The New 2016 Cadillac CT6: Why These 3 GM Execs Say It's a Big Deal - fool.com
By John Rosevear and Rex Moore
April 11, 2015
...We spent some time with several key GM executives at last week's show in New York, and we asked each of them for his thoughts on the CT6, and how it fits into Cadillac's ongoing evolution...
I think what it shows you is the technical capability
that we have to really win in the luxury space. When you think about what's in that car from a body-structure perspective, a mass-production perspective, a dynamics perspective
, and the technology all through the driver experience, it shows the investments that were made, and the investments we'll continue to make to really put Cadillac back at the pinnacle of the automotive industry.
Johan de Nysschen:
...in terms of our power trains
that we'll be deploying in this car, we're launching with three derivatives. There are more in the pipeline. Electrification
, specifically, is going to be a core competence at Cadillac that we will roll out across virtually our entire product portfolio, and certainly CT6 will be no exception. But we quite clearly expect that Cadillac will be one of the leading brands when it comes to adoption of these alternative power train strategies across our range...
...a differentiated positioning to the Germans -- this is spot-on...
...the biggest...lever [is that] the CT6 provides me ways for building the Cadillac brand to further strengthen this unique combination of comfort and luxury with agility and performance
...this is not just another large luxury car. The world does not need another large luxury car. There are already enough out there, and they are **** good cars, but they are all heavy. And I know that there are luxury-car buyers out there who would love to keep the comfort and the interior roominess if just they could get a better driving dynamic
...there is a great opportunity among the much bigger size of mid-lux buyers, who love the driving characteristic of their car. Who do not want to give up on being nimble, quick, fun to drive, agility in responsiveness and performance, but who simply need more space in the rear. And I think this is another interesting group for the CT6...
...we are reentering the large luxury sedan segment in which we've been over many, many decades, but we left a while ago.