Yesterday, General Motors announced it will be radically restructuring its lineup, and you don’t have to be an eagle-eyed industry observer to know what that means. Traditional sedans are getting axed in favor of crossovers, SUVs, and electric vehicles.
Arch-rival Ford made a similar move back in April, but this car culling still came as a surprise. What it means is six models will cease production, including the Chevy Volt, Chevy Impala, Chevy Cruze, and the Buick LaCrosse. The Cadillac XTS is also being shown the door, along with one our favorites, the Cadillac CT6.
We got a chance to sample both the V6-powered model and the plug-in hybrid CT6, and our reviewers came away impressed with both cars, which makes us think you should grab one when you still have a chance. These are world-class luxury sedans, and offer great performance and comfort, whether you’re looking for a spirited romp along your favorite back road, or just slogging back and forth on your commute. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the CT6 looks the business either. Check out what Derek Shiekhi had to say about the Platinum AWD model he drove a few months back:
Before Cadillac’s logistics service dropped off my test car, I had only seen the CT6 in passing. Once it was front of me, it was everything I had hoped it would be. More importantly, it was everything I thought it should be. After all, it wasn’t just a Cadillac, but the brand’s top-of-the-line sedan. It had to be bold, stately, and sleek. And it was. Whether the CT6 was parked in front of my apartment, at the grocery store, or the Long Center for the ballet, it was a singularity, and stood out as a glorious example of American automotive styling.
Mike Musto, our resident hot show, was also impressed. Even given Musto’s wholehearted love for fire-breathing performance machines, he fell hard for the experience of piloting the CT6 plug-in hybrid. Here’s how he wrapped up his review of the upscale green machine:
It’s not too often that a car surprises me, yet there I was rolling down the Pacific Coast Highway at dusk, getting amazing fuel economy and cruising in almost complete silence. The 2018 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In is an anomaly in the fact that it actually offers fantastic performance that’s actually kept under wraps by the civility of the driving experience. If you want power and handling, it’s all there, but most of the time, I was content to simply cruise in silence. This is a good one folks — I must say that I enjoyed my time with it immensely.
Fortunately, before the CT6 exist the stage, Cadillac has confirmed to our friends at Jalopnik that a hot rod CT6-V version is on the way, and it’ll be packing a twin-turbo, 4.2-liter V8 boasting 550 horsepower and a whopping 627 lb-feet of torque. We’re not sure when that beast will appear at your local AutoNation-affiliated Cadillac dealer, but right now, you’re only a visit away from putting a stellar American sedan in your garage.
So don’t be stuck wishing you’d acted sooner — pick one up before they’re gone for good.