The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is beginning its launch, and today the brand’s website has revealed all of the details that customers need to know, including pricing, and the ability to build one themselves through an online configurator. Pricing for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 begins at $50,495, which signifies a price drop of $3,600. The next trim level, Premium Luxury, comes in at $58,095 – an $1,100 price drop. The 2019 CT6 Sport starts at $66,595 – which is a $1,300 increase in pricing. Finally, the 2019 CT6 Platinum comes in at $86,795 – a $2,500 increase.
While there’s a favorable point of entry, buyers need to understand that there’s a $36,300 difference between the base Luxury trim and top-shelf Platinum trim level for the 2019 Cadillac CT6. That’s to say nothing of the the upcoming CT6-V, which pricing hasn’t been announced for just yet. However, The 2.0L LTG from before with 265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque has been dropped, in favor of the new 2.0L LSY turbo. Like in the Cadillac XT4, the 2.0L mill produces less power than the unit it replaces, at 237 horsepower, and 258 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels (the CT6 Luxury remains the only RWD model of the lineup, while the others incorporate AWD). It will be up to the new 10-speed automatic transmission to keep things interesting. The website also lists “Suspension” as “Standard.” That’s good. Hate to have a car without suspension.
Base equipment for the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is on the scarce end of things. No heated seats, no heated steering wheel, a 2.0L LSY turbo engine, 18-inch wheels, and infotainment with a rotary controller sans navigation and/or apps. Eventually, the $86,795 2019 CT6 Platinum delivers on luxuries such as rear seat entertainment, heated everything, ambient lighting, illuminated door handles, a 404 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo LGW V6, a Bose Panaray 34-speaker audio system, multiple driving aides, a heads up display, 19-inch wheels, the four-wheel-steering Active Chassis Package, and the game-changing Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system. The $66,595 2019 Cadillac CT6 Sport might be the model we would get, as it brings the price down $20-grand but still offers strong levels of content. Missing from action however is Super Cruise, rear seat heated seats and entertainment, the Active Chassis, the fancy audio system, and a heads up display. Buyers still get 404 horsepower, however. There’s no trim level to bridge the $20,000 gap between CT6 Sport and CT6 Platinum.