A recent GM patent filing shows off the ornamental design for a new vehicle trunk lid, although the patent does not explicitly state which vehicle the new trunk lid design will be used for. Judging by the look of it, the trunk lid appears to be identical to that of the next-generation Cadillac CT6 set for sale in the Chinese market. But we want to know – what do you think?
The recent GM patent filing was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is tagged with patent number US D983,715 S. The patent was published on April 18th, 2023, but was originally filed on August 26th, 2021.
Looking over images of the patent design, the trunk lid appears to be destined for a new Cadillac model, as indicated by the outline of a Cadillac crest found high and center on the rear facing panel of the trunk lid. The design also incorporates an integrated trunk lid lip around the outer edge, as well as a horizontally oriented styling strip along the rear facing panel below the Cadillac crest.
Images of the next-generation Cadillac CT6 were leaked online last year, showing off the second-generation sedan’s latest styling. Among the leaked images was a rear-facing shot of the four-door, including the trunk. Looking at these images side-by-side with the new GM patent image, it looks pretty clear that this patent design is indeed the trunk lid for the next-generation Cadillac CT6.
The Cadillac CT6 previously served as Caddy’s flagship sedan model in North America before its discontinuation after the 2020 model year. Although the CT6 was pulled for North America, it is still sold in the Chinese market. For the moment, GM has no plans to sell the next-generation Cadillac CT6 in North America.
While the recent GM patent image and leaked images of the next-gen Cadillac CT6 seem to confirm that this trunk lid is indeed destined for the next-generation sedan, we want to know – what do you think your reader? Let us know by posting in the comments below, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac CT6 news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.