At the 2015 New York International Show, Cadillac unveiled the Cadillac CT6, the brand’s new flagship. The new luxury sedan is one of the 8 new vehicles to be launched by the brand by 2020. It takes the design, styling and prominence of Cadillac vehicles to a whole new level. The new flagship is based on the new, aluminum-intensive Omega architecture that allows the car to have a light but stiff structure, and a “bank vault” level of quietness.
The engine choices include three petrol engines. The specifications of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 engines are not yet announced but both will be paired to Hydra-Matic 8L45 8-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine produces 400 hp and 400 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque, and will get all-wheel drive system as standard, which will be capable of continuously varying the power sent to the front wheels.
Noteworthy features of the American luxury sedan include Indirect Fire LED front lighting system, industry-first 360-degree video recording system, Enhanced Night Vision system, Advanced Park Assist, Pedestrian Collision Mitigation system, massaging seats, Quadzone climate system for individualizing airflow for each seating position, 10.2-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with console mounted touchpad controller, Bose Panaray audio system with 34 speakers, wireless phone charging, rear seat infotainment system with 10-inch screens and reclining rear seats.
The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will go into production at the end of 2015 for the North American market at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The new flagship sedan will also be exported to Europe, Korea, Japan, Israel and the Middle East with export production slated to commence in early 2016. China will also build this full-size luxury sedan for domestic sales, starting in early 2016.