2017 Cadillac Flagship starts a renaming series

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Cadillac announced the new model which would soon become its flagship. The three-character name – CT6.

The Cadillac believe the segment of small premium crossovers are one of the most actively developing, and this is true for both the United States and, for example, for China and Europe.

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2017 Cadillac Flagship release date

Start of production of the Cadillac CT6 was scheduled for the end of 2015. Car should complement the product range of the company, and not to replace the market of some other model. The new sedan will be above the CTS and XTS, consolidating the position of the brand in the market of cars of a class “Lux”.

Release date: early 2016

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2017 Cadillac Flagship rename

Why CT6? Maybe because this car will be released in 2016 model year. But more likely the figure will indicate the relative size of the car and its place in the hierarchy of Cadillac models. As for the two first letters, they should remind potential customers about the relationship with the CTS – line, which model won the title “Best car of 2014” by some prestigious publications.

New 2017 Cadillac Flagship

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2017 Cadillac Flagship redesign

In turn, General Director of Cadillac marketing Uwe Ellinghaus explains that the task of the Cadillac CT6 is to make the brand even more prestigious, while strengthening its position on world markets. According to him, СТ6 — this brand new incarnation of the concept of the prestigious sedan with the emphasis on sportiness and advanced technology. Nothing unusual, right?

2017 Cadillac Flagship redesign

2017 Cadillac Flagship equipment

2017 Cadillac Flagship interior redesign

So, the Cadillac CT6 is positioned rear-wheel drive sports sedan that uses in the construction and equipping of modern materials and technologies with which help it is planned to achieve high running performance and increase the level of safety while reducing fuel consumption. Among large luxury sedans this car, built on a new platform, will be the most easy and maneuverable.

2017 Cadillac Flagship interior

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2017 Cadillac Flagship price

The price starts from 54,490 dollars. That is how much will cost basic version of the model with two-liter turbo engine rated at 269 HP (400 Nm), rear-wheel drive and an automatic transmission with eight speeds.

For the version with a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated engine (340 HP and 385 Nm, all-wheel drive) the customers of the American company will have to pay about 56,490 dollars, while all-wheel drive sedan, equipped with a 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo (405 HP and 543 Nm), it would cost $65,390.

2017 Cadillac Flagship video review

2017 Cadillac Flagship production

To production of the 2017 Cadillac Flagship CT6 will be set in Detroit. The company has already received equipment and tooling for the production of this car. To do this, GM has spent over $384 million.

2017 Cadillac Flagship pictures

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New 2017 Cadillac flagship sedan will get CT6 naming and equipped with a bunch of modern features.

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