Refreshed Caddy: New Style & New Performance 2019 CT6
Updated: Mar 29, 2018
The NY auto show is still a week away, but that isn't stopping Cadillac from showing off its refresh on the 2019 CT6, this time available in v-sport trim.
Cadillac is currently racing to bring fresh new style to the market to compete with its competitors, and while most photos Cadillac is sharing are of the v-sport, underneath we can see the fresh new look on the brands high end sedan. Notable are the new headlights and taillights, and more bold front and rear bumpers. Expect a slightly toned down, yet all new, grill to be featured on all other CT6 models with fog lights placed somewhere on the front fascia. Not many interior photos are featured, so there is still more to see up close when the sedan officially debuts next week in NY. Regardless, we can see the sedan taking a bold step forward with styling reminiscent of the Escala concept.
Though we are only seeing a v-sport so far, this is the model to be excited for. The V-sport features a 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 engine, bringing 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a 10 speed auto transmission. It's been a while since we've seen a big, powerful V8 in a Caddy, so this will probably be REALLY fun to drive. No news have been released if there will be a manual transmission available. Under the skin are 19 inch brembo brakes, model specific summer tires, modified steering (with rear steering, yup), updated magnetic ride control systems, and a specially tuned suspension that optimizes improved roll control, corning capability, and steering response. Track mode also comes standard for more thrills and exhaust gurgles. Expect some nice Recaro seats on the interior to hold you firmly in place as you throw this luxury sedan through the corners.
Cadillac is hoping their refresh on the CT6 brings it new success, not just on the v-sport, but from the traditional trims as well. New available packages will bring sportier styling to other trims, and all new tech is featured, such as wireless charging, a 10 inch 1080p HD infotainment touchscreen, and every new active safety feature an owner can want, including super cruise!
Expect the CT6 to be priced similarly to current pricing, with the V-sport topping off somewhere between 80-100k.
The CT6 refresh is our first taste of the all new Cadillac lineup, which will include new styling, materials, tech, and available v-sport models to take on the best from Germany. We will see the all new XT4 next week, and more vehicles following. Cadillac wants to re-invigorate the excitement that surrounded the brand in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Johan de Nysschen is betting big on the brand, so get ready to see fancy, sporty new Caddys hitting the road soon!