To commemorate Cadillac’s 120th anniversary, the luxury marque will release a special edition of the Cadillac CT6 in China.
On Monday, June 27th, the luxury marque will pull the veil off the Cadillac CT6 120th Anniversary Edition. The unveiling will occur at a special event in Shanghai ahead of the luxury marque’s official anniversary celebration, which will take place in August.
There aren’t any details about what content the upcoming special edition CT6 will feature, but judging by promotional photos, it will be based on the 2022 CT6 Sport, albeit with some minor additions and changes. Although the special edition model likely features several bits of unique content, the only change that we can observe on the Cadillac CT6 120th Anniversary Edition is a unique set of multi-spoke wheels.
Just 300 units of the Cadillac CT6 120th Anniversary Edition will be produced, as it will be the last variant of the first-generation model before the upcoming second-generation takes over. Cadillac Society spied the next-gen CT6 undergoing testing a few months ago, showing major changes coming to the luxury sedan.
The Cadillac CT6 120th Anniversary Edition will continue to be powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY), good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder mates to Cadillac’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Cadillac CT6 was discontinued for the North American market two years ago, with the last unit rolling off the assembly line in February 2020. The large luxury sedan continued to be produced for the Chinese market, where assembly takes place at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant, which currently builds all Cadillac models for the Asian country. At this time, there are no plans to reintroduce the CT6 to North America, including special edition models.
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The place that made Cadillac great, the United Stated is no longer deserving of a pure luxury car.? Anniversary edition in China?
Cadillac has lost it’s way and has short changed their loyal American base!
How about this instead? The place that made Cadillac great abandoned it by buying foreign products, while international customers in China love the product and support it by buying it.
Raymond Butch Royall
What a slap in the face to Americans, especially Cadillac owners.
But is it? Or did Americans slap Cadillac by buying imports from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, etc?
You can`t regulate the market, you have to bring the products to the market. So the US doesn’t want Cadillacs anymore, but China loves cars like the Cadillac CT6. China is probably a country that likes to buy sedan cars. Cadillac should have also kept the CT6-V in the range and had to start in the USA against the BMW Alpina B7. Even if born in China, no customer cares because the BMW Alpina B7 is not produced in the USA either. USA customers want real V8 performance and not 237HP inline-4.
Ask Cadillac Product Marketing why the Blackbird 4.2L V8 Biturbo was scrapped?
The demand generates a product and this is then offered.
The buyers or leasing customers of “foreign cars” are mostly people with “international birth roots” or these people just don’t want USA products. Remember an ex-president who bought and drove Mercedes SL.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Should it ever come to pass, God forbid, American designed and produced in America missiles, destroying American designed and produced in China Cadillacs.
John C. Turnbull
I don’t get Americans’ strong hatred of China. What has China ever done to the US that makes you even suggest what you wrote?
Are you just jealous that China has a stronger economy, owns most of USA’s growing national debt, and can still make things… or is it something else?
I can’t answer the question about whether Americans have a strong hatred for China. However, I do recognize that the US has taken a strong stance against Chinese imperialism in the East Asian Pacific rim.
That Cadillac has no problem selling cars, and making a profit, to people who support Xi Jinping concerns me. He is intent on dominating the region, and has militarized the South China Sea.
Ask the Uyghurs; the Taiwanese; the people of India; ask the thousands of sailors in US ships; even President Joe Biden has uttered veiled threats against China should it attempt to mount an incursion on Taiwan.
Hence my original comment. No judgement but, possibly, prophetic?
I really wish Cadillac would bring this car back to the US. The CT5 just doesn’t measure up.
The CT5 is in an entirely different segment and carries a whole different price point, and was never meant to “measure up” to the CT6.
The CT 6 was the best. The Platinum, Blackwing 4.2 L V8 was and is a true Cadillac! The present offerings from Cadillac are not related to the traditional Cadillac story and Image. The CT 6 is!
Quick Silver 1
We have 2 CT6’s…2017 Premium and a 2020 Premium Luxury. These have been great cars and I wish the management would bring the 2nd generation back to the US where Cadillac was born. The CT5 is not a LUXURY sedan and can’t handle 4 average adults. The CT4 is a joke. Might as well say it is a 2 passenger sedan with 3 doors. Rides like crap and can’t get out of its own way on the highway or in town.
Bring us the 2nd generation CT6 with a V6, no turbo 4’s here. Market it and advertise it. When was the last time you saw an ad for a sedan other than Toyota, Honda or BMW? Get off you thrones and bring us a full-sized luxury sedan, not a box-on-box CUV/SUV or a mall crawling pickup. Not everybody wants on of those POS.
I find this deeply disturbing, actually it just pisses me off. If I want to buy another Cadillac, I want a decent sized-sedan; the CT5 is a Honda Accord.
CT5 has nothing to do with the Accord. Try again.
Also, did you buy a CT6 when it was available?
I’m just glad I have my ’13 XTS Plat. Great road trip car. Love the CT6, also.
GM/Cadillac spent the ‘80s and ‘90s frittering away Cadillac’s U.S. brand equity and luxury credibility. They repeatedly fumbled attempts at recovering Cadillac’s prestige (CT-6 was one of those fumbles). Art and Science really set Cadillac apart, but they watered it down because Chinese customers prefer swoopier lines. Just when they’ve beaten the Germans at their own game, they’re swearing off performance sedans. Instead of cleaning up the mess they made here, they plunged into the Chinese market, sacrificing all their intellectual property through lop-sided joint ventures with Chinese-government-owned companies. Short-term gains with no thought of long-term consequences. One day they will learn that the CCP is not their friend.
I owned a CT4 with it’s 237 hp engine. I note the CT6 in China will also have that powertrain. After owning an ATS, it was a noticeable step back. Glad I was able to trade in the CT4 and get another ATS. It’s unfortunate that Cadillac couldn’t draw buyers away for the German/Japanese cars, with the ATS. I don’t see how they’ll do it with the CT4 or CT5 – the V and Blackwing models aren’t for everyone, particularly at their price points; and the CT4, and I can only speak from my experience, was like driving my 2003 Cavalier, mated with a Honda Civic. I’ll keep my ATS. Thank you Cadillac.