First launching for the 2020 model year, the Cadillac CT5 brings an all-new entry for the luxury four-door D-segment. In the cabin is a gauge cluster that includes both analog and digital readouts, with an analog speedometer and tachometer to the left and right, and one of two digital screens nestled between the two analog dials. Now, however, the upcoming 2021 model year will change that with a new all-digital, reconfigurable gauge cluster.
For now, images of the redesigned all-digital gauge cluster are unavailable. However, we do know that the fresh instrumentation will be a 12-inch color display mounted behind the steering wheel.
The new digital gauge cluster will be optional on specific trim levels of the future Cadillac CT5, including the Premium Luxury, the Sport, and the CT5-V. The new cluster will be offered as part of the Technology Package, which will also bundle in a Head-Up Display for even more digitized info.
Meanwhile, the base-model Cadillac CT5 Luxury will not offer the new gauge cluster. Instead, the base model will get the dual digital Driver Information Center display, the same feature equipped as standard on 2020 model year vehicles.
In terms of equipment offerings, the new 12-inch digital display offered with the 2021 CT5 will essentially replace the 8-inch diagonal color reconfigurable Driver Information Center offered as an optional upgrade for the 2020 model year.
Check out the tables below for a more complete breakdown of the gauge cluster features and availability:
|Cluster:||Gauge cluster with dual digital Driver Information Center display||Gauge cluster with 8-inch diagonal color reconfigurable Driver Information Center display|
|Cluster:||Gauge cluster with dual digital Driver Information Center display||Gauge cluster with 12-inch diagonal color reconfigurable display|
News that the CT5 is poised to receive a new all-digital gauge cluster should certainly be appreciated by fans and prospective buyers alike, especially when considering the majority of D-segment luxury sedans already come equipped with digital instrumentation. Indeed, the release of the 2020 model year without an all-digital display came as somewhat of a surprise given the sedan’s all-new electrical architecture. Nevertheless, the upcoming CT5 should be more competitive in its segment with this fresh digital feature arriving for the 2021 model year.
This post was created in collaboration with Cadillac Society.