It’s finally solidified, and we can confirm that the first-ever 2016 Cadillac CT6 will bow at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, just as its staff should be starting to settle into its SoHo headquarters. The 2016 CT6 will also fortify Cadillac’s new marketing strategy, which is also one of the reasons for the brand’s move to NYC. Balance sheet independence should follow by 2017.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 has been the topic of much discussion, and even GM officials have made public what to expect. One of which is its incredibly low weight. Not only will it be lighter than its expected competitors, the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and BMW 7 Series, but it will be lighter than vehicles below its class such as the CTS. Currently, the 2015 Cadillac CTS is already the lightest and most athletic in its class.
Another element made public about the 2016 Cadillac CT6 is that it will have a hybrid propulsion system with 70 MPGe capabilities, though it’s unknown if that will be the standard powertrain. It’s also suspected to have the most powerful V6 engine in its class — perhaps utilizing the twin-turbo LF3 or LF4 V6 engines as seen in the CTS Vsport and upcoming 2016 ATS-V, respectively.
What’s more, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will integrate GM’s new “Super Cruise” technology and V2V communication, which has been in the works for a few years now. The Cadillac CTS will also utilize this technology.
Lastly, the 2016 Cadillac CT6, which will be built in Detroit-Hamtramck, will have a long-wheelbase Platinum Edition variant with massaging seats up front and reclining seats in the rear. However the CT6 Platinum may not be available during the initial rollout when it hits dealers in the fourth quarter of 2015.