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Cadillac CT6 Confirmed for March 31st Debut

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The Cadillac Elmiraj Concept, which may or may not be the biggest influence on the CT6

Reports have had it for some time that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 would make its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. According to Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen, we won’t have to wait that long for its flagship sedan.

According to Detroit News’ David Shepardson, de Nysschen confirmed that the CT6 will make its world premiere on March 31st, a full day before the show opens to the press. While it’s not the most surprising time—most automakers are keen on showing off their latest models right before the show starts—at least it is now confirmed. So hooray for that.

Cadillac also confirmed that the CT6 will be built in part in a new body shop that utilizes 205 robots. At this plant, a new addition to Detroit-Hamtramck, a number of new material-joining techniques will be employed, including:

  • Patented Aluminum Spot Welding Technology
  • Aluminum Laser Welding, which creates a seamless joining of exterior panels
  • Self-Piercing Rivets, which are able to join different types of materials together with a clean appearance
  • Flow Drill Screws, which are able to join different types or materials and used in conjunction with adhesive

“Never before has an automaker brought this combination of joining techniques together for a single vehicle,” said Travis Hester, CT6 executive chief engineer. “The manufacturing team has enabled body engineers to optimize the vehicle for mass, safety, stiffness and materials with more precision than ever.”

The Cadillac CT6 is expected to arrive at dealerships in December 2015.

News Source: Detroit News