The Cadillac CT6-V had somewhat of a turbulent start. It was initially announced as the CT6 V-Sport for the 2019 model year, but a few months prior to launch, GM suddenly changed the name to CT6-V, a move that – at the time – confused and bewildered many, since Cadillac’s two-tier V-Series strategy didn’t come to light until a year later. But customers didn’t seem to mind: when it finally hit the market, the initial 275 pre-allocated units sold out within minutes. GM made more, and every unit made was already spoken for before the car left the factory. Now, that the CT6-V is entering its second model year, let’s have a look at what’s new for the 2020 Cadillac CT6-V.
First up, the large sedan removes the Rear Seat Package (RPO Code Y4Z), which included the following features:
- Quad-zone climate control
- Air Ionizer
- Rear seat infotainment
In other words, the 2020 Cadillac CT6-V will not be offered with this package or features.
The second change is the addition of the Driver Assist Package (RPO Code Y66) as standard equipment. Optional on the 2019 CT6-V, the package included:
Hence, all three features are added to the 2020 Cadillac CT6-V as standard equipment.
And that, ladies and gents, is all that’s new and different for Cadillac’s (currently) range-topping sedan.
About Cadillac CT6-V
Initially announced as the CT6 V-Sport before being renamed to CT6-V, the Cadillac CT6-V is the most powerful model in the CT6 sedan range. It’s powered by an all-new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 LTA DOHC engine, called Blackwing, with a “hot V” setup rated at 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The Cadillac-exclusive motor is paired to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels. Other notable features include a special tune to the Magnetic Ride Control suspension system.
In late 2018, GM announced plans to shutter the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the CT6 is currently made for North America, thereby spelling the discontinuation of the CT6 in the continent’s three markets. However, this will no longer take place, as new Cadillac President, Steve Carlisle, along with his boss – GM President Mark Reuss, jointly went on record in saying that the large sedan will remain available, despite plans to shutter D-Ham. According to sources, The General is currently in the final stages of deciding whether to move production to another North American plant or to import the CT6 from China.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 in non-V form also gets several changes including the deletion of two engines. Stay tuned for a complete run-down of the changes and updates to the non-V model. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Cadillac CT6 news, Cadillac news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
Source: Cadillac Society