It’s been a long time since we heard anything about Cadillac in relation to the European market – it’s almost as if the luxury brand made the same retreat as Chevrolet on the Old Continent.
But the fact is they’re soldering on, sort of. With minuscule sales in Europe and huge issues at home you might forgive them for not thinking about the Old Continent anymore. But that’s about to change because the brand is introducing to the European range the first two Cadillacs to use the new naming scheme. The CT6 large sedan and XT5 crossover will become available in Germany – the largest market in Europe – starting September 5. The 2017 Cadillac CT6 – the response to the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E Class and Audi A6 trio – can be had in Germany starting from €73,500 when selecting the Luxury trim. The flagship Platinum meanwhile, ups the stake to €94,500. “The CT6 is nothing less than an entirely new approach that only Cadillac can offer,” comments Johan de Nysschen, the Cadillac president. The model’s only powertrain for Europe consists of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 packing 417 hp (307 kW) and 555 Nm (409 lb-ft) of torque, linked to an all-wheel drive system.
Next up is the XT5 crossover, with the European-spec mid-size luxury SUV going from €48,800 for the base Luxury trim. It’s followed by the Premium (€56,800) and Platinum (€66,800). Continuous Damping Control is optional for the base trim, but AWD, 8-speed automatic, wireless phone charging, and OnStar 4G connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot are standard across the board. The powertrain comes in the form of a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 delivering 314 horsepower (231 kW) and 368 Nm (271 lb-ft) of torque.