First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

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    First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is a glimpse of what could have been.
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    July 8, 2019
    By: Joel Feder


    Cadillac's lost. The CT6 was supposed to be the start of something great. Its Omega platform was set to underpin an even larger flagship sedan and possibly a crossover SUV. Now, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is the automaker's headliner sedan and it, and its Omega platform, are likely to drive into the sunset after 2020.

    For 2019, the CT6 was refreshed with a sharper design, a reworked powertrain lineup, and an updated infotainment system. It's all a taste of what a true Cadillac full-size flagship sedan could have been, but won't be.

    After a taste I want more, which makes the demise of Omega and CT6 quite a shame.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    My only critique of the review is the slight amount of shade thrown at ‘artificial weighting’ in the steering systems of cars where the same can be adjusted in contrast to the CT6 which has no adjustment. I personally find adjustable steering a waste as well, get the steering right and just leave it there in my opinion. But, these cars are all artificially weighted in this area including the CT6. That is, of course, assuming that the CT6 has electronically assisted power steering which I can’t imagine it lacks. If it doesn’t, Count me both amazed and impressed.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    It seems that GM is relentlessly pursuing to ditch all sedans in its lineups.

    So far it is heading there...

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Is it a definite that the CT6 is history? I thought it survived the chopping block and that the initial announcement that it was through was said to be incorrect.

    How can you ditch a platform as new as Omega?
    Drives a 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe and a 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA.

    In the past, I've had a 5th gen Camaro, a CTS sedan and coupe, two 3rd gen Firebird Formulas, a convertible 4th gen Trans Am, a Reatta, a couple of Monte Carlos, an Avenger coupe, a couple of Cavalier hatchbacks, a Saturn SC1, and a Cherokee.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    I thought CT6 production was moving to Lansing Grand River plant, which is why it got an extension at the current plant, to allow time to retooling?

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    is this a review or an opinion about GM and Cadillac?

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Beautiful car.. and based on my own experience with the CT6 3.0L in previous years.. spot on in most every way. IN truth.. there is absolutely zero reason why with the V8 and a few.. and I mean about $500 worth of upgrades,.. this shouldn't be instantly preferred over the S-Class and 7 Series. And the LOOKS.. Not even close after seeing the big face nose on the BMW
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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    is this a review or an opinion about GM and Cadillac?
    I think it was an opinion disguised as a review. IMO it was a mostly good report too. That part about the steering and being artificially weighted in some vehicles vs. how they felt about the goodness of the Cadillac was absurd.

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    In White just for perspective.. not even close in elegance and sheer beauty
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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

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    In White just for perspective.. not even close in elegance and sheer beauty
    Yeah... But... That's a Bimmah there. The Caddy is definitely more pleasing to look at for me anyway.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Cadillac at long last, finally demonstrates it still knows how to do big, in-your-face American full size luxury..

    To pull the plug just as they're getting close to redemption is beyond cruel, but perhaps the final chapter on that front hasn't been written yet?




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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Do we have confirmation on when the CT6 will actually cease production?

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    In White just for perspective.. not even close in elegance and sheer beauty
    Got a good look at one of those in person the other day for the first time. That schnoz is just unforgivable.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    Do we have confirmation on when the CT6 will actually cease production?
    If we take GM's word for it; yes.

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    Re: First Drive Review: 2019 Cadillac CT6

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    A couple things:

    The 2019 Model year is essentially over. They've certainly taken their time in driving it.

    Now, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is the automaker's headliner sedan and it, and its Omega platform, are likely to drive into the sunset after 2020.
    Like others, I'd like to know just how the author knows this.

    After a taste I want more, which makes the demise of Omega and CT6 quite a shame.
    This makes it seem he's never driven a CT6 before, but later in the article he mentions having driven one on at least two previous occasions.

    Unless GM/Cadillac is able to leverage the Omega platform with at least one more model, I don't see how they can afford to go on producing it. Sales are low and it has to be a very costly thing to build. I suspect this is why they are now limiting engine availability and raising the base price, attempting to narrow losses somewhat. The CT6 does out sell most of its competition (check out A8 and LS sales), but those competitors build those cars in one factory that supplies the world.

    I think if they go ahead and set up production at another plant, that will indicate a new model or models on Omega are in the works. Otherwise it may be China production or none at all for the NA Market.
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