U.S. deliveries of the Cadillac CT5 first hit lots in December of 2019, with limited quantities offered to buyers. CT5 deliveries amounted to 43 units in Q4 of 2019, and while that may not be a significant quantity, it does provide a clear marker for the commencement of sales.
The Cadillac CT5 slots into the luxury D-segment, and rivals models like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, thus filling the role left by the Cadillac ATS sedan. For reference, the Cadillac ATS range, which included both the two-door coupe, the four-door sedan, and the go-fast V-Series variant, peaked with 38,319 U.S. deliveries for the 2013 calendar year, the model’s first full year on the market. Sales dropped off from there, with 29,890 deliveries in 2014, 26,873 deliveries in 2015, 21,505 deliveries in 2016, 13,100 deliveries in 2017, and 10,859 deliveries in 2018.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT5 is offered in the base-level Luxury trim, above which is the Premium Luxury trim and Sport trim, per Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy. Motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder, which is rated at 238 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mating to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Cadillac CT5-V is the hot-to-trot model variant, which is now arriving at dealers with the twin-turbocharged 3.0L LGY V6 engine under the hood. The CT5-V’s ‘six produces 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, and mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Following the discontinuation of the Cadillac CT6 back in February, the Cadillac CT5 is now the luxury brand’s largest four-door currently on sale in the U.S. However, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle indicated that the CT6 may get an all-electric successor sometime in the future.
To note, the brand recently showed off a concept version of the new Celestiq flagship EV, which features styling similar to the Escala design study, will be hand-built, and will carry a price tag of at least $200,000.
In the more immediate feature, Cadillac has a “next-level” CT5-V in the works, which is slated to come equipped with the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine from the Cadillac CTS-V, with output in the 600-horsepower and 600-pound-feet range.
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