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Cadillac Decides CT6 V-Sport is a Full-on V-Series Now

Cadillac Decides CT6 V-Sport is a Full-on V-Series Now

Cadillac has decided the 2019 CT6 V-Sport is now enough to justify a full-fledged V-Series model. The luxury brand has announced the car will now be the 2019 CT6-V.

“As a result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received when revealed in early 2018, we’ve decided to formally make it a V-Series,” GM product boss Mark Reuss confirmed.

The move likely has more to do with the fact that this time next year, there won’t be any V-Series products left in the Cadillac showroom. Both the ATS-V and CTS-V will be phased out as production of both products ends. Prior to renaming the CT6-V, there would have been no V products for Cadillac to sell.

The CT6-V will be packing a new Cadillac-exclusive twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8 with 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That power will flow through a 10-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.

Buyers wanting the V-8 engine won’t have to opt for the V-Series trim level. Cadillac will offer a detuned version of the 4.2-liter in the CT6 Platinum with 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet.

The CT6-V should go on sale fairly soon. Expect pricing to be announced closer to the car’s launch.

 





 

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    nsaporito
    Ironically, they usually exile employees to Canada because they aren't very good. It's odd he got out of Canada lol


    Ha. Living in the Great White North, my sense is that GM Canada is essentially a marketing/sales organization on one side, with a manufacturing/engineering group on the other side that's tightly tied to their bosses in Detroit. So, being president of GM Canada seems like it's more of a country sales leader position than a division lead (although, given the lack of engineering autonomy among GM divisions -- maybe not!)
    adk024
    nsaporito
    Ironically, they usually exile employees to Canada because they aren't very good. It's odd he got out of Canada lol


    Well if this doesn't make you cringe over the future of Cadillac...
    nsaporito
    CobaltSSKing
    I have a feeling he’s not going to last that long.


    Ironically, they usually exile employees to Canada because they aren't very good. It's odd he got out of Canada lol
    CobaltSSKing
    nsaporito
    I will tell you, I was not impressed with Steve at the XT4 launch. He came across very unenthused and stumbled a lot when he was speaking to the group.


    I have a feeling he’s not going to last that long.
    nsaporito
    adk024
    So much for following JdN's plan. This guy is making stupid changes to create "his" Cadillac. And by his, I mean the return of corporate GM's Cadillac. They've learned nothing.


    I will tell you, I was not impressed with Steve at the XT4 launch. He came across very unenthused and stumbled a lot when he was speaking to the group.
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