Here’s an interesting turn of events: the CT6 was reported over the last several months by many sources to be a combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel. However, Automobile Magazine just reported the vehicle will be constructed from an entirely aluminum body. If Automobile’s reports are true, this would be a far cry from a combined construction previously promised by the automaker and media outlets. So we’re examining the evidence to see if an all-aluminum 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a possibility.
In fact, autoblog.com noted that Mark Reuss, EVP of global development at General Motors, told The Detroit News in October, “We will create with the CT6, the world’s most advanced body structure… [and] it’s not aluminum. It’s a stronger, smarter, safer premium luxury vehicle.”
In addition, the Wall Street Journal went so far as to run an article titled “GM Won’t Follow Aluminum Strategy in Future Cars,” where Reuss said, “making big statements around all carbon fiber, all aluminum, all magnesium, they’re very interesting,” and that GM wouldn’t be getting on the bandwagon.
If reports by Automobile Magazine are true, we may find GM (or at least Cadillac) has changed its tune. Could it be the success of the new aluminum F-150 that has Cadillac second-guessing itself? Only time will tell.
Here at Crest Cadillac, we want to know what you think. Would you like to see an aluminum 2016 Cadillac CT6? Tell us in the comments!