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Cadillac and its parent company, the DaimlerChrysler Group, will launch a brand new SUV, the Xt6, for the next-generation 2018 Model S. The Xt is the third SUV in the X family to hit the market, following the XR and XD.
Unlike the previous two, which were powered by the latest in plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains, the new Xt will be powered by a 2.5-liter V6 diesel.
“This is a brand-new SUV,” said CEO John Daimling, who spoke at the press event at the Cadillac headquarters in Geneva.
Daimling said the Xx SUV will be “the first to fully integrate a new, advanced electrified driving experience with a high-performance sports car, a luxurious sports coupe and a premium sports sedan.”
The company will use the X6 to help drive the transition from the previous generations of the X. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all vehicles.
In addition to the XX, Daimlin said the company will build a new SUV for its next-gen X compact, which is the second-generation version of the compact sedan.
Cadillac and Daimlers are taking delivery of the new SUV in September 2019.
Last week, the automaker announced that the X Xt SUV will begin production in the United States and Europe this fall.
While the new lineup of X vehicles will be available to customers beginning in 2021, the SUV itself will only arrive on the market in the first quarter of 2022.
It will arrive on new models and in a number of models.
The new X SUV will debut with a base price of $68,000 for the base X6 sedan, $78,500 for the X4 compact sedan and $85,000, or $84,000 and $96,000 respectively, for a three-row X4 hatchback and X4 sports sedan.
The XX and Xt are also expected to have more room in the cabin.
Other X models coming in 2022 include a sedan and a hatchback version of both the X7 and X8.
The company plans to introduce new models in the next few years.
The 2019 Cadillac Xt lineup is expected to include: