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Cadillac CT6 With 2.0L Turbo No Longer In Production

Cadillac CT6 With 2.0L Turbo No Longer In Production

The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is no longer available to order with the turbo-charged 2.0L I-4 engine, Cadillac Society has uncovered.

There has been no official announcement by Cadillac on the matter, and requests for more information have gone unanswered. However, information provided by dealers to Cadillac Society shows the brand’s vehicle ordering system showing the 2.0L Turbo inline four-cylinder engine (production code LSY) as being “built out” and “no longer available” for the 2019 model year. The Cadillac CT6 online configurator confirms the reports. The 2.0L Turbo LSY engine replaced the last-gen 2.0L Turbo (production code LTG) for the 2019 model year and was rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

That means that the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is left with three other engine choices:

  • Naturally-aspirated 3.6L V-6 (production code LGX) rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque
  • Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 (production code LGW) rated at 404 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque
  • Twin-Turbo 4.2L V-8 Blackwing (production code LTA) rated at 500 horsepower and 574 pound-feet of torque

Cadillac CT6 models equipped with the 2.0L Turbo LSY engine were also the only models available in rear-wheel-drive / two-wheel-drive. As such, all three remaining engines in the CT6 are equipped with all-wheel-drive as standard. All engines in question are mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

It’s currently unclear what’s behind the decision to discontinue the engine. From what we understand, there are two possibilities. The first is rather simple: Cadillac has simply decided to eliminate the engine from the engine lineup.

The second explanation is a bit more involved, and revolves around the theory that Cadillac’s parent firm, General Motors, is having trouble keeping up with internal demand for the turbo 2.0L LSY, which is an all-new engine that is being placed into many GM vehicles. As such, the decision was made to temporarily cease introducing the engine in the 2019 Cadillac CT6.

We’re certain that the change impacts the United States market, but are unclear whether it also extends beyond the U.S. to other markets – such as Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Middle East, Europe and Russia.

Stay tuned to Cadillac Society as we follow this story, as well as for ongoing Cadillac news coverage.

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Alex is the founder of Cadillac Society. He has a deep passion for automotive business strategy and enjoys driving his ATS sedan on twisty mountain roads.

14 Comments

  1. Have CT6 sales numbers to livery service, fleet been broken out from the overall numbers?

    I could see businesses being more interested in the economy of a turbo 4 (I just looked, the gmfleet site lists the 3.6). Is the XT6 going to take over the stretched vehicle role?

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  2. Should never have had the 2.0 in the first place. IMO

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  3. Why is the Cadillac web site not showing the availability of the 4.2?

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    • It will be available mid-year, next couple of months or three.

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      • Thanks!!!!

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  4. Alex or anyone who has an opinion about this. Is Cadillac’s vehicles truly competitive and priced right as compared to their competition? If not what do you think they need to do to be more competitive?

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    • They’re not at the level of Mercedes in this day. Still, they should be optimistic.

      The reason I say that (& the reason I read Caddy news) is my brother being a younger Cadillac fan. He’s an engineering connoisseur and the highest educated person in the family. If he pulls the trigger on buying or recommends, it carries weight.

      The Y trims gives a sister or an uncle trims more congruence with their likes. Both have recently mentioned shopping other brands owned by my brother. He brought up how much he likes the CT6 Sport.

      Past reliability mis-steps cause reluctance when mentioning some Cadillacs- that’s biggest. Caddy should have it’s own switchgear- make touch points rich feeling. They have more line-up gaps covered now- could use some niches covered and a halo. Also target the well educated with advertising.

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    • As an advise, drive the competitor vehicles in each segment that Cadillac competes in if you have the time on your hands.

      IMO, based on my personal experience and research from reviews, I believe that Cadillac is class competitive and in some areas, ahead of the class. Cadillac still needs more room to improve but based on where they are in pricing compared to the competition, they are fairly judged competitively.

      The Escalade, XT4, XT5, XTS & CT6 are near-to-at the top in terms of sales. So, with that in mind, the general public seem to think that Cadillac are.

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    • As an advise, drive the competitor vehicles in each segment that Cadillac competes in if you have the time on your hands.

      IMO, based on my personal experience and research from reviews, I believe that Cadillac is class competitive and in some areas, ahead of the class. Cadillac still needs more room to improve but based on where they are in pricing compared to the competition, they are fairly judged competitively.

      The Escalade, XT4, XT5, XTS & CT6 are near-to-at the top in terms of sales. So, with that in mind, the general public seem to think that Cadillac are.

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  5. Well, they didn’t really need it. It was basically there to get people in the door, look at the price and go, “Well sh*t if the car is already over 50 grand and the V6 with all wheel drive is just 2 grand more let’s get that instead.”

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  6. I have the new 2019 Cadillac CT6 with the 2.0 Liter(LSY) engine. It has all the power needed for city driving and I go one week on half a tank of gas.The RWD and 10 speed transmission makes it quiet and smooth driving.

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