The updated luxury sedan will likely make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Cadillac’s lineup is evolving. The luxury automaker is planning a number of big changes in the next few years, including a three-row crossover slotted between the XT5 and the Escalade, an Audi A3-sized sedan to replace the ATS, and most notably, an updated version of the CT6, which will act as the marque’s halo sedan.
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New spy photos show the updated CT6 out and about testing on public roads. It’s just the second time that we’ve seen the prototype testing, but the first time with exposed design elements like the newer, larger grille. The previous set of photos kept most of the final design elements well under wraps.
Up front, the Escala-inspired grille is the focal point, accented by a smaller grille towards the bottom of the bumper. The headlights are mostly covered up, but five, vertically oriented LED bulbs can be seen directly underneath, which appear to be updated slightly over the current design. Overall the headlights well get sleeker, and stretch out further onto the nose.
The overall profile goes mostly unchanged, and at the rear, the same dual exhaust setup found on the current model can be seen. Though it’s unclear what kind of powertrain the next-gen CT6 will wield, the current model comes with either a 2.0-liter plugin hybrid option, a base 3.6-liter V6, or a more powerful 3.0-liter biturbo developing 404 horsepower (301 kilowatts). Rumor has it that the new CT6 could see everything from an additional biturbo unit to the 6.2-liter V8 off the Corvette.
Full details on the updated CT6 including price, performance, and availability, will be unfurled closer to the sedan’s tentative release date. Rumor has it that the CT6 will likely make its debut at next year’s Detroit Auto Show.