Cadillac will stop production of the CT6 sedan

Cadillac will stop production of the CT6 sedan

June 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A large luxury sedan stayed on the market for 4 years, but failed to gain great popularity.

Cadillac shared the cessation of sales of its large CT6 sedan. This became known on Tuesday, June 2. There are two reasons for the removal of the model from sale. The crossover is gaining popularity first, while sales of sedans in the world, by contrast, are falling. But a more important reason could be the lost competition to the main rival – the premium Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Production of the Cadillac CT6 started at the Detroit-Hamtramke factory in early 2016. The car became the flagship and was offered in a variant with rear-wheel drive. In its debut in 2016, the Cadillac CT6 was sold in the United States 9,169 times. 2017 was a record year, when sales grew to 10,542 copies. And then a systematic decline began – at the end of 2018, dealers were able to sell a total of 9,669 such cars, and last year the sales amounted to 7,952 units.

For comparison, in 2019, 50,000 XT5 crossovers and 35,000 large Escalade SUVs were sold in the United States. A message about the cessation of production of the sedan appeared earlier, but now it has become known that the conveyor line has been converted for the assembly of electric vehicles.