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News Hello Cadillac CT6-V, and is it really bye bye ATS-V and CTS-V?

Hello Cadillac CT6-V, and is it really bye bye ATS-V and CTS-V?

Cadillac has confirmed the new Cadillac CT6 V-Series will in fact be called the CT6-V. It also addressed recent reports that the ATS-V and CTS-V models were on the way out.

Cadillac’s V-Series is about to undergo some pretty big changes as the American luxury automaker enters a transition period. Over the next three years, a host of new Cadillacs will be unveiled which means new V-Series models to compete with the likes of BMW M and Mercedes-AMG.

That also means we have to say goodbye to the Corvette-powered monster that is the Cadillac CTS-V, and it’s younger-but-still-slightly-bonkers brother, the ATS-V.

Or so we thought.

Now, GM has come out and said after the story broke this week that its two most powerful models aren’t going anywhere in actuality. They will still be on sale as 2019 models, and then both the ATS and CTS lineups will be updated with the arrival of the (likely) CT4 and CT5.

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Those two will then probably get CT4-V and CT5-V variants. In other words, the story that broke earlier that Cadillac was moving on from the ATS-V and CTS-V isn’t accurate, much to our relief.

It seems instead that the two high-performance Cadillac sedans will continue until a new lineup of entry-level and mid-size luxury sedans are introduced, and then those will get V-Series variants. All is good.

As for the Cadillac CT6-V, well, it’s ultimately the CT6 V-Sport that was unveiled in April at the New York International Auto Show. With 550 horsepower and 617 pound-feet of torque, it certainly qualifies for the V badge.

So, in the end, what was first a story about two V-Series Cadillac’s going away is now one about a new model joining the other two. Life is good.

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