After months of silence, the face-lifted 2019 Cadillac CT6 sedan has been photographed testing incognito for a second time, dropping a bit more camo and showing off more of its refreshed Escala-infused design. Cadillac’s current CT6 full-size luxury sedan was brought out for the 2016 model year, making 2019 about the earliest GM’s most premium marque would likely want to release a big mid-cycle revision.
The latest spy shots give us a clearer look at the Cadillac CT6’s new upper grille – something that certainly appears to have drawn from the Cadillac Escala concept for inspiration. The lower grille has been even more dramatically restyled, mirroring the upper trapezoidal aperture. The headlights, still obscured by camouflage, can faintly be seen in outline, looking more horizontally-formatted than the vertically-stacked lenses on the current CT6. Yet much like the current model, slender, vertical LED lights are still present beneath each headlamp.
Out back, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on, but the decklid appears to have lost its point, instead maintaining a smooth, curved line along the bottom edge. The rest of the sculpture, especially around the rear fenders, appears to be essentially unchanged.
We don’t know if any new powertrain options are in store for the 2019 Cadillac CT6, but rumors of a new twin-turbocharged, 4.2-liter DOHC V8 are rampant. In fact, Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen has confirmed that the automaker is working on the engine. Currently, options consist of a base 2.0L four-cylinder (LTG), optional 3.6-liter V6 (LGX), a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 (LGW), or a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 mated to an electric motor on the plug-in-hybrid model.
You can see the latest Cadillac CT6 spy shots over at Motor1.com.