GM Authority’s sister site, Cadillac Society, got a chance to get up close and personal with the new 2020 Cadillac CT5 at the recent 2019 New York International Auto Show last week.
This allowed us to familiarize ourselves with the luxury sedan’s various features – and that includes its brand new key fob.
While quite different in appearance, the functionality of the two fobs is the same, with both featuring five buttons for the door lock, remote start, trunk release, and panic (horn/lights) activation.
A metallic accent frames the buttons on three sides, which is also mirrored on the other side of the fob. A horizontally-mounted Cadillac crest is also pictured on the other side of the fob.
The black material on the fob is a hard plastic that has a different texture to the smoother plastic surface that the outgoing fob had. Like almost every other modern-day key fob, it features a dedicated button to access/release the temporary (spare) key as well, along with a loop for a keychain.
Cadillac’s old key fob was introduced for the 2014 model year. While we liked the look and heavy, high quality feel of the outgoing key fob, it’s hard to compare the two right now, as we didn’t get to sample the new fob for more than a few short seconds in NYC last week. For that reason, we’ll reserve our judgements about which we like more until we can some more time with it.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5, which rides on an evolved version of the Alpha architecture that serves in the Cadillac CTS and ATS, will arrive at dealerships this fall. The sedan will essentially replace both the ATS and CTS, falling in between the two in size, and will be positioned to take on rivals like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Source: Cadillac Society