Showing posts with label ct6. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ct6. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, coming soon. From China

That's right..

GM has announced that, while the regular versions of the CT6 will be built in the US, the Plug-In Hybrid version will be exclusively built in China.
Even the ones sold in the US.

Pretty amazing, and I must say, sad. Cadillac is pretty much the most American of brands.
After the Buick Envision, GM is now getting ready to sell us Chinese made Cadillacs.
(They have already said that most Buicks won't be coming from the US within a few short years)

I guess, in a little while, it won't actually matter where things come from. We are already there with electronics where no one cars if every single one of them comes from China regardless of the brand.
So maybe there is nothing we can do about this.

I just feel sorry for the Cadillac workers. Who I am sure were pretty proud of putting together cars for such a legendary brand.
And also sad for GM. who doesn't seem to care.
But again, who really cares anymore...

On another note, I really don't think the CT6 in general will have much of an impact. I sat in the Plug in version, and, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, the interior is shockingly crappy.
Not only worse than any of the competition, but worse than existing Cadillac models like the CTS or XTS.

Not a good trend...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Audi A8 VS. Cadillac CT6

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First, let me apologize for picking on the CT6 so much. I do liked GM and Cadillac.
But really, I was expecting so much from their "top of the line" model. Especially after all these amazing looking concepts.
Needless to say, I am very disappointed . So there.

I am comparing it to the A8 for 2 reasons. They both have that 3 windows side design.
And, so far, I never really liked the A8. I thought it was always the most boring looking choose in a luxury sedan.
Until now. Until I saw the CT6.
I mean look at both cars. The current A8 came out in 2009 and it looks more modern than the "not even out yet" Cadillac.
The difference will be even greater when the next A8 comes out. (Unless Audi ruins it like they did with the Q7)

But inside, I must say, I do prefer the Cadillac.
It's not a matter of color. ( I couldn't find an official shot with a black interior for the Audi)
But I really hate that big "brush metal strip" Audi is using more and more.
(It is even worse in the new Q7 and upcoming A4) I mean the whole thing almost looks like a mess.

So basically, I'd rather be inside the CT6.
(Maybe you could keep your eyes closed until you get inside your car ?)

It will also depend on price.
If the same crazy guys who decided the ELR is worth $75 000 are in charge of pricing the CT6, they are in trouble.
The slow selling CTS starts at about $40 000 (After a price drop their new CEO said would never happen)
So this could maybe start at $50 000. Or $55 000 at the most.
If they think they can demand the same $74 000 as the Audi A8, all I can say is: Good luck...





Cadillac CT6 PHEV

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Cadillac has introduced a plug-in hybrid of the new CT6 sedan.
This is one model introduced in China we are getting for sure in the US.

It has an all electric range of 37 miles. (Which is pretty good, since the S-Class hybrid gets about half)
And a total power of 335HP. With a 2.0 Liter Turbo engine.

It all sounds pretty good.

It was introduced in Shanghai by Cadillac's new obnoxious boss Johan de Nysschen.
The same guy who was putting down the Volt a while ago, while he was working for Audi. By saying: "No one is going to pay a $15 000 premium for a car that competes with a Corolla. So there are not enough idiots who will buy it".
He is now selling us that similar technology in a Cadillac.

By the way, I am posting this "new" pic of the CT6. (At least new to me, I had not seen it before)
I think from that angle, this car looks terrible. And cheap.
I really wanted to like it a lot. But this makes the conservative 6 year old A8 look futuristic.
I just cannot imagine this really competing in that same class.

I wonder how many idiots De Nysschen will find this time around.