As previously reported, North American production of the Cadillac CT6 at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant was slated to cease by the end of January, 2020. However, according to a new report from our sister publication, Cadillac Society, CT6 production has been extended to mid-February, essentially giving the luxury four-door an extra two weeks on the line.
Once production of the Cadillac CT6 ends at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant later this month, the facility will be retooled for the production of future all-electric models.
The Cadillac CT6 first debuted for the 2016 model year, dropping as the brand’s range-topping flagship. The CT6 introduced the RWD-based GM Omega platform, and was the first model to adopt Cadillac’s current alpha-numeric naming convention, which labels cars with CT# and crossovers with XT#.
The Cadillac CT6 received a refresh for the 2019 model year, gaining new styling and an updated trim level structure per Cadillac’s latest Y trim level strategy. The 2019 model year refresh also brought the introduction of the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport, later renamed CT6-V, and the all-new twin-turbo 4.2L LTA “Blackwing” V8 engine.
Following the 2019 model year refresh, General Motors announced that the Cadillac CT6 would be discontinued for the U.S. and Canadian markets (the CT6 is not available in Mexico) following the closure of the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Later, Cadillac said the CT6 might not be discontinued at all, with production possibly moving to another plant. Now, however, it looks as though the Cadillac CT6 is indeed headed to the chopping block, albeit a bit later than initially expected.
Looking ahead, Cadillac is rumored to be cooking up a production version of the Escala concept, which should fill the role of big luxury four-door in the brand’s stable. The new production-ready Escala will ride on the all-new GM VSS-R vehicle set, which will integrate the previous Alpha platform of the Cadillac ATS/CTS and Cadillac CT4/CT5 with the Omega platform of the CT6, creating a single rear-drive vehicle architecture.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.