The automotive market, particularly in North America, is going crazy for crossovers and SUVs at the moment.
Automakers are concentrating their lineups with slightly raised up, hatchback-shaped family haulers and consumers are buying them up in droves. Despite this undeniable enthusiasm for crossovers and SUVs, though, Cadillac will remain committed to sedans – there will just be less of them.
At the Detroit auto show this past week, the luxury automaker loudly touted its aggressive product offensive it will embark on over the next few years. The push will see Cadillac introduce 6 new models between now and 2021 and we have it on pretty good authority (no pun intended..) that two of them will be sedans – specifically the mid-size CT5 and the smaller CT4.
Prototypes for both the CT5 and CT4 have already been spotted testing in Michigan. The CT5, which will combine the CTS and CT6 into a single model, appears to take on a sloping fastback shape and may appear similar to the Cadillac Escala concept. The CT4 isn’t too much different styling-wise, but it’s smaller and more taut, giving it a much sportier stance.
Both the CT5 and CT4 will utilize an evolved version of GM’s Alpha platform, believed to be called Alpha 2.
It’s hard to say what engines could be on offer, but a range of forced induction four- and six-cylinder engines seems likely. Cadillac’s 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8 could also appear in high-performance version of the CT5, but that may be an optimistic assumption.
The Cadillac XT6, which debuted at the recent 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, counts toward one of Cadillac’s six future vehicle debuts. If we count the CT5 and CT4 as well, then we’re left with three unknown vehicle debuts. A new Escalade is on the horizon and Cadillac could deliver its nameless electric SUV by the end of 2021, but that still leaves one unidentified mystery product on the table.
What could it be, all-knowing GM Authority readers?