Cadillac is working on a couple of new models to join the sedan and compact SUV lineups. None of them, however, appear simultaneously flat and sporty. They are either environmentally friendly or high-performing. It’s not difficult to imagine what Caddy’s intentions are for the coming months. They hope to finally launch their EV revolution with the 2023 Lyriq, as well as give big super SUVs a run for their money with the 2023 Escalade-V.
Traditional Cadillac sedan lovers will have to make do with a six-way lineup of CT4 and CT5 derivatives, as the first-generation Cadillac Touring 6 (CT6) was only available from 2016 to 2020.
Some may be wondering how the second-generation 2023 CT6 was recently captured by our spy photography allies while undergoing fancy camouflaged testing on American territory. It was probably just simpler for Caddy to experiment with prototypes close to its home offices before sending it on its way to China, where the original CT6 is still on sale. Naturally, everyone, including virtual automotive artists, may ask if the premium American carmaker will ever dare to sell a large, opulent land boat throughout North America again.
MarouaneBembli, also known on social media as TheSketchMonkey, has opted to raise a CGI eyebrow at Caddy’s unusual decision to test the CT6 in America while he is confident that we are now working with a China-exclusive new generation. Naturally, in his far behind make-of approach, he explored a lot about Caddy V-Series design before opting for an inventive, unauthorized version by CGI-peeling off the complete camouflage.
So, after much Caddy chatter up until 9:27, his Photoshop skills eventually kicked in, beginning with the 2018-2020 Blackwing V8 Cadillac CT6-V base. Then, based on the spy images, he slapped a Lyriq-inspired front fascia on top of the unknowing large sedan, blending the new EV’s aesthetic elements with secular ICE fashion.
Interestingly, the outcome was not horrible at all, which makes us unhappy beyond V-Series comprehension if Cadillac has truly killed the North American CT6 for all CGI eternity.
2023 Cadillac CT6 Overview
- What: an all-new full-size luxury sedan marking the second generation of the CT6 moniker, which may be renamed CT7 in the future.
- When: The car will be released in the calendar year 2023 as a 2023 model year vehicle.
- Why: An all-new CT6 will expand Cadillac’s presence in the highly profitable full-size luxury sedan sector, which serves as a mirror image for the brand.
- Where: Available in all existing Cadillac markets, such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. If Cadillac expands into new markets, the next CT6 might be marketed in even more nations.
Cancellation And Naming
It was rumored in the summer of 2017 that GM will not bring a next-generation Cadillac CT6 to market due to allegedly weak sales driven by a market shift towards crossover utility vehicles. Nevertheless, we have reason to believe that this is not the case and that Cadillac will continue to produce a full-size sedan, albeit it is probable that the vehicle in issue will not be referred to as the CT6 for the following generation.
2023 Cadillac CT6 Expectations
- Our predictions for the upcoming Cadillac CT6 are as follows:
- Developed on the GM VSS-R platform (vehicle set)
- Display Cadillac’s new design language, as seen in the Cadillac Escala concept.
- Improve the interior design by adding more elegance, luxury, and convenience.
- Also include GM Super Cruise self-driving technology.
- Provide a plug-in hybrid/PHEV type, such as the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, as well as a full battery electric vehicle.
2023 Cadillac CT6 Body Shapes
The forthcoming Cadillac CT6 is expected to be offered as a full-size luxury sedan and maybe as a full-size sedan-like liftback. A two-door coupé is possible but unlikely.
The next Cadillac CT6 is expected to start at about $60,000, remaining the premier Cadillac sedan.
2023 Cadillac CT6 Platform
The future Cadillac CT6 will most likely be built on the same GM VSS-R platform (vehicle set) as other net-generation rear-drive GM vehicles.
As a result, it will retain a longitudinal powertrain arrangement that allows for ideal weight distribution.
2023 Cadillac CT6 Powertrain
The following engines are expected to be available in the upcoming Cadillac CT6:
- Gasoline: Turbo 2.0L I-4 engine with auto-stop/start feature
As an upgrade from the 2.0L Turbo, the 3.6L V-6 LGX has automatic engine stop/start technology. Cadillac V-8 engine with twin turbochargers
- Diesel engines: One or two new turbo-diesel engines for certain markets
- Electric: Plug-in hybrid electric/PHEV (gasoline/electric) model
We anticipate that the next Cadillac CT6 will be equipped with GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid variant will be powered by its own engine.