Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, recently announced two new variants of the Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan for the Chinese market. The new CT6 model variants will come equipped with Super Cruise, Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driver assist system, making the CT6 the first model to offer Super Cruise in China. In fact, these new model variants make the CT6 the first car outside Canada and the U.S. to get the Super Cruise feature.
The new Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise editions are priced at RMB 469,700 ($67,083 at current exchange rates, 07/29/2020) and RMB 489,700 ($69,939 at current exchange rates, 07/29/2020), and are available at Cadillac dealers across China.
Cadillac says that the Super Cruise feature will be available to use on nearly 300,000 kilometers (186,411 miles) of “expressways and urban highways across China.” Additional availability will open up later via over-the-air updates, which is particularly important considering the rapid pace at which China’s roadway infrastructure is expanding. General Motors has partnered with the Chinese company AutoNavi to ensure accurate mapping data for use with the Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise feature.
Last year, Cadillac announced a massive 70,000-mile expansion for Super Cruise users in Canada and the U.S., bringing available roadway usage in North America up to 200,000 miles total.
Super Cruise leverages a wealth of systems and data to provide a truly hands-free driving experience, including mapping data, real-time visual cameras, radar systems, LiDAR, and GPS. The net result is greater comfort and luxury for the driver on extended journeys.
The Super Cruise system also includes a Driver Attention System to ensure that while the driver may have their hands off the wheel, they are still engaged and able to retake control if needed. The Driver Attention System does this by tracking the driver’s head position, facial features, and direction of vision. If the driver shifts their attention away for too long, the system will issue a prompt, eventually disengaging and slowing the speed of the vehicle if the driver does not reengage.
Since Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, drivers have covered 10.3 million kilometers (6.4 million miles) with an average utilization rate of 50 percent.
The Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan was discontinued for the U.S. and Canadian markets earlier this year. However, production for the Chinese market is currently ongoing at the GM Jinqiao Cadillac plant in Shanghai, as operated by GM China.
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This car will definitely be missed.
CT6 is the best of 11 Cadillacs that I’ve owned. The JD Power APEAL Study just ranked it at the top of its segment for 2020. GM, you should have given the market an opportunity to discover what a great car this is and the exceptional value proposition that it represents. Can’t believe that Cadillac does not have a full size sedan in its line up. GM has effectively given up and conceded to Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Genesis.
I loved my CT6. This was the best sedan I have ever owned. It was totaled with 3k miles on the odometer. I have always been a big sedan guy. I am very disappointed in Cadillac for getting rid of the CT6. I’m hoping they change their mind before my Lexus lease matures in Feb 2022.
Definitely agree! Too bad all Mary Barra can think about is China market.
Not everybody wants a jazzed up mini-van/cross-over, SUV, pickup or a small car (CT4) or even a mid-size (CT5) that you can’t get 4 average sized adults into.
Good-bye GM…our last 11 cars have been GM and I still have my 2020 CT6 Premium Luxury, a 2002 DHS with a whopping 100K and a Corvette on top of that 11. We need a manufacturer that listens to its consumers and not a foreign market all the time. No rice-burners for me.
Sounds like there are four more people who agree with me. There is a large, luxury, sedan market. These individuals are not going to settle for a “a jazzed up mini-van/cross-over, SUV, pickup or a small car (CT4) or even a mid-size (CT5) that you can’t get 4 average sized adults into.”
As usual, GM continues to “sink their own ship”…..canceling the best product they have made in the last 70 years, how many R&D $$$$$$$$$ did they spend on the CT6?…….Can you see the comparison tests now in the particular segments….i.e. the E Class….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….the 7 Series…”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…..the S Class….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….the MB/BMW/Audi convertibles …..”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….MB/BMW/Audi/Lexus Coupes…….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…..BMW/MB/Audi wagons…..”Cadillac has no product in that segment”….
The scary issue here, is that, should electric trucks fail to sell, Cadillac will be gone…the R&D dollars will be gone, and, sadly, GM will be gone. Corvette alone will not be able to keep them afloat……..
“No rice-burners for me.” No self respecting AMERICAN will ever buy a Cadillac made in China. I sure as hell won’t.
“i.e. the E Class….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….the 7 Series…”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…..the S Class….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….the MB/BMW/Audi convertibles …..”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…….MB/BMW/Audi/Lexus Coupes…….”Cadillac has no product in that segment”…..BMW/MB/Audi wagons…..”Cadillac has no product in that segment”….
“Segment”??? Those are NICHE at best. So funny you should scorn Cadillac for not spending huge sums to compete in such small and shrinking markets. Cadillac could only hope for a thousand sales yearly from all those vehicle types COMBINED.
I’m so glad you don’t run Cadillac.
I think the segment in question is full-size sedans and, while volumes are in decline, the overall market is still hundreds of thousands. As it is, Cadillac is not represented in this segment. I would have liked Cadillac to drop the XTS and allow time for the market to discover the outstanding value proposition represented by the CT6.
I’m with you, David.