Cadillac is expanding its V-series performance subbrand starting with the arrival of the CT6-V in the spring.
Reuss, in a statement, said the decision to expand the V series was a “result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received” when it debuted in March at the New York auto show.
The CT6 V-Sport is powered by a Cadillac-exclusive 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V-8 engine that generates 550 hp and 627 pound-feet of torque.
The V series debuted on the CTS sedan in 2004. Cadillac offers V-series versions of the ATS and CTS, which are expected to be replaced with new cars. The ATS sedan was dropped after the 2018 model year but the ATS coupe carries over for 2019.
The next product, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said last week, will debut at the Detroit auto show. It is expected to be a three-row crossover to slot between the XT5 midsize crossover and the flagship Escalade SUV. – note by autoweek.com
After the large crossover, a small sedan will be introduced to replace the ATS compact sedan; followed by a smaller sedan and the next-generation Escalade in 2020; then, a redesign of the XT5 and possibly a performance EV and/or sports car based on the Chevrolet Corvette.
Source: Automotive News, Autoweek, Autofuture