Cadillac revealed more details about all the trims and versions coming on their new 2020 CT4 sedan.
For its next generation of sedans, Cadillac has done things upside down. Earlier this year, the luxury division of General Motors unveiled the CT4-V and CT5-V, two new additions to the brand’s sport sedan lineup. Cadillac also promised the arrival of more powerful versions than these V versions. They also confirmed that there would be less sporty versions … and more affordable ones too!
From now on, we know more about the “regular” CT4 range trims as the manufacturer has released details on its new entry-level sedan that will be available later this year as a 2020 model.
Unfortunately, the American brand’s press release talks of a late 2020 launch for the SuperCruise driving assistance system, which can take the reins of the car on more than 320,000 km of North American highways.
The sedan will be available in two- or four-wheel drive configurations, the all-wheel-drive can be ordered with all trim levels (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport and V).
Under the hood, the Cadillac CT4 will trust two turbocharged four-cylinder mills, the first is a 2.0-litre engine, delivering 237 horsepower and an optimal torque of 258 lb-ft. This engine will team up with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The upper-level trims will instead be equipped with a 2.7-litre turbo 4-cylinder engine, rated at 309 horsepower (325 horsepower in the V) and 348 lb-ft of torque (380 lb-ft in the V). In this case, the engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
As is increasingly the case for luxury vehicles, the CT4 is available with a range of passive and active safety features such as front-end crash alert, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection system, rear parking assistance and rear-seat alert.
The cabin, meanwhile, presents a new approach compared to the old ATS, with a screen perched right in the center over the central ventilation nozzles. It will be interesting to see the reaction of the public to this newcomer, the North American market that has clearly abandoned sedans in recent years for the benefit of SUVs. Even Cadillac has entered the arena with the XT5, the Escalade and the recent XT4 and XT6.