The story of the new 2019 Cadillac CT8 appeared just a few weeks ago as General Motors unveiled Cadillac Escala concept at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Cadillac with this upcoming full size luxury sedan want to attack premium luxury segment who confidently holds Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Right behind them as seen through the sale are Lexus LS, Jaguar XJ and Maserati Quattroporte.
Big brother of CT6 inherit reputation company’s most luxurious and technologically advanced vehicle so far. Yet from that, we will wait until the end of 2018 when is expected promotion while production model in showrooms arrive in early 2019. The substrate in the form of Escala concept breaks things after almost benefits Omega platform and same twin turbocharged V-6 and V-8 gasoline engine. It is not excluded that already is ready for the promotion of hybrid options, although it is more likely that a few months later.
The Ciel and Elmiraj concept never have experienced production model but Escala finally break the unpleasant tradition. They include commanding design and luxurious interior, unprecedented technology and state of the art underpinnings. Tough competition may affect the price that could start from 90,000 dollars for base trim with V-6 engine before options.
2019 Cadillac CT8 Exterior
General Motors with Escala concept introduce next generation design language which shall take a serious step forward into premium full size segment. For that reason new 2019 Cadillac CT8 should share more details with Escala then younger CT6. The concept will be mitigated in detail because of its convenience and just these moments could be the same as in CT6. This would speed up work on the final model that will go into mass production.
Immediately visible change on front include more efficient thin LED headlights non-vertical then extends into fenders. Reputable Top Speed first made rendering image and it looks pretty real. There can see new hood, small turn signals and chrome strip between headlights. Many more changes in relation to the concept will be present at the rear which will certainly be rejected fastback configuration. Also can be said for 3-winged taillights.
Side view notice chrome strip at the bottom of the doors, same pronounced beltline and probable same shape for fenders and doors. Generally speaking new 2019 Cadillac CT8 remain recognizable as a Cadillac but will be marked as contrast to the CT6.
2019 Cadillac CT8 Interior
Perhaps the biggest mystery is how General Motors plan to differentiate itself from other Cadillac models. Perhaps the best opportunity lies in next generation infotainment and safety technology. Reputation most luxurious sedan in company lineup could brings finest Nappa leather for all four seats, massive touchscreen display and one smaller for instrument cluster. I say 4 seats because concept introduce exactly that. It is possible that this means maximum comfort to the driver and passengers such as massage, heated and cooling system and also enhanced adjustability.
2019 Cadillac CT8 Engine
Under the hood could see something from Escala concept and something from younger CT6. In both cases, this means the use of Omega platform for sedan base. Weaker option should be with 400 horses provided by twin turbocharged 3.0 L V-6 engine. Stronger option could offer around 500 horses from twin turbocharged 4.2 L V-8 engine. We also expect to see a hybrid option shortly after the promotion of gasoline models. Omega platform allow rear wheel drive and all wheel drive while power transfer only automatic transmission with eight speed.
2019 Cadillac CT8 Release Date, Price
It will take some time before General Motors offer full size range-topping model in premium segment. Main reason is detailed work that is required if you want to enter the market between German beasts. There is speculation about word premiere at end of 2018 what mean CT8 will be model for 2019. As the highest one that companies must have the will to accept the highest price. Main 2019 Cadillac CT8 trim with V-6 engine could start from $90,000. Trim with V-8 engine could start from $100,000 before options.