Then, in September of 2018, not long before it announced its major corporate restructuring plan, GM decided to rename the CT6- V-Sport the CT6-V – indicating the automaker was adjusting its strategy for the rather slow-selling CT6 nameplate. Not long after this, GM announced that all 275 examples of the 2019 CT6-V that it intended to produce had been sold out, prompting it to raise the price of the vehicle by about $4,000 and boost production capacity. Once again, all available units of the CT6-V sold out.
That was really the last we heard of the CT6-V, however. So far not a single car has been delivered to customers, despite GM telling GM Authority’s sister site, Cadillac Society, that deliveries of the sedan would commence “soon” back in July of this year.
Cadillac Society now has an important update for CT6-V buyers, however. Our colleagues learned deliveries of the 550 horsepower sports sedan have been delayed due to emissions setbacks for the twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 engine. Deliveries of standard Cadillac CT6 models with the twin-turbo 4.2-liter LTA V8 engine have also been pushed back for the same reason.
The good news is that GM has already remedied the problem and the 4.2-liter V8 engine has passed regulatory approval testing, with deliveries expected to begin shortly. As we reported previously, all 2019 model year CT6-V sedans have been spoken for, and the 2020 CT6 order book closed on August 22nd, 2019.
Source: Cadillac Society