Cadillac is the GM’s luxury division so most of their cars are based on the GM chassis but use improved running gear and drivetrains in order to offer the best possible driving experience. However, for more than 20 years Cadillac only made medium size luxury car and they didn’t really have a competitor for the full size market since the 1990s. However, this is about to change with the release of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, a car which is going to change the Cadillac brand once again.
2016 Cadillac CT6 Review
There isn’t much information about it and Cadillac was quite secretive with it in order to keep it off the radar. However, a few details slipped and it seems that this car is going to be launched in April 2015 while the showroom availability will start some time at the end of 2015 or early 2016. While it is a GM product, this new model is going to use a new platform for full size saloons and it is going to feature rear wheel drive as standard.
Price for Cadillac CT6 2016
The price hasn’t been made available just yet but considering its declared competitors are the Audi A8 and the Mercedes S Class, the new CT6 should cost at least 70.000 dollars for a base model which is right where the other two cars are.
Engine of Cadillac CT6
Engine wise we expect this big luxury car to have as starters a 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6 which should be good for 420 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. As far as we know, this will most likely get the new 9 speed automatic which has been developed together with Ford.
Later down the road, the CT6 will also get a hybrid drivetrain which will most likely use a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 coupled to an electric motor in order to offer around 300 horsepower and more than 30 MPG on average. A V8 is also scheduled for it but we don’t know for sure if it will be a turbocharged engine or an aspirated one.
Interior of Cadillac CT6
The interior will be up on par with cars such as the A8 or the S Class, meaning that even the most basic model will come as standard with commodities such as satellite navigation, leather upholstery, aluminum or even real wood trimmings, very comfortable electric seats as well as enough room for up to 4 people to sit in perfect comfort.
Cadillac CT6 2016 Exterior
On the outside of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 things are going to look quite unique when compared to the other models in the GM range. The car will actually be very similar in design with the concept which debuted in the late 2014 later than the ATS or even the CTS. These are all great news because it should look like nothing else on the road.