The Cadillac CT4 first hit production last year, slotting as Caddy’s new C-segment competitor and indirectly replacing the Cadillac ATS. We recently caught up with the CT4 at the Miami International Auto Show, where we found it sitting pretty in the high-gloss Premium Luxury trim level. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this brand’s latest small sedan in the following GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
For those that may be unaware, the Premium Luxury trim level is offered as one branch of Cadillac’s Y-trim level strategy, sitting above the entry-level Luxury, and parallel to the performance-oriented Sport. This particular Cadillac CT4 is finished in Shadow Metallic paint.
Up front, the Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury is characterized by a bright grille insert, as opposed to the dark insert seen on the Sport trim level. Long LED lighting signatures and led headlamps bookend the fascia.
Further trim differentiation is made via bright window trim (alternatively known as Daylight Opening, or DLO) and wheel selection. This particular Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury model is equipped with the standard 18-inch rollers, but customers can also opt into larger 19-inch wheels if desired. We also see bright-accented door handles front and back, a standard feature for the Premium Luxury.
The tail section features red-tinted tail lamps, as well as dual exhaust tips with a trapezoidal shape.
With the Cadillac CT4 carrying over the same general body structure as the ATS, it wouldn’t be terribly out of line to consider it a refreshed ATS Sedan. After all, we see the same mirrors, door handles, and cutlines between the two, and both run the same general vehicle architecture, specifically the standard wheelbase GM Alpha platform.
Nevertheless, there are an abundance of differences between these two models as well. For example, the CT4 runs the GM Alpha 2 platform, which is a more evolved iteration of the Alpha architecture underpinning the ATS. What’s more, the CT4 incorporates the all-new Global B electrical architecture, a new powertrain set, and overhauled cabin space as well.