The 2019 Cadillac CT6 adds two new exteriors color to its color palette: Shadow Metallic and Manhattan Noir Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Shadow hue.
Assigned color code GJI and touch-up paint code WA-626D, Shadow Metallic is one of three gray hues available for the 2019 Cadillac CT6. The other two gray exterior colors are Satin Steel Metallic and Radiant Silver Metallic.
The new Shadow Metallic color is only included in the base price for Platinum models. On other trim levels, it’s an additional cost of $625. The new gray hue is available in conjunction with all interior color combinations and trim levels except for Sport models.
2019 Cadillac CT6 Trim Levels:
- Premium Luxury
2019 Cadillac CT6 Interior Color Combinations:
- Jet Black
- Sahara Beige with Jet Black
- Dark Auburn with Jet Black
- Very Light Cashmere with Maple Sugar
As of this writing, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is either en route or just arriving to dealerships throughout the country. The model is produced at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant for North America. Availability varies by dealer, so check with yours for complete details.
About Cadillac CT6
The Cadillac CT6 is a full-size prestige luxury sedan. It slots above the mid-size Cadillac CTS and compact Cadillac ATS as the largest Cadillac sedan. The vehicle rides on the high-tech and lightweight GM Omega platform that is currently not shared with any other vehicles, though a full-size Cadillac crossover on the architecture has been rumored.
The current model was introduced for the 2016 model year and represents the first model year of the first-generation CT6. The 2017 model year saw a few minor changes, including the addition of two new exterior colors and darker finish taillamps. The 2018 CT6 introduced such features as Super Cruise, Rear Camera Mirror Washer for the Rear Camera Mirror, as well as an updated CUE infotainment system (to version 2.6).
For the 2019 model year, the CT6 receives a refresh, otherwise known as a facelift or mid-cycle enhancement (MCE, that includes revised exterior styling similar to that of the Escala concept, a new high-performance CT6 V-Sport model that was renamed to CT6-V, the new Cadillac 4.2L Twin-Turbo V-8 engine, a new trim level structure, and improvements to in-vehicle technology. In addition, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 gets the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission on all models, while the base model gets a new base engine in the form of the all-new 2.0L Turbo LSY engine, which replaces the last-generation 2.0L Turbo LTG.
The Cadillac CT6 is build at the following plants:
- GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant supplying North America and Middle East, and
- Cadillac China factory called SGM Jinqiao supplying China and Russia
In addition, the CT6 Plug-In model was built at the SGM Jinqiao plant for all markets, including the United States. The CT6 Plug-In was discontinued in the U.S. after the 2018 model year.
In November 2018, GM announced plans to discontinue the CT6 in North America as part of a restructuring plan that will look to shutter various plants, including the Detroit-Hamtramck location. But in January 2019, Cadillac president, Steve Carlisle, and GM president, Mark Reuss, announced that the CT6 will not be discontinued. However, production will be moved from the Detroit-Hamtramck facility to another plant. Another possibility is that the CT6 will be imported from China, where it will continue being offered. However, Carlisle stated that this is the least desirable option.
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