The Cadillac CT5 arrived last year at the New York International Auto Show, slotting in as the brand’s latest D-segment sedan. Three trim levels are on offer, including the base-level Luxury, and followed by the Sport and Premium Luxury, per Caddy’s Y-trim level strategy. Whereas the Sport is heavy on the black trim bits and performance-flavored design details, the Premium Luxury takes a more flashy approach, and now we’re picking out the latter model’s various details in the following Live Photo Gallery, captured at the CT5’s debut in NYC.
Compared to the rest of the lineup, the Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury offers different door handles, a different grille, different window moldings, different taillamp housings, and various other unique bits and pieces. Let’s start in front, where we find a bright grille treatment, complete with crest-shaped design cues for the insert. The design is a departure from the black mesh grille insert found in the Sport, and comes complemented by a bright metal surround.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury’s profile stands out thanks to further bright accent bits and trim pieces. There are bright window surround moldings, alternatively known as Daylight Opening, or DLO, whereas the Sport model gets black moldings.
The Premium Luxury also equips body-colored door handles with bright accents, plus an illuminating feature as standard, unlike the rest of the CT5 lineup.
In the corners, the Premium Luxury mounts 18-inch wheels as standard, while larger 19-inch wheels are an available extra.
Moving around to the tail section, we find the 2020 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury offers LED lighting, with red outer lenses for the taillamp housings. By contrast, the Sport model features neutral-density (or clear) gray-tinted transparent outer taillamp lenses. The Premium Luxury also gets a different lower valence compared to the Sport, which incorporates dual parallelogram exhaust tips.
Even more high-class goodness can be had with the Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury’s optional Platinum Package, which feature exclusive interior upholstery, heated/ventilated/lumbar massage seating, and more.
The Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury is equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY inline four-cylinder gas engine. Output is rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Additional muscle is offered with the optional twin-turbo 3.0L LGY V6, which produces 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift technology, feeding the rear wheels as standard, or all wheels as an available option.
|Overall Length (in)||193.8|
|Overall Width (in)||74.1|
|Overall Height (in)||57.2|
|Front Track (in)||62.8|
|Rear Track (in)||63.9|
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