The CT1 is the possible name of an upcoming, unconfirmed small luxury passenger vehicle from Cadillac.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the Cadillac CT1. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Cadillac.
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It’s currently unclear whether or not Cadillac will make a vehicle called CT1, or what direction the model will take. However, based on Cadillac’s new CT/XT vehicle naming convention, we can deduce that it will be:
- A passenger car such as a sedan, coupe, or wagon (rather than a crossover utility vehicle/CUV)
- Small in size and likely mechanically related to the Cadillac XT1
As such, our best guess at this point is that the Cadillac CT1 will be a city car or subcompact (A-segment) sedan, coupe, and/or wagon with two rows of seating for four or five passengers. It’s also possible that the CT1 name will not be used, and the vehicle we are referring to here as the CT1 will end up being the Cadillac CT2 instead.
The CT1 name is the result of a new naming scheme that names:
- All sedans, coupes, and wagons as CT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
- All crossovers and SUVs as XT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup
Although General Motors has filed trademark applications for CT2 through CT8 with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office, it has yet to do so with the CT1 name, bringing its prospects under question.
Cadillac has yet to announce or confirm a CT1. Even so, it’s possible that vehicle will come to market in the vicinity of calendar year 2020.
We expect the Cadillac CT1 to ride on GM’s Alpha platform.
We expect the Cadillac CT1 to be powered by a four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
If the CT1 winds up being based on the Alpha architecture like we expect, then standard models will be rear-wheel-drive. It’s likely that all-wheel-drive will be optional.
We expect the Cadillac CT1 to be available as a two- or four-door, subcompact passenger vehicle such as a sedan, coupe, or wagon.[/tab]
We expect the Cadillac CT1 to offer two rows of seating for four or five passengers.
Assuming that the Cadillac CT1 will be a subcompact luxury vehicle, it will compete with:
- BMW 1/2 Series
- Audi A3/S3/Q3
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class
- Lexus HS
- Acura ILX
Cadillac CT1 pictures are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.
Cadillac CT1 specifications are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.