New Cadillac top-end car will be called CT6, marks new naming convention

Article by Christian A., on September 25, 2014

Last week, Cadillac announced its plans to built a new top-end vehicle at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Today, we found out that the new flagship sedan will be called the CT6 and will mark the overhaul of company’s naming scheme. The new vehicle will be positioned above the CTS as well as XTS sedans and according to Cadillac’s chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus it will constitute a new approach to the prestige sedan.

Codenamed LTS, the rear-wheel-drive sedan will be launched in late 2015 and will be revealed in summer of 2015. Regarding the new name, the CT6 is derived from the CTS and according to the press release, “CT” will be used for car models, while name will reflect the size and place in the lineup.

Apparently, this new naming scheme will help buyers to understand each vehicle’s position in the Cadillac lineup. Still, Cadillac will only change the name of the vehicles only when it will redesign them, which means that we will probably see the ATS, CTS and XTS badges for several years.

The Cadillac CT6 is expected to be inspired by the Elmiraj Concept car which was unveiled last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Built on a new architecture, the vehicle will be the brand’s lightest and most agile car.

“This Cadillac will be the lightest and most agile car in the class of top-level large luxury sedans,” said Travis Hester, executive chief engineer, Cadillac CT6. “Using the lessons learned from our dynamic ATS and CTS product lines, we have developed an entirely new vehicle architecture for the CT6. It will employ a mixed material philosophy that combines the best and most efficient components optimized for each area of this new top-of-the-range car.”

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
The other day, it was confirmed that Volvo will finally bring the XC40 to US soil, where it will first make an appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show....
by - November 23, 2017
There is no question that the new BMW M5 (F90) high performance sports sedan is more powerful, faster and more enticing than the previous model. But for interested customers in...
by - November 23, 2017
Following the Tesla Roadster’s electrifying revelation on Thursday, Musk’s highly ambitious goals have skyrocketed when he tweeted about his future plans for the new sports car. Well, kind of. The...
by - November 23, 2017
Earlier in November at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas is when Hennessey unwrapped the Venom F5 to all of us. But it was actually first introduced as a concept...
by - November 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries