Cadillac already confirmed its new flagship sedan, the CT6, and according to the latest reports we will see the vehicle in April at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The new model will also start Cadillac’s new naming scheme and promises to be sized and priced between the BMW 5-Series and 7-Series or the Audi A6 and A8.
The Cadillac CT6 will be inspired by the Elmiraj Concept, unveiled last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and according to the company it will be its lightest and most agile car. Its name is derived from the CTS and the “CT” will be used for Cadillac’s name models.
A more luxurious version of the CT6 is rumored to be the CT7 and will compete with the BMW 7-Series long wheelbase or the Mercedes-Benz S500 L. Ellinghaus admitted that the CT6 will be the top of the range, but that doesn’t mean that the vehicle will be the end of their aspiration.
After it will unveil the CT6, Cadillac will focus on the successor to the SRX as well as on the updated versions of the CTS and ATS.
The new Cadillac CT6 is characterized by a bold proportion defined by a long bonnet and sleek upper body. This proportion lends the new CT6 with greater agility as made possible by its lightweight architecture.
Andrew Smith, executive director for Cadillac Global Design, remarked that the new CT6 was designed for passionate drivers, adding that its low, wide and sleek appearance meets the expectations for a lightweight performance sedan. He added that its great dash-to-axle proportion helps boost the dynamics of its rear-wheel-drive architecture.
Its front end is defined by new implementations of the grille and signature lighting elements. For instance, its vertical light signature makes use of new LED light blades framing the front section of the new CT6, with technologically advanced Indirect Fire LED headlamps providing forward illumination.
Meanwhile, the cabin of the new CT6 is defined by craftsmanship, proportion and technology, as designers intended to give the vehicle an elegant yet spacious interior. This is evident in curated environments as well as in surface sculpture that makes use authentic materials and exquisite details. The new Cadillac CT6 employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure that occupants enjoy superb levels of comfort, safety and connectivity.
Smith quipped that the new CT6 delivers a seamless connection between craftsmanship and technology, adding the new vehicle represents Cadillac’s next step in the continuing evolution of the brand portfolio.
Cadillac will commence production of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 at the end of 2015 for the North American market at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly site. Cadillac has invested around $384 million to retool and upgrades the plant to support imminent production of the CT6 and two other products. Cadillac will commence assembly of China-bound models at an all-new plant in the country in early 2016.