Second-Gen Cadillac CT6 Spied Without Heavy Camo39
The upcoming second-generation Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan was just spotted testing in form-hugging camouflage covers, giving us a better look at the four-door’s new styling.
This isn’t the first time we’ve caught a glimpse of the second-generation Cadillac CT6 out and about on public roads. However, while the sedan was previously seen in heavy vinyl camouflage, this particular prototype is draped in a body-tight black-and-white wrap, which provides better clarity on the overall shape and design of the second-gen model.
For example, this latest prototype gives us a pretty decent look at the new front fascia and grille, which appears to combine elements of Caddy’s other two sedans, the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, while also drawing some similarities from the Cadillac Lyriq EV crossover, thus bridging the gap between Caddy’s ICE models and EV models. The overall look appears to be elegant and clean, although we should mention that this prototype is running a set of placeholder headlights.
The profile view reveals a stretched greenhouse with a rearward-sloping roofline, while a placeholder communications fin is seen on the roof in the rear.
The tail section is also equipped with placeholder lighting, while we can spot some cutouts around the rear bumper which likely indicate the presence of a sensor that doesn’t work with the camouflage wrap.
Speaking of sensors, the second-gen Cadillac CT6 will likely run the GM Global B / VIP electrical architecture and incorporate the latest tech features, including the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, and possibly the more-advanced GM Ultra Cruise driver assist system.
As GM Authority exclusively reported previously, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine will provide the motivation. The four-cylinder may also include mild-hybrid 48V assistance similar to the system introduced with the Chinese-market 2021 Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 crossovers.
It’s looking more and more likely that the second-generation Cadillac CT6 will be exclusive to the Chinese market, and will not be sold in the U.S. That said, the upcoming full-size sedan will be based on an architecture mixing GM Omega and GM VSS-R elements, which leaves open the possibility that it may be adapted for other markets.
Look for the second-gen Cadillac CT6 to launch in China sometime in the next 12 months.
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Sad, because this is the only Cadillac I would consider buying! With that being said, that would only be with something under the hood other than the lawnmower engine offered in China.
However, the cadillac ev is coming
at 300,000 dollars though
Supposedly, there will be at least one less expensive EV sedan, too.
Two, actually. One sized like the CT6, and one sized like the CT5. Automotive News had insight on this.
After all the trouble Cadillac went to to reduce weight in their sedans to improve handling and performance, they’ll both be around 5000 lbs. At least that might improve the ride–if they don’t put on rubber band tires.
We still enjoy our 2018 CT6 2.0E plug-in with 432 lbs of torque!
Cant have it. Dont care!
This is the production version of the Escala. I was just comparing these pics with the model on my desk. We need this car here!
there is a2023 cadillac ct6 with no camo at all shown on BURLAPPCAR last week, ABSOLUTE gorgeous looking front end design, great work Caddy designers, incorporating traditional caddy design along with new upright triangle side scoops, that is the design i thought would be on the Celistiq, not follow that UGLY looking glorified dump truck they call Lyriq. Killing off the American cars was a bad move, the Chinese must be laughing their heads off, that americans getting around in those, Square shaped, no style, bad handling, non aerodynamic things called SUVs. Soon we will be all driving huge mining trucks. Cars died off because auto companies didnt bother up dating them each year, in the past, car companies would change grilles, headlights, tail lights , even panels and bumpers every year, now, not even a badge change for ten years, simply boring, i want to import some of these gorgeous american cars here.
In his Aug 6 post, the two un-camoued pics are the current CT5 and 2020 CT6 that he put up for comparison.
by the way, there is a 2023 Buick or Malibu spy shot on Carscoops as well. LOVE looking at up-coming us cars, simply gorgeous looking things. Now i have to buy Mecedes or Bmw to get a car, r import from China, strange isnt it, if you want to buy an American car, you have to shop in China.
Liking the lines I see here. Lots of Americans I think will be angry they dont get this new CT-6.
If more Americans would have bought a CT6 they wouldn’t have to be angry.
The CT6 sold only behind the S-class in it’s day.
It’s a silly comparison since the base price of a S is/was double that of the CT6. The two weren’t comperitors as such.
However, it did outsell the Audi A8 and Lexus LS, which are more apt comparisons. The difference is that all those cars are built in one factory and shipped around the globe. The CT6 was built in 2. One exclusively for NA. With such paultry sales, there was no choice but to discontinue it. That’s what I mean by economics.
A8, LS, S-class, and 7-series are in the same class (LS less so with no V8 this gen). Caddilac’s sedan have been cheaper than competition for the last ten years now.
The only miserable and abominable thing of this car (and of GM), is that’s only for China.
Not everybody in the rest of the planet like SUV’s or crossovers or is willing to buy one no matter what.
You’ve got that right…GM is killing the US market with their attempt to push us all into a CUV/SUV or a pickup. GM’s major market is China, they have forgotten which country and consumers built that company.
I have 2-CT6’s, a 2020 Premium Luxury and a 2017 Premium. They are great cars and allow for 5 real-sized adults in them. A CT4 might as well be a 2-seater and the CT5 is 2 real-sized adults and 2 pre-teen kids. And to top it off they ride horribly. Yes, I have driven both for a while and the turbo 4 cylinder can’t get out of its own way.
Give the US market the second gen CT6 with at least the V6 and if the need is felt give it a hybrid as an OPTION.
I would buy that in a heart beat…not making it available in the US would be a real slap in the face to traditional Cadillac customers, like me.
I still don’t know why we can’t get this in the US. It would complete their sedan and SUV with each having 3 sizes, CT-6, CT-5, CT-4 AND XT-6, XT-5, XT-4 and then the Escalade.
Not to mention their missing the mark by not giving us the CT-6 Blackwing!
Bring it back to the North American market!
They DID give us the Blackwing.
But to answer your main question I believe it was economics that killed tbe CT6 in NA.
Its platform was exclusive. So many costly components were made only for the one car. The cost of producing the mixed metal body was high. Sales were not high enough to sustain it, let alone pay for an eventual redesign.
I can remember ads for $550 leases. Not a good sign. When I saw that, I knew the CT6 was doomed. Most CT6s, except for the handful of Blackwings, were discounted fairly heavily. And even many of those sat unsold for months and were discounted.
Total US sales for its entire 5 model year run were about 40K. In 2019 US sales were 7900. In China, 22K.
THAT is why we don’t have it. Unless you’d buy one imported from China?
There was never a BW trim CT6, just a V. A mixed material body shines on sport intended products, not necessarily a big cruiser. You and CI2eye miss this. A mixed material platform could have made volume with a better CT5, Corvette(s?), a less lux&price version in Camaro/sedan/SUVs.
I believe he was referring to the Blackwing 4.2TT V8 engine. What a crime that only a few hundred were made.
Thank you. I was indeed.
I don’t get the hype about the 4.2TT. Every automaker has a ~4L TT DOHC 32v V8. Caddilac is exclusive.
As I recall, they said they were converting the whole plant to assemble EVs. Did they? I can’t imagine why that would take several years. I suspect they were losing money on it and the Volt (also produced there), so that’s two huge investments that never paid off, or only very little in prestige and goodwill.
I almost wish they hadn’t put that slick front on the CT6 in 2018, because the original sure looks frumpy now, and I’ll have to wait longer for the price to drop to what I can begin to rationalize. My Platinum DTS has reached hooptie status due to bodywork; mechanically, it’s OK. I fixed the driver’s side heat actuator problem myself this summer, after 8 winters with 15 minutes of warmth then ice cold. I hadn’t realized it could be reached (barely) from the footwell, and didn’t require disassembling the dash.
The other thing that drives me crazy is only the Platinum CT6 was available with an interior that wasn’t mostly black.
Too bad it’s not for US here in the states.
I have had 3 CD-6s, the last is the 2019. Love the 2.0 T with rear wheel drive. Get 37 mpg at 72 mph on the inter state and 29 mpg in city driven. Bring this great car back to the US.
Stop crying about the first gen ct6. It was awful inside.
Looks like a redesigned sharkfin antenna camera vs the CT5, maybe a Gen3 system
This car should be sold in America. I get sedans sell slower, that running more than one production line isn’t profitable, and since most are sold in China, that it would need to be an import.
China has a vile human rights record and I hate buying Chinese made products. At same time, China is Cadillac’s strongest market, so I get that a vehicle like this would be imported. This isn’t going to become common with most automakers. Mexico is the free trade hotspot
Wouldn’t this be the 3rd gen CT6?
I am still driving my 2017 CTS 2 L turbo. Smooth as silk, 33-35 mpg highway and plenty of pep. Unless GM changes style, I will stay with the CTS
unbelievable blunder by Cady leadership not to offer the best sedan they ever built in the US. If they’re looking to alienate their customer base, this is a great start.
I could not agree more !!!!!