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Cadillac was on a mission to make luxury sedans relevant once again and its all-new, first-ever CT5 may have accomplished that. Making its live debut here in the Big Apple, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 serves as the replacement for not one, but two sedans, the ATS and CTS. With its fastback styling and Escala concept inspiration, the CT5 also displays the brand’s latest technologies, such as the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistant system.
Three trim levels will be on offer when the CT5 hits showrooms next year, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. A set of 18-inch wheels are standard while 19-inchers are optional on the Sport trim, which also features darker accents, unique grilles, rocker extensions, and a spoiler. Power comes from a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo four with 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Premium Luxury and Sport will instead receive a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 335 hp and 400 lb-ft. Both motors come paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Rear-wheel-drive is optional while all-wheel-drive can be had on all three trims. And, for the record, the CT5 rides on the same, though slightly modified platform, as the current Chevrolet Camaro. The sleek interior is enhanced with all-LED lighting, wide surface lines, and a 10-inch diagonal touchscreen mounted high within the instrument panel for the best visibility. Opting for the two top trims also gives buyers the chance to add the Platinum Package, which includes Sedona/Jet Black motif with Opus semi-aniline seating, the surfaces of which are distinguished with a custom, layered fading perforation pattern. Front seats also have 18-way adjustability. Carbon fiber trim and a thicker-rimmed steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters and alloy pedals round out this package.
The Super Cruise semi-autonomous system is also being made available to CT5 buyers. A few standard safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Emergency Braking, and Front Pedestrian Braking. Advance Adaptive Cruise Control, HD Surround Vision, and Reverse Automatic Braking will be optional. Sales will kick off later this year and official pricing will be announced at a later date.