As we reported several weeks ago, deliveries of the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V were delayed over issues stemming from emissions-related matters. Luckily, it looks as though the issue was resolved, as deliveries of the large performance luxury sedan have now commenced.
As evidenced by new dealer listings, units of the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V are now on the ground. The model was originally announced in March of 2018, at which time it was called CT6 V-Sport. Caddy changed the name to CT6-V that following September, and opened order books in January of 2019. Pre-order availability was limited to just 275 units, all of which quickly sold out. As such, Cadillac added an additional $4,000 to the price tag, but buyers once again scooped up all available units.
Despite the demand, deliveries were delayed multiple times, but now, it looks as though units are finally arriving. Indeed, all 2019 Cadillac CT6-V units are already built, and they are not being shipped to dealers, with some dealers receiving their first unit earlier this week.
It’s possible that, in addition to the emissions issue we covered previously, the ongoing UAW strike against Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, could be affecting CT6-V deliveries, but it’s unclear at this time.
Regardless, we’re certainly happy to see the Cadillac CT6-V finally hit dealer lots. The particular model pictured here just arrived at Cadillac Of Norwood in Massachusetts yesterday.
For reference, the Cadillac CT6-V is powered by the all-new 4.2L twin-turbo V8 DOHC engine, otherwise known as Blackwing. Output from this beast is rated at 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, 13 pound-feet more than Cadillac originally estimated. Output is relayed to all four wheels via a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Cadillac CT6-V availability is currently limited to the U.S. and Canada, with Cadillac stating it won’t offer the sedan in China. Whether the model will be sold in Mexico, the Middle East, or Europe is currently unknown, but it’s looking less and less likely.
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18 of about 400 built have been shipped. The rest are stuck at the Hamtramck plant because of the UAW strike
The CT6-V I ordered at 12:07 pm EST is trapped in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant shipping lot. Having waited ten months for the damned thing thus far I’ll continue to do until delivery. This is the worst roll out ever. You’d think that GM would have “emissions” situation figured out by production time. Further, I was convinced from the beginning that GM would use the Hamtramck plant as a bargaining chip during contract negotiations.
Jack R Danko
Tell me when the CT5-V with 670 h.p. LT4 is available to order.
What a god damn joke ! A year late, and now we can’t get them. How does this make Cadillac’s star shine ?
I’m really fascinated about this car. Its just awful about the timing of everything. Think about it, by the time the GM strike ends and these cars actually show up at the dealers (I expect approx. ~ 50+ are actually unsold), some manufacturers will have their MY 2021 cars out (late winter/early spring). If we get confirmation that the CT6 is indeed dead after MY2021 while these MY19’s are still on dealers lots, then we might see firestorm discounts. That just might pull me in. It truly is a S8 alternative in my view (recall, those S8 Plus models sold for north of 130K).