Cadillac is showcasing the 2020 CT5 sedan ahead of its New York Auto Show debut.
In keeping with their promise of a new model every 6 months, Cadillac is bringing us the CT5 sedan. This new car will replace the aging ATS and CTS vehicles in Cadillac’s lineup with a modern offering that can take on the luxury cars offered from European competitors.
The smaller CT4 will arrive later this year, and the larger CT6 is already available.
Under the hood is either a 2.0-L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder with 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque (same as the Chevy Camaro) or a 3.0-L twin-turbo V6 with 404 hp and 400 lb-ft. A 10-speed automatic is the only choice of transmission which comes with an electronic shifter instead of a mechanical one.
Cadillac is advertising the incoming sedan using a series of social media videos that play off the car’s special sound. The CT5 will offer "unique sound calibrations" from an unknown combination of engine tuning and active exhaust (or even something else entirely) along with a premium audio system thanks to Bose Performance Series speakers.
But we don’t get to hear any of that just yet. To start, Cadillac released a teaser video which just shows the vinyl camouflage being removed from the nameplate. Apparently, it’s supposed to be an ASMR video, which can cause certain people to experience a pleasurable tingly sensation due to an autonomous sensory meridian response,
The Cadillac CT5 will be built at GM’s Lansing Grand River factory and come in two trims: Luxury and Sport. We’re not seeing a whole lot of sportiness to the CT5, so we can only assume that Sport here stands for “less luxurious.”
It’ll also come with Cadillac’s new badging convention which places a number representing the engine’s torque on the back, only in Newton-meters instead of pound-feet. So the 2.0-L engine will read 350T for 350 Nm and a turbocharger, while the 3.0-L will read 550T.
The CT5 will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show on April 16th, and arrive at dealers later this year.