There is a lot of buzz surrounding the forthcoming 2016 CT6 sedan from Cadillac, and how it will reportedly carve a new path for America’s premier luxury car manufacturer. Just don’t expect it to use anything outside of the marque’s current design language, says Auto News.
Despite all the hubbub about the CT6 being poised to give the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 series an honest run for their money, General Motors Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn will maintain the themes seen today on the marque’s current vehicles. This likely means a sedan with similar bold, angular lines and vertically-stacked headlamps and taillights as we’ve seen from Cadillac’s most recent entries like the ATS and CTS.
“It’ll be different and it will certainly stand out in the portfolio, but you won’t see a real shift in direction”, said Welburn. This flies in the face of rumors that the CT6 would borrow heavily from the smooth, voluptuous form of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept, introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2013.
Conversely, some changes that we can expect are the introduction of “the world’s most advanced body structure,” according to GM’s chief of product development Mark Reuss. In addition, the Cadillac CT6 sedan will kick off a complete rethinking of the brand’s model nomenclature, lending some hierarchy to the Cadillac lineup.
The Cadillac CT6 sedan is expected to make its debut this coming spring and is projected to go on sale starting in late-2015 or early-2016.