2020 Cadillac CT5
The Cadillac CT5 is the company’s long-anticipated replacement for the already iconic CTS. Spotted testing for more than a year now, the CT5 was unveiled in March 2019 and made its public debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show. The CT5 broke cover with a surprising design. While the CTS is a traditional three-box sedan with a long deck lid, the CT5 is more of a fastback sedan, with a sloping roof that descends toward the edge of the rear fascia.
Needless to say, it’s an interesting approach for an automaker that just axed all four-door sedans save for the flagship CT6. The CT5 also boasts a brand-new interior that includes more premium materials, better fit and finish, and state-of-the-art technology. It’s also packed with new driving assistance systems, as well as an innovative semi-autonomous system. Power comes from a couple of turbocharged engines, but the CT5 still lacks a high-performance variant. Let’s take a closer look at Cadillac’s new midsize sedan in the review below.
Cadillac Details The 2020 CT5 During its Debut at the New York Auto Show
Cadillac has finally shared details on its all-new CT5, the model with which it will replace both the ATS and CTS and also take the fight to the German premium automakers like never before. The CT5 is aimed at the likes of BMW’s 3-Series or Audi’s A4 sedans, even though it looks more like a big hatchback and is actually larger than all its direct rivals.
2020 Cadillac CT5 - Quirks and Features
Representing one of the newest additions to Cadillac’s lineup, GM has introduced the 2020 CT5. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 presents an unusual frame considerably different compared to any previous generation of Cadillac cars. Using angular shapes formed to capture the spirit and function of the Cadillac brand and its move into modernity, the CT5 features a dominant front section, coupe-styled roof, and unique rear lights that follow the philosophy of individuality. That is something Cadillac is so keen to introduce and promote with its new breed of its vehicles. Although we are still far from the full unveiling that will happen at the 2019 New York Auto Show, I am giving you all the available critical facts about Cadillac’s latest and greatest.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Has Officially Replaced the ATS and CTS
Cadillac is simplifying its sedan range and merging its two smaller offerings (the ATS and CTS) into a single model dubbed the CT5. It bears the current Cadillac styling that makes it look like a mini-CT6 from the front, but its rear end design is much closer to a fastback than it is to regular sedans, despite the fact that the car isn’t actually a liftback.
2019 Cadillac XT4
A few years ago, Cadillac finally admitted that it’s way behind its competitors in the premium market and hired Johan de Nysschen, who devised a new strategy for America’s iconic luxury brand. The new plans includes a host of new models, of which the range-topping CT6 sedan and the XT5 crossover have already been launched. Come 2018 and Cadillac launched the XT4, an even smaller crossover that competes against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Spotted testing on public roads since early 2017, the XT4 made its public debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
Cadillac’s smallest crossover to date, the XT4 rides on a new platform and uses a brand-new, small-displacement engine. While the larger XT5 is a replacement for the dated SRX and aims at the midsize luxury crossover market, the XT4 is actually a brand-new entry. And it’s not surprising that Cadillac wants a piece of the compact market, as this is where a lot of car makers are making huge profits. Having missed out on sales for so many years, Caddy is finally trying to catch up. The question is, will the XT4 be good enough to give the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 a run for their money? Let’s find out in the review below.
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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport
Introduced in 2015 as a spiritual successor to the Cadillac Fleetwood, the CT6 slots above the XTS and is the company’s largest sedan on offer. Designed to go against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8, the CT6 is available with four different drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid model. Come 2018 and Cadillac finally decided it’s time to offer a high-performance version of the sedan under the V-Sport badge. The new trim joins similar versions of the CTS and XTS in the brand’s V-Sport lineup, but benefits from a more powerful, brand-new V-8 engine.
Revealed alongside the facelifted version of the standard CT6, the V-Sport gets all the new design features, some of which are borrowed from the Escala concept, plus a few extras for added sportiness on top. The new V-8 engine is arguably the main highlight of the CT6 V-Sport, as it produces more output than any other Cadillac engine to date, except for the supercharged V-8 in the CTS-V, and enables the sedan to compete against the Mercedes-AMG S63 and the BMW M760Li xDrive. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.
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Launched in 2016, the Cadillac CT6 is one of the company’s newest vehicles. Despite its relatively young age, it just received a facelift at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The bigger news is that Cadillac also introduced a V-Sport version of the sedan, making the CT6 the first flagship Caddy to feature a performance trim.
The Cadillac XT4 Sends a Warning to BMW, Mercedes, and Audi
Cadillac just entered a brand-new market by unveiling the XT4 crossover at the 2018 New York Auto Show. An all-new nameplate, the XT4 is a compact luxury crossover that slots under the already familiar XT5. The XT4 is also Cadillac’s smallest SUV yet. The crossover will compete against some of the industry’s best selling premium SUVs, like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.
Cadillac XT4 Shows That Caddy Is Finally Designing its SUVs The Right Way
Cadillac is finally getting its design groove on with the launch of the XT4 crossover. The new addition to Caddy’s crossover and SUV lineup was just unveiled at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and it’s packing the kind of design that should attract its share of attention. The XT4’s positioning as a smaller and cheaper alternative to the XT5 also opens the door for the luxury automaker to become a player in this specific segment. It’s been said that the best way to a consumer’s heart is to make a lasting first impression. As far as its design goes, the Cadillac XT4 did just that.
2016 Cadillac CT6
After years of leaks, spy shots, and endless rumors about its feasibility, the Cadillac CT6 became reality at the 2015 New York Auto Show. A replacement to the XTS, the CT6 arrived to compete against Germany’s luxury trio, which includes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8. However, Cadillac also wants the CT6 to go against midsize European sedans.
The odd positioning strategy makes the CT6 similar in size to any European luxury car, as its length and wheelbase are on par with those of a BMW 7 Series short-wheelbase. On the other hand, thanks to an aluminum-intensive platform, the model weighs about as much as the smaller CTS, which is lighter than a 5 Series. Whether Cadillac’s strategy will work in the long run remains to be seen, but the CT6 seems to tick a lot of right boxes.
The Cadillac CTS-V Sports Wagon, the last model from the CTS family, will make its world debut at the New York Auto Show in just two days. Sales will begin in late 2010.
Like the sedan and coupe models, the CTS-V sports Wagon is powered by the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 556 hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can be coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
The new CTS-V Sports Wagon will be offered with Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. The exterior will be distinguished by an aggressive front fascia, a unique grille, a raised center section of the aluminum hood, CHMSL-integrated roof spoiler and a pair of 3-inch (76 mm) chrome exhaust outlets.
Updated 10/05/2010: Cadillac today announced that the new CTS-V Sport Wagon will go on sale later this year at a price of $62,990. Option list will include: $3,400 Recaro heated and ventilated, high-performance driver and front-passenger seats; $800 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels; $600 midnight Sapele Wood trim package and $300 Suede steering wheel and shifter.
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GM’s global product development efforts will converge in one city as the new 2008 Cadillac STS; two Buick performance models and a refreshed Buick LaCrosse sedan; more powerful versions of the HUMMER H2 and H3; and a first-ever Saab E100 bioethanol concept come to the New York International Auto Show, April 6-15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center .
The introductions continue GM’s ongoing product blitz that began the auto show season last November in Los Angeles . Here’s a preview of what (...)