Having made its debut for the 2016 model year, the Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan is taking GM’s prestige-luxury brand to new heights. And according to a recently-published order guide, Cadillac is looking to continue the model’s success by giving the range-topping sedan a series of updates the changes for the 2018 model year — its third year on the market. In general, the changes and updates should make the vehicle more competitive and more attractive to consumers while delivering a better user and ownership experience.
On the outside, the 2018 Cadillac CT6 loses four colors and gains three new ones:
- Red Passion Tintcoat
- Phantom Gray Metallic
- Moonstone Metallic
- Dark Emerald Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic (available at extra charge; no additional charge on Platinum)
- Stone Gray Metallic (available at extra charge; no additional charge on Platinum; late availability)
- Red Horizon Tintcoat (available at extra charge; late availability)
The exterior changes are rounded out by the addition of a high-pressure washer to the rear-facing camera lens that provides the video feed for the CT6’s Rear Camera Mirror.
Inside, the 2018 CT6 adds auto-ventilated front seat functionality as well as an automatic heated steering wheel, which can turn on the ventilated functionality after the vehicle has been started. In addition, the range-topping CT6 Platinum trim level gets a leather-wrapped driver-side airbag cover (on the steering wheel), and the illuminated trunk sill plate is now installed at the factory, rather than an LPO-level item installed by the dealer.
Arguably the biggest updates to the 2018 CT6 come in the form of in-vehicle technology. Specifically, the 2018 CT6 sees its CUE infotainment system updated to version 2.6, thereby enabling two new features:
- Collection: essentially an app store for the CUE infotainment system, CUE Collection enables users to easily browse, select and install apps that enhance the driving experience. Using the vehicle’s touch screen, users can customize their content with music, audiobooks, weather and more (data plan rates may apply). CUE Collection is only available with the CUE system with navigation (IO6).
- Teen Driver: a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob to encourage safe driving behavior. The Teen Driver feature can limit certain vehicle features, and prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen’s driving habits and helps parents continue to coach their new driver.
In addition, GM’s Full-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control can now be switched to Regular Cruise Control by the driver and Automatic Park Assist adds pedal operation, meaning that the 2018 CT6 can fully park itself without the intervention of the driver.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
For the U.S. and Canadian markets, the 2018 Cadillac CT6 is assembled by GM U.S.A. at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant near Detroit, Michigan, USA. The 2018 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, meanwhile, is assembled by GM China and imported to North America.
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