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2020 Cadillac CT6 Changes, Updates, New Features Detailed

2020 Cadillac CT6 Changes, Updates, New Features Detailed

The Cadillac CT6 is one seriously great vehicle that was made even better by the 2019 model year refresh. Meanwhile, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is getting a few updates and change before production of the large ends at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant later this month. Here are the changes, updates and new features that are different for the 2020 CT6.

Model Line

Arguably the biggest change for the 2020 Cadillac CT6 were the discontinuation of various models within the range, including the following:

Model Trim Level PEG Code Engine
6KH69 Luxury 1SA Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY
6KHJ69 Premium Luxury 1SC Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY
6KM69 Platinum 1SN Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 LGW
6KL69 Sport 1SJ Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 LGW

One of the most noteworthy changes is the deletion of the Sport trim level, which Cadillac Society exclusively reported on. Introduced only for the 2019 model year as part of Cadillac’s new Y trim level strategy, Sport models feature a more aggressive appearance by removing many of the traditional shiny chrome bits and replace them with darker hues. The model came equipped with the twin-turbo 3.0L engine making 404 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and looked really sinister.

The changes leave the 2020 CT6 with only two engines – the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V-6 (production code LGX) on the Luxury and Premium Luxury models, as well as the twin-turbo 4.2L V-8 Blackwing (production code LTA) on the Platinum model.

Exterior

On the outside, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 loses the Bronze Dune Metallic exterior color while also updating the engine designation badges, as per the automaker’s new torque-based nomenclature. The 3.6L models get the 400 badge while the 4.2L Twin Turbo gets the 800T designation.

Interior

Inside, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 deletes the Dark Auburn with Jet Black accents color combination. The Super Cruise system also gets a mileage expansion that includes trunk roads, as reported previously.

Mechanical

On the mechanical side, the 2020 CT6 loses turbo-charged 2.0L I-4 engine (production code LSY) as well as the twin-turbo 3.0L V-6 engine (production code LGW). The luxury sedan also loses the engine block heater option.

Packages

The final changes are to the various packages, as follows:

  • CT6 Luxury model with the 3.6L V-6 engine (LGX) now includes the contents of the Convenience Package and the Driver Awareness Package
  • CT6 Premium Luxury model with the 3.6L V-6 engine (LGX) now includes Super Cruise
  • CT6 Platinum model with the twin-turbo 4.2L V-8 Blackwing engine (LTA) now includes the Active Chassis Package 20″ as well as 20-inch Platinum Twin 5-Spoke alloy wheels with Manoogian finish and chrome inserts

Looking Ahead

And that rounds out all the changes, updates and new features to the 2020 Cadillac CT6.

Unfortunately, the large sedan is not long for this world, with production scheduled to end at the end of January. It’s currently unclear whether Cadillac plans on moving production elsewhere, or importing the vehicle from China. As of this writing, both scenarios look highly unlikely.

Note that the changes described herein apply only to the U.S. market. Changes for other markets may differ.
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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.

11 Comments

  1. You stated, “Inside, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 deletes the Dark Auburn with Jet Black accents color combination. ”
    I have a 2020 CT6 Premium Luxury with the Dark Auburn w/black interior. The cinnamon color has been deleted, as I had a 2018 CT6 with the cinnamon seats w/black trim. Not available on the 2020

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  2. “Unfortunately, the large sedan is not long for this world, with production scheduled to end at the end of January. It’s currently unclear whether Cadillac plans on moving production elsewhere, or importing the vehicle from China. As of this writing, both scenarios look highly unlikely.”

    Sigh………..

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  3. Most used about the cancellation of the CT6. GM fumbled the ball from the get go on this unbelievable automobile. They should implement an aggressive marketing strategy that targets melinials and Gen Z as opposed to the OK Boomer driving BMW types and others.

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  4. Believe me, if they drop this car they will regret it. They have to have a true premium sedan for cadillac buyers. If not buyers like me will leave the brand. Not everyone wants a SUV. I dont think their management is making good decisions. Other carmakers would die to have a car like the CT6 with sales that it has, even though Cadillac is not satisfied. A true luxury brand does not thrive on SUVs and two small discounted sedans alone.

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    • If the CT6 was built on a shared platform it might have had a longer life. I think this why the Continental is still being built, though its sales numbers aren’t nearly what the CT6’s are (CT6 sold only 8000 copies in 2019). As it is, the Omega platform is for the CT6 alone.

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    • That makes two of us Sam. I don’t give a rats a** for SUV’s or plug in pickup trucks. This is NOT what Cadillac stands for. Cadillac has always been about luxury automobiles. I believe GM is trying to kill the brand. Really bad leadership……

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  5. I’m sure everyone will rush right out and buy an $80,000 orphan. Where do I sign?

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    • I doubt anyone ever paid that except for the Blackwing V. Discounting on the CT6 has been high for a long time. A quick google shows factory discounts of $8k last January and $4k this past November. And that’s not including dealer discounts. This is why resale values of the CT6 are so embarrassingly low. Even the best, low mileage, factory certified examples go for less than 50% of their original sticker price after only 2 years.

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      • You are correct Greg……When Stupid GM announced they were killing the CT6 the resale vale dropped by 30%. A 2018 CT6 platinum, according to Kelly Blue Book, is valued at $34,000-$38,000 depending on miles, and this is a $92,000 car MSRP in 2018…….sad.

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  6. This means when you walk into a Cadillac dealer you shouldn’t pay more than 50-60% of the MSRP, or what the car is worth in Kelly Blue book………

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  7. Since the reports first came out 13 months ago that the CT6 might die, demand has been very high. We’ve sold more CT6s than XT6s lately. Residual values are at an all time high so leases are fantastic and even our used ones are sitting at a pretty good value. Also Dark Auburn was available for MY2020 we delivered 2 last week. The way things are going I bet we sell them all by mid-year.

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