Although accounting for less than 10 percent of all vehicles sold globally, the luxury cars market is evidently in a steady expansion which is projected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 11.3% and $178 billion by the year 2023. The U.S. market is still the most important part of that large global puzzle, but both the European and especially the Chinese luxury car markets are in full-on expansion mode. With MY 2020 being pinpointed as the pivotal year for many important segments (especially crossovers and EVs), it doesn’t come as a surprise that luxury car brands are looking to take advantage of the newfound situation. With the global recession but a distant and unpleasant memory, the German, Japanese, and domestic luxury automakers alike will have one potential headache less to worry about in the upcoming years. Here are some of the most anticipated and best 2020 luxury cars they’ll have to offer.
2020 Cadillac XT6
After introducing the intermediate XT5 in 2017 and compact XT4 in 2018, the luxury GM brand is switching its focus to the upcoming XT6 crossover/SUV which will slot right between the mentioned XT5 and the brand’s flagship model Escalade. The all-new XT6 three-row model should complete their crossover/SUV lineup for the time being and offer the most luxurious American brand a model to fight the likes of the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS Class. The newest addition to the Cadillac lineup will feature all of the contemporary tech and amenity features found in other range-topping Cadillacs. One of them is the company’s newly-developed Super Cruise hands-free driving system which is currently only available with the CTS. Cadillac’s answer to Tesla’s Autopilot will come at a price, however. Not only will it command a $2,500 premium, but it’ll also be exclusively offered with the range-topping Platinum trim and upper mid-range Premium Luxury trim with the optional $3,100 driver assist package included.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will most likely be offered with a couple of very different 6-cylinder engines. The entry-level models should be powered by a 3.6L V6 worthy of 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, whereas the upper tier models will likely benefit from a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 unit that’s capable of delivering around 400 horses and a similar amount of torque. Both units will be tied to GM’s new 9-speed automatic transmission which should help them offer a smooth and carefree ride. The all-new Cadillac XT6 will most likely arrive during the Spring of 2019 as a 2020-year model with prices starting in the higher $50,000 range in order to draw parallels with the CT6 sedan.