The non-V model has finally been revealed.
When Cadillac revealed the CT5-V, it strangely decided to also show us the CT4-V without having shown the standard CT4 first. Well, Cadillac has now rectified that issue by revealing the new 2020 CT4 sedan. As expected, the CT4 looks like a softer version of the CT4-V and will sit below the CT5 in the company's lineup as an entry-level model. Think of it as a competitor for cars like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
"We developed CT4 to appeal to youthful buyers in the luxury market who may be new to the Cadillac brand," said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. "The vehicle was intended to draw attention, using a combination of great proportions, taut surfacing and Cadillac family details that hint at the athletic driving experience this vehicle offers."
Power comes from two turbocharged four-cylinder engines in 2.0- and 2.7-liter displacements. The former produces 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque going out to an eight-speed automatic transmission while the latter churns out 309 hp and 348 lb-ft going out to a 10-speed automatic. As we already knew, the CT4-V will also be powered by the 2.7-liter engine tuned to produce 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Rumors suggested a manual transmission might be available but this does not seem to be the case. Perhaps there's still a chance the upcoming CT4 Blackwing will offer a shift-it-yourself transmission option.
Both engines include active fuel management with automatic stop/start, a three-step sliding camshaft design, integrated exhaust manifold, and electric water pump. Rear-wheel-drive comes standard but all-wheel-drive is also available and the V model will receive GM's magnetic ride control 4.0. Sport, while V models will also benefit from Brembo front brakes.
Standard equipment includes keyless entry with push-button start, leather steering wheel, full-color dual-display driver information center, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED interior lighting, and premium audio. Cadillac's Super Cruise technology will also be available allowing for hands-free driving on certain highways.
Pricing has yet to be announced but Cadillac says it will be available for ordering later this year with four trim levels available at launch: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and V-Series.