For the last two decades, Cadillac hasn’t had a true flagship sedan. That will change this year, as the division first introduces the all-new, Omega-based Cadillac CT6 on March 31st at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and then launches the vehicle later on in the year. Though the term “flagship” may be overused and there could eventually be Cadillac models above the CT6, the CT6 will be, for all intents and purposes, Caddy’s answer to the flagship models from the four leading luxury car brands — the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8/S8, and Lexus LS.
Now, we already know that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will have quite a bit of impressive new features and technology. For instance, the CT6 will:
- Ride on GM’s new Omega platform
- Use a high-tech mixed-material production process that relies heavily on aluminum
- Be 20 cm (8 inches) longer yet 24 kg (53 pounds) lighter than the mid-size CTS, which is already the lightest in its segment
- Introduce a revolutionary camera-based rearview mirror
- Further evolve Cadillac’s Art & Science design language, but do so in an evolutionary (not revolutionary) fashion
- Have fancy massage chairs
- Offer the most powerful six-cylinder gasoline engine in the segment
- Have a PHEV model that achieves 70 MPGe
- Feature advanced autonomous vehicle technology
- Have the latest in active safety technology
With that, we pose the following question: what do you want to see in the CT6? Is it a specific set of engines and transmissions? Knobs and physical buttons for CUE? Heated windshield washers with headlight cleaners? Let us know in the comments!