In a brief bit of passing news, David Shepardson of the Detroit News tweeted out that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be unveiled on March 31st. The date is relevant to the New York Auto Show, where the car will rotate on display in the shadow of Cadillac’s new NYC headquarters.
Shepardson’s tweet reads:
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen says GM will introduce CT6 on March 31 — presumably at New York International Auto Show
This reveal is a big one for Cadillac. The brand has lacked a true flagship vehicle for some time to rival the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Now, the CT6 will begin to fill in just one of the product voids the American luxury brand — a brand historically recognized for big cars — currently lacks.
The Cadillac CT6 has been designed from the ground up to take on its rivals, and will ride on General Motors’ Omega platform, where it will utilizes as much aluminum as possible in the build process. Highlights of the platform include a longitudinally-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as an option.
In terms of powertrain, expect to see a twin-turbo V6 offered alongside a plug-in hybrid, as well as possibly an all-new V8 powertrain. Expect a responsive, yet refined and capable chassis made possible by GM’s Magnetic Ride Control technology. No word as of yet on a performance spec CT6 V, although we can certainly hope.
Looking at what we know in terms of options and features, the CT6 will introduce a revolutionary camera-based rear-view mirror, and semi-autonomous driving technology. Reclining and massaging rear-seats have also been tipped to us as upcoming features, as well as heated headrests, armrests and steering wheel.