Behold the very first photos of the Cadillac CT5 interior. Caught by our photographer while the vehicle was undergoing validation testing in Metro Detroit, the photo gives us our very first look at the cabin of the future Cadillac sedan.
If the layout of the center stack seems familiar, it’s because it’s very similar to that of the 2019 Cadillac XT4. The center stack begins with a large display with a glossy black bezel. It is immediately followed by the hazard light control, which is in turn followed by a set of horizontal air vents. The vents are followed by two levels of horizontally-placed HVAC controls. The rest of the center stack is covered by a black tarp that hides the other Cadillac CT5 interior pieces rather well.
We’ve agonized over those two strange-looking rotary buttons below the screen, and have come to the conclusion that they are for testing purposes, and will probably not make it to the production model. Our money is on the CT5 getting the two rotary controls (one for navigating the system and the other for controlling system volume) on the center console, aft of the shifter. As such, the controls below the screen on this CT5 prototype model are likely present so that engineers don’t have to remove the covers from the center console area, thereby preventing our sleuthy spies from capturing more of the cabin.
Other notable items that can be seen are push-button start along with a partial view of the gauge cluster. We believe the model we’re looking at is a base model given its analog gauges, which also seem quite similar to those found on the new XT4.
About Cadillac CT5
The CT5 is a new luxury sedan from GM's Cadillac brand. The model will replace both the ATS and CTS Sedans in theÂ future Cadillac productÂ portfolio. The vehicle will be larger than the ATSÂ yet slightly smaller than the CTS, andÂ positionedÂ asÂ a D-segmentÂ offeringÂ that's slightly larger than the BMW 3/4 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class segment stalwarts.
The traditional four-door sedan body styles for the CT5 is a shoe-in.Â AÂ two-door coupe is possible. A convertibleÂ is less of a possibility,Â andÂ a wagon is out of the question thanks toÂ consumers' ongoingÂ love affair with crossovers.
- New turbo-chargedÂ 2.0L LSY I-4Â TriPowerÂ as the base engine making around 250 horsepower
- Twin-turbochargedÂ 3.0L LGW V-6Â making over 400 horsepower
All engines will be mated to the newÂ GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Cadillac CT5Â will launch in North America in theÂ third or fourth quarter of theÂ 2019 calendar year as aÂ 2020 model year. A China launchÂ is expected toÂ take place in the second or third quarter of 2019.
TheÂ CT5 will be built at the following plants:
- GM Lansing Grand River plantÂ in Michigan to supplyÂ America, Korea,Â Europe and the Middle East
- JinqiaoÂ CadillacÂ plant in ChinaÂ toÂ supply China and Russia