The launch comes shortly after the latest General Motors-SAIC manufacturing facility went online to build the 2016 CT6. The state-of-the-art facility possess the cutting-edge equipment and technology to assemble the CT6, which is the first vehicle to ride on GM’s Omega platform.
In total, 11 different materials make up the CT6, which all come together to create a light, nimble vehicle; more so than the current Cadillac CTS, despite the CT6 measuring in much larger.
Chinese consumers will have the choice of either a 2.0-liter LTG turbo-four, or Cadillac’s latest 3.0-liter LGW twin-turbo V6 engine. Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, much like the North American car.
Cadillac will build the 2016 CT6 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly in Michigan for North American markets, but the upcoming CT6 PHEV will be exported to the U.S. and Canada from the Chinese assembly, due to expected low volumes.