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Cadillac CT6 Flagship Sedan to Materialize at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April

2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan 1 photo

Two days ago we’ve reported how General Motors, despite its 79 recall ops in the year, bashed Ford and Chrysler in terms of November sales volume. Well, things aren’t as rosy as boasting with the total number of moved vehicles. Of all GM brands, Cadillac moved the least cars the former sales month.

More specifically, the most luxurious carmaker in the General Motors portfolio sold just over 13,000 vehicles, which is 18.7 percent less compared to November 2013 (16,172 cars). In addition to this bit of disappointing news, only the donkey old SRX moved over 3,000 units. de Nysschen must be mad...

...but the former Audi and Infiniti man hasn’t lost hope to turn the automaker’s destiny by 180 degrees. Uwe Ellinghaus, the marketing bigwig at Caddy, declared for AutoNews that the Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan will debut at New York Auto Show in April. It’s still a mystery what the CT6 holds in store for us, but the brand is adamant that it’s the model that will rival the premium Teutonic trio from Germany.

Uwe Ellinghaus also disclosed that the upcoming 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be slotted between the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series (or Audi A6 / A8 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class for what it’s worth)

And yes, he’s referring size-wise and price-wise as well. "If we had called the car CT7, it would have been compared to the 7 series long wheelbase, and it is not that expensive and not that big. And same with CT8: It would have been compared with an Audi A8, and still it is not there."

Until the even more luxurious CT8 arrives, let’s talk some more about the CT6. Official reports and statements made us learn the following information: the Cadillac CT6 will ride on the rear- and all-wheel drive GM Epsilon II platform, which uses aluminum and magnesium to make it sturdy and lightweight.

The powerplants will be placed longitudinally and will feature a 3.0 twin-turbo V6 mated to the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed auto. A new-gen small-block LT5 V8 may be considered as well. Lastly, a PHEV CT6 is also in the cards, with "industry-leading fuel economy upwards of 70 mpg equivalent."


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