Cadillac has confirmed that it will stop seeing the CT6 luxury large sedan. The Detroit-based luxury arm of GM sold just 7,951 CT6s in 2019, down from 9,668 in 2018 and 10,542 in 2017. There is no planned successor to the CT6.
The CT6 is currently produced at General Motors’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. Production will cease at the end of the month.
Like the Licolnn Continental, the CT6 struggled to find an audience as it tried to walk the line between being a premium and luxury level offering.Photo courtesy of Cadillac
GM has also cut the Chevrolet Impala and Volt from their lineup. Both were produced at the same plant as the CT6.
General Motors will begin transforming the plant to become the home of the forthcoming GMC Hummer EV truck and Cruise Origin as part of a large push toward electrification.
GM expects all of their models to be electrified by 2030. Electrification doesn’t mean purely electric vehicles. Hybrids are considered electrified models,
including those with a mild hybrid (48-volt) system.
Cadillac has redesigned its entire sedan lineup for the 2020 model year, introducing CT4 and CT5 models that have daily driver and track-ready variants. They have already revealed a redesigned 2021 Escalade and gave the XT5 40 refinements for the 2020 model year.
GM recently moved Cadillac’s offices back to Michigan following an extended stay in New York City. As part of that brand restricting, Steve Carlisle was brought on as the president of Cadillac replacing Joachim de Nychessen.