2018 Cadillac CT8

Monday, September 5th 2016. | Cadillac

When it comes to the future 2018 Cadillac CT8, many people were excited to know more. Some of unofficial sites reported that the company would not release the new design. It will be discontinued because the demand of crossovers and SUVs are quite high and it makes this kind of car doesn’t catch any public attention. It is the basic reasons for why many automakers consider developing new crossovers and SUVs to follow the current trend and to make their presence still there with their reputation. On the other hands, some reports said that the car is still under the development to complete the future market and it will be prepared for several years ahead.

2018 Cadillac CT8 Front Angle

Design

2018 CT8 at first was speculated to come with Alpha platform that is used for CTS and CT6. But, we think it doesn’t fit well to complete a luxury sedan. It is quite possible for Cadillac to develop a specific platform that also fit well for the next generation of Chevrolet and Buick cars. With the new platform, it will be equipped with rear and wheel drive system and it is expected to have aluminum to give change for its wheelbase. Although, we still predict that they might use Alpha architecture. The entire running gear will cover new platform. For the suspension, some parts must be replaced so that the platform can complete the luxury design.

Many of us speculate that the design will be a bit similar to S Class or 7 Series. It is because the shared dimension with those cars, but it is better to not expect the same comfort design as fast or luxurious German vehicles. On the contrary, it is very important for 2018 Cadillac CT8 to give ultimate comfort with the luxury and quality like other European sedans but without giving dull look.  Few design traits will be shared with Elmiraj concept and the cabin comes with minimalistic but luxurious because the use of high quality materials.

Engine

At the very first beginning, it is expected to come with a single engine unit. But, it should be more than that if the automaker wants to compete with high end luxury sedans. It means that it is possible to use all new turbocharged V8 and 4.2 liter to provide up to 500 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque power and it takes less fuel consumption just like naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine. It seems that 2018 Cadillac CT8 will be developed with more powerful V8 or V12 engine to complete the hybrid model to produce 600 hp and it will be used for the future V-Sport or V model.

Release Date and Price

He fans are expecting that the cost for the base model should be about $80,000 that is still under the main competitors. It would not be like CT6 that can be released with the price around $70,000. For the top trim, it should go more than $110,000 for 2018 Cadillac CT8. It will be launched some time in 2018.

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