Cadillac CT6 Makes it’s Debut

The first picture of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 has leaked to the web ahead of its officially unveiling later tonight.

Looking like a larger and more mature CTS, the CT6 has an evolutionary front fascia with a wide grille that is flanked by distinctive LED headlights. Moving further back, we can see slender mirrors and softer lines which should appeal to the car’s slightly older audience.

As we have previously reported, the 2016 CT6 will feature a lightweight body and three…

Cadillac and Lincoln are two luxury brands that have been struggling to find a foothold in the luxury segment, and while both have come up with some new offerings, consumers have largely ignored both marques as true luxury competitors. However, during the 2015 New York International Auto Show, both automakers have debuted new vehicles, hoping to reignite a spark with prospective buyers. Lincoln unveiled the Continental concept , showing off new elements of the brand’s updated design…

Cadillac’s new CT6 will not be the brand’s flagship, the new Ford Mustang did not influence the soon-to-debut new Chevy Camaro, and the small-block V-8 is not going anywhere. So said GM executive vice president Mark Reuss in a discussion with reporters at the New York auto show.

Reuss described the company priorities thusly: “to grow Cadillac, and get Chevrolet back in the car game, really feed Buick and GMC, get Opel straightened around, and get our international operations…

I always find it fascinating to see what countries outside the USA are writing about Cadillac. Here is one from the BBC. America, it’s your new Cadillac CT6!

After we have seen the advanced 3.0L Twin Turbo engine of the Cadillac CT6 it is time to see the car and the best way to do this is to visit the New York International Auto Show, where it makes its debut today. The advanced sedan is filled with a range of new technologies which aim to deliver dynamic performance, better fuel economy and the best agility in this class of luxury vehicles.

First to mention is CT6’s new body structure, which is actually an aluminum-intensive..

Despite a number of new products, Cadillac has seen its sales decline. By the end of 2014, Cadillac was the only GM brand with a drop in sales, thanks to slow performances from the ATS, XTS, CTS, and SRX. But according to a new report, increasing sales isn’t first on Cadillac’s to-do list when it comes to transforming the brand.

“The brand needs some elevation before we can discuss the next step of expansion,” Cadillac marketing boss Uwe Ellinghaus told Automotive News. “We have…

Cadillac Extends the Top of its Range with CT6 Advanced technology creates a new formula for the prestige sedan 2015-03-31 GM Press Release NEW YORK – Cadillac tonight held the world premiere of the 2016 CT6, elevating it to the top of its range and creating a new formula for the prestige sedan through the …

Cadillac has big plans to redefine itself: a new home in New York City, a decidedly nontraditional alphanumeric naming convention, and a whole spate of new vehicles promised between now and 2020. So it’s perhaps apropos that the brand used an event in the hypertrendy borough of Brooklyn to introduce its new four-door luxury sedan, the 2016 CT6.

The CT6 slots into the Cadillac lineup above the ATS and the CTS, which are wonderful driver’s cars and wheeled embodiments of a…

Cadillac unveiled the Cadillac CT6 at the New York International Auto Show. The CT6 is GM’s latest entry into the big rear drive luxury sedan category, competing with the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes S-Class.

Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press.

Cadillac doesn’t miss the fun as they officially introduce the all-new CT6, their full-size luxury vehicle to grace the path paved by the likings of BMW’s 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S Class and Audi’s A8/S8. Such a vehicle segment has enabled many manufacturers to pride themselves in making a bold statement in reaching the upper echelon of the automotive food chain. There is no compromise in Cadillac’s full-sized luxury offering, the CT6 is undeniably feature-packed with all of the…
Lincoln beat Cadillac to the punch with the Continental. Poor timing on Cadillac’s side. The Continental looks like it’s aiming for a different league compared to the CT6 which looks like all the other Cadillac’s. You will not see Bentley scared of the Cadillac.
Meanwhile, the S-Class looks like all other Mercedes, and the A8 looks like all other Audis. Cadillac has a successful-enough design language that the same-sausage-different-lengths method can work for them. Lincoln,…

Cadillac is re-entering the high-end luxury market with the new CT6 sedan. Thanks to its new aluminum-intensive Omega platform, Cadillac is claiming its new flagship weighs less than a BMW 5 Series, despite matching the 7 Series for space and size.

Powering the CT6 will be three different engines, ranging from a four-cylinder turbo motor producing 265 hp (198 kW) to the range-topping twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, which will produce around 400 hp (298 kW) and 543 Nm of torque. To help…

Cadillac used to be synonymous with American style, quality and prestige. Now, with a new model and a move, General Motors is trying to recapture the swagger.
Here’s Cadillac’s next huge car, both literally and figuratively: the CT6, which stands for Cadillac Touring 6. GM’s luxury brand has been teasing the CT6 for quite some time, and for good reason:…

Cadillac News of The Week

Want to go boutiquing for your next Cadillac? Brand CEO Johan de Nysschen has plans to make that a reality.

At present, Cadillac has over 900 dealerships in the United States, 200 of which are flagships. De Nysschen’s plan would be to complement the flagship dealers with 700 smaller boutiques that would feature “exclusive Cadillac consumer touch points, highly trained sales and service staff and luxury amenities.”

Some of these new techniques include using aluminum spot and laser welding to ensure seamless joining of exterior panels. Aluminum arc welding and structural adhesive will also be used for the CT6 body in an effort to make it more durable, stiffer, and safer. Cadillac says these techniques will allow for the CT6 to meet the highest standards in vehicle build quality, while also helping improve fuel economy. All this new equipment comes after the company invested $300 million in the…
Cadillac has reiterated its plans to introduce a small crossover which will be positioned below the mid-size SRX.

Speaking to reporters at the Washington Auto Show, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said they don’t have an exact launch date for the small crossover but he estimates it’s at least four years away so don’t expect it to hit dealerships before 2019. Details about the car are not available at this point but it will obviously cost less than the SRX which is priced at…

Cadillac Quirks

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

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Since its founding in 1902, America’s second oldest car brand has served as the iconic symbol of luxury American motorcars. The company has worked hard to maintain that reputation, and taken on challengers from its domestic competitors as well as imports.

In its effort to continue to be relevant to the mass market (experts often opine that Cadillac can’t sell a car to anyone under 50) the brand is always introducing innovations, particularly in performance and technology, and as such, quirks unique to the innovation have been known to occur.

To appeal to the performance buyer, Cadillac created the “V Series,” with high performance engines paired with six speed manual or automatic transmissions. The V Series models also include top of the line brakes and enhanced suspensions, and are available as a coupe, or sedan.

Some unique oddities can be pointed at in the V series power plants, as “performance innovation” can also be interpreted as a “limited number in production,” and thus owners are more likely to be vocal about problems, whether real or perceived. Common reported repairs by V Series drivers include needing to replace the ignition coil; past recalls have included the possibility of a fire under the hood, dysfunctional sensors, and faulty “check engine” light illumination. Fortunately, there are easily accessible sources for all types of Cadillac parts, regardless of the model or year.

In the technology department, Cadillac offers the perk available on all GM models, the driver assist hardware and software called “OnStar.”
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM, provides paid subscription services for drivers, including turn by turn navigation, in vehicle safety, hands free calling, and remote diagnostics. Stolen vehicle tracking includes being able to monitor the car’s mobility if in the hands of unauthorized users, and can also enable an ignition block; if the car is turned off, it won’t be able to be restarted.

Owner observations and gripes about OnStar are not unique compared to similar services, however prospective Cadillac purchasers may want to make note of them. Difficulties reported include outdated POIs on the nav system, poor turn-by-turn directions from the live operators, and difficulties in dealing with billing changes. While one would think their dealer sales person would be an advocate with OnStar on behalf of the customer, apparently the “wholly-owned” status inhibits that from happening.

CUE, or the “Cadillac User Experience,” is a technology product/service that was introduced across many models in the line over the past couple of model years. A comprehensive, intuitive system, the unit seamlessly connects you with an entire spectrum of information, communication and entertainment. Including a 3D navigation system, and access to a world of audio entertainment, CUE is the first system to completely index your entire library of digital audio content, no matter the source, including files on thumb drives and up to ten Bluetooth enabled devices. Naturally, it provides access to streaming services as well, like Pandora. As with any new technology, users report a plethora of problems, from difficulty of use to complete system failure. As a fully-integrated unit, ‘board level’ repairs are not possible, so if the system fails, it will have to be replaced, and will be an expensive out of warranty repair.

The performance, comfort, styling and innovation of Cadillac makes it still one of the best choices in the luxury market and in most comparisons in the segment, it’s a good choice. Still, prospective buyers should be aware of potential problems that may occur during the life of their ownership or lease.