Future Cadillac CT6
We expect the next-generation Cadillac CT6 to reach the market in the vicinity of the 2023 model year. Until then, we expect the current, first-generation CT6 to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the future Cadillac CT6. 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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|Last redesigned model year:||2016 (first generation)|
|Expected refresh model year:||2019|
|Expected redesign model year:||2023 (second generation)|
|Expected name:||Cadillac CT6 or CT7|
|Current platform:||Omega platform|
|Current body styles:||four-door sedan|
|Future body styles:||four-door sedan, four-door liftback|
|Segment:||full-size sedan (F-segment)|
|Expected gasoline engines:||turbo I-4, naturally aspirated V-6, twin-turbo V-8|
|Expected diesel engines:||four-cylinder turbo-diesel, six-cylinder turbo-diesel|
|Expected transmissions:||10-speed automatic|
|Expected alternative fuel powertrains:||plug-in gas-electric hybrid or all-electric EV|
- What: an all-new full-size-luxury sedan representing the second generation of the CT6 nameplate, which could potentially transition to being called CT7
- When: a launch in calendar year 2023 as a 2023 model year vehicle
- Why: an all-new CT6 will continue to grow Cadillac’s presence in the full-size luxury sedan segment, which is the highly profitable and sets a halo image for the brand
- Where: sold in all current markets where Cadillac has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. The next CT6 could be also sold in more countries if the Cadillac brand enters new markets.
Naming And Cancellation
In the summer of 2017, it was reported that GM will reportedly not bring a next-generation Cadillac CT6 to market as a result of supposedly slow sales caused by a market shift toward crossover utility vehicles. However, we have reason to believe that this will not be the case and that Cadillac will continue with a full-size sedan, though is possible that the vehicle in question will not be called CT6 for the next generation.
Following are our expectations of the future Cadillac CT6:
- Based on the GM VSS-R platform (vehicle set)
- Feature Cadillac’s new design language similar to the Cadillac Escala concept
- Introduce an improved interior, with increased levels of refinement, luxury, and convenience
- Include the GM Super Cruise autonomous driving technology
- Offer a plug-in hybrid/PHEV variant like the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid or a pure battery electric model
We expect the upcoming future Cadillac CT6 to be available as a full-size luxury sedan and possible a full-size sedan-like liftback. A two-door coupé model is possible, but not likely.
We expect the starting price of the next Cadillac CT6 to be in the $60,000 range, remaining the flagship Cadillac sedan.
The future Cadillac CT6 will likely ride on the GM VSS-R platform (vehicle set) shared with other net-generation rear-drive GM cars.
As such, it will continue having a longitudinal powertrain configuration that enables optimal weight distribution.
We expect the next Cadillac CT6 to feature the following engine choices:
- Turbo 2.0L I-4 engine with automatic engine stop/start functionality
- 3.6L V-6 LGX with automatic engine stop/start functionality as a step up from the 2.0L Turbo
- New Twin-Turbo Cadillac V-8 engine
- One or two new turbo-diesel engines for select markets
- Electric plug-in hybrid/PHEV (gasoline/electric) model
We expect that the next Cadillac CT6 will be offered with the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid model will have its own powertrain.
We expect the future Cadillac CT6 to be assembled by GM USA at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck factory in Michigan. The Chinese-market model will be built at a GM China factory.
The future Cadillac CT6 will competitors with the following vehicles in the full-size luxury sedan segment:
- BMW 7 Series
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- Lexus LS
- Audi A8
- Maserati Quattroporte
- Jaguar XJ
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