The Cadillac CT6 has long since been discontinued in the United States, as production officially ended back in early 2020, with the 2020 model year being the last of the luxury sedan. However, there still seem to be a few CT6 models floating around dealership lots, as GM recorded a few CT6 deliveries almost three years since production ended.
These 22 CT6 deliveries are known as “zombie cars”, since they are sold long since the vehicle was officially discontinued. It also means that these vehicles have been on dealer lots for quite some time now.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT6 launched for the 2016 model year and was the luxury marque’s biggest sedan. Based on the GM Omega platform, the CT6 was the first model to introduce Cadillac’s current alpha-numeric vehicle nomenclature. Though the CT6 had full-size dimensions similar to those of F-segment executive luxury sedans like the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it was positioned to compete one segment lower with E-segment models such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.
The CT6 received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year, bringing new styling and an updated trim structure to reflect Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy. Perhaps more notably, the 2019 CT6 introduced the CT6 V-Sport, later renamed to CT6-V, which featured the silky smooth twin-turbo 4.2L LTA V8 Blackwing engine.
The CT6 was dropped from the North American market following the 2020 model year, while remaining on sale in China. Since then, rumors and speculation have been abound about a second-generation Cadillac CT6, until GM Authority exclusively reported that a next-gen CT6 is en route. The second generation of Cadillac’s largest internal combustion engine sedan is expected to ride on an updated version of the Omega platform, implying that it will be a heavily-revised version of the first-generation CT6, while also incorporating aspects of the GM VSS project. From what we know right now, this second-gen CT6 will be exclusive to the Chinese market.