GM Won’t Import Cadillac CT6 From China58
North American production of the Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan is set to end this month, and unfortunately, General Motors won’t be importing the four-door from China.
In a recent exclusive news item posted by our sister publication, Cadillac Society, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle confirmed that the automaker currently had no plans to import the Cadillac CT6 from China for sale in North America. Thus, it looks as though the fate of the CT6 in the U.S. and Canada (the CT6 is not offered for the Mexican market) is more or less sealed, as importation from China was one of the last remaining solutions to keep to CT6 on sale in North America.
Another possible solution would be moving North American CT6 production from the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan to some other North American facility. However, Carlisle confirmed that that too was not in the cards.
Back in November of 2018, General Motors announced that North American production of the Cadillac CT6 would come to an end in June of 2019. However, Carlisle and several other GM execs subsequently walked back on that announcement, saying the North American production of the CT6 would in fact continue.
However, we now know that the Cadillac CT6 is indeed set to depart North America this year. Following confirmation that the CT6 was set to get the axe in January of 2020, Cadillac extended production for just a few weeks, and as it stands now, North American production of the four-door will end later this month.
For reference, the Cadillac CT6 is Caddy’s current flagship sedan model. Once it departs, Cadillac will have just two sedan models in its lineup, specifically the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, given the Cadillac XTS is now in the dustbin as well.
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This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.
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If this is the end of the CT6 Cadillac flag ship then we need another big Cadillac for the flag ship The ct5 and ct4 will not would not be able to take the place of flag ship CT6 I Think GM and Cadillac need to move up the production for the cadlillac escala and make it valuable A.S.P like the second-quarter 2021 I have been with cadillac for 30 Plus years wouldn’t want to lose loyal customers like myself I currently have 2017 ct6 and 2015 Escalade Waiting too long for 2021 Escalade?
The Escalade is the new flagship, with car sales shriveling up, hard to justify another car. And new cars don’t just appear in a year, it takes a year or two just to build production tooling, and that’s after the design and testing phase. So don’t look for a new idea to show up for at least 3 to 5 years. That’s why the car companies keep everything a secret until the car is ready so that their competitors won’t be able to copy a new feature for even several more years.
This is a great car. Granted, I don’t want a Chinese Cadillac, but I do want a Platinum CT6 with the V8! Make the 2020 in America, for Americans!
Drive a CT5 and you will understand it is not a replacement for the 6. Too noisy interior, tuned to make the engine sound growl when accelerating so the millennials “feel good”, and much smaller interior and trunk than the 6. And try the range on an EV! Want to get from MI to FL in less than a week? Good luck. pjl
It is sad to see GM going back to parts bin parts for making cars and trucks. I have always bought GM vehicles since the 70s except 1 time. Yes electric is fine that’s if you want one. Many many of us have to travel many miles to get from point A to B and electric is not for many of us.
GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GET THE ESCALA OUT FAST. ALSO CHANGE THE BODY FASTER THAN EVERY 5 YEARS. PUT IN AN ENGINE THAT HAS MORE HORSEPOWER THAN ANY OTHER LUXURY CAR AND DO NOT CHARGE AN EXTRA $20K, LOOK AT THE EXCITEMENT THE CORVETTE IS CAUSING WITH ITS 0-60. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME A LUXURY CAR IS LOW, LONG, WIDE AND FAST. QUIT SEEING HOW CHEAP YOU CAN MAKE IT. QUIT WORRYING ABOUT THE GAS MILEAGE. FOLLOW THESE COMMENTS AND YOU WILL HAVE THE FIRST YEARS PRODUCTION SOLD OUT LIKE THE CORVETTE.
ALSO WHEN IS THE REPLACEMENT FOR MY XLR COMING. I KNOW YOU HAVE ONE LURKING.
Hmmm, have I ever mentioned how absolutely horrible GM’s entire marketing department is.. ? Maybe not since yesterday. I would fire everyone Monday morning, start all over with a nothing to lose approach..
Dumb. This is why Cadillac and GM will lose market share. The best looking sedan in 20 years and they cancel. Not worth the time to write this but someone needs to get a clue within Cadillac.
Have you people gone mad? It would be an absolute political disaster to import the CT6 from CHINA and try to sell it to gung ho ,southern accent slurrin’, gun totin’, tobacco chewin’ US Americans. The fools yelling “Buy American” to progressive US citizens would look even much dumber and clueless than they always have since 1976.
Besides that, the fact remains, the CT6 wasn’t selling in the USA Why? Because in the USA, General Motors is always behind the curve and doesnt grasp opportunity when it is the pink elephant in the room. And quite frankly many people don’t trust Cadillac after what they’ve done to the CTS and V-lines. And Look at what they did with the EV1. That ridiculously wasted opportunity is now a raging success for Tesla.
It is amazing GM can stay afloat, considering what horrible marketers they are. Do you ever remember seeing an ad for the CT6 on TV, in movie theatres?? I sure don’t. What about promotional venues at huge malls, test drives at car shows????? Nothing!
A good effort, but the CT6 was already outdated by the time it was ready for release. While it probably isn’t, it looks like a large lumbering, outdated sedan, that based on GM’s terrible reputation, is also overpriced, defective, is a depreciation horror story, etc. If I am not mistaken, much of the CT6 is based off a reskinned Impala. The revamped Impala had drive train and ignition key issues. Things that are inexcusable for a $45,000+ car. And for the CT6, where are the hybrid and ELECTRIC versions? Hello GM! Any gears cranking over there? (PUN INTENDED)
You are mistaken. First of all the CT6 is not a re-skinned Impala? The XTS was closely related to the Impala, the CT6 is a RWD car on the GM Omega platform. In fact its the only vehicle on the platform. The other fact is……there was a CT6 PHEV and guess where they were assembled?? Shanghai! Few were sold before it was cancelled, but it was here, a made in China Cadillac.
As much as I’ve had GM products all my life bought new a 1999 Sierra 1500 a 2015 Silverado and a 2019 Impala and still have them I give GM the benefit of the doubt and have been really wanting to invest in the company stock long term however I have been unlucky to be dealing with its current well known issues like the 2015 Silverado shaking issues and transmission hard shits and last but not least a hard brake issue at low speeds which had a recall that just made it worse what kills me is that this brake booster pump is under 200 and they won’t replace it, I’m not fighting them and I give to be honest, it really is a shame I won’t be buying GM anymore a life long customer SMH
When Mark Ruess and Company basically ran Johan out of GM, what did everyone here expect to happen?
Just think about this for a second. Not only does Cadillac NOT have a 7 Series competitor, they won’t even have a 5 Series Competitor. Running Johan out of Town was yet once again an example of just how GM doesn’t understand the Luxury Market. Johan had a vision and he would have turned Cadillac around. No doubt about it. But GM was once again extremely impatient. Now, they have a dowdy lineup of Two Half Arsed Sedans and some serious ho hum CUV’s. Thank God they will be getting the new Escalade just to try and stay alive.
I have stated this for a couple of years now. If the Future Cadillac EV’s are NOT world Class vehicles, Cadillac will die a very, very slow death. They are Basically going to be a little bit nicer version of say Acura and Infinity.
It is almost a joke that Cadillac will have two Sedans. All Three of the German Luxury Brands have four Sedans each and some even have Multiple Four Door Coupes.
Cadillac is not even remotely on true Luxury Buyers Radar. It is a shame that we never got to see Johans vision come to fruition. I mean Cadillac doesn’t even have a convertible. I mean what Luxury Auto Maker doesn’t offer multiple convertibles let alone just one. We need to stop acting like Cadillac is in the same class as Audi, Mercedes, and BMW because they are not even close. They would have closed the Gap with Johan but we all know once the Beancounters took over everything at GM that dream was over.
CT6 V looked wicked and performance seems out of this world, definitely could have had a much better interior though for 92k, i for one would never purchase this car if it began coming in from China!
A full size sedan will make a return for Cadillac. Folks need to chill out. A small hiatus won’t hurt the reputation especially with the small take rate anyway for the sedan. The bread and butter for the lux sedans will be covered by the CT4/5. Cadillac will be just fine until a full size sedan returns
Being a Cadillac CTS, owner and driver..I hate this for the Mothership of this car😟 cause this model is Outstanding and day’s everything 🙌 about a Cadillac!!!