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Old 12-11-2019, 07:12 AM   #1
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Caddyís range-topping sedan goes into the history books alongside the Blackwing V-8 engine

The Cadillac CT6, the companyís range-topping sedan and spiritual successor to the iconic Fleetwood, will be discontinued in January 2020. A highly anticipated vehicle that should have revived Cadillacís presence on the full-size luxury, the CT6 leaves the scene after only four years in production. Although the discontinuation can also be attributed to the fact that General Motors is retooling its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for electric vehicle production, the CT6 was a disappointment sales-wise, with less than 40,000 units sold since its introduction.

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Marketed as a big breakthrough and the car that will put Cadillac back on the full-size luxury map, the CT6 is one of the most expensive vehicles the company has created. GMís premium division invested million upon millions in the CT6 and used it to debut several technologies, like the rear camera mirror and Super Cruise. Whatís more, the Omega platform is exclusive to this car, so every single penny that went into its development is pretty much lost. The same goes for the Blackwing V-8 engine that debuted into the CT6-V at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Despite all these investments and efforts, the CT6 wasnít as successful as Cadillac hoped. GM sold only 9,169 units in 2016, while 2017 became the sedanís best year with 10,542 examples. Sales dropped to 9,668 in 2018 and things wonít get better in 2019 with only 5,675 units sold until September. In less than three years, monthly CT6 sales dropped from almost 1,300 units to less than 600.

Total sales from March 2016 to September 2019 come in at 35,054.

Thatís as much as the XTS managed in 2017 and 2018, before being discontinued in 2019 after seven years on the market.

For reference, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, one of the CT6ís biggest competitors, moves more than 15,000 units per year since 2014.

Cadillac has yet to say whether the CT6 will have a successor or not, but it could be replaced by an electric sedan at some point in the future.

The Chevrolet Impala Is Getting the Axe too.
Alongside the CT6, GM will also discontinue the Chevrolet Impala, built at the same plant. The last Impala will roll off the production line on February 2020, 21 years since the nameplate has been revived for the third time. By axing the Impala, Chevrolet phases out an iconic nameplate that goes back to 1957.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:17 AM   #2
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I have purchased A lot of Cadillacs, Lease new used Still have a couple , XLR CTS V.. Nothing in the past 7 8 years was worth it to Me. Not to mention the reliability is worse then ever before which is scary. Look at the photos I put up. That’s the Fail in a nut shell and the Maybach ass end didn’t work GM, nice leg room in the back.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:00 AM   #3
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GM should write a book on how to ruin cars.
I expect the CT4 (what used to be ATS) to be dumped too.
I so wanted an ATS-V.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:18 AM   #4
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Cadillac has been a zombie brand for a decade. Nobody cares. Take away the Ridiculous Escalade and they have nothing. They have screwed the pooch on marketing for a decade as well. All you knew they made was the V series. But time and time again, they were warned you cannot base your entire lineup over a performance sedan.

Then they tried hipster marketing with coffee shop inspired showrooms, which failed. Then they hired the Audi guy to help them, but the issue is Caddy is not Audi. Caddy should have NEVER made a performance sedan. They should stick to uber luxury and insane comfort.

Lincoln saw this and has been eating Caddy alive. Do you see any V series Continental. Nope, but you get luxury and LOTS of it.

Caddy needs yet another reboot. If not they can piss off.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:22 AM   #5
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That is really to bad. I love the V cars, specially the ATS. What a great platform but it seems they just failed to execute it properly .
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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They are on their way to destroying the whole V branding that they established. So instead of continuing to build on that, they neuter it and start over with presumably the Blackwing name. How efficient.
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where does Ford and GM get the idea that Cadillac and Lincoln worth as much as Mercedes. BMW or Audi ?
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2008-2014 CTS gave me a lot of hope for the future of the brand, especially with the V. But that was short lived.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:03 PM   #9
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Legacy. At one point in time, they were at the tops of American luxury. They still try to ride that old reputation while their products consistently fall short.

Cadillac flutters around with their sedans consistently while they are late to the CUV/SUV market. Then they release the FWD based XT6 (basically a fancier Traverse). At least Lincoln shows a bit of hope. They offer the similarly sized and priced RWD based Aviator that just excels beyond what Cadillac offers in almost every way.
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so how many Blackwings did they make? A few hundred?
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