You can say goodbye to the CTS because it’s time for the 2020 Cadillac CT5 to take its throne. This vehicle comes with chiseled looks and turbocharged power, in addition to this; it is a little different from other Cadillac cars because it now comes with an unusual frame. This car uses angular shapes to lead the Cadillac brand into the future; it is based around the spirit of individuality and that’s why it sports a coupe-style roof, a dominant front section as well as unique rear lights. The CT5 is Cadillac’s answer to other luxury rivals like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Eventually, the CT5 will be armed with grenades and AK47 guns just like John Rambo does in his movies; the CT5’s performance version will take the war to other rival high-powered versions. Although General Motors is migrating from New York City to Detroit, the automaker will leave with a bang, launching the new Cadillac CT5 in this year’s New York Auto Show. This luxury sedan is a clear indication that Cadillac still sees a future for its sedans.
What was our first impression?
Well, we noticed that some of the design elements are similar to the CTS; for instance, the front corners come with vertical lighting strips that have remained pretty much the same. However, the CT5 has a restrained exterior when compared to the CTS. It is also very obvious that the CT5 looks very similar to the Escala concept car, as well as the face-lifted CT6 sedan.
How much will it cost?
General Motors hasn’t announced the price of the new CT5, but we expect it to be somewhere between the CTS and the ATS. You shouldn’t pay anything more than the $50,495 that is charged for the Cadillac CT6. We also predict that it will cost less than the CTS’s $46,995 price tag. This caddy will leave your wallet with a hole worth around $45,000.
Which engine does the donkey work?
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be offered on something special; the Alpha platform. This new model boasts of having turbocharged engines. The base trim offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has a capacity of 2.0 liters. A twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine is available as an option. The automaker claims that both engines come with “nearly imperceptible shifts” thanks to the car’s ten-speed automatic transmission. It is important to note that all trim levels come with an AWD system. The CT5 also has a standard RWD setup. We are not sure about this, but we expect the 2.0-liter engine to borrow a lot from the Camaro which has 295 pound-feet of torque and 275 horsepower. On the other hand, the turbocharged 3.0-liter option should offer impressive numbers; 400 pound-feet of torque and 404 horsepower.
Which tech features should we expect?
Available information about this car’s tech features is as minuscule as the hair on Michael Jordan’s head. However, the Cadillac has revealed that the audio system will be something to marvel about; behold, the Bose Performance Series. We predict that the new baby will come with the brand’s Super Cruise driver-assist system –this means that the CT5 will be ready to handle acceleration, steering, and braking while moving on clearly-marked highways. Previously, Cadillac had promised that the driver-assist system would be offered by 2020.
What do we love and hate about it?
We love that the new CT5 has all-wheel drive, turbocharged powertrains, SuperCruise, 10-speed automatic and a new look. However, we don’t like that it has a divisive exterior style and it also lacks electrified powertrains. We also aren’t sure that U.S. shoppers will love its size and in addition to this, it might not offer enough have enough goodies to attract luxury buyers.
What does the future look like?
The future of this brand is brighter rapper Gucci Mane’s teeth. General Motors has announced that it wants to generate funds that will be pumped towards modern-day technologies like self-driving cars and electric powertrains. This plan has forced the automaker to cut vehicles, facilities, and employees. Petrolheads should expect more Cadillac models in the near future. The company is planning to launch the XT6 three-row crossover which will be launched in 2020.
On the other hand, the ATS will be replaced by a sedan that is known as CT4. GM wants Cadillac to lead in its pursuit of the electric market by introducing an electric Cadillac. You should expect a new Cadillac model approximately every six months; this will continue until 2021.