The Cadillac CT5 will make its Middle Eastern debut at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show later this month.
In the Middle East, the Cadillac CT5 model range will include the Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trims, with the content-rich Platinum package available on Premium Luxury and Sport models. General Motors says the availability of the Platinum package will allow Middle Eastern buyers “to tailor the car to their style preferences with unique design and trim.”
Cadillac will also display its SUV family at the Dubai show, which currently consists of the 2020 XT4, XT5, XT6 and the Escalade. All of these models, along with the CT6 full-size sedan, are currently available to purchase in the Middle East, including in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The CT5 will go on sale in the region shortly after its debut in Dubai.
“We are very excited to finally unveil the first-ever Cadillac CT5 at the Dubai International Motor Show next month, bringing this prestigious model which perfectly demonstrates our unique expertise in crafting luxury sedans for our loyal Middle East customers,” said Cadillac Middle East managing director, Christian Soemmer. “Alongside the CT5 sedan, our 2020 SUV line up will be showcased on our stand—the new models share a strong link between design, luxury and technology, and form part of our brand’s 10-year transformation plan which looks to further enhance our customer experience and see product roll-outs tailored to the needs of our growing customer base in the region.”
Just as it is in North America, the Cadillac CT5 for the Middle East is based on GM’s rear-wheel-drive Alpha 2 platform. The base model is powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter LSY four-cylinder, which makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter LGW V6, which produces 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, is also available in the sedan. The only transmission option is the GM 10-speed automatic. RWD is standard and AWD is available as an optional extra.
The Cadillac stand at the 2019 Dubai International Auto Show will be located in the Sheikh Saeed Hall for the duration of the show. It will open to the public on November 12, with the show set to wrap up on November 16, 2019.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.