Cadillac made sure the 2016 CTS-V sedan wouldn’t be mistaken for anything other than a performance car by widening its hips, giving it a more aggressive front and rear fascia and making a carbon fiber aerodynamics package available. They looked to achieve the same with the all-new sedan’s cabin, fusing luxury and performance together to support its dual-purpose personality.
The centerpiece of the CTS-V’s cabin is the available 20-way performance-oriented seats, which are trimmed in semi-aniline leather with sueded-microfiber inserts. Also available are optional Mulan leather-trimmed Recaro performance seats with aggressive, adjustable bolsters and sueded microfiber inserts and seatbacks. Three interior colors wil be on offer: Jet Black, Jet Black with Light Platinum accents and Saffron (red) with Jet Black accents.
As with all of Cadillac’s new models, the CTS-V’s interior includes several “cut-and-sew” elements with decorative stitching and “authentic” materials. Examples of these include the sueded microfiber steering wheel and shift knob, the stitched leather dashboard and available carbon fiber trim.
Another crucial component of the CTS-V’s cabin is its 12.3-inch gauge cluster. The screen is exclusive to Cadillac V-Series models and features V-Series graphics, distinctive gauge readouts, a reconfigurable heads-up display and more. Cadillac’s CUE system with Bluetooth connectivity is also present, along with navigation, Bose audio, OnStar 4G LTE, wireless charging and Siri Eyes Free.
Rounding out the performance treatment is General Motors’ Cosworth-developed Performance Data Recorder, which can be controlled via the center display touch screen. The system, also available on the 2016 ATS-V, enables the driver to record high-definition video of their driving experiences and overlays it with G readouts, speed, RPM and other data.