Second-Generation Cadillac CT6 Caught Undisguised On U.S. Roads46
As GM Authority previously reported, pictures of the second-generation Cadillac CT6 were leaked in China back in November 2022. Now, after months of minimal information regarding the upcoming flagship sedan, GM Authority spy photographers have captured a second-gen CT6 testing on U.S. roads.
When compared to the leaked Chinese photos, it’s clear that this particular prototype is a second-gen CT6. Both front and rear fascias feature similar dimensions and styling cues to the leaked photos, albeit with a license plate bracket mounted underneath the front grille. Out back, we can spot Chinese badging, along with the third brake light mounted just below the rear roofline.
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 a reminder, the first-generation Cadillac CT6 was discontinued in the U.S. following the 2020 model year. However, the flagship Caddy sedan has continued to be sold in China since then. The new Cadillac CT6 will soon make its official debut in China. However, as of the time of this writing, there are no plans to bring the CT6 back to the North American market.
The Chinese-spec CT6 is currently powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and puts the power to the ground via the GM ten-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the next-gen CT6 will likely ride on a revised version of the GM Omega platform, instead of the VSS-R vehicle set. If this were to be the case, this would imply that the second-gen CT6 is a heavily revised version of the first-gen instead of a clean-sheet redesign.
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How disgusting. Sell your flagship here if you want to test drive it here.
And please, oh please, do not even think of going Lincoln and importing this to North America. Cadillac is the only semblance of an American luxury brand left.
Would you rather the jobs that are sustained by testing it in the US go to China? Isn’t it a good thing that at least some people in the US are able to make a living off a model that isn’t sold here?
All 2 or 3 if them?
I’m pretty sure it’s more but that’s beside the point. You’d rather two or three well-paying jobs not exist in order to not have to be faced with the notion of products developed for export only?
I would rather have 1,000 jobs in America building an AMERICAN -branded full-size luxury car. If I wanted an Asian build sedan, I would look at a Lexus or Genisis.
Unfortunately, Americans rejected CT6. GM, and other automakers, make more money tooling only one assembly line for niche market vehicles. GM did this with Opel selling niche via Saturn and, then, Buick.
It seems US drivers aren’t feeling Cadillac sedans (or Buicks). Envision SUV, imported from China, does well & probably wouldn’t have more buyers if made in the USA, for example.
I get this sinking feeling that, within a decade, GM US will be Chevy, GMC, Hummer, Corvette with Buick and Cadillac no longer sold domestically
I like the original CT6 better. Too much going on in the front-end design.
Now this is the face we should have gotten on the refreshed CT5.
That’s quite the schizophrenic front end there…yikes.
Looks like a nice car. I hope they sell it on the American market.
Only if it comes with the 3.0TT or a Blackwing V8. The 2.0 isn’t enough engine for this car.
I would even take a 3.6. We just need a larger car than the CT5. Its makes my stomach turn seeing us sell small cars.
Not impressed with the styling of the redesigned Chinese-market CT6. The rear is very awkward looking with no congruency or flow. The previous CT6 that we had in the USA, both the pre-refresh 2016 design and the post-refresh 2019 design look much better. Too bad GM couldn’t keep the previous gen on sale for a few more years in the USA. Every time I see a CT6, I can’t help but admire the classy styling. Too bad the new CT6 doesn’t have that elegant flair.
Only if it’s built in the US
The front grill looks like a dead guppy
In today’s news about GM: They kill the Bolt and tell the current owners that they can buy an SUV/CUV/Truck or look someplace else. News on GMA shows the (ugly) refreshed Lacrosse for CHINA only. Now we have an article about the CT6 (better looking than the Lacrosse but not as nice as the last gen CT6) that will only be sold in CHINA yet they are testing on the US roads.
Here’s to you GM (sticking my middle finger up to you)
The front is a bit awkward with that slot above the grille. The rear is nice. The sides are a bit soft, and that arching feature line isn’t as sharp as I’m used to from Cadillacs.
Totally agree. What function could the ‘slot’ above the grill actually have?
Looks better than the 1st gen model. You should sell it here. But what do I know? I’m someone
who would spend the $ for it over a BMW. It never fails. When you’re on to something good you don’t sell it (here); too many bad decisions. No wonder your numbers are down…
The CT6 had a plug in hybrid electric version that was an improvement over the ELR and much larger. Too bad it was not developed into a full electric until the Lyriq arrived.
Horrible. The car doesn’t have any style. Look like a jelly bean.
There really is no cohesive design language for any of the gm brands anymore. Every brand is using the same design element and then they just throw all kinds of crap at the wall for generalized form and call it a day!
Should be sold here and made in the USA. It’s disgusting we don’t even have a real full sized Cadillac sedan currently in the lineup that is affordable.
Joe: According to GM, we do. It’s called the Escalade. What? You don’t want an SUV? Then go somewhere else and buy their cars.
Of course I’m being sarcastic because this (what I just said) is basically what GM is telling customers. They only want to sell higher priced SUV/CUV’s and trucks with huge profits or nothing at all.
The profile is totally generic, and frankly, looks very similar to the 2014-20 Impala.
My thoughts exactly
Now I really pissed off…That’s a beautiful car…I would buy one in a heart beat, if it were available in the US. It sucks that it will be a available only in China. Just one more example of Cadillac abandoning its loyal customers.
Wow, a sedan! That’s great.
It looks like a CT5 all grown up. In a good way. Like it. Bring it here so we can enjoy please.
I have a 2017 CT6 AWD Super Cruise Premium and a 2020 CT6 Premium Luxury AWD, AWS, Super Cruise. We also have a2002 Cadillac DHS with just over 100K on it.
I think that Cadillac/GM should bring the CT6 back to the US market as there are many of us that still want a full-sized luxury sedan and will pay for them. Don’t try to saddle us with that stupid 4-cylinder turbo either. I have driven, unfortunately, CT5 as a loaner and that couldn’t get out of its own way on the highway. The CT4/CT5 are compact cars. Marketing, the GM board and Mary need to be given a wakeup call as not everybody wants a box-on-box CUV/SUV, a pickup or an EV.
They aren’t bringing back a full sized ICE sedan to the N.A. market…ever. If there is a reasonably priced sedan slotted above the CT5 (not the Celestiq), it will be an EV built on the Ultium platform.
That is a loooooooong rear overhang
Does it remind you of the XTS?