The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, ATS-V Sedan, and CTS-V Sedan are venerated members of the brand’s V-Series performance lineup, but they won’t be around for much longer. Cadillac recently confirmed plans that by spring of next year, both models will be gone for good. In their place, Cadillac is offering a fresh slate of V-Series performance vehicles, starting with the upcoming 2019 Cadillac CT6-V.
“Starting in 2019, Cadillac will broaden the V-Series sub-brand and add high-performance variants across its portfolio — all with enhanced propulsion systems, chassis and brake systems,” said Cadillac spokesperson told CNet’s Roadshow. This will include the 550-horsepower 4.2-liter turbocharged V8 powering the CT6-V when it arrives this spring
What’s Next For Cadillac?
As to what broadening its lineup entails, Cadillac was mum. It’s fair to guess, however, that there will be V-Sport variants of the replacements for its current coupes and sedans, which are likely to carry the names CT3, CT4, and CT5. If we’re lucky, it might also mean a high-powered version of the new XT4 and XT5 crossovers, or even of the upcoming next-generation Escalade. Could you imagine?
In the meantime, Cadillac’s current ATS-V Coupe, ATS-V Sedan, and CTS-V Sedan are among the most impressive performance/luxury vehicles on the road today. To experience them in person, stop by Bentley Cadillac.