But there's a good reason why.
There were fears that the Cadillac CT6 was getting the chop since nobody seems to be buying sedans anymore. Thankfully, the luxury sedan has been saved thanks to GM’s new president, Mark Reuss. The current-generation CT6 will live on for a few more years before the next-generation version arrives.
In the meantime, CarsDirect reports that the current-generation CT6 is receiving some big changes for the 2020 model year. Leaked order guides show the 2020 Cadillac CT6 will be offered with fewer trims and engine options than the old model. Despite this, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 will also come with a significant price increase.
For the 2020 model year, the CT6 will only be offered in three all-wheel-drive trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. The first two will only be available with a 3.6-liter V6, while the Platinum will only be sold with the brand's 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbocharged V8. With the turbocharged 2.0-liter gone, the cheapest CT6 will be the V6-powered CT6 Luxury. At $59,990, it will be $8,500 more expensive than the cheapest 2019 CT6. You do, however, get more equipment as standard.
Compared to last year’s model, the 2020 Luxury trim is $3,500 more expensive because Cadillac is including the Driver Awareness & Convenience Package, which was previously sold as a $3,500 option. The package adds features like automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.
Moving up the range, the mid-tier CT6 Premium Luxury will set you back $75,490, which is $11,900 more expensive than the previous year's MSRP of $63,590. For the 2020 model, the Premium Luxury Trim adds Super Cruise, the Rear Seat Package, the Comfort & Technology Package, and a 34-speaker Bose Panaray sound system. According to CarsDirect, a similarly-equipped 2019 model would have cost $77,990, which means the 2020 version offers a saving of $2,500.
Topping the range is the CT6 Platinum, which is dropping its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 in favor of the 4.2-liter Blackwing V8. At $97,490, this trim will be $700 more expensive than last year’s model due to the addition of 20-inch Platinum-grade wheels that were previously offered as a $700 option.