The Twin-Turbo Hybrid Cadillac CT6 Flagship Will Debut On March 31

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Cadillac has big plans to take over the world, and the first salvo in that campaign is the upcoming CT6 luxury sedan. We'll see it in about two months and change, right in time for the New York Auto Show.


That comes from the Detroit News' David Shepardson, who on Twitter quoted Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen as saying the CT6 will appear on March 31.

So what do we know about the CT6 so far? A fair amount. It will debut Cadillac's new "CT" naming system for its cars and "XT" for its SUVs. It will actually be lighter than the current CTS, and powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with a hybrid plug-in setup. It will be rear-wheel drive, and we're banking on something like 400 horsepower.

It's going to make liberal use of aluminum and new manufacturing techniques, which results in it being some 50 pounds lighter than the CTS despite being eight inches longer and packing a battery for the hybrid system. We'll see some other new tech here too, like a streaming camera instead of a rearview mirror, although that may not make it to production due to U.S. safety regulations.

(Update: And the CT6 will be Cadillac's flagship, at least kind of, until maybe some even bigger and more expensive flagships come out, possibly to be called CT8 or CT9. There's a lot going on at Cadillac these days.)

Despite the odd name, the CT6 sounds like it will be pretty interesting. Will it help lift Cadillac's sales fortunes? We'll find out for sure when it goes on sale in December.


So this is going to be above the CTS in the current line-up, correct? Will they use both naming schemes until the CTS/ATS are phased out? CT6 and CTS are so close it's going to be hard for someone who doesn't nerd out on cars to follow.