Cadillac CT6 will hit the Chinese car market on January 27
Published on December 7, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
The new new Cadillac CT6 sedan will be launched on the Chinese car market on January 27. Price will start around 500.000 yuan and end around 700.000 yuan ($78.000 – 110.000). That price pitches the CT6 perfectly against the high-end variants of the China-made Audi A6L, BMW 5-Series L, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L.
The Cadillac CT6 is manufactured in China by the long running Shanghai-GM joint venture. The CT6 stands on the new GM ‘Omega’ platform that will also underpin a future big-barge Buick that will be manufactured in China exclusively for the Chinese market.
A very classy interior with loads of beige leather and rose-colored wood. Steering wheel with wood inlay and a large Cadillac logo.
There will be two variants available:
The CT6 40T; powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0 V6 with an output of 405hp and 543nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic, sending power to all four wheels.
The CT6 28T; powered by a turbocharged 2.0 four with an output of 275hp and 400nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic, sending power to the front wheels.
A hybrid version based around the 2.0 turbo will be added to the line-up later, likely in late 2016.
Size: 5184/1879/1572, and wheelbase is 3109.
Touch screen is 10.2 inch, and the ‘CUE’ infotainment system comes with OnStar, a 4G internet connection, and a WiFi hotspot. Other goodies include a night vision system, a Bose Panaray sound system with 36 speakers, and a four-zone aircon system
This is the 40T with the twin-turbocharged V6. Taillights are a work of art.
40T badge and 3.0TT plate make for a slightly confusing ensemble. AWD badge just above the bumper on the left, and Shanghai-GM badge above the bumper on the right.