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What's Going On With Cadillac CT6 Production?

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Don't worry, the Cadillac CT6 isn't going anywhere - at least for now.

It was a sad day when General Motors announced plans earlier this year to close down three North American assembly plants, putting 6,000 jobs at risk and the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Volt, Impala, and Cruze, as well as the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and CT6. But then came the news that the CT6 isn't dead after all. Cadillac's then-President Steve Carlisle asserted that the company "never said" the CT6 was getting the chop as the luxury sedan is going to be a showcase for Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous tech and the Blackwing V8 engine.

What still isn't clear, however, is where Cadillac CT6 production will take place following the closure of General Motor's Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, which prompted Cadillac Society to contact the automaker to find out what the future holds for the CT6 in America.

"We have CT6 production scheduled at Detroit-Hamtramck that will keep vehicles available through January 2020. We have nothing additional to announce at this time," Cadillac representative, Stefan Cross, told the publication. In other words, Cadillac still hasn't decided about the CT6's production location just yet.

A decision should be made soon as General Motors is entering negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) this week, meaning that Detroit-Hamtramck and CT6 production will likely be used as a negotiation tactic to secure concessions from the United Auto Workers union. Keeping production in the US is a better scenario for General Motors but importing the CT6 from China is still a possibility in the future.

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In the meantime, the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is getting a significant price increase. Order guides have shown the luxury sedan will only be offered in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum all-wheel trims. Luxury and Premium trims will have a 3.6-liter V6, while the range-topping Platinum trim will get a 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbocharged V8. Pricing for the Luxury trim will reportedly start at $59,990, which is $8,500 more expensive than the cheapest 2019 CT6. To justify this price increase, the Driver Awareness & Convenience Package will be offered as standard.