As Cadillac Society was first to report earlier this year, the second-generation Cadillac CT6 is on the way. In fact, we even spied the forthcoming luxury sedan concealed by heavy camo, but we’ve now spied a prototype wearing form-hugging camo, taking some of the mystery out of the design of the next-generation model.
As opposed to the concealing vinyl camo we saw on the prototype spied in March, this Cadillac CT6 has black-and-white patterned body wrap, allowing us to see some of the finer details of the vehicle. The front fascia, in particular, appears to borrow design elements from both the CT4 and CT5 luxury sedans. However, the headlights – which are placeholders on this prototype – seem to carry similarities to the Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover, visible in the vertically-oriented headlights as well as the thin horizontal lighting accents across the top of the fascia.
The vehicle’s side profile reveals a sloped roofline that is similar to that of the current-gen Cadillac CT5. The treatment of the C-pillar is similar, though not exactly the same, as that of the CT5. Also of note is the (seemingly) placeholder communications fin positioned on the roof.
Moving around to the vehicle’s rear, we see a set of placeholder taillights. The camouflage has been cut away in several places on the rear bumpmer, possibly to accommodate sensors that might be blocked when the vehicle’s wrap is intact. To note, the second-gen CT6 will also make use of Cadillac’s Global B electrical architecture, which will allow the luxury sedan to harness Super Cruise and eventually Ultra Cruise. The Global B platform will also allow for over-the-air software updates.
The upcoming Cadillac CT6 will feature the luxury marque’s turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY), which is currently offered in every single Cadillac model sold in China. It’s also possible that the second-gen CT6 could make use of a mild hybrid system, similar to that of the XT4 crossover for the Chinese market, which combines the boosted four ICE engine with a small electric motor and a battery for improved fuel economy.
The luxury sedan will be built using elements from the luxury marque’s VSS-R and Omega vehicle platforms. So far, there aren’t any plans to launch the next-gen Cadillac CT6 outside of China, meaning that it won’t be sold in the U.S.
The full-size luxury sedan is expected to launch in China within the next year.