The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sports sedan has been spotted on the road wearing very Charger-esque.
What is going on with this car? It’s wearing more camouflage than the entire 17th Mechanized Infantry. On top of that, it’s also got built-in red herrings to make anyone think that this car is a Dodge Charger so long as they only glance at it. A hood scoop? On a Cadillac? Please. You’re not fooling anyone.
Once we ignore all the various red herrings that Cadillac so helpfully bestowed upon their prototype, we can actually come to some real conclusions— this is a Cadillac so covered in camouflage that it’s hard to know anything for certain other than it is a Cadillac.
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What? Were you expecting expert divinations?
Fine, fine— if you look closely at the front you can spot what is almost definitely LED headlights since Cadillac wouldn’t be caught dead using anything else. We expect them to be based on the same style as the CT6 so they’ll likely go up a fair way and stretch almost as far back as the middle of the wheel fender. Maybe even further.
The grille itself is a plastic mesh with rectangular bits that resemble masonry. That’s a bit of a departure from the current Cadillacs, but this is supposed to be a “sporty” luxury sedan so that means no unnecessary chrome slats.
From the back, we can tell that fake headlight stretching from one end to the other is definitely not real. The rear lights are likely to be based on the Escala concept (for which the CT5 draws heavily for inspiration), so much like the headlights, we will likely see them stretch up toward the rear fenders.
The CT5 is likely to be a 2020 model and maker its debut sometime next year. As for power plants, that’s a guessing game too. It could draw from the CTS and use its 2.0-L turbo four-cylinder which puts out 268 ponies, or the naturally aspirated 3.6-L V6 that puts out 335 hp. If we’re really lucky we might even see an engine from the CT6 on higher trims.