U Spy Cadillac Testing Fleet Of Four-Door Prototypes

Ever since Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen confirmed the arrival of a new sedan called the CT5, models such as the ATS, XTS and even the CTS have had their days numbers.

Until those cars get phased out, Cadillac still has some updating to do when it comes to its sedan portfolio, where models such as the CT6 are up for some facelift treatments.

These prototypes were spotted by reader Brett Borgard in Colorado, and it would appear we have a whole bunch of saloons in various stages of camouflage, with the 2019 facelifted CT6, the one with the false double headlights, making a cameo appearance.

It’s wearing the same type of camouflage as this facelifted 2019 CT6 spotted by our spy photographers in Europe. Despite the heavy layer of confusing patterns, we can expect this car to feature a revised front fascia and a few interior updates as well – semi-autonomous tech, connectivity, that sort of thing.

Rumor has it, the 2019 CT6 could receive a high-performance variant, if not two, while multiple powertrains could be utilized, such as an upgraded twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, a twin-turbo V8, or perhaps even the 6.2-liter V8 from the Corvette Z06.

As for the CTS, it’s possible we’re looking at a facelifted version of that as well in some of these images, although it’s the CT6 that has continuous tear drop lights, whereas the CTS normally has its headlights split down the middle. So it does seem like Cadillac might have given the CTS some CT6-styled lights.

H/T to Brett


  • ejd1984

    I’m still waiting for spy pictures of Buick’s Omega (or even Alpha) based car.

    *If it’s ever going to happen,

    • SteersUright

      They put out a concept that everyone loved and then said, “nope, never gonna make it”. Funny, I can imagine a ton of people would line up for a Buick Camaro that is slightly more elegant, just as beautiful, and just as quick.

      • ejd1984

        There are nearly verified rumors that the Camaro folks were peeved when Buick showed the Avista, and then became livid when Buick began market production studies for the car. Buick tried to compromise, and built an internal 4-door version. But Chevrolet had GM kill the car.

        *A similar scenario played out with the Buick Avenir. Cadillac had that car killed too.

        • SteersUright

          And therein lies the fundamental problem with GM and why they produce nothing worth buying. Audi & Porsche allow for competition among the brands, to have them try and outdo one another. Thats the proper way to push the envelope. GM, alas, is an old stodgy company in such desperate need of entirely new management and management philosophy.

    • Cobrajet

      and Chevy’s too.

  • WB

    Warren Buffett’s next car…. second hand, of course!

    • ediotsavant

      Warren drives a Cadillac because Berkshire Hathaway has an investment in GM. Also the same reason he drinks Coke and not Pepsi.


  • ediotsavant

    They still with the crying LEDs.

    • SteersUright

      I know. I’ve been amazed how long they’ve stuck with those hideous headlights, old-fashioned style tail lights, and characterless, giant, Audi-wanna-be grille.

  • Gregory Cassanova

    I don’t think the ATS ever got an update really did it? They need to sort out that terrible instrument cluster

    • BlackPegasus

      The ATS is still a nice looking little ride in top trim.

      • gregory cassanova

        Oh yeah I would definatly cop a ATS-V coupe

  • TheBelltower

    Elmiraj, or dont bother.

  • roy

    I just don’t get their naming structure

    • Status

      The larger the number, the bigger the car.

      • Eythan Aldrich

        As long as the Escalade name won’t disappear….

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      Once they all are on the same structure it’ll make sense.
      CT = sedan
      XT = crossover/SUV
      The higher the number, the larger the vehicle. Pretty simple.

      • Cobrajet

        I guess that’s better than pulling letters out from the air.

  • rover10

    Disappointing for those who want Cadillac to change styling direction. These shots clearly show, steady as you go design evolution.

  • SteersUright

    Cadillac, your biggest mistake is not using GM’s only great engine, the small block V8 in ALL of your offerings. That engine sounds glorious, provides luxurious thrust with it’s torque by the boatload, can be scaled up or down in size as you’ve shown, and can be tuned to be quiet or ferociously loud depending on application. Also, the CTS is way too damn big and the ATS is too cramped, a better sedan is needed in the middle and it should be coupe-like-hatch akin to the A7, Panamera, etc. Now just imagine the 450hp small block V8 in there, the Germans dont have an answer to that engine outside of mega-buck performance variants and theirs are nowhere near as reliable! Shoot, imagine that 450hp V8 in ALL your cars! Why not make a hybrid halo super-car with that V8 already!? Something stunningly beautiful with tech similar to a Porsche 918, Acura NSX, etc., to show the world you can build equals to them at half the price!

    You’re next move? Quickly, immediately, run out and poach some Audi interior designers and Toyota QC folk to get those panel gaps inside and out along with overall fit, finish, and quality of construction, waaaay up, not to mention much better looking. Performance, ride and handling seemed to be nailed down, it’s the other areas begging for desperate improvement.

    Only then will Cadillac be relevant again.
    (Lincoln could follow the exact same formula using Ford’s best engine, the Coyote V8, especially now with its new D.I.)

  • Bash

    Any of them is RWD.. no? moving on…….

    • Huh? What are you talking about? This is Cadillac, not Lincoln.

      • Bash

        You are two months late to post a reply. lol, and you’ve messed up the facts.

        • Wow you really are confused. Even when I gave you 2 months to think about it you still couldn’t figure it out LOL. Try again, you’ve had another 5 months to put the pieces together and redeem yourself

          • Bash

            Talk to the five.

          • …said the man that cannot debate.

          • Bash

            nope, you’re just not worth it.

          • Yet you keep replying to me. Meaning, you are stupid AND angry. Oh, and it means everyone reading this will know I am right. LOL

          • Bash


          • Now it appears you are stupid, angry AND a liar because you keep replying even though you claimed I am “just not worth it.”

            Care to debate your original statement?

          • Bash

            Geez, you are annoying! you need to chill man.

          • And you STILL reply… btw, what happened to your original comment?

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    I still don’t understand the Cadillac’s strategy… Cadillac is not relavant anymore, for sure not outside EEUU…

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