A few months back, Cadillac Society caught wind of exclusive details regarding the next gen Cadillac CT6. We then spotted a few prototypes undergoing testing. Now, photos of an undisguised second-generation CT6 have been leaked from inside the Jinquiao Cadillac China plant where the luxury sedan will be built.
The photos were posted anonymously via Chinese social media platforms, depicting the luxury sedan in various stages of assembly. One photo shows off what appears to be the body-in-white, confirming that it will have a large set of grille openings and redesigned headlights that integrate both vertical and horizontal lighting elements. This image makes it easy to draw comparisons between the CT6 front end and that of the Cadillac Lyriq.
Another set of images show off the Cadillac CT6’s cockpit, which features a large, curved LED screen that spans from the instrument panel to the infotainment screen, combining them into one interface, much like what’s seen inside the Lyriq. Interestingly, the luxury sedan does not appear to have a gear selector. At this time, it’s not clear how drivers will select gears, but it’s entirely possible that a pushbutton system could be implemented.
Interestingly, one of the images shows a piece of paper inscribed with the program code “O1SL.” This code indicates that the second-generation Cadillac CT6 is underpinned by the Omega platform like the first-generation CT6, not the VSS-R platform. Therefore, some may assume that the forthcoming CT6 is just a heavy refresh of the luxury sedan. However, the luxury marque is also overhauling quite a few components under the skin, including the electrical architecture and powertrain.
The CT6 luxury sedan will debut soon and will go on sale in China in early 2023. At this time, we know of no plans to offer the CT6 outside of China.
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A USA market CT6 model should have continued to evolve along with these described improvements and more styling enhancements. The pictures shown look quite nice. It would be even better if a derivative Coupe or Convertible version of the CT6 was also developed. This is the market segment Cadillac should be competitive within.
Agreed. Still feels strange that Cadillac today has no sedans above the “popular” D-segment in the US.
Yes! It does feel strange.
Agreed. I still have my 2016 CT6 because I love this car and can’t buy a new one. It’s by far the best car I’ve ever owned, including about 10 Cadillacs. Usually get a new car every 3 years but now, to get a full-size sedan, I’ve been looking at Lexus and Genesis.
It´s ridiculous that to own an american sedan in the USA, you need to import it from China!!! A real shame this car is only for China.
Cadillac needs to start to start building Cadillacs again or at least importing them to the US.
GM should have built the Escala.