Of the passenger cars General Motors is preparing to send out to pasture, the Cadillac CT6 perhaps stings the most. The large sedan is a delight to drive, albeit, lacking in a few areas.
Following back and forth answers about the CT6’s future, our sister publication Cadillac Society decided to ask GM’s luxury division about the sedan’s future. Unfortunately, the story hasn’t really changed.
“We have CT6 production scheduled at Detroit-Hamtramck that will keep vehicles available through January 2020. We have nothing additional to announce at this time,” Cadillac spokesman Stefan Cross said.
That’s hardly a confirmation the sedan will live on past its current expiration date, though GM brass hasn’t closed the door on the car’s future. Recall, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle commented the company “never said” the CT6 would die as part of GM’s larger North American restructuring. In fact, the company absolutely did prior to Carlisle’s statements. The CT6 was named alongside the Chevrolet Impala, Volt, Cruze, and Buick LaCrosse as one of the passenger cars soon to exit production.
Of the group, the CT6 and Impala are the only models left in production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Production will continue into January 2020—unless something changes.
Carlisle said this past January the automaker was actively looking to relocate production of the CT6 sedan to another facility. He also mentioned the car could be imported from China, though, U.S. production was preferred. It’s a sure-fire bet GM will use CT6 production as leverage in UAW union negotiations that officially kicked off on Monday. In return for U.S. production of the CT6, GM may be able to secure concessions on one of many fronts it aims to curb expenses.
Thus, it’s safe to say the CT6 is in limbo, rather than completely dead.
Source: Cadillac Society