Not too long ago, Cadillac Society spotted the next-generation Cadillac CT6 undergoing testing on U.S. roads, completely devoid of any camouflage, showing off the luxury sedan’s styling in full force for the first time, meaning that it’s exactly what will start rolling off the production line. And now, we’ve learned that the CT6 will make its debut in China in the near future.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the next-generation Cadillac CT6 will be fully unveiled in China within a few days. It will go on sale in the Asian country shortly thereafter, before the second quarter of 2023 ends. As such, the luxury marque’s Chinese division is preparing to launch and distribute the large sedan to its dealer network.
Cadillac Society has kept a close eye on the development of the next-gen CT6. A few months ago, we reported exclusive details regarding the luxury sedan. We then spotted a few prototypes undergoing testing. Since then, some photos were leaked from within the Jinquiao Cadillac China plant, where the current CT6 is produced. The same facility will also assemble the next-gen model.
Under the hood, the current-generation Cadillac CT6 harnesses the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY) in China, which produces 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated exclusively to the luxury marque’s 10-speed automatic transmission. While not yet confirmed, it’s likely that the next-gen CT6 will retain this powertrain, while likely adding a mild hybrid setup.
At this time, we are not aware of any plans to offer the second-gen Cadillac CT6 outside of China, which is a sad and unfortunate reality, in our opinion. As a reminder, the first-gen CT6 was discontinued for the North American market back in 2020.