Mid-size XT5, Full-size CT6 Highlight 2016 for Cadillac

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
mid size xt5 full size ct6 highlight 2016 for cadillac

There will be big things for Cadillac next year, but they may not come in small packages, Automotive News is speculating.

In their series of what could be coming up for automakers, writer Mark Colias details a few models to be expected for Cadillac in the coming year. There may be not be a subcompact crossover next year, but there could be refresh for the ATS, including a Vsport variant.

Next year for Cadillac could be marked by its more traditional entries with new names.

On top of the all-new XT5, which will serve as Cadillac’s mid-size crossover, the new CT6 will be the brand’s large sedan — but not its flagship.

Colias writes that Cadillac’s BMW 7-Series/Mercedes S-Class fighter will come toward the end of the decade and be called the CT7 (maybe?)

A small compact sedan and subcompact crossover aren’t expected until 2018, at the earliest. The ELR, Cadillac’s slow-selling plug-in hybrid may have life until 2018 despite sluggish sales.

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  • John Williams John Williams on Jul 25, 2015

    The headlights are just...confusing. I have no idea what they're trying to do with those. And nixing the wreath was a big mistake. Now the crest looks generic as all get out. And the chrome carmakers use these days looks more like cheap plastic than anything resembling chrome. Cadillac should really do itself a favor and stop chasing after BMW and Audi's leftovers. People who want Teutonic styling and Teutonic performance will go to Teutonic automakers, not American wannabes. This doesn't mean it should go back to building sloppy 70s barges - those days are long and thankfully over. Ditch the alphanumerics (those haven't helped Acura, either), expand the Escalade line to include Range Rover Sport and Evoque-style crossovers, smother the ATS with a 100% pure cotton pillow and fire the XTS into the sun. Dust off those concept drawings for the Ciel, Elmiraj and Sixteen and bring those cars into production, cost no object. If you want to join the ranks of true luxury, you'd better be willing to pay the toll.

  • Rday Rday on Jul 26, 2015

    my buddy has three cadillacs. all are money pits. why do people continue to buy this high priced junk? why does ttac even consider cadillac worthy of any mention at all?

    • JohnTaurus JohnTaurus on Jul 26, 2015

      He hates them so much that he had to have three of them? And, theyre all brand new, which would speak to the quality of current Cadillacs? Or are they old, worn out, well-used cars? And, asking why news about a carmaker is running on a site dedicated to cars? Geeze. Well, lets get you to decide which automakers are worthy of being discussed, then we'll call it "Rday's TTAC That Dont Have 10 Year Old Used Car Issues". Just be sure to let me know when that takes place so I can remove this site from my bookmarks.

  • Benminer Benminer on Jul 26, 2015

    Whether they want to admit it or not, Cadillac needs a full sized sedan for the traditional Cadillac buyer. That market is still out there.

  • CincyDavid CincyDavid on Jul 27, 2015

    Dammit, I really liked my 92 Roadmonster...silver base model with a typically-quirky GM equipment package...full analog instrument panel, AM/FM with no cassette or CD player, gray mouse fur partial power seats, manual heat and A/C (not climate control), no vinyl top and wire wheel covers. Anyway, it was a terrific car to travel in. I can't fathom driving a modern Cadillac, the advertisement for the Escalade with the caucasian guy carrying luggage in the house for a black couple told me everything I need to know about who they are marketing to, and have to agree that the names are silly. At least I know what an Escalade is, just like I knew what a Fleetwood was, and an Electra, and a Ninety-Eight.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 27, 2015

      Wow that sounds REALLY base! I think as the model years moved forward, more equipment became standard. I rarely see one after 92 which has cloth, and I don't ever recall seeing one with manual AC controls.