2018 Cadillac CT6 Gets Selection Of New Goodies

Cadillac is preparing to subtly update the Cadillac CT6 for the 2018 model year by adding a number of new features, according to a recently published ordering guide from GM Authority.

For the latest model year, it is reported that Cadillac will fit its range-topping sedan with an automatic heated steering wheel and auto-ventilated front seat functionality.

Additionally, the Platinum trim model will receive an illuminated trunk sill plate from the factory as well as a leather-wrapped driver-side airbag cover. The 2018 CT6 will also benefit from an updated CUE infotainment system now running version 2.6.

This will enable CUE Collection, offering users the ability to download a selection of applications directly through the system’s touchscreen. Additionally, a ‘Teen Driver’ function has been enabled which allows the owner to customize vehicle settings to a specific key fob and to keep track of their teen’s driving habits.

Visually, Cadillac has removed four colors from the options list and replaced them with three others; Satin Steel Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic and Red Horizon Tintcoat. A small high-pressure washer that cleans the rear-view camera has also been added.

Pricing details for the 2018 CT6 have yet to be revealed but should be announced in the coming months.

Note: 2016 Cadillac CT6 pictured


  • TheBelltower

    Just for kicks, I test drove a CT6 with the base 6 cyl engine. The engine was adequate for such a large car, but the 400hp engine is probably a lot more fun. Are the CUE updates done over the air? The glaring issue with the CT6 and all Cadillacs is that they are co-mingled with Chevys. Parking a sexy $70k ATS-V next to a $hit hauling Silverado in a showroom that looks like an H&R Block is not the way to sell luxury cars.

    • Robert

      I agree. But as it stands now that blame falls on the dealer network, they are the ones who c#ck blocked GM from streamlining/cleaning up the dealer experience – they still believe it’s great idea to sell a Chevy Sonic right next to a CT6.

  • SteersUright

    Just put this car to sleep already. Aint nobody getting rid of their brilliant S-class or 7 series for a CT6. Cadillac truly has no idea who they are anymore.

  • wonderdallas

    I recently sat in the CT6 and was shocked to discover some of the materials were down-market compared to my CTS. Particularly the door panels. The CTS has leather (or leather-like) lower door panels while the CT6 has hard plastic. Even the interior door pulls feel thin and less substantial than the CTS. The sides of the CTS’s center console are covered in carpet…the CT6 is hard plastic.

    I have qualms with the functionality of CUE but it doesn’t feel like Cadillac cheapened out on the CTS’s interior….so why the CT6?

    Besides that, a refresh of the headlights and taillights (closer to the latest concepts) could substantially improve the looks.

    • Robert

      I have zero issues with the exterior design, but I agree 100% with your assessment of the interior. It completely feels like a step back of attention to detail when you’re comparing CTS to CT6.

      • Astonman

        To Robert & Wonderdalles – I thought the same at the L.A. car show. I thought the CTS had a much better interior.

  • wonderdallas

    Excuse the quick photoshop. I altered the right side lights. Deleting the projector part of the lamp (which they already darken but that doesn’t help lighter colored examples) brings the look more in line with the Escala. They might as well extend the light blade into the fog lamps…or atleast keep the fogs illuminated. Small changes but I think they would modernize the front….especially helping the lighter color cars.

    • Astonman

      It’s subtle but looks nice. I like the front end of this car. It’s the C pillar to the trunk that makes it look bland.

  • Cadillac Never Regained Stride

    I like the styling of this model…everything else about it is wrong. Wrong engine selections and sizes. Wrong market class. Wrong pricing.

  • Robert

    “2018 Cadillac CT6 Gets Selection Of New Goodies”…new goodies my arse! Call me when they redo the interior and give this beautiful sedan a fighting chance against the competition.

  • Bo Hanan

    Anyone seen one of these on the street yet?

  • getoffme

    Cadillac just doesn’t get it.

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