Cadillac’s V Lineup Is Expanding, Starting With New CT6 V

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.

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  • ME

    The brands new design language should be largley favorable of acquiring European tastes

  • Kash

    550hp for the CT6 seems a little low especially when the CTS V has 650.

    • performante

      Do you see the torque figure? The CT6-V is likely very easily capable of 700 hp. An aftermarket tune can remedy that.

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      yah but dude 600+torque…sometimes HP doesnt pay off.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    A higher priced model with 100 hp less than my CTS-V? No thanks.

    • Merc1

      Doesn’t make sense, but that is GM’s Cadillac brand = mass confusion.

      M

    • Mr. EP9

      Well, according to the article the CT5 V (I hate these names by the way) will fill its shoes.

    • performante

      The two cars are in two completely different segments.

  • SteersUright

    You know, overall this is the first Caddy in a LONG time that I feel has something going for it. Incredible new V8 aside, and I love V8’s and am thankful they made a new one, they just have to stop that terrible headlight and tail lights design language. This car with much more modern and elegant lighting design and tech akin to the stuff on Audi’s (lasers, etc) and you’d have a pretty compelling sedan. But, and of course there is one, their interiors, though much improved, never feel quite on par with Audi or Lexus quality to me. There’s always an air of overstyling and too much plastic. Hey, we’re in the comments to nitpick. lol

    • Astonman

      It’s the plastic they use. Like the reviewer who did the CT4 recently said – it’s the same plastic used by GM throughout their line. 2 years ago at the Pebble Beach Concours I went back and forth between the new Lexus LS and Caddy’s CT6 and it was no comparison. The Caddy felt cheap like an economy car and it had a lot to do with the plastics used. It’s a shame because I’m pulling for them.

  • Craig

    Incredible when you think about it. My first car had 83 hp.

  • Craig

    The badge desperately needs a wreath. As it is – and where it is – makes it look tacked on at the last minute.

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  • Big Black Duck

    Beautiful car…love everything about it !

  • Merc1

    What? They keep shuffling cars around, renaming them and canceling this and that. Cadillac really needs to get it’s shite together. CT6 V with 550hp and now the CT6 V Sport with 500hp?

    M

  • Bo Hanan

    Well, there have been some improvements- the new cars now arrive with designs that look 5 years old as opposed to 10.
    Caddy is still competing with itself and not its competition.

  • TheBelltower

    I always do a double take whenever I see a CT6. They are so nice. The mid cycle refresh of the tail lamp design didn’t make sense to me when it was first shown online, but it is striking in person. The interiors… well, they aren’t embarrassing anymore, but are still lacking. I don’t believe anyone will consider Cadillac on par with the Germans until Caddy can build an interior that not only matches the top-spec MB S-class and Audi A8, but squarely beats them by taking the design and material quality to an entirely different level.

  • MarkoS

    Oh but those unportioned headlights and over done led treatment, it appears they were designed for a smaller car and tacked on for a hurried refresh. Cadillac has the design cops but the finer details are lost in the GM corporate culture.

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