This Is The One Thing Cadillac Will Never Do With The CT4 And CT5

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At least not for the forseeable future.

Cadillac is making a big push for electrification. The Lyriq, which will be around the same size as the Cadillac XT5, will become Cadillac's first electric crossover when it goes on sale as a 2023 model.

Joining it will be a smaller electric crossover as well as the Celestiq, Cadillac's new flagship electric sedan that will be inspired by the stunning Escala concept. But what about Cadillac's existing lineup? Cadillac has already confirmed plans to develop an electric version of the Escalade, but it wasn't clear if Cadillac's CT4 and CT5 sedans will be electrified - until now.

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Cadillac Society has learned the CT4 and CT5 won't be part of General Motors' electrification strategy. Sources have told the publication both sedans will only be offered with a combustion engine for the foreseeable future and also ruled out the possibility of hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.

Despite the heavy focus on EVs, Cadillac will also be expanding its combustion model lineup with the high-performance Blackwing variants of the CT4-V and CT5-V. According to reports, the CT4-Blackwing will be powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbo LF4 V6, which produced 464 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque in the ATS-V, while the CT5-V will use the same 6.2-liter LT4 V8 as the CTS-V and C7 Corvette Z06.

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In the CT5-V Blackwing, this unit is expected to produce around 670 hp. Both models will also be offered with a six-speed manual transmission and feature more aggressive styling. Unfortunately, we're going to have to wait a little longer for the new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing to arrive because both models have been delayed for at least six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning they won't debut until the end of this year or early 2021. The Cadillac Lyriq was also originally going to debut this month, but the unveiling has been delayed.

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Source Credits: Cadillac Society

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