We’re roughly two days away from the live unveiling of the 2014 Cadillac CTS at the New York International Auto Show, but a few photos of Caddy’s upcoming midsize luxury sedan have already leaked their way online.
Form the looks of it, the all-new Alpha-based CTS features a very elegant yet aggressive design that starts with the assertive hood and prominent Cadillac front fascia sporting two horizontal bars spanning the width of the grille. The grille is complemented by the jewel headlights that appear to be shorter than those found on the ATS, while vertical LED light strips run downward along the front fascia.
The rear end sports the familiar design found on the XTS and ATS, with vertically-running LED tail lamps and a horizontal LED center-mounted brake light. In addition, there seems to be an intricate yet noticeable shoulder line running into the deck lid. In effect, the spy shots of the uncovered CTS were spot on.
The one shot of the cabin shows that the rich design found on the ATS and XTS is carried over to the CTS, with what looks to be high-quality leathers, suede, wood, and stitching applied in a rich and luxurious design.
As far as powertrain goes, the all-new 2014 CTS will offer the following three engine choices:
- 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder (LTG) making roughly 270 horsepower
- 3.6 liter naturally-aspirated six cylinder (LFX) making roughly 330 horsepower
- 3.6 liter twin turbo six cylinder (LF3) making 420 horsepower mated to GM’s first-ever eight-speed automatic transmission
The high-performing CTS-V will reach the market sometime in 2014 as a 2015 model year vehicle, and will probably be powered by a force-inducted V8 (unconfirmed). We can’t wait to see the whole thing come Tuesday.
Update: one day after this article was published, USA Today leaked even more photos of the 2014 CTS. Here they are: