Cadillac will stop production of the flagship CT6 sedan

Cadillac will stop production of the flagship CT6 sedan

November 27, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

As part of a global restructuring, General Motors will close five plants in the United States and Canada, and will also cut 15 percent of staff. In addition, the company will remove from production a number of models, including the Cadillac CT6, which was assembled at the Detroit-Hamtramck enterprise.

General Motors management will stop production of Cadillac CT6 at the American plant on June 1 of the next year. It is planned to produce and sell the sedan only in China. In the North American market, the model will be available until the end of 2019 as a “farewell” version of the CT6-V with a new twin-turbo V8 Blackwing.

Optimization of the model range, a 15 percent reduction in personnel and the closure of factories will reduce the costs of General Motors by $ 4.5 billion.

The first V8 unit with two turbines in Cadillac history is equipped with an electronically controlled bypass valve, dual intercoolers, a system for shutting off part of the cylinders and a lubrication system with an electric pump. The engine recoil is 557 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. On the CT6-V, the motor is combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

In addition to the CT6, production of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, Buick LaCross sedans and Chevrolet Impala sedans will cease in the United States. In addition, the Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Cruse and previous generation Silverato / Sierra pickups will be removed from the conveyor.