Facelifted 2019 Cadillac CT6 Scooped In Europe, Could Come With More Power

The Cadillac CT6 has only been on the market for a couple of years but it appears the company is already worked on a facelifted sedan.

Recently caught undergoing testing in Europe, this camouflaged prototype doesn’t reveal much but it appears the car has been equipped with a new front bumper and a revised grille.

Speculation suggests the car will receive a modest refreshing to more closely resemble the Escala concept. This seems plausible as the concept previews the company’s future styling direction and ads featuring the car have drawn people into showrooms where they purchase a CT6.

Little else is known about the updated model but rumors suggest the car could receive a high-performance variant or two. Nothing is official but the company could potentially offer a CT6 V-Sport and a CT6-V.

The CT6 V-Sport would be the milder of the two and it could potentially use an upgraded version of the car’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 or possibly a twin-turbo V8.

A CT6-V remains more of a mystery as it could be powered by anything from a twin-turbo V8 to the 6.2-liter V8 that resides in the Corvette Z06.

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  • caddy45

    You can tell that the headlights already have the Escala shape, with a horizontal set of headlights and then the separate vertical piece flanking the outside of the bumper underneath the headlights like the concept. Also, the grill insert (you can actually see it through the mesh) is from the Escala. Smart move on their part if they really are getting a lot of new interest because of the Escala commercial…

  • Mark S

    Hmmmm ok. So What about a New ATS/CT3/4?

    • SgtBeavis

      They shouldn’t be too far off from a mid cycle refresh.

  • TheBelltower

    C’mon Cadillac! Don’t hold back. The CT6 is such a fundamentally good car, that’s wrapped in a nearly invisible package. The interior needs to feel like the future, and the current one feels like nothing special. The car is 7/8ths there. But it’s the details that will make it.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Agreed. So much good car here in a nice but uninspiring package.

    • SgtBeavis

      Well said.


    • Status

      It’s been available since March 11th, 2016. That’s 1 year, 2 months, 4 weeks, and 2 days. It’s hardly been ‘a couple years’.

      • CARSCOOPS: “The Cadillac CT6 has only been on the market for a couple of years but it appears…”


        • Status

          Then it means both you and Carscoops are wrong.

  • BlackPegasus

    Can Cadillac at least make a power shade available on the rear passenger windows like a true flagship? The Genesis G90 has this feature.

  • enthusia

    facelift? didn’t it just go on sale last year? regardless, i hope it takes a lot of cues from concept because Caddy’s design language is SEVERELY dated… like 10 years dated.

  • Robert

    The exterior wasn’t the issue, it is the snooze-fest interior. Hopefully the interior is completely redone.

  • SteersUright

    Cadillac needs an entirely new design language. The current designs aren’t horrendous, but they are rather dull and overly conservative and technical looking. There isn’t very much beauty in any of the current Cadillac models on sale today. The Escala concept should be built EXACTLY AS IS, not dumbed down for production. If Audi can make the S7 look as good as it does, Cadillac can certainly produce an Escala. A CT6 with Escala headlights and other design tweaks is just another Cadillac half-ass effort, a theme starting to define the brand: “almost, but not quite.”

    • Cobrajet

      For the Escala to built exactly as is, a new generation needs to built. Maybe it can be done with the next CTS and XTS.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I hope Cadillac builds it as close to the Escala concept as possible. I can’t help but to think about the Lincoln MKZ, getting a facelifted with the pretty face of the Continental Concept and keeping the rear end untouched.

  • Cobrajet

    Possible V8? Just drop the small block in it already.

  • speedy

    CT6 BEV plug in version is coming to.

  • speedy

    CT6 BEV Plug in version is coming to.