The rumor mill is conflicted on this one – we just told you the other day Cadillac is looking to add ultra-luxury offerings such as an XT9 crossover and CT9 sedan – and now we’re hearing they’re axing the planned CT8.
It’s even more confusing since not long ago Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen has said on more than one occasion the brand is currently developing a new flagship sedan. While nothing is official, the report issues a possible explanation – the consumer love for everything high-riding, meaning crossovers and SUVs. If this report pans out it would deliver a blow to the image of de Nysschen who has repeatedly said the automaker is looking to develop a sedan slotted above the already introduced CT6 and designed to compete with the long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes S Class. And the previous report also suggested a CT9 model that would be priced around $300,000 would arrive before the end of the next decade.
There isn’t much information anyways about the CT8 but it appeared the planned sedan would have also received a newly developed V8 engine and ride on an extended Omega architecture version. It’s unknown if the powertrain would also get the axe but de Nysschen has talked about it calling it “mega powerful” and “highly efficient.”