New Cadillac to be built in Lansing

Joanna Estrada
March 18, 2019

Created to replace the CTS, the CT5 falls in line with Cadillac's recent design language by adopting styling cues like a shield-shaped grille that's short and wide, angular headlights, and LED daytime running lights positioned nearly vertically.

GM is saying that this auto will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Full details will be revealed in NY, but at this stage we know the "compact" sports sedan will offer a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 on higher-grade models, offering a beefy 420hp (313kW) and 430lb-ft (583Nm).

Available Luxury and Sport trims will also allow customers to alter the appearance and ride characteristics to suit, with the former distinguished by its extra splashing of chrome on the exterior.

Cadillac says that the "CT5 showcases Cadillac's unique expertise in crafting American performance sedans, with details created to elevate every drive".

The 2016 Cadillac Escala concept previewed the CT5's design
The 2016 Cadillac Escala concept previewed the CT5's design

Cadillac says the CT5 will initially be offered with a choice of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 3.0-liter turbo V6, both paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, but it hasn't yet detailed their specifications.

The CT5 will be Cadillac's first model to ride on an updated version of General Motors' rear-wheel-drive Alpha platform. Each have their own flavour, in both aesthetics and drive characteristics - with full details of both to be revealed in NY.

The only interior photo released by Cadillac focuses on the CT5's shifter; at least we know it has one. In the meantime, the company promised "the driver-centric cockpit inside the CT5 blends high tech and high touch for an exceptional blend of control tactility".

Stay tuned for our coverage of the full reveal at the NY motor show, which kicks off on April 20.

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