Cadillac unveiled the 2019 CT6 V-Sport at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and General Motors’s executive vice president of global product development has now confirmed the model will be called the CT6 V.
According to Automotive News, Mark Reuss made the announcement at a Cadillac dealer convention in Las Vegas and went on to say the name change was a “result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received.” While the model is getting a new name, it is keeping the twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 engine that develops an estimated 550 hp (410 kW / 557 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.
Cadillac also used the dealer convention to announce new V Series variants are in the works in and they will follow in the footsteps of the CT6 V. The company declined to go into specifics, but said the models will have “enhanced” engines, upgraded brakes and a sportier suspension.
While Cadillac is staying tight-lipped on specifics, we can expect a CT5 V to fill the supercharged shoes of the CTS V. Further down the road, we can look forward to a CT3 / CT4 V to replace the ATS V. There have also been rumors about an Escalade V and that seems increasingly likely as the company is working on a redesigned model which promises to be a huge improvement over its predecessor.
In a statement, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said “Our V Series [lineup] will continue to expand the brand, enhance its image and attract new buyers to our showroom.” He added, the brand’s high-performance models are still “recognized and coveted by many as a symbol of Cadillac performance engineering” even after three generations.