Following its removal from The General’s lineup of available North American vehicles in 2020, the Cadillac CT6 continues to be offered in China, with an exclusive Chinese launch of the 2024 Cadillac CT6 ushering in the luxury sedan’s second generation in late spring 2023.
As these images show us, the Cadillac CT6 being tested is finished in a muted shade of metallic blue paint, giving it an eye-catching, but elegant aura. The reworked second-gen front end is clearly visible, built up around a re-sculpted lower fascia and reshaped grille. The new lighting features both horizontal elements at the top and vertical lights “framing” the fascia and grille.
The sedan’s profile view reveals a redesigned and streamlined roofline, substituting a fastback silhouette for the previous generation’s three-box style more typically found on sedans. The CT6 is riding on large alloy wheels with a multi-spoke configuration.
A polished silver monochrome Cadillac badge is visible on the front quarter panel just forward of the door. The windows feature silver trim piece surrounds that highlight the vehicle’s fastback shape, while the door handles also have a touch of silver trim.
The rear three quarters view as the sedan is moving away clearly shows the vertical taillight design and rear sculpting, with twin silver rectangular exhaust tips inset smoothly into the contour of the bumper.
GM Authority has also learned a wide 33-inch 9K OLED display is featured as standard in the new Cadillac CT6 cockpit, with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine offering 233 horsepower propelling the vehicle, paired with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission for cog swaps.
We’re fairly confident it would make business sense for GM to import the second-generation Cadillac CT6 to the U.S. from China. Strongly positive reception to the idea among GM Authority readers, indicated by 94 percent positive poll results, backs up this thesis. Adding the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 LGY gasoline engine, rated at 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, under the hood might increase the sedan’s appeal to American drivers even more.
However, GM appears to have no interest in bringing the CT6 back to the North American market, so the second-gen sedan appearing in U.S. showrooms remains highly unlikely.