Just last week, GM Authority published exclusive details on the next-generation Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan, and now, we’re back at it with the very first photos of the vehicle testing on public roads in prototype form.
From the off, it’s clear the second-gen Cadillac CT6 will introduce new styling for the four-door, as first reported by GM Authority and confirmed by these spy photos. The front and rear fascias will incorporate vertical and horizontal lighting treatments that will be similar to the refreshed first-generation Cadillac CT6, although the new model will incorporate revisions that take the look to a new level.
The profile view of this second-gen prototype also confirms that the shape of the greenhouse will differ from the more “blocky” greenhouse of the current Cadillac CT6, incorporating pillar treatments that echo the current Cadillac CT5. The roof treatment also looks to be a bit more angled and coupe-like as compared to the first-gen, without deviating too much from the traditional three-box sedan layout. The C-pillar treatment is also much thinner, resulting in a larger rear vanity window. In back, the new CT6 will run exhaust finishers in line with CT4 and CT5.
Also of note are the wheels, with this prototype model running 20-inch Platinum Twin 5-Spoke alloy wheels with a Manoogian finish and chrome inserts (RPO code RQ9), the same rollers offered with the current Cadillac CT6.
Overall vehicle sizing will be roughly equivalent to the first-generation model. Under the skin, the second-gen Cadillac CT6 will ride on the VSS-R vehicle set, a modular architecture that will also incorporate elements of the Omega platform and underpin rear-wheel-drive based vehicles.
For now, the second-generation Cadillac CT6 will definitely be sold in the Chinese market, and it’s unclear at this time if GM will import the model to the U.S. as well. As a reminder, GM discontinued the CT6 for the North American market following the 2020 model year.
With that in mind, the new CT6 is expected to cradle the turbocharged 2.0L LSY gasoline engine, and may offer a mild-hybrid variant closely related to the 48V system introduced with the 2021 Cadillac XT5 and XT6 crossovers in China. The CT6 will also leverage GM’s Global B / VIP electrical architecture, which will include the possibility for offering the GM Super Cruise system and over-the-air updates.
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