styling direction do like it. It doesn't offer anything new and exciting, Cadillac already told us why. It is expensive, yet pricing makes sense being between the Escalade and XT5.
XT6 needs more power, better styling, and a better interior. Basically, it needs a full redesign already. Which sucks. It's rare that new cars are DOA right out of the gate, but at the prices they're looking to ask for for this thing... it's hard to defend it.
Saying "ah that's fine!" and accepting the XT6 for what it currently is just gives GM/Cadillac incentive to mail it in, and that will lead to more dull, uninspired cars like XT6. We don't want that. Or at least I don't, as both a Cadillac fan and owner.
If I have the $75K I'll just pop for another $15K and get the "Slade". Someone at Cadillac is on crack. Does Mary really think this will fly? Only the most die hard caddy loyalists who have more cash than brains will go for this'
I was thinking $65K tops and figured that was a stretch.Then realizedwe're talking XT5. I need some of whatever they're smokin'. They will need $10K on the hood from the jump.
Here’s my build, about $58K, really no more than an XT5 Prem Lux so third row is basically free. Threw in the ventilated seats and two-seat third row. I don’t even need four seats, let alone six, so might as well make ‘em comfortable!
Current ride: 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8L 5sp manual sedan
Previous ride: 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD 2.2L 5sp manual
Next ride: Maybe a 2020 2.0T CT4, weekend car, keep the Sonic as DD
Plus, my take is most of you who don't like the XT6 want Mercedes/German clones which Lincoln is providing. Cadillac, thankfully, is giving us a lineup that is distinctly American. But that is going to leave a substantial faction dissatisfied, the ones who won't admit they want a Mercedes clone and won't rest until Cadillac provides that.
I'm happy Cadillac has changed their mind, but I still think Lincoln is a few steps ahead of them, and XT6 v. Aviator pretty much confirms that.
God and guns keep us strong. That's what this country was founded on. - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Cadillac is about excitement, a moonshot, tailfins inspired by jet fighters. Cadillac stayed true to its heritage, giving us stealth fighter based styling. You don't like it, I get that and everyone is entitled to their opinion and preferences. But why is my preference for Cadillac's current direction wrong and yours is right?
You like Mercedes and that is the image you want Cadillac to emulate (I think you described the C Class as "lovely"). I like BMW's lean towards performance and am glad Cadillac has chosen to emulate them. I say that because apparently it is copying the Germans if my ATS can perform. But it somehow is NOT copying the Germans if a more comfort oriented vehicle is provided, in the same way Mercedes provides comfort.
And you keep telling me the Aviator is better, no one has driven it, no one has sat in it.
If Lincoln's approach is the way to go, why is the Continental not selling a lot better than the CT6?
Besides, Cadillac styling is at a low point right now. That stupid derivative Escala concept killed any chance of a jaw dropping, uniquely Cadillac design for the next 5-10 years.
You can't look at XT6 and say "Wow what a great design!" or "Wow, that's a Cadillac!". It could be anything. A Kia. A Volvo. A Hyundai. A Ford. Anything. It looks like it came out of an Allstate ad.
All biases aside, it's hard to argue that Cadillac is on a better track than Lincoln right now. Their management is better, their end plan is better and better defined, and most importantly, their cars are better. We can go back-and-forth all day long, but at the end of the day, it's the product that matters, and Lincoln's new cars are better than Cadillac's new cars. As a Cadillac fan I hope this changes, but I'm not holding my breath.
CT6 isn't exactly lighting up the sales charts. Hell, it had to be resurrected Jesus Christ style to save face, remember?
"The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. "
W.B. Yeats- 1919
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