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.