The 2018 Cadillac CT8 is an upcoming full-size luxury car by Cadillac. 2018 Cadillac CT8 will replace the Cadillac CT6 as the brand’s halo vehicle, which is the ministry of the de facto flagship since 2016. The 2018 Cadillac CT8 will compete directly with long-wheelbase versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series. Initially expected to arrive in 2019 as a 2020 model, the Cadillac CT8 rumored to have either been canceled or pushed back indefinitely due to Cadillac shifted its brand focus and resources on the development of new crossover vehicles and SUVs.
After the announcement of Cadillac’s new alphanumeric naming scheme run by the newly appointed CEO Johan de Nysschen the end of September 2014, there was much speculation about how the brand’s lineup will change the whole decade and beyond. Later, the Nysschen revealed its product plan to renew and expand Cadillac’s rather limited occupancy in naming an interview that he believes there is room above the Cadillac CT6 for an even more luxurious car called CD8 or CT9, released in 2019.
In November 2014, Cadillac brand with a total of 13 new nameplates to be used in a number of emerging offerings, namely CT2 by Cadillac CT9 for sedans and XT2 by XT9 for crossovers and SUVs. At the 2015 New York International Auto Show, where the CT6 his official debut, GM executive vice president Mark Reuss also confirmed that a larger sedan in the development, although a fixed deadline has been given.
2018 Cadillac CT8 Design
There is little more information about the appearance of CD8. The exterior is likely an evolution of Cadillac’s Art and Science design theme shared with other contemporary Cadillac models to be. The CD8 expected to be similar in design to the Cadillac CT6, albeit more dignified and formal. The CD8 will likely be offered exclusively as a 4-door sedan.
2018 Cadillac CT8 Powertrain
The CD8 will almost certainly drive on an extended version of the Omega platform and presented in both rears and four-wheel-drive layouts. This will significantly lighter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, courtesy of aluminum construction Omega Platform. The Cadillac CT9 2018 model’s engine will probably be a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 producing about 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, a naturally aspirated V6 engine, and may be available as well a smaller turbo V6. The car will be new 10-speed automatic transmission General Motors probably use a dual-clutch is a possibility.
2018 Cadillac CT8 Marketing
There are various speculations about how the CD8 will be placed in the lineup. The first is that the long-wheelbase version of the CT6. Unlike the CT6, which focuses on the management of dynamics, the CD8 focus on the backseat passenger will comfort, more legroom and luxury amenities. It is still uncertain whether if the CD8 Cadillac’s ultimate flagship vehicle will be. Another rumor surfaced in April 2016 Cadillac is working on an ultra-luxury car of the even higher pedigree than the CD8, to be called the 2018 Cadillac CT8.