Cadillac has already told us all there is to know about the updates to its 2016 lineup, but the brand has just officially released a statement regarding what’s in store for the latest models of vehicles.
Foremost, the all-new LGX 3.6-liter V6 engine will replace the outgoing (yet still good) LFX 3.6-liter V6 unit across the lineup, offering greater fuel efficiency, smoothness and refinement. The engine operates with the latest iteration of Active Fuel Management (AFM) and Cadillac touts 2016 incorporates the eight-speed automatic transmission more than ever in its vehicles, specifically in the 2016 Cadillac ATS and 2016 Cadillac CTS.
New stop/start technology will be introduced for 2016 Cadillac vehicles with the 3.6L V6 LGX and 2.0L Turbo I4 LTG. The new stop/start tech employs ultra capacitors to create a smooth transition from a stop to a start, a welcome improvement indeed.
“While these new systems increase efficiency, a main focus in engineering at Cadillac is to integrate these systems smoothly with no compromise to the driving experience,” says David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “Our new 8-speed transmission was developed internally for fast and smooth shifting in every situation with Cylinder Deactivation and Start/Stop are integrated in a more seamless manner than our competitors.”
Cadillac says its greatest engineering for 2016 will be the 2016 CT6 sedan. The brand notes it will be the only vehicle to incorporate stop/start technology, AFM and turbocharging into one tightly-refined package thanks to Cadillac’s latest LGW 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine.
Then there’s also improvements to Cadillac CUE infotainment system with the additional benefit of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Further Reading On The 2016 Cadillac Lineup
See detailed information about the revised Cadillac model lineup on our 2016 Cadillac product guide:
- 2016 Cadillac ATS family:
- 2016 Cadillac CTS family: