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The First-Ever CT6: Technology and Harmony

Classic styling meets modern amenities – The first-ever Cadillac CT6 was built according to timeless elements of beauty: form and symmetry, proportion and craft. It also houses some of Cadillac’s most innovative technology features. The CT6 strikes a delicate balance between the old and the new, bringing together a harmonious form and some of the most exciting automotive technology available today.

"The CT6 is very much Cadillac in the craftsmanship and execution, but it makes a calmer statement. It is more refined, sophisticated."
JENNIFER KRASKA, INTERIOR DESIGN ON THE CADILLAC CT6

All of the design elements in the CT6 stem from a central axis running along its interior and exterior. In the cabin, this runs the length of the vehicle and is capped in the front with a T-shape that houses most of the technology’s hardware. This keeps the interior looking sleek and cohesive. To cultivate the refined look and feel of the cabin, the designers looked for inspiration in high-end fashion accessories and consumer electronics, and took particular interest in the ways that each material interacted with the others. The CT6 cabin has a subtly integrated phone case that can wirelessly charge compatible phones anytime the car is running, and blends seamlessly with the center console when not in use.

"We have wood trim with carbon fiber and Galvano chrome. There are a lot of authentic materials and wrapped surfaces for a relaxing environment."
JENNIFER KRASKA, INTERIOR DESIGN ON THE CADILLAC CT6
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The CT6 interior was crafted using the Cut-and-Sewn method, a process that calls for hand-sewing certain interior elements like the steering wheel. It is painstaking work, and the attention to detail is evident in the way soft materials face a hard trim piece; simply making them flush takes an incredible amount of effort.

Cut-and-sewn craftsmanship with a human touch

The CT6 Interior Design team created seats that not only appear elegant, but provide function as hidden storage places for other features. The CT6 is available with Bose®Panaray®, a Cadillac-exclusive audio system that was designed specifically for the CT6. It uses a network of 34 speakers placed strategically throughout the car to deliver an immersive, concert-quality experience. Several of these speakers are built right into the front seats, enveloping passengers in sound. And, when not in use, the Rear Seat Infotainment screens are hidden away in the back of the front-row seats to maintain the cabin’s clean lines.

"No matter how comfortable we make the seats, if they do not look inviting, it’s useless."
JENNIFER KRASKA, INTERIOR DESIGN ON THE CADILLAC CT6

The exterior designers on the CT6 were met with similar challenges. The vehicle was designed for maximum visibility, which meant incorporating seven different cameras into the design without compromising its sculpted exterior. Some are located behind the front grille’s reflective elements where they can perform their function sight unseen. The Surround View Camera utilizes cameras on the front, side and rear of the CT6, providing a 360-degree display of what is around the vehicle on the Cadillac CUE screen.

A Surround Vision camera integrated into the side mirror
Available Surround Vision gives a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings
A Surround Vision camera integrated into the side mirror
Available Surround Vision gives a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings

Powered by a hidden camera on the rear of the vehicle, the CT6 can stream live, HD video of what is behind it through the Rear Camera Mirror. When activated, this industry first innovation offers 300 percent more vision than a traditional rear view mirror, drastically improving driver visibility without compromising the design of the interior or exterior.

On the exterior, the designers worked to create a sophisticated statement that was true to Cadillac’s design philosophy. It is the first Cadillac to use indirect fire LED headlamps, allowing the designers to achieve the signature Cadillac look during the day, while providing extra personality at night. Satin chrome was used on the grille for a more sophisticated look, and bright chrome was reserved for the area around the windows. The short overhang on the front, along with the rear quad tip exhaust pipes, evoke the performance capabilities of sports sedans, while the center-line peak speaks to the rest of the current Cadillac lineup.

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