Those waiting to scoop up a top-of-the-line Cadillac sedan may want to push plans back and wait for the 2018 model year because the luxury brand has shaken up its launch strategy surrounding Super Cruise.
According to Automotive News, Cadillac will now equip the self-driving technology as standard with the 2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum trim and offer it as an option on the Premium Luxury trim. Originally, Super Cruise was expected to be a $2,500 option for both the Platinum and Premium Luxury trims.
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum commands $85,290, but it remains to be seen how the MSRP will fluctuate with the inclusion of Super Cruise as standard. Additionally, it remains to be seen what other changes the 2018 model year will bring to CT6 and its trims. Cadillac did confirm Super Cruise will be part of an interim model-year addition called 2018i.
Pricing for the Platinum trim and optional Super Cruise system on the Premium Luxury trim will be announced at a later date, per the brand.
Cadillac took to the MTV Awards to debut its Super Cruise technology to the masses with two 30 second advertisements. The first shows a deaf couple having a conversation, but only when Super Cruise is engaged can the driver begin to converse with his passenger.