Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who think that the first generation of the CT6 (short for Cadillac Touring 6) might be getting a little older, the US premium carmaker is readying a plethora of updates and upgrades for its range-topping sedan.
According to a recently published order guide, Cadillac is giving the CT6 sedan quite a number of tweaks and updates that should allow it to become more competitive while still attracting customers and delivering a better user experience.
For instance, Cadillac has deleted four exterior colors from the 2018 CT6 color palette -- Dark Emerald Metallic; Moonstone Metallic; Red Passion Tint coat; and Phantom Gray Metallic. While the premium carmaker deleted these four exterior colors, it also added three new tones as it hopes to refresh how the new 2016 looks like. These new exterior colors -- Red Horizon Tintcoat; Satin Steel Metallic; and Stone Gray Metallic – are available for a fee. When the 2018 Cadillac CT6 is availed on a Platinum grade, the Stone Gray Metallic exterior color could be specified for no additional charge.
Aside from the deleted as well as new exterior colors, Cadillac is also adding a high-pressure washer to the sedan’s rear-facing camera lens providing the video feed for its Rear Camera Mirror.
Inside, Cadillac has updated the CUE infotainment system of the 2018 CT6 updated to version 2.6. This update enables two new features: Collection and Teen Driver. Collection allows users to browse, select and install apps on the infotainment system. Likewise, it allows users to customize content with music, audiobooks or weather. Meanwhile, Teen Driver allows users to activate customizable vehicle settings –as linked with the key fob – to limit certain vehicle features and to prevent a teen driver from turning off certain safety systems. The CUE 2.6 also provides an in-vehicle report about a teen’s driving habits.
Further changes inside the new 2018 Cadillac CT6 include the addition of auto-ventilated front seat functionality and automatic heated steering wheel. Platinum versions of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 also receive a factory-installed illuminated trunk sill plate and a leather-wrapped driver-side airbag cover. The American premium carmaker likewise added pedal operation to the automatic steering function of the Automatic Parking Assist system, allowing the 2018 CT6 to park autonomously. In addition, drivers could now switch the Ct6’s Full-Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control system to Regular Cruise Control as part of the Driver Assist Package.
Cadillac didn’t announce any updates on the powertrain of the 2018 CT6, which may mean the engine and transmission system will remain the same as on the 2017 CT6.