2020 Cadillac CT5 revealed. New York Auto Show

Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show (NAIAS), the Cadillac CT5 will enter showrooms for the 2020 model year(Credit: Cadillac)

Cadillac is moving from New York City back to Detroit, but the General Motors luxury brand will unveil a new car at the 2019 New York Auto Show even as it continues to back its bags. The 2020 CT5 proves Cadillac hasn’t given up on sedans. Cadillac calls the CT5 a compact car, but it sits between the current CTS and the ATS in size. Since Cadillac reportedly has a smaller sedan called the CT4 in the pipeline, the CT5 will likely function as a CTS replacement regardless of how Cadillac describes it.

The Cadillac CT5 is powered by either a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6(Credit: Cadillac)

The CT5 bears a familial resemblance to the face-lifted CT6 sedan, as well as the Escala concept car. The exterior is a bit more restrained than that of the CTS, but certain design elements, notably the vertical lighting strips at the front corners of the car, carry over.

The CT5 runs in rear-wheel drive through a 10-speed automatic transmission(Credit: Cadillac)

The car is based on an updated version of General Motors’ Alpha platform, meaning it gets standard rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive will be available as an option). The standard engine will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Cadillac will also offer a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, with 335 hp and 400 lb-ft. A 10-speed automatic will be the only available transmission.

With a wheelbase of only 116 inches (2,94 7mm), the Cadillac CT5 has a track width of 62.8 inches (1,594 mm) at the front and 63.9 inches (1,624 mm) at the rear(Credit: Cadillac)

The CT5 gets Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver-assist system, which handles acceleration, braking, and some steering on clearly-marked highways. The infotainment system includes a 10.0-inch central touchscreen, rotary controller, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The driver also gets an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster.

Gear shifting (lever to right) takes equal prominence to the infotainment control knob (left) in the Cadillac CT5(Credit: Cadillac)

The CT5 will be built at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River factory in Lansing, Michigan. GM is in the midst of cutting staff, facilities, and vehicles, a move the automaker has said will help fund investments in emerging technologies like electric powertrains and self-driving cars. The Cadillac CT6 was initially announced as one of the models to be axed, but GM later gave it a stay of execution until January 2020.

Overall length is 193.8 inches (4,924 mm) and overall width is 74.1 inches (1,883 mm) with mirrors(Credit: Cadillac)

When it goes on sale this fall, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be available in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels. But Cadillac won’t reveal pricing until closer to launch.

Cadillac has a few other new models in the pipeline. It’s expected to launch the smaller CT4 sedan soon, and is preparing to start production of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover. An electric Cadillac is also in the works, as the first step in GM’s plan to make Cadillac its leader for electric cars. All told, Cadillac plans to launch a new car roughly every six months until 2021.

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will enter showrooms later this year for the 2020 model year in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. Pricing, fuel economy, and other details will be released closer to the CT5’s launch.

Source: Cadillac

Inside, Cadillac focuses on American-style luxury and new tech(Credit: Cadillac)
A 10-inch infotainment screen and several standard driver assistance technologies are featured in the 2020 CT5(Credit: Cadillac)
Standard equipment in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 will include forward collision warning, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian detection, and more(Credit: Cadillac)
Debuting on the 2020 CT5 will be Cadillac’s new Super Cruise, an improvement on standard adaptive cruise control that allows automated vehicle control in some situations(Credit: Cadillac)
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will enter showrooms later this year for the 2020 model year in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport(Credit: Cadillac)

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