The rumors of the Cadillac CT6’s demise had been exaggerated. Cadillac President Steve Carlisle informed Automotive News on the Detroit Auto Show that when GM introduced the closure of some plants and the elimination of six fashions again in November, the flagship sedan shouldn’t have been amongst them.
It’s true that the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant the place the CT6 manufactured alongside Chevrolet’s Volt and Impala, and the Buick Lacrosse is shutting down on the finish of this yr. However, efforts are underway to search out it a brand new house.
Together with being the launch model for Cadillac’s semi-autonomous Super Cruise system, the CT6 can be debuting a brand new excessive-efficiency 550 hp turbocharged 4.2-liter V8 engine referred to as the Blackwing in a V-Series model that goes on sale this summer season for $88,790.
Carlisle stated some choices are into account, together with importing the CT6 from China, the place it’s constructed for the native market. Cadillac used to promote a Chinese-made plug-in hybrid model of the CT6 within the U.S., however, discontinued it last year because of regular sales.
As a substitute, the model can be pursuing a brand new fully-electrical technique within the coming years beginning with a battery-powered SUV revealed this week. Cadillac continues to be ending manufacturing of its XTS and ATS models, which can go away it with only two sedans to promote alongside four SUVs, together with the upcoming XT6.