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    Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

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    Production of not-for-sale XT6 models has begun as crews tune the assembly process.

    Vehicles for sale will begin to reach dealers in the spring as 2020 models and will include a hands-free driving feature available on certain models. Barra announced the feature, called Super Cruise, and noted a ripple of surprise among engineers in the audience.

    Executives chose to name it XT6 instead of XT7 ‘because we don't see anything slotting between this and the XT5,’ Smith said.’’








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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Vehicles for sale will begin reach dealers in the spring as 2020 models and will include a hands-free driving feature available on certain models. Barra announced the feature, called Super Cruise, and noted a ripple of surprise among engineers in the audience.
    Good news! As we know this 'detail' was left out of the XT6 press release. Perhaps Cadillac was trying to complete final detailing of this state-of-the-art option.

    The surprised employees may indicate that the decision to "go" came down to the last minute.

    Whatever - It certainly seems that Cadillac now has the unmistakable, full backing of GM management. And the XT6 now has something to differentiate it from most of the competition like the (on the way out?) Tesla Model S and X.

    Full steam ahead? Let's hope so!!









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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Mother Barrah is teaching Reuss a thing or two about how its done. She needs to force the twin turbo 3.6 on the thing too.

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Bummer it looks so lame!
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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Fixed this comment.................


    Executives chose to name it XT6 instead of XT7 ‘because we don't see anything slotting between this and the XT5, but we do have something above this and below the Escalade ’ Smith said.’’

    And this one..................

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Good news! As we know this 'detail' was left out of the XT6 press release. Perhaps Cadillac was trying to complete final detailing of this state-of-the-art option.

    The surprised employees may indicate that the decision to "go" came down to the last minute.

    Whatever - It certainly seems that Cadillac now has the unmistakable, full backing of GM management. The XT6 now has something to differentiate if from most of the competition. (today)

    Full steam ahead? Let's hope so!!
    Really surprised to hear this thing is still OVER A YEAR out!? The Acadia, which this is based on will have been out a full 4 years!


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    Mother Barrah is teaching Reuss a thing or two about how its done. She needs to force the twin turbo 3.6 on the thing too.
    How do you know it was her forcing him, and not him forcing her?



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    Bummer it looks so lame!
    Not impressive in-person; look at that John, you got one right, I too am bummed.
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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Andrew Smith trash talking the Escalade, cannot decided whether to put more power in the cross over, no super cruise, basic Cadillac feature, and he is supposed to head Cadillac? He is just a corporate suit without much of an ambition or passion for his brand.

    How do you bring a Crossover with a Buick and Chevrolet Engine and call it a Cadillac? Are you not ashamed?

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How do you bring a Crossover with a Buick and Chevrolet Engine and call it a Cadillac? Are you not ashamed?
    Been there, done that my friend.

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    But in a split verdict the jury held that the automobile maker did not owe damages to at least 30,000 customers who bought ''Chevymobiles'' after April 10, 1977.

    ''We possibly will appeal,'' said Charles A. Boyle, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the 10-week trial that sought $131 million in damages from General Motors, the nation's largest auto maker.

    State Attorney General Tyrone Fahner, whose predecessor, William Scott, first filed the class-action suit, said that while he disagreed with the verdict, it was ''a significant legal victory for the consumers of Illinois and the nation.''

    ''This case shows that companies which do business in this state must deliver what they promise,'' he said. ''The jury clearly says that advertising is a type of warranty.''

    The six jurors said that people who bought Oldsmobiles with Chevrolet engines before April 10, 1977, were entitled to refunds of $550 each.

    Mr. Buenz put the number of claims to be paid at 10,688, but Mr. Boyle said the number could go as high as 17,000. Taking a figure of 15,550, as an example, General Motors would owe $8.2 million.








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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Andrew Smith trash talking the Escalade, cannot decided whether to put more power in the cross over, no super cruise, basic Cadillac feature, and he is supposed to head Cadillac? He is just a corporate suit without much of an ambition or passion for his brand.

    How do you bring a Crossover with a Buick and Chevrolet Engine and call it a Cadillac? Are you not ashamed?
    Alright who stole Mukbuk and left this filthy GM hating infidel in his place?!

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Executives chose to name it XT6 instead of XT7 ‘because we don't see anything slotting between this and the XT5,’ Smith said.’’
    They need to go think a bit harder and more ambitious.

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Really surprised to hear this thing is still OVER A YEAR out!? The Acadia, which this is based on will have been out a full 4 years!
    Where does it say it's a year out? It'll be on sale late spring or early summer of this year.

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Mother Barrah is teaching Reuss a thing or two about how its done. She needs to force the twin turbo 3.6 on the thing too.
    Yup. Setting the political specifics aside, today was a great day for women leaders. Barra obviously saw the backlash from the press for the lack of Super Cruise on XT6 and decided it would be fixed. Now get a real Platinum Trim (instead of the silly platinum package) and that TT V-6, and the XT6 will be a huge success.

    Also, I know I am the minority here but I LOVE the way the XT6 looks. It’s clean and imposing while still appearing sleek (by SUV standards).

    Also, I depart from you in one regard: I would prefer the 3.0TT in the CT6 as it is a generation ahead of the 3.6TT, and I have had the fortune of hearing it up close and it definitely sounds like a proper luxury engine.
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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Fixed this comment.................

    Executives chose to name it XT6 instead of XT7 ‘because we don't see anything slotting between this and the XT5, but we do have something above this and below the Escalade ’ Smith said.’’
    And that, ultimately, maybe the reason.

    In getting so late to the luxury crossover game, there's no doubt that GM is looking to make up for lost time. That also means that they're going to split as many hairs as possible, just like the Germans. If they're reading from the same playbook, that can only mean an XT7 (and perhaps even an XT8?) sometime down the line.

    And, if you really think about it, why shouldn't they fill that void? The XT6 is based on the short version of the C1XX (albeit, and improved and well-packaged version). That means that the larger/120.9 inch version can still be exploited for a future, larger luxury crossover. It won't cost GM a ton to develop since the platform already exits. And having a larger product to offer may also mean that GM "has room" to not only capture consumers attention, but also eventually make the Escalade even more exclusive (and expensive) to reap fatter profits.

    The Germans have plugged lots of open-spaces in their own SUV/crossover portfolios. Besides offering them in just about every size, they also have traditional and "coupe/sport" crossovers to offer consumers. Caddy has two crossovers and lots of ground to make up. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see them eventually offer an XT2, XT3, and XT8 in addition to any possible XT7.
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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Where’s the Super Cruise in the XT4 and XT5 mother Barra?

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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Nadepalma I love the way you think. Cadillac is getting a lot of flack about bringing this vehicle to the market based on, what one guy here called, a generic corporate platform. Personally I can't see it that was as the platform may be shared, but like many of the platforms GM has, they are in turn, premium and well engineered. I see this vehicle as being precisely one of three Cadillac still needs to fill voids in their line-up. Just for the hell of it they should figure out how to appease the enthusiasts with a RWD based small CUV and a RWD based Large. They of course will find issue with a deeply hidden plastic map pocket and still not buy, but at least Cadillac will have had it available.

    Anyway. Nice exterior. Nice Interior




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    Re: Surprise! GM CEO Says Cadillac XT6 Will Have SuperCruise At Launch

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    And that, ultimately, maybe the reason.

    In getting so late to the luxury crossover game, there's no doubt that GM is looking to make up for lost time. That also means that they're going to split as many hairs as possible, just like the Germans. If they're reading from the same playbook, that can only mean an XT7 (and perhaps even an XT8?) sometime down the line.

    And, if you really think about it, why shouldn't they fill that void? The XT6 is based on the short version of the C1XX (albeit, and improved and well-packaged version). That means that the larger/120.9 inch version can still be exploited for a future, larger luxury crossover. It won't cost GM a ton to develop since the platform already exits. And having a larger product to offer may also mean that GM "has room" to not only capture consumers attention, but also eventually make the Escalade even more exclusive (and expensive) to reap fatter profits.

    The Germans have plugged lots of open-spaces in their own SUV/crossover portfolios. Besides offering them in just about every size, they also have traditional and "coupe/sport" crossovers to offer consumers. Caddy has two crossovers and lots of ground to make up. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see them eventually offer an XT2, XT3, and XT8 in addition to any possible XT7.

    If you go back and watch the EV video from the XT6 reveal, there appears to be a CUV/SUV in shadow that has vaguely Escalade styling with a hint of Range Rover Sport thrown in for good measure. I'm pretty sure (like 99%) it is not the 2020 Escalade, as the rear pillars are raked more than the current Escalade, and the 2020 Escalade is very similar to the existing version. It's possible the mystery vehicle is the XT7 (on VSS-R) and a bigger 7/8 seater, also off VSS-R will be the XT8. Those nomenclatures could perhaps switch if the 7/8 seater is a variant of C1XX on the 120.9" WB, and is a big brother to XT6.

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