The Cadillac CT6 might have been dropped within the U.S. after 2020 but it surely remains on sale in China, and a brand new prototype sighting suggests a redesigned model is on the best way.

Cadillac engineers have been noticed testing a brand new full-size sedan believed to be a successor to the CT6. The prototype was noticed testing on U.S. soil, but it surely’s unlikely the automotive shall be supplied outdoors of China, the place sedans nonetheless promote in vital numbers.

Look for it to be launched in that market someday in 2023.

The new sedan appears comparable in measurement to the present CT6, which measures 205.8 inches in size. But as an alternative of the normal notchback design of the CT6, the brand new sedan adopts a curved roof with a fastback design.

2023 Cadillac CT6 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2023 Cadillac CT6 spy pictures – Photo credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Underpinning the automotive is regarded as General Motors’ VSS-R rear-wheel-drive platform. It’s a member of the VSS (Vehicle Strategy Set) portfolio of platforms designed for internal-combustion autos, and replaces each the Omega platform of the CT6 and Alpha II platform of the smaller CT4 and CT5 sedans.

Completing the VSS portfolio is a VSS-F platform designed for mini and subcompact autos with front-wheel drive, a VSS-S platform for small and mid-size autos with front-wheel drive, and a VSS-T platform for body-on-frame autos.

The CT6 is obtainable in China with the selection of two.0-liter turbo-4 or twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 powertrains, or a plug-in hybrid setup utilizing the two.0-liter engine as its internal-combustion part. Expect the brand new sedan to reach with an analogous spate of powertrains.

But what about an electrical sedan from Cadillac? The automaker is planning one, together with for the U.S. It’s called the Celestiq, and it is a big hatchback primarily based on GM’s Ultium EV platform and battery set. It’s anticipated to go on sale in 2024 as a 2025 mannequin, and be priced in Bentley and Rolls-Royce territory.

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