Refreshed Cadillac CT6 Spied Testing In Colorado10
The Cadillac CT6 is in for a refresh in the near future, and as expected, it will wear plenty of design inspiration from the Escala concept car. New spy shots captured the car testing in Colorado, though it still wore plenty of camouflage.
However, it’s easy to see the grille is very Escala-like, even with the camo doing its best to distort the real design. The headlights also feature a more horizontal look under the camouflage with LED accents trailing in a vertical fashion—again, very Escala. The look will eventually make its way to all new Cadillacs with the XT4 poised to be the first.
It’s possible Cadillac may introduce its highly anticipated 4.2-liter DOHC twin-turbo V8 engine when the car does eventually bow, potentially for the 2019 model year. We know the brand has been hard at work on a new powertrain, but we don’t have any other details aside from the nugget of information.
Do expect the plug-in hybrid to return as well, possibly with greater range.
Spy shots: Carscoops
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JDN already announced there would be a “comprehensive” CT6 update; most likely he was limited to what he could do to the CT6 once he joined Caddy so now he receives less limitations on the mid-cycle refresh…Looking at the pictures it looks more like the older Hyundai Genesis (not the current Genesis G80)…
The CT6 is still a fresh and handsome design exterior wise! I don’t see why they’re revising it so early! It’s the interior design and layout that’s getting all the flak! I hope the Caddy team is “comprehensively updating” that aspect of the car! I sat in the comparable XTS recently and found that interior design to look better than the CT6! And it’s more spacious! The headroom is at least, but the legroom is equal! Tell me again what exactly is the purpose of the CT6?! If it can’t serve as the true Caddy flagship sedan then they shouldn’t even bother with it period!
No spy pics?
Never mind. Nothing to see in the CarScoop pics
CT6/CT5/CT4:: Large, medium, small, CT6 is not Cadillac flagship. They will have one.
Must have missed it. I just spent 2 weeks in Denver and driving around colorado. The number of Cadillac’s I saw you could count on one hand. Including the XT5 I was driving.
Cadillac has a big image problem.
The advertising is worthless.
Instead of advertising Price, how about advertising the car for a change?
Price does not sell Cadillac, What it does will sell it.
The CT6 is Cadillacs ” flagship ” car for the time being . It needs a refreshening to follow all the new models wearing the ” new face ” . It only makes sense that the flagship looks like a part of the family .
Although the CT6 isn’t perfect just about any editorial in print or on the WWW will say this is the best car Cadillac has ever built .
That Carscoop article on line last night also said that a 4.0L V-8 may find it;s way in the car for ’19 ( probably on the upper trim levels though IMO ) .
I don’t see many on the road either but that is JDN’s goal , it needs to be exclusive not in every driveway in your neighborhood . What I am seeing is XTS’s for 2018 , and the tailights look even better in person but the CT6 front end looks better than on the XTS but is an improvement .
Reviews are subjective and mostly the result of not understanding what certain cars are meant to be “about” or alternative motives the car industry wants to push. (i.e. rear wheel drive fad). Anyhow, the CT6 is a nice looking car, but I still believe the smooth riding boulevard cruiser XTS is where Cadillac should be judged as far as “best Cadillac” metrics, goes. Also, the new 2018 XTS V-Sport with it’s blacked-out special grill, is probably the best looking Cadillac on the road right now – bar none, if not all luxury cars. Spotting a 2018 Vsport XTS is like spotting a unicorn right now, however. CT6 looks anorexic in comparison.
One thing that Cadillac needs to consider is increasing rear passenger legroom as despite being a large sedan, leg passenger room is not what you would expect from a luxury sedan as anyone over 6-2 would have problems in the back seat.
You must be an NBA center, im 6’3 I’ve sat 3-cross in the CT6 backseats with the front seats adjusted to me, none of my knees touched the front seats, few cars theses days can do that.
Two things (for me) prevents the CT6 from attaining flagship status. The styling is “uninteresting and “inelegant” for want of a longer explanation. Reminds me of the boring last generation Lincoln “flagship.” Offering the loud, lumpy 2LT 4 banger straight from GM economy cars tells me the product is either done on the cheap or Caddy underestimates the consumer – or both. It’s a weak offering in the segment IMHO.