Photo of 2016 CT6 courtesy of Cadillac.

Photo of 2016 CT6 courtesy of Cadillac.

Cadillac will begin delivering its 2016 CT6 large luxury sedan to dealers in March with a price tag starting at $54,490, Cadillac has announced.

The flagship CT6 marks Cadillac's return to the full-size sedan market with a vehicle that should deliver some innovation with its extensive use of aluminum and other lighter-weight materials as well as its turbo-charged V-6 with cylinder deactivation and stop-start technology to improve fuel economy. Cadillac also plans to offer a plug-in hybrid model.

The CT6 will retail for at least $54,490 for the base model turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, $56,490 for the 3.6L V-6 with all-wheel drive, and $65,390 for the 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 with AWD. The top-line CT6 Platinum model starts at $84,460.

Cadillac will release more details about its CT6 PHEV model closer to the vehicle's March launch.

The 2016 CT6 will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on the east side of Detroit. In April, Cadillac auctioned the first retail production CT6 to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet