Reveal: 2016 Cadillac CT6

This post is about a car company that is the definition of Lofty. Yes folks, I am talking Cadillac. You see, Caddy was the high-end segment of GM. It should also be noted that back then, if GM were a man, he would be the type to think that jean shorts are classy. So it’s no surprise that Cadillac’s of that era sucked; they were nothing more than Chevys with glued on chrome bits. It was tragic.

But now, Cadillac is it’s own brand. They have cleaned up their act, making actually nice cars that aren’t just Chevys. The design philosophy has gone from fat and friendly to edgy and sophisticated. And most notably, Caddy high-tailed it out of Detroit, moving its headquarters to New York City. And you know what, Caddy is still chugging along, making nice cars and redefining a brand.  One such example just got unwrapped at the New York Auto Show. Introducing the brand new 2016 Cadillac CT6; A redefined flagship, for a redefined brand.

The CT6 is Cadillac’s new flagship. It is as long as a BMW 7-Series (short wheel base) but weighs almost the same as the CTS, which is lighter than a BMW 5-Series. The lines are sharp, as are the LED lights, and wheels. The chassis, which is called ”Omega” architecture, uses a 13-point aluminum casting method. It is said to be very stiff but also as quite as a “bank vault”.

 Under the hood, the CT6 packs a twin-turbo V6 that makes 400hp and 400 lb/ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels. So let’s get this straight, the CT6 is as large as a 7-Series, as light as a CTS, really stiff, RWD, and packs 400hp! This is shaping up to be a fun car.

On the inside, the CT6 is well appointed, like all recent Caddy’s. Fine leather and wood is plentiful, and so are the luxury features. Massage seats, mood lighting, a 34 speaker Bose sound system and more are available in the CT6. There is an HD central display, 4G LTE connectivity, and enough cameras too make the NSA proud. The CT6 does not feel American in anyway. In fact, it feels quite European, which is always a good thing.

The CT6 will begin production, in Detroit, near the end of 2015. Expect orders to being sometime near fall, with prices starting upwards of $70,000, though that’s just an assumption.