Most expected to the Cadillac CT6 to be the brand's new flagship -- a range topping vehicle that would take many of its design cues from the gorgeous Cadillac Elmiraj concept
. Now that the CT6 has been revealed it is neither a flagship, nor is it very reminiscent of the Elmiraj concept. It's still a great car, but it leaves me wondering what Cadillac will do next. Will they build a true Elmiraj production vehicle, or will the concept remain a design study?
Cadillac's global project manager, Bill Mack, gives us some details on the CT6, and also hints at what to expect from Cadillac next.
He says that the CT6 "is not the end of our aspirations," which I assume means that there will be a vehicle or two positioned above it in the future. After all, De Nysschen says that he expects there to be $250k Cadillacs on the market by the year 2030
. Trademark applications have already been submitted for CT7, CT8, XT7 and XT8. That leaves a lot of room for greater aspirations.
Bill Mack also says that the CT6 was built because "China needed a flagship." China is where the money is right now, and so that is what dictates car makers' moves. China tends to have more conservative taste in car design, which could explain the lack of Elmiraj in the CT6.
All this leaves me wondering what Cadillac will do with vehicles placed above the CT6 and when such vehicles will make it to market. Will the future CT7 and CT8 continue with the more conservative styling of the CT6, or will they they "Dare Greatly" and infuse more of the Elmiraj concept into them?