LTS was believed to have been the original name for Cadillac’s upcoming full-size flagship sedan. But in September 2014, Cadillac announced that the vehicle will officially be called Cadillac CT6.
The new nameplate will be seen on the 2016 Cadillac CT6, and will be the first to introduce a new, alpha-numeric naming convention of all Cadillac vehicles.
For more on the CT6, visit the Cadillac CT6 info page.
In June 2012, GM Authority reported that General Motors was in the process of acquiring the trademark for LTS and Cadillac LTS — supplying the first clues as to the possible name of the brand’s flagship vehicle that would join the compact ATS and midsize CTS sedans.
While the Cadillac XTS is Cadillac’s largest sedan on the market before the introduction of the CT6, the brand’s executives have stated that it is not the brand’s flagship vehicle. Additionally, GM Authority believes that the XTS is a stop-gap product offering that will be phased out once or shortly after the CT6 comes to market.
Moreover, GM President of North America Mark Reuss was quoted as saying that General Motors has to make “very careful decisions” about vehicles such as a full-size Cadillac sedan.
The Cadillac LTS/CT6 will use General Motors’ upcoming full-size rear-wheel-drive vehicle architecture dubbed Omega.
Although not announced, it is expected that the Cadillac LTS/CT6 will offer the following engines:
- A new hybrid V6
- Cadillac’s new 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 LF3
- A new V8, possibly the LT5
The Cadillac LTS/CT6 will compete with full-size sport-luxury sedans such as the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, and Lexus LS.
We expect the LTS/CT6 to launch in late 2015 as a 2016 model year vehicle.
We expect the Cadillac LTS/CT6 to carry a base price of $70,000, and offer trim levels that would carry the vehicle into the mid-$100,000 range.