The CT9 is the possible name of an upcoming, unconfirmed extended-length, full-size luxury passenger vehicle from Cadillac.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the Cadillac CT9. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Cadillac.
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It’s currently unclear whether or not Cadillac will make a vehicle called CT9, or what direction the model will take. However, based on Cadillac’s new CT/XT vehicle naming convention, we can deduce that it will be:
- A passenger car such as a sedan, coupe, or wagon (rather than a crossover utility vehicle/CUV)
- Full-size, likely mechanically related to the Cadillac XT9
As such, our best guess at this point is that the Cadillac CT9 will be the name of an, extended-length, full-size sedan, coupe, or convertible with two rows of highly-luxurious seating. It’s also possible that the CT9 name will not be used, and the vehicle we are referring to here as the CT9 will end up being the Cadillac CT8 instead.
The CT9 name is the result of a new naming scheme that names:
- All sedans, coupes, and wagons as CT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
- All crossovers and SUVs as XT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
Although General Motors has filed trademark applications for CT2 through CT8 with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office, it has yet to do so with the CT9 name, bringing its prospects under question. However, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen did refer to the CT9 name in an October 2014 interview, stating that Cadillac has “just signed off on” a new range-topping luxury sedan called “CT8 or CT9” that will compete with long-wheelbase versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.
Cadillac has yet to announce or confirm a CT9. Even so, it’s possible that vehicle will come to market in the vicinity of calendar year 2019 or 2020.
We expect the Cadillac CT9 to ride on GM’s Omega platform.
We expect the Cadillac CT9 to be powered by Cadillac’s upcoming turbo-charged eight-cylinder engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission.
If the CT9 winds up being based on the Omega architecture like we expect, then standard models will be rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive will likely be an option.
We expect the Cadillac CT9 to be available, first and foremost, as an extended-length, full-size luxury sedan. Two-door coupe and convertible are possibilities.[/tab]
We expect the Cadillac CT9 to offer two rows of seating and accommodate four passengers in luxury. We expect that each chair will offer the utmost in luxury and comfort, including a massaging feature on all four seats plus reclining second-row units.
Assuming that the Cadillac CT9 will be an extended-length full-size sedan, it will compete with:
- BMW 7 Series “L” Extended-Wheelbase
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class Extended Wheelbase
- Audi A8L/S8L
- Lexus LS “L”
- Maserati Quattroporte
- Jaguar XJ “L”
Cadillac CT9 pictures are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.
Cadillac CT9 specifications are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.