General Motors decided to develop a better version of the CT6 and it will be the 2019 Cadillac CT8. However, despite its popularity, they have always lagged behind their competitors in the luxury sedan segment. Earlier reports had suggested that Cadillac had dropped the idea of a CT8, but the company had clarified that this was not the case; the plan has just been put on hold due to customers’ preference for crossovers nowadays. The main Cadillac CT8 2018 competitions will be other high-end luxury sedans such as Audi A8, Maserati Quattroporte and Lexus LS.
In the front, the extremely thin headlamps are probably the first to be replaced by larger and more efficient LED headlights. These will be larger, but will maintain a similar shape that extends well into the wings and towards the grille. The latter will probably be unchanged, but I think Cadillac will go with a more conventional look and add a chrome strip between the headlights. As for the chrome crest, it will be replaced by color because Cadillac changed emblem a few years ago and a change of brand is no longer necessary at this stage. There, the concept and the production car are identical. The wide lower grille and the vertical LED lights are both ready for production and seem to be the main features of the new generation Cadillac grille. If anything, Cadillac will probably add small turn signals on each wing and add a new engine hood.
Inside, the CT8 is expected to be more differentiated from the rest of the Cadillac lineup with unrivaled luxury features and next-generation GM infotainment technology and safety systems. A massive touch screen will probably be the highlight of a dashboard wrapped in genuine wood and veneer, while a smaller screen will serve as a dashboard. The four seats will provide the driver and passengers with greater comfort, including enhanced adjustment, heating and cooling functions, as well as a massage function. Of course, all four will be wrapped in the finest Nappa leather available in a Cadillac.
Unlike the CT6, the CT8 will also benefit from some sort of semi-autonomous technology. A multi-zone climate control system and a high-end sound system will be available, as well as updated versions of the various technologies that debuted in the CT6. An interesting possibility is the ability to connect a video streaming device to the car’s rear entertainment system to watch programming from websites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube. This is done through devices such as Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. These devices communicate with the user’s smartphone or tablet via the on-board Wi-Fi network of the car.
Look for a twin-turbocharged V-6 and an all-new 4.2-liter V8 with two turbochargers of nearly 500 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid will probably also be offered.
The 2019 Cadillac CT8 will be launched in late 2018 or 2019, priced over $ 90,000.