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.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.