GM Introduces Cadillac CT6 Refresh In Japan11
General Motors introduced the refreshed Cadillac CT6 in the Japanese market at the end of the second quarter of this year. The latest changes to the large luxury sedan were announced more than a year ago at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, and the 2019 CT6 has now arrived in Japan with a market-exclusive configuration.
Curiously, the refreshed CT6 for Japan offers a unique appearance that doesn’t follow the recently established Cadillac “Y” trim level strategy. The Japanese-market sedan presents most of the range-topping Platinum variant’s styling cues and features, but with the exclusive black window trim of the Sport version. By the way, the Sport trim level of the North American 2020 Cadillac CT6 will be discontinued.
The powertrain selection also sets the Japanese-market CT6 apart. In that country, only the naturally aspirated 3.6-litre LGX V6 engine is offered, which develops 335 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque, combined with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
In addition to all the technological features of the Platinum variant, except Super Cruise, the refreshed 2019 Cadillac CT6 sold in Japan will include a cloud navigation system called Cloud Streaming Navi. The system was developed in conjunction with leading Japanese map company Zenrin Datacom, and is compatible with the autonomous navigation DR map.
This setup provides access to cloud navigation through an antenna installed in the vehicle by a Cadillac dealership. Cloud Streaming Navi offers exclusive maps and traffic information through a 4G network and a subscription fee is required.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is now available in Japan since the end of the second quarter of 2019, carrying an MSRP of 10,260,000 Yen, or about $94,272 USD at current exchange rates. Like all other Cadillac models sold in Japan, the CT6 isn’t offered in right-hand-drive configuration that’s the norm in the country.
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This is very nice, but is GM really selling left hand drive Cadillacs in Japan?? Why dont GM NA engineer their cars for both LHD and RHD markets like what the German Japanese Italian and South Korean manufacturers do?
Better yet, who are those who are buying left hand drive Cadillacs in Japan?
I think it must be left-handed Sumo wrestlers.
Cries for UK, Australia, and Kiwi people.
Where is the product sourced? China?
I don’t think the Japanese are too fond of the Chinese so Hamtramck would be preferable from that standpoint plus it yields an element of authenticity to the car. However, numerous media outlets reported that CT6 and Impala are still set to go out of production in January at the Detroit facility despite GM agreeing, as part of the recent UAW negotiations, to keep the plant open longer term. If that’s indeed the case, GM would have no choice but to source the Japanese market CT6 in China.
although you are probably referring to recent history, japan committed all sorts of war crimes/massacres in asia during world war two. they did a real number on china like infamous rape of nanjing.
from a historic perspective, china has a lot more reason to be antagonistic towards japan than vice versa.
Of course this CT6 is sourced from China.
I do not understand why a CLOUD NAVIGATION SYSTEM is necessary with a monthly fee. All cars should have the type of system used for example by Garmin, where satellites are used and there is no monthly fee and maps can be updated without any cost.
Under it current leadership, GM is living in a dream world.
If GM is lucky, they might sell 2 or 3…
That is what I was thinking… Japan has a closed and protected home market.