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Cadillac CT6-V Deliveries Delayed Over Emissions

Cadillac CT6-V Deliveries Delayed Over Emissions

The Cadillac CT6 V-Sport was announced in March of 2018. In September of that year, the model was renamed to Cadillac CT6-V. Order books opened in January of 2019, and all 275 pre-order units were quickly claimed. In response, Cadillac upped production capacity and added $4,000 to the price, but again, the CT6-V quickly sold out. But despite the fanfare and rabid demand, not one unit of the Cadillac CT6-V has been delivered thus far.Cadillac Society has now learned the reason behind the delay.

Sources familiar with the matter told Cadillac Society that emissions-related setbacks delayed the CT6-V from shipping on schedule.

In July, Cadillac representatives told Cadillac Society that the CT6-V would begin shipping to dealers “soon.”

“Earlier in the year, we informed customers who purchased the CT6-V that due to our commitment to quality and fine detail, their vehicle is taking a little longer than expected,” Cadillac spokesperson, Stefan Cross, told Cadillac Society. “We followed up with these customers again recently, providing an update on the progress of their vehicle along with a token of our gratitude for their patience.”

But, as we write this on the last day of August, not a single unit of the Cadillac CT6-V has been delivered to dealers or customers. The same rings true for other CT6 models the twin-turbo 4.2L V8 Blackwing engine; besides the CT6-V, the engine is also available in the CT6 Platinum. Dealers with orders across the U.S. currently see the CT6-V and CT6 4.2L TT Platinum as being “in transit”.

It comes as no surprise that Cadillac was reluctant to spill the beans on the delay behind getting the CT6-V into customers’ hands. The vehicle is critical to the luxury automaker’s perception, as it offers the classic Cadillac combination of large-luxury-sedan style stuffed and V8 power.

The good news is that the Cadillac CT6-V emissions issue has now resolved, and the model is due to arrive at dealers very, very soon. The vehicle will be available in the United States, but will not be available available in China. Availability for Canada, Mexico, the Middle East and Europe has not been announced as of this writing.

The Cadillac CT6-V is completely sold out for the 2019 model year, and order books closed for the 2020 model year on August 22nd. Production allocation for either model year is unknown.

Under the hood, the Cadillac CT6-V is powered by the brand’s all-new 4.2L twin-turbo V8 DOHC engine, popularly known as Blackwing. Output is rated at 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, which reaches all four wheels by way of a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. It’s about time.

    I keep reading that CT6 production is ending in January. Anyone know if this is true?

    • It all depends on the upcoming labor labor negotiations with the UAW. I feel that the plant where the CT6 is built is a bargaining chip in the negotiations.

      If the union cedes certain terms, then the plant will continue operating and making the CT6. If it doesn’t, then the plant will close. Production could potentially be moved to another plant.

  2. The CT6-V is like a bad joke that keeps on giving.

    The car was announced under one name, then the name changed… and now 18 months later, it has yet to even ship. Hilarious.

    Cadillac sure knows how to build up interest, brand consistency and nameplate cachet. And on top of all that, the entire CT6 line might get discontinued! Who is truly in charge of Cadillac for crying out loud?

  3. Although it may not matter much but the ft bls. of torque is now 640 for the V & Platinum is 574.

  4. The emissions has been the “story” for the last month now….and is what has been known. What is the corrective action to the emission problem? What are the resultant effects on the engine? Performance ?….and why isn’t it sold as a 2020 now, the car is a year older….now I have to take additional depreciation on top of the long wait….adding insult to injury!

  5. Thanks, Cadillac Society, for finally pulling back the curtain. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the car I’ve reserved. But the delays have been a PR nightmare for Cadillac — not because there were delays, but because Cadillac went silent and didn’t seem to make any real effort to keep those of us with a reservation up to date with a target date.

  6. The Blackwing is obviously utilizing GDI, direct injection to realize the power per liter. Does anyone know if it also uses PFI ?

    • More to the CT6 issue, design flaws in structural integrity of rear of car.. MAJOR BOMBSHELL about to explode

      • Eric, explain please.

  7. Ordered mine back in Jan., still waiting as of 10/28/2019 for delivery! Very dissatisfied with Cadillac………


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