One year after debuting the 2019 Cadillac CT6 refresh at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Cadillac has introduced the 2019 CT6 for the first time in the Middle East. The luxury brand held the regional unveiling of the facelifted prestige luxury sedan during the 2019 EXCS International Luxury Motor Show, whose 12th running was held in Jeddah – the second largest city in Saudi Arabia.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 comes to the Middle East with the goal of winning over customers seeking a large luxury sedan with distinctive design and innovative technology. New for the 2019 model year is updated exterior styling inspired by the Escala Concept, as well as a series of new technologies that improve the sedan’s performance, efficiency, agility, and connectivity – resulting in a unique offering its segment.
“The new 2019 CT6 offers a new formula for luxury in the premium car sector,” said Christian Soemmer, Managing Director of Cadillac Middle East, in a statement. “With its bold design and cutting-edge, driver-focused technology, it provides a strong proposition for Middle East buyers looking for a luxury car that delivers on all fronts.”
Like all new Cadillac models, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 refresh introduces the brand’s new “Y” trim level strategy that was launched by the new Cadillac XT4. Though the 2019 Cadillac CT6 was presented only in the Premium Luxury trim during EXCS 2019, Cadillac executives explained that Middle Eastern markets will also offer the updated CT6 in the Sport trim as the second trim choice.
Additionally, the brand has so far only mentioned the 3.6L LGX V6 engine when discussing the 2019 Cadillac CT6 for the Middle East. The naturally-aspirated six-banger produces 335 horsepower and a maximum of 284 pound-feet of torque while mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. This new gearbox combines smooth operation with dynamic shifting responses.
As for in-vehicle technologies, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 offers a fully connected suite of driver technologies as well as an improved infotainment experience, courtesy of the latest Cadillac User Experience user interface with rotary dials.
In addition, the 2019 CT6 features cameras on every side of the vehicle for a total of seven altogether; the cameras function to support features such as 360-degree Surround Vision, Night Vision, and a complete package of active safety features – delivering safety for occupants, for drivers of other vehicles, as well as for pedestrians. Cadillac currently does not have plans to introduce the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology in the Middle East.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 will arrive at dealers across the Middle East later this year. Though the automaker previously announced plans to idle the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the CT6 is made, it is expected that CT6 production will be moved to a different GM plant.