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NAIAS Cadillac News Including a Reversal of One Product’s Death

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  • NAIAS Cadillac News Including a Reversal of One Product’s Death

    Nothing about the C8 of course, but GM has done a 180 and the CT6 will live on, though at another plant (not decided) and for how long (not yet shared). That means the Blackwing lives on for the Cadillac.

    Originally posted by GMAuthority
    GM Says Cadillac CT6 Will Live On In US After All, Plans To Move Production Underway[/h]Like a cat, the Cadillac CT6 may have only used up one of its multiple lives. General Motors went on the record and said the CT6 is not dead in the United States and both the automaker and Cadillac are looking at plans to move production out of Detroit-Hamtramck to another plant.


    Automotive News (subscription required) reported on the change of heart Monday and spoke directly with Cadillac President Steve Carlisle and GM President Mark Reuss. Both said the company is evaluating options to keep the sedan on sale past its expiration date on June 1. Details were slim, but both executives mentioned production could move to another unnamed plant, or importing the sedan from China where the car was scheduled to live on.



    Carlisle said importing the car from China is the least desirable option, however. He added the company has some time to sort out a new production plan before the final CT6 rolls off of the assembly line this summer.

    The news is an absolute about-face after GM included the car as part of its large-scale car cull and restructuring announcement this past November. A Cadillac spokesperson also confirmed the nameplate’s end with numerous media outlets last year. Cadillac additionally said there would be plenty of CT6 sedans in stock to last the entire year before the car dwindled away.



    Adding to the confusion, both GM executives said the CT6 was never intended as part of the restructuring and said various officials did not communicate the plans correctly at the time. Carlisle added the company “never said” the CT6 was going away and the brand is keen to keep the sedan as its banner Super Cruise vehicle and launch the 4.2-liter twin-turbo LTA V-8 engine.

    The CT6 will receive the brand-exclusive engine in a detuned version making 500 horsepower in the Platinum trim, and 550 hp for the CT6-V.

    Moving CT6 production will be part of the automaker’s discussions with the UAW as the current labor contract expires this September. But for now, it appears the large Cadillac is safe from the chopping block.
    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/01/...#ixzz5ciQfoqcM
    Last edited by John; 01-15-2019, 04:03 PM.
    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

  • #2
    Relatedly, more Cadillac news.

    Originally posted by MotorAuthority
    Future Cadillac V-Series sedan to have blown V-8, sound like a monster

    Sean Szymkowski
    Jan 15, 2019

    2020 Cadillac CT5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac CT5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Although Cadillac will cull all of its current sedans after 2019, General Motors' luxury division remains committed to passenger cars. And there's a new V-8-powered V-Series sedan on the horizon.

    The news first came to light during GM's investor conference on Friday, where executives showed attendees video of a sport sedan that distinctively featured the sound of a V-8 with some form of forced induction. It's unclear if the engine employs turbocharging or supercharging, however.

    Motor Authority confirmed with a Cadillac spokesperson the vehicle shown to investors was a sport sedan, and that its deveolpment underscored the division will not abandon traditional cars. That gives us two likely options for what Cadillac has cooking.


    2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    We know the brand will replace the ATS, CTS, XTS, and now also the CT6, with two new sedans: a small CT4 and a mid-size CT5. Of these, a CT5-V seems most likely to receive a blown V-8 to carry on the spirit of the soon-to-be-discontinued CTS-V and only-for-2019 CT6-V.

    Cadillac doesn't have a track record for plopping a V-8 in a smaller sport sedan, since the current ATS-V features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6. The raucous 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 Cadillac offers has so far been reserved for the CTS-V. What powertrain a potential CT5-V has under the hood remains a mystery, but it could be the brand-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 known as the Blackwing that debuts in the 2019 CT6 range.

    It's unlikely we'll see the mystery sport sedan debut this year, but we do expect Cadillac to pull the wraps off the regular CT5 at some point in 2019, or early 2020. We peg the sedan as a 2020 model, and Cadillac has confirmed it plans to launch at least one new vehicle every six months through 2021. The first this year is the 2020 Cadillac XT6, which bowed on Monday in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Cadillac also has a redesigned Escalade and an electric crossover SUV on the way, too.
    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...like-a-monster
    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    • #3
      I'm glad they are going to put a Great Engine in it.
      Last edited by Frenzy36; 01-15-2019, 04:53 PM.
      Rocket City Florida

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      • #4
        Really looking forward to Cadillacs imported from China.......NOT!!

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        • #5
          Im glad the cT6 is going tolive on. I actually find the ct6 as quite good looking and with supercruise i was even more impressed.

          im sure I would be had I driven the twin turbo v8...

          i belueve the interior materials needed some upgrade to compete against the likes of audi ‘s A8...

          the turbo four was in my opinion was a mistake for the ct6 even if the germans do it.

          I think their should be a bigger price differential between cadillacs and the german competitors..

          i think the german luxury vehicles are ripping consumers off.

          big motors and cool style lucury is what cadillac stood for in the 1950s..

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          • #6
            Great info John. Terrific the CT6 will continue and that it was just a "communication" issue that had it discontinuing. Its back on my buy list!! I can tell my wife she can stop looking at Acura and whatever else she was starting to scope out as a replacement for our XTSvsport.

            The second article conflicts with the first article with respect to the CT6. While the first says "GM has done a 180 and the CT6 will live on", the second says "the brand will replace the ... the CT6" even though both articles are dated yesterday. So maybe a little confusion over this continues.

            Since the first article has attribution; ("spoke directly with Cadillac President Steve Carlisle and GM President Mark Reuss"), I'm inclined to believe it.

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