Cadillac is changing its vehicle badging system again:
Cadillac's new badging system torques comprehension
The Detroit News
March 13, 2019
As Cadillac moves its headquarters from New York to Warren, its ZIP code isn't the only alphanumeric that's changing.
The brand is undergoing a wholesale shift in auto re-badging. Again.
In a luxury auto market notorious for alphabet-soup badges, Cadillac will thicken the stew even further. In addition to changing its XT-badged SUVs and CT-badged sedans and introducing a "Y-brand" trim strategy, vehicles beginning with the XT6 SUV will get a new engine designation in order to signal the brand's transition to full-electric over the next decade.
Look out Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, here comes the Cadillac XT6 AWD 400.
CONTINUE AT LINK ABOVEBeginning with the XT6 SUV, the new alphanumeric on the rear of the car will designate torque and engine type, such as 400 for the XT6. That's 400 newton-meters of torque — not pound-feet for us Americans — because most of the markets Cadillac sells in are metric. (Torque, for the uninitiated, measures the low-end grunt of an engine. Horsepower is a measurement of power that peaks at higher engine rpms.)
Cadillac is determined to convert us to the metric system. And to electric cars.