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GM Will Position Cadillac CT6 as Tech Showcase
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October 1, 2014
By: Neal Boudette


DETROIT -- The CT6 sedan due late next year is intended to be more than just a high-end Cadillac.

General Motors is counting on the car to be a rolling showcase of the company’s engineering and technology prowess, and its determination once again to rise to the top of the automotive world.

“We want to establish Cadillac as the absolute pinnacle of General Motors,” President Dan Ammann said at strategy presentation today at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds.

He acknowledged that the three German brands have “owned” the luxury-car business, but vowed that Cadillac will join them in the upper ranks of the segment. “We are starting with an absolutely iconic brand,” Ammann said, “and the [Cadillac] business is already very profitable today.”

A key to the strategy will be the CT6, a new model that will be positioned at the top end of Cadillac’s lineup, ahead of the CTS and XTS, and aim to compete with flagships such as the BMW 7 series, Mercedes-Benz S Class and Audi A8.

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The Recalls and stop sales will break records.
 

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I still can't stand the name; just the mention in the same sentence of XTS, CTS, and CT6 is confusing and the name of the latest car evokes an image of a product below the other two. What do I know though. Johan has a 360 degree view of the world that us little people can't begin to fathom.

Having said all that, the technology showcase thing is what they said about XTS. Because of its humble FWD origins, parts bin engine, and awkward proportions, GM was forced to make technology its claim to fame so CUE was launched along with the butt buzzing seat. I hope a second big sedan being promoted as a technology leader isn't indicative of similar basic shortcomings. GM has been quite mum on the engine line though which is not encouraging.
 

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Forget "Give us 22 minutes and we'll give you the World". It's starting to look like "Give cadillac 22 minutes and they'll issue another press release". Not that I'm complaining though, I'm loving all this Cadillac news. Now we need blurry picture (or a clear one if they want)of the CT6.
 

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Great materials and detailing butoverall it's pretty tacky looking. I hope the CT6 interior is a little more understated and classier than that Gin Palace/Whore's boudoir!

Mercedes proved years ago with the Maybach's interior, that 'less is more' is an alien concept to them.
That's what I'm saying. Mercedes is untouchable (sans RR and Bentley) when it comes to craftsmanship, materials, and attention to detail. I hope Cadillac can approach this level of quality.
 

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Mercedes proved years ago with the Maybach's interior, that 'less is more' is an alien concept to them.
...and ironic in that "less is more" was the catchphrase of the Bauhaus design movement which of course originated....in Germany. Then again, Audi is the better exponent of that ethos.
 
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That's what I'm saying. Mercedes is untouchable (sans RR and Bentley) when it comes to craftsmanship, materials, and attention to detail. I hope Cadillac can approach this level of quality.

I don't think you quite got the gist of what I was implying.:D

Each detail in isolation is impressive, but when they bring them all together it is way OTT.
 

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Mercedes proved years ago with the Maybach's interior, that 'less is more' is an alien concept to them.
...and ironic in that "less is more" was the catchphrase of the Bauhaus design movement which of course originated....in Germany. Then again, Audi is the better exponent of that ethos.
 

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Those seats are an absolute work of art.
If you like stitching from the Victorian era and little circle "bug eyes" for hvac vents. Too Busy!!!
 

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Now I think that CT6 will be the successor CTS. ATS 2 gen will be larger (probably as a current CTS).
 

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...and ironic in that "less is more" was the catchphrase of the Bauhaus design movement which of course originated....in Germany. Then again, Audi is the better exponent of that ethos.

I know that's why I quoted Bauhaus. Audi generally has a more deft touch when it comes to the overall presentation, but someone on this site showed me an A8 with an interior that looked like a lumber yard landed on it! Mercedes is using the 'More is More' playbook lately.
 

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THIS is the kind of innovation that Cadillac needs to display. I prefer this kind of progressive take on luxury. It just needs to be good looking to seal the deal. It's what makes the Tesla so successful. The Tesla isn't bought by tree huggers necessarily, it's bought by people seeking to drive innovation and beauty. It's about driving the "it" car.

This could be the Ciel's powertrain incarnate - TTV6-Hybrid. I'm willing to bet we'll hear more later. I assume it has to be paired with a gas motor and the LF3 might be it. People at the dealer showing the other day stated that it would come with a V8. I'll take that with a grain for now but there will be some kind of PHE/combustion engine combination. It would make more sense to use the LF3 from a global standpoint; 6.2 liters is the highest tax bracket you can be in.

Cadillac has called it the most dynamic vehicle in the segment, which includes the A7 and CLS. I think that's a clear clue that we haven't heard the last about the CT6. It's going to pack a punch. 0 - 60 under 6 has to be for the hybrid mode, not the combustion engine. It sounds like it will be dual mode.

Cadillac is doing a fantastic job right now of stirring up the internet. I'm sure it isn't coincidence.
 

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I don't think you quite got the gist of what I was implying.:D

Each detail in isolation is impressive, but when they bring them all together it is way OTT.
OK, I gotcha. Well, to each his own. I like MB bold, OTT, in-your-face styling, inside and out. I'm just hoping Cadillac can marry its A/S design with M-B levels of craftsmanship. That's all I was saying. ;)
 

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To each his own.

MB has lost much as have many others - in tryin' to combine Sonata sensibilities along with what might look good in Beijing while sneaking past all other markets.

That last has been going on for a loooong time and is also why the ass end of almost every CUV offered in the USA looks so so ugly in a Chinese sense as well as our own.
 
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