If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed of in Dubai, it’s the sunshine. Spotless blue skies were to provide the perfect backdrop for our recent drive in the new 2020 Cadillac XT6. Except on this particular day, an angry gang of grey clouds loomed with intent above. Not to worry, I was sure everything would be fine.
And for the first hour of driving the high-end SUV, it was OK. The second hour suddenly turned a number of Dubai’s highways and byways into river rapids. So how would 2020 XT6 handle these new adverse conditions?
The answer is: very well.
I never felt like the car was in danger of aquaplaning. Instead the new XT6 gripped the road just as well in wet as it did with the dry. In fact, the sportier version of this all-new Caddy belies its size with great acceleration and sharp handling, it feels more akin to a sedan than a people carrier.
The exterior appears deceptively compact but hop inside and you’re greeted to a TARDIS-esque space. Seven full-size seats, across three rows, are slotted in perfectly and coated in a soft leather that means my backside doesn’t go numb while sat in traffic on a flooded Al Khail Road.