When the current, third-generation Cadillac CTS made its debut, it propelled Cadillac directly into the luxury midsize sedan segment, thereby becoming the brand’s first-ever “true” midsize sport-luxury sedan to take on the highly-lucrative midsize luxury car segment that’s been defined by the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The 2019 model year marks the sixth year on the market for the 2019 CTS, and it’s losing several features in the process.
Three exterior colors get axed for the 2019 CTS, including:
- Phantom Gray Metallic
- Silver Moonlight Metallic
- Midnight Sky Metallic
Additionally, the Morello Red Edition gets deleted, along with the Recaro performance seats and black chrome grille with dark grillettes that were part of the package.
2019 might be the last year of the CTS, as the upcoming Cadillac CT5 is being prepped to replace both the CTS and ATS. And in that regard, the deletion of these features isn’t exactly representative of going out in style. But that might not even matter, as awareness and consideration of the model line appears to be extremely low thanks to nearly non-existent advertising support from Cadillac.
About Cadillac CTS
The Cadillac CTS is a midsize luxury sedan family that includes the CTS Sedan, CTS V-Sport Sedan, and ultra high-performance CTS-V variant. The vehicle slots above the compact Cadillac ATS and below the full-size Cadillac CT6.
The current, third generation CTS was introduced for the 2014 model year. The vehicle is based on the extended-length wheelbase variant of the GM Alpha platform. The same platform underpins the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro while a shorter variant of the same architecture underpins the Cadillac ATS.
For the 2018 model year, the CTS gets a new exterior color, an automatic heated steering wheel, the all-new CUE 3.0 infotainment system, and the deletion of the Carbon Black Package. For the 2019 model year, the CTS loses several exterior colors as well as the Morello Red Package, while the CTS-V loses two exterior colors, gains two more, and deletes the Championship Edition package. The CTS is expected to be replaced by an entirely new, next-generation model called Cadillac CT5 for the 2020 model year.
The Cadillac CTS is built exclusively at the GM Lansing Grand River factory in Michigan operated by GM USA. The vehicle is currently not offered in China, which will likely change for the CT5, since we expect a GM China factory to build the CT5 for the Chinese market.
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