The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will go on sale this fall.
Far from culling its lineup in favor of crossovers and body-on-frame SUVs, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 shows a new push in the brand’s invigorated sedan lineup. Cadillac revealed the new model back in March as a replacement for the CTS and ATS. After that, we also learned that a smaller CT4 is still in the works, leaving the brand with three new sedans by 2020. Now, the company revealed full specs for the 2020 Cadillac CT5 ahead of the New York Auto Show.
Trims and engines
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be available with three trims and two available engines at launch. The base Luxury trim will get a 2.0-liter engine as standard equipment. Premium Luxury and Sport models will get a larger 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 instead. Both engines will come paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, although an all-wheel drive option is available.
On the Luxury model, the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four manages 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-liter V6, on the other hand, makes 335 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Knowing Cadillac, there may well be a CT5-V along in due time, but Cadillac has not announced such a model is in development. It’s worth noting, however, that there were “V” versions of the ATS and CTS.
The new CT5 runs on ZF MVS passive dampers and comes with several standard driving modes. From Tour to Sport, there’s Snow/Ice and also an individual setting called My Mode. Each caters the transmission mapping, steering and brake feel, as well as the torque split on the all-wheel drive system to a predetermined setup based on which mode you choose.
For the 2020 Cadillac CT5, the company took a styling approach based on the handsome Escala concept. Boil that down into the actual numbers, and the new model is closer in size to the CTS than the smaller ATS. Its wheelbase is 116 inches, while its overall length is 193.8 inches. However, the CT5 is 1.9 inches wider than the CTS, at 74.1 inches, but is just as tall at 57.2 inches.
Against the likes of the outgoing ATS and CTS, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 takes on a slimmer, perhaps more elegant design language. The grille is smaller than on the CTS, as are the LED headlights and taillights. While we haven’t seen much of the interior yet, Cadillac appears to have revamped the layout of its controls, as well as improved the materials.
The new CT5 houses new technology against its predecessors. That includes Super Cruise, a driver assistance suite borrowed from the larger CT6. The CT5 also has a 10-inch infotainment display as standard equipment. A Platinum Package adds bolstering and 18-way adjustment to the front heated and ventilated seats with a massage function.
Pricing to come
No pricing information is available on the 2020 Cadillac CT5 at the moment. However, we will know the more details on price and fuel economy closer to the car’s launch. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest news from the 2019 New York Auto Show!