New 2017 Cadillac CT6 – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Cadillac CT6 is a compelling value among leading luxury sedans with its generous passenger space, competitive price, efficient and responsive engine, and an engaging driving experience. It also has a commanding presence and a serious curbside presence. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least according to recent pundit’s reports. 

2017 Cadillac CT6 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

For starters, the Cadillac CT6 is a large luxury sedan with classic rear-wheel-drive proportions, and a has enjoyed a renaissance for over ten years or so, flaunting genuine high-performance credentials and a sharp new design language not seen before. But one thing makes the Cadillac CT6 a standout – it’s an unmistaken flagship vehicle.

2017 Cadillac CT6 auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels, white color

Rumors have been circulating in the segment for a while now that Cadillac is building an even high-end sedan that is slated to one of the world’s best. Apparently, Cadillac hasn’t refuted or substantiated the claims yet, but as things stand – there “must” be something cooking on the other side of the veil. And as they say, “Only time will tell.”

2017 Cadillac CT6 front view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

The level of polish and interior refinement in the new CT6 are desirable, as is the ride and construction quality. Cadillac has made concerted efforts in ensuring that the CT6 is compelling and appealing through major interior redesigns and changes. Interior technologies and advanced safety features have also be roped in.

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It’s practical, too. The backseat, for instance, offers plenty of space in comparison to other well dimensionally large luxury sedans in the market. Surprisingly though, the new model has added any weight, and sources say it weighs about 1,000 lbs. less than its competition thanks to the ample dose of lightweight aluminum and clever engineering during its construction.

2017 Cadillac CT6 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

With such a diet, the newest Cadillac CT6 is more than capable of getting the job done in terms of a better fuel economy particularly for the base model, and improved handling and steering precision.

2017 Cadillac CT6 rear view, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

Limousine accoutrements available and the smorgasbord of technology features are provided in abundance and you’ll be hard-pressed which one to choose especially those offered as options. Several alternatives however do exist. Some of these include the 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 Audi A8, 2017 Jaguar XJ, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the 2017 BMW 7 Series. In overall, though, we encourage you to investigate Caddy’s interim flagship model if you’re looking for a luxury sedan that offers a reasonable price, and distinctive personality and style.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 is a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 265 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the standard mill’s fuel economy ratings to be 22 city, 31 highway, and 25 mpg combined. Both the eight-speed auto and the rear-wheel drive systems are default.

2017 Cadillac CT6 engine

Optional on both the Luxury and base trims but standard on the Platinum and Luxury are two V6s. both come mated to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The first is a 3.6L V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pounds-ft. of torque, while the second is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 rated at 404 horsepower and 400 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA estimates the turbocharged V6 to return 18/26/21 mpg, and 19/28/23 mpg for the other V6 version.

Offered Trims – Cadillac CT6

Four main trims – Platinum, Premium Luxury, Luxury, and base – are offered for the large 2017 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. The CT6-V is covered separately.

Exterior Spy Photos & 2017 Cadillac CT6 Interior Review

2017 Cadillac CT6 spy shots

2017 Cadillac CT6 front angle, headlights and grille

Some of the standard accessories for the base CT6 model include a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, an auto-dimming mirror, LED taillights, rear and front parking cameras, 18” wheels, front eight-way power seats, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen

Technologies available include a 10.2” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite radio, wireless charging, a rearview camera, GM’s OnStar system, smartphone app connectivity, USB ports, and voice controls.

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

Models at the totem pole offer features such as adjustable outboard rear seats, premium leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, enhanced safety-related automatic braking, a night-vision camera system, adaptive cruise control, and the Bose Panaray premium audio system. More features, unique to each model, should be expected on its release date.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Release Date & Price

2017 Cadillac CT6 Release date

The base model of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 should be expected to cost an MSRP starting from $53,495, and about $87,465 for the CT6 Platinum. Rumors going round in industry circles allege the CT6 is scheduled to go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017. You can also enjoy the 2017 Cadillac CT6 First Look Video available here.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 exterior, side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

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2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, front seats, rear view

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, front leather seats

2017 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Specs

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a cornerstone of a new series of crossovers in Cadillac’s ongoing expansion. It has been comprehensively upgraded into an all-new crossover that brings more space, efficiency, and all the goodies associated with a lightweight body. It perfectly balances a striking exterior and interior visuals, and plentiful of exterior visibility with a large interior that is home to a number of technologies and features. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Cadillac XT5 front angle, grille and headlights

Similar to the 2017 CT6, the new model brings a multitude of new specifications in the brand’s quest to revamp its lineup in the hotly contested segment that the compact luxury SUV segment has become. The “XT” designation, by the way, stands for Crossover Touring, while the “CT” stands for Cadillac Touring. The number following represents the level at which the vehicle has been placed – the lower the number, the lesser premium it is, while the higher it is, the more premium it is.

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The new model is Cadillac’s embodiment of expertise for agile and lightweight driving dynamics. It is lighter by 278 pounds relative to the Cadillac SRX and 100 pounds lighter than the Audi Q5 in spite of the fact that it is considerably longer than the two. Again, it compares similarly to the GLE-Class by weighing around 650 pounds lighter.

2017 Cadillac XT5 exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The interior space has been upped thanks to the new architecture that lengthens the wheelbase by up to 2-inches longer than that of the SRX. The design language conspicuous on the exterior facets showcases the Cadillac’s evolving sophistication – the kind of which is similarly shared with the 2017 Cadillac XT6. Other interior improvements include availability of high-end leathers, and new cool technology features.

2017 Cadillac XT5 exterior, black color

The options’ list may seem endless for any person shopping in this segment. Some notable rival culprits include the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, Lincoln MKX, and the Lexus RX 350.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Release Date & Price

Reports from the horse’s mouth indicate that the Cadillac XTS price is set to start from an MSRP of around $48,700. As for its release date, expect the new vehicle to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. Consumers can however start placing orders right away.

2017 Cadillac XT5 release date

2017 Cadillac XT5 Exterior Photos

As already mentioned, the new model takes Cadillac’s sophistication to a whole different level with its new evolving design language. It has a liquid, taut, lean, and strong visual quality to the surfaces with crisp edges separating the flowing, uninterrupted lines. Some of the exterior features include 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, an optional towing package for the XT5 Luxury model, and trim-specific 20-inch wheels for the top-of-the-line Cadillac XT5 Platinum.

2017 Cadillac XT5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac XT5 Interior Pictures

When it comes to the interior, there’s a renewed focus on the quality and design of materials. There is a choice of four different leather seating surfaces for the top-of the-range trims. Similar to the CT6’s infotainment system, the new model also comes with the Cadillac User Interface. The new system has been upgraded over previous versions and is now faster to respond and features better graphics. Smartphone app connectivity via the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is also provided.

2017 Cadillac XT5 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available on the inside include a dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, keyless engine start, a sliding and reclining second-row seat, a power liftgate, GM’s wireless charging, an eight-inch central touchscreen interface, four USB ports, a satellite radio, and OnStar connectivity.

2017 Cadillac XT5 interior, back seats

Available Trims

Four trims are offered for the latest 2017 Cadillac XT5: Luxury, Platinum, Base, and Premium Luxury.

Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 310 hp and 271 lbs. ft. of torque. FWD system is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system. According to Cadillac, the XT5 mpg for the FWD models stands at 22 mpg in combined highway/city cruising, and 21 mpg with the AWD systems.

2017 Cadillac XT5 engine

Safety

2017 Cadillac XT5 exterior, rear view

Cadillac has offered the XT5 features such as the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages to aid in collision and vision avoidance. Some of the features bundled include an automatic parking assist, adaptive cruise control, side blind zone alert, automatic front and rear braking, rear-cross traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist. We’re still waiting for the government crash testing report, at least as at the time of this writing. Perfect scores should be expected, if the latest improvements are to be factored in.

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2017 Cadillac SRX Release Date and Info

With abundant luxury and safety features, classy cabin design, a balanced ride and handling, and top safety scores, the new 2017 Cadillac SRX is a respectable choice in the entry-level luxury crossover SUV segment. However, its lackluster fuel economy ratings, a compromised exterior visibility, a frustrating CUE infotainment system, and a limited backseat space, may make its undesirable. Buyers should look forward to its release date sometime in August 2017.

2017 Cadillac SRX exterior, front view, alloy wheels, headlights, silver color

For six years now, the SRX has been Caddy’s entry-level luxury crossover SUV. It has had quite a successful streak within this time and even became the best-selling model in Cadillac’s lineup. But with the segment offering a diverse and fresher variety of vehicles, the SRX’s appeal has been diminishing slightly in recent years.

2017 Cadillac SRX side view, alloy wheels, exterior

As a way of invigorating the model, Cadillac embarked on several updates and technology refreshments that include but not limited to tons of luxury materials like leather and interior wood accents, a standard Wi-Fi connectivity, and safety feature galore (bind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, lane intervention, and collision mitigation).

2017 Cadillac SRX front view, exterior, grille and headlights

It also handles and steers well while providing a comfortable and hush ride. It also offers a powerful engine that is among the best in the segment. However, there are some areas that could have been addressed better such as its backseat space, exterior visibility, and fuel economy ratings. As such, we recommend you take a look at its alternatives before committing.

2017 Cadillac SRX rear view, taillights, alloy wheels

They include the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 Audi Q5, and the 2017 Volvo XC60. Although the competition offers a stylish, spacious, better value, and fuel-efficient engines, the 2017 Cadillac SRX is likable nonetheless. But we think buyers will find the alternatives much better in many areas.

Trims Available – Cadillac SRX

Trims available include the well-equipped Premium, Performance, and the Base model.

Exterior Photos & Interior Pictures – 2017 Cadillac SRX

The standard features provided on the base trim include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, CUE electronics interface, leatherette upholstery, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8” display, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a leather wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way driver power seat, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats. Others include Bose premium sound system, auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, and HD and satellite radio.

2017 Cadillac SRX steering wheel, dashboard, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The Luxury trim adds a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, driver memory settings, an eight-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a cargo management system, accent lighting, an enhanced climate control system, a power liftgate, voice-activated navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, and adjustable driver thigh support.

2017 Cadillac SRX interior, front and rear seats

The luxury-and performance-themed SRX at the helm of the trim level further adds rear-seat audio controls, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control (tri-zone), automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning system, forward-collision warning system, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, and a 10-speaker Alpine sound system.

2017 Cadillac SRX side view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

The Premium, and Luxury collection package comes bundled with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, rear seat entertainment system, low-speed collision mitigation, automatic collision preparation, and dual seatback-mounted screens. Others include a variable-effort power steering, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, adaptive dampers, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Cadillac SRX rear view, exterior, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

2017 Cadillac SRX Engine Review

Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Cadillac SRX is a 3.6L V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission sends the power generated – 308 horsepower and 265 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels.

2017 Cadillac SRX engine

The all-wheel drive system is available for every trim with the base as the only exception. Test drives reveal the SRX only requires 7.0 seconds to zoom past 60 mph.

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Although provisional at this time as EPA hasn’t confirmed the yet, the front-wheel drive models should return 24/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and the all-wheel drive models – 23/16/18 mpg.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Cadillac SRX

We should loo forwars to its release sate sometime in August 2017. As for its window sticker, various credible sources which did now wish to be named put the figure at around $40,000.

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