Cadillac has confirmed that it plans to add more models under its high-performance V-Series sub-brand, but for now two of the current V-Series models are going away. Cadillac will stop production of both the 2019 ATS-V and CTS-V this winter, which leaves the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V as the only model.
Earlier this year Cadillac took the wraps off the refreshed 2019 CT6 lineup, which included the new CT6 V-Sport, but now Cadillac has decided to rename it and call it simply the CT6-V. The good news is that the Cadillac CT6-V should be a blast to drive thanks to its 4.2L, twin-turbo V8 with 550 hp and 627 lb-ft. of torque.
Cadillac hasn’t confirmed which other models in its lineup will get a V-Series version, but it’s pretty clear that the replacement for the ATS and CTS will be offered in a high-performance version. The replacements for both sedans will likely be called the CT4 and CT5. There’s also a good chance that Cadillac will introduce V-Series versions of the XT4 and XT5 crossovers, given the growing number of high-performance SUVs, like the upcoming BMW X3M and the Mercedes-Benz GLC43.