Cadillac CT5 Sales Outperform Several Key Rivals In Q2 202047
Cadillac CT5 sales posted their first quarter figures in the United States and Canada during Q2 2020. Sales of the new sedan have not yet started in various international markets, such as South Korea, Russia or the Middle East.
Cadillac CT5 Sales - Q2 2020 - United StatesIn the United States, Cadillac CT5 deliveries totaled 2,575 units in Q2 2020.
In the first six months of the year, CT5 sales totaled 5,575 units.
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Cadillac CT5 Sales - Q2 2020 - CanadaIn Canada, Cadillac CT5 deliveries totaled 212 units in Q2 2020.
In the first six months of the year, CT5 sales totaled 301 units.
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Competitive Sales Comparison
Cadillac CT5 sales placed toward the bottom of the segment during Q2 2020 in the U.S. market. The new sedan was outsold by six new rivals while placing ahead of three others.
The segment was led by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in first, second, and third best-selling spots, respectively. The BMW 3 Series and 4 Series together accounted for a segment-leading 9,473 sales. The Audi A4 and A5 came in second place with 9,406 combined deliveries, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class saw 6,526 deliveries. From there, combined sales of the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 totaled 4,413 units, Acura TLX saw 3,930 deliveries, and combined Volvo S60/V60 sales totaled 3,233 units.
The Cadillac CT5 saw 2,575 deliveries. Adding the 46 units of the discontinued ATS gives Cadillac a combined 2,621 deliveries in the segment. The Genesis G70 saw 2,318 deliveries, while the Lexus IS and RC saw a combined 2,107 units. The Alfa Romeo Giulia brought up last place with 1,692 units.
Sales Numbers - D-Segment Luxury Cars - Q2 2020 - United States
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|BMW 3 SERIES||-40.36%||7,713||12,933||16%||19%||-13.39%||18,326||21,158|
|BMW 4 SERIES||-58.99%||1,760||4,292||4%||6%||-66.16%||3,957||11,694|
|VOLVO V60 CC||+418.24%||824||159||2%||0%||+680.61%||1,530||196|
|ALFA ROMEO GIULIA||-26.78%||1,692||2,311||4%||3%||-20.59%||3,451||4,346|
The luxury D-sedan segment saw cumulative sales fell 34 percent to 45,719 units during the quarter.
The Cadillac Society Take
The Cadillac CT5 was outsold by most rivals during the second quarter of 2020, a circumstance we attribute to the following two complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Sub-par supply at the dealer level as a result of production downtime at the GM Lansing Grand River plant, preventing dealers from selling the vehicle to interested customers, and
- Sub-par demand, as some customers scaled back plans to purchase new vehicles
These two issues joined forces, causing Q2 2020 sales to be 425 units lower than the 3,000 sales in Q1 2020.
We expect Cadillac CT5 sales to increase substantially in the coming quarters as both inventory and consumer awareness of the model improve, enabling the new Caddy to obtain a substantially more favorable position in the segment.
About The Numbers
- All percent change figures compared to Cadillac CT5 sales for Q2 2019, unless noted otherwise
- In the United States, there were 77 selling days in Q2 2020 and 77 selling days in Q2 2019
- Cadillac CT5 sales include those of CT5 and CT5-V
- China sales figures represent retail deliveries and do not include fleet sales
- South Korea sales figures represent vehicle registrations rather than raw sales volume
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Cadillac really needs to STOP following the luxury Import Brands and go back to names for all their models. The Saddest thing about this list is Lincoln is not in it at all. Why was Chrysler not on this list?
chrysler is a luxury brand? the 300 is a 10 year old car on its last legs.
Chrysler is a luxury brand always has been and no matter how old the 300 is it’s still selling well.
chrysler is basically down to a mini-van and the ancient 300.
psa can’t wait to take it behind the barn and officially put it out of its misery.
Roy – please name one luxury product that Chrysler makes today.
I’ll help you out:
300 – mainstream, full-size sedan with a starting price of $30,000.
Voyager/Pacifica – mainstream, full-size minivan with a starting price of $26,000.
If you think these products represent luxury, then it’s not even worth discussing.
It depends on your definition of Luxury Alex.
Chrysler still makes RWD cars with V8 engines. Three to be exact, and these V8 engines are bullet proof.
You can’t buy a V8 engined luxury car anywhere from GM. I don’t count the Corvette or Camaro as luxury cars. Yes, I know, The CT5 Blackwing is coming, but, can you really count a small (room for only two full sized adults) Audi A4/MB C Class segment vehicle with a 650hp. Corvette engine as a luxury vehicle.
As you know, I own 2 CT6 Platinums, a 2018 with a V6TT, and a 2020 with a V8. I also own a 2005 Chrysler 300C that my dad purchased new, because he very much liked the styling, but rarely drove. As a matter of fact, it only has 26,000 miles in all these years. It spends most of it’s time sitting in the garage at the house in Virginia. It has a 5.7 liter 340hp. engine. It also has power everything, a nav. system , sunroof, headlamp washers (not on either one of my six figure Cadillac cars or my six figure Escalade), leather seats, auto trunk release, Boston Acoustic sound system, HID headlamps, fold down rear seats, six speed wipers, 18″ wheels, power recliner on driver side…..what’s missing from your “luxury car” def……keep in mind this car is 16 years old and the 2020 model has a more up to date electronic system.
Here’s the real rub, this car is faster than any of my other “luxury cars” and it doesn’t have the 6.1 liter hemi in the 300C SRT that year.
Now, GM/Cadillac wants to call a truck, a luxury vehicle. But then so does everyone else……
“Chrysler still makes RWD cars with V8 engines. Three to be exact, and these V8 engines are bullet proof.”
By that definition, the Challenger Demon with one seat is a luxury car. So is a Chevy Nova. No no… there is significantly more to a luxury car than a V8 and RWD. There are plenty of very good luxury cars that do not have V8 engines.
“can you really count a small (room for only two full sized adults) Audi A4/MB C Class segment vehicle with a 650hp. Corvette engine as a luxury vehicle.”
Yes, you absolutely can call a C-Class a luxury car. The same goes for a 3 Series, A4, Lexus IS, and (gasp!) Cadillac CT5. They are luxury cars and thousands of people are perfectly content with paying significantly more for them than for a comparable vehicle from a mainstream make.
As someone who now works at a Volvo store, I find it interesting that this list above includes not only the S60 (sedan similar to the CT5), but also the V60 and V60 CC (both wagons). Why? And then nothing from Lincoln or Chrysler like Roy Chiles said. Hmm.
This is a small to midsize passanger car segment we’re talking about so no Lincoln here I assume.
Chrysler does not have models in this segment as well. They call the 300 a full-sizer
Dan – the segment presented here is D-segment sport-luxury. All vehicles in the segment are RWD/RWD-based, except for two (Acura and Volvo). The Audi offerings are also technically based on a FWD platform, but with a longitudinal engine placement (hence better front-rear weight distro) – making them unique.
Regarding Lincoln: one could make the argument that the MKZ competes in this space. However, the more accurate placement is D-segment luxury (vs. sport-luxury), which more closely aligns with the Lexus ES and Buick LaCrosse – the vehicles most often cross-shopped for MKZ buyers:
As for Chrysler, it is not a luxury brand nor does it make luxury products. It plays at the same level as Chevrolet does. The 300 competes in the full-size mainstream sedan segment against the likes of the Impala, Avalon, etc.:
Thanks Alex. Great explanation and makes sense.
Did you get what Alex said about the Audi vehicles ? , but with a longitudinal engine placement (hence better front-rear weight distro) – making them unique. I just wanted to jump on this as you are ALWAYS wondering how and why get away with platform marketing !!
THEY DO IT BETTER !!
This CT5 is just a different Chevy platform with a plain old cheap Chevrolet interior !!
Blame, Blame, Blame, Others are selling, yet the Chevrollac lags.
Don’t forget, at your local Cadillac dealer, you can test drive the brand new 2020 Cadillac with a DUD 2.0T and a cheap Chevrolet interior !!
That will draw the competitions customers over, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha !
lifelong – four items for ya:
1. Please identify which other Chevrolet models use the platform used by the CT5.
2. Please identify the interior components of the CT5 that are shared with any Chevrolet vehicle.
3. The 2.0T used by Cadillacs is no more of a “dud” than same-displacement engines from every single rival. Prove me wrong.
4. Rivals are actually NOT selling, as evidenced by a sea of red in the table. The reason Cadillac had less deliveries of the CT5 is obvious and is spelled out very clearly in the article. It’s called supply, given that they were first hit by a strike and then hit by COVID, losing about 4 months of total production. That loss of production results in far-from-optimal inventory/mix. But by all means, don’t let reality get in the way of your biased worldview.
PS: Audi models A4 and above use an entirely different platform than Volkswagen models… despite both starting out as front-drivers.
Now I am quit aware of the differences in VW and Audi. And the difference between the FWD Audi and the FWD GM vehicles. They are in NO WAY close in feel or performance.
I am also quite aware of the CT5, CT4, and the GM truck ( Escalade ) being the ONLY GM RWD platforms ! I owned a RWD CTS and a RWD STS and a RWD SRX, I know !
I am NOT the only one to believe the 2.0T is a dud. In the Equinox the 2.0T I’ll give you that one, I will NOT, EVER think this DUD 2.0T belongs in ANY Cadillac ( again look at what happened with the CT6 with the 2.0T DUD )
Now I will address the interior, I’m going with the door window switches and the wiper switches in front of the steering wheel, as the same as the Chevrolet.
But now I will address the interior as a whole as a cheap Chevrolet interior.
Are they the exact same – No.
However IT IS A CUSTOMER preference. Sure EVERY vehicle is a customer preference.
So here is where I prove you wrong !
There are 74,699 CUSTOMERS who feel the same way I do !
You can preach the GM kool-aid all day every day, it still does NOT change the FACT that 74,699 CUSTOMERS think the Cadillac is NOT better than a Chevrolet, OR not ” Good Enough ” for them !
Look at the interiors, side by side, sit in one, sit in the other. Chrome around the same things, materials the same, feel the same, LOOK DIFFERENT !
Is the plastic better in the Cadillac ?
Is the plastic chrome better in the Cadillac ?
And on, and on, and on.
I like a good old high quality knob, I love our ATS CUE controls ( when the POS works ), yet others mite like the mouth full of teeth switches. Each to their own. Are the Cadillac switches better ? Do they have gold contacts ? I could give you the answers.
Other than the interior of the Escalade the Cadillac of today IS STILL the same OLD GM/Cadillac of the last 20 to 30 years A CHEVROLET for MORE MONEY !
Tell me Alex, what is the GM kool-aid for why the Escalade interior is not just the Suburban, Yukon interior ?
Tell me Alex, what is the GM kool-aid for why the Denali interior is different than the base on the full-size SUV ?
Tell me Alex, what is the GM kool-aid for GMs panic to get a better interior in the trucks ?
Tell me Alex, what is the GM kool-aid for why the Lyriq interior/dash is not this CT5 interior/dash ? ( in your opinion its ” Good Enough ” for this Cadillac ) GM thought it was ” Good Enough ” for this / these Cadillacs.
What the h3ll do you mean ” Rivals are actually NOT selling ” ?
These are your numbers from above in the year 2020 !!!
You can see the difference, correct ?
WHAT reality do you live in ?
Do you get to pick one quarter of one year, or maybe if you get down to a good sales day for Cadillac your GM kool-aid , could show Cadillac outsold them all !
Better yet Alex, if GM/Cadillac would rebate all their vehicles $25,000.00 maybe they could be the luxury sales leader they once were.
Again, for some reason it sounds like you think I would like to see Cadillac fail. That is simply NOT TRUE. There is NOTHING vehicle related that I would love to see more than GM become the world leader of sales again. Maybe if GM was a leader again we could get a vehicle that was the Cadillac of vehicles. It sure was a great time for GM when EVERYONE around the WORLD knew Cadillac as a standard to live up to.
Are you honestly saying that this vehicles interior, and plastic window, is the standard of the world ?
The ONLY thing these Cadillacs, or in reality, all the Cadillacs other than the Escalade are doing at this point is TRYING to just hold on to the GM/Cadillac buyer TODAY, with hopes they will move into an EV.
Cadillac is now just a China brand, and North America just gets what the Chinese customer wants !
@lifelongGMowner: Sorry, you lost me by chapter 2. But let me share something quite profound: THEY ALL DO IT. A few years ago while at the Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Honda store, we traded a nearly brand new Lexus LS that the guy hated. He went back into a Cadillac. But my story is about that Lexus and another trade-in we had. It was a 3 year old Toyota Corolla. One day I was locking the used cars before going home and it just happened that the Corolla and Lexus LS were sitting side by side. I opened the door to the Lexus and clicked the lock button. Opened the Corolla door next and as I was clicking the lock button I noticed the window switches and lock button were EXACTLY the same. You’re welcome.
Moaner here ! Again thanks for the comment !
What cant you get here ?
I AGREE with you, did you hear that ?
I AGREE !!!!
YES they all do it !!
They all DO IT BETTER !!!!!
LOOK at the sales numbers,
WOW just so dame many rich idiots – Right ?
Did you ever think, all those once Cadillac owners just got sick and tired of getting screwed by GM ?
They just got sick of buying a Chevrolet at a Cadillac price !
One more time for you !
I AGREE THEY ALL DO IT !!!
MOST just do it BETTER !!!!!!
1. The Chevrolet Camaro (sixth-gen).
2.The gauges, turn stocks, and wipers stocks are shared with the Chevrolet Blazer with minimum modifications.
3.Every single rival doesn’t use a LSY 2.0T.
4. Rivals are selling, due to the pandemic and a broken economy, the circumstances surrounding these sedans were not as strong as 2019 was, but 2019 didn’t have an outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak;h however, during the early stages of the pandemic, many factories ceased production run of vehicles of all brands.
5. In recent years, Cadillac has always struggled with its sedan sales with the exception of the XTS based on its fleet and livery sales.
I forgot about the Camaro !
Ha, Ha, Ha !
Yeah I’m not going to get into the shared Chevrolet cheap interior, switch by switch, wire by wire.
The potential customers know !
They know !
We know !
Why cant GM/Cadillac sell any of these Cadillacs in large numbers ?
We know !
Just more GM blame !
Just more GM excuse !
Wrong. The Camaro does not use the same platform as the CT5.
Camaro is alpha 1. CT5 is Alpha 2. They are related but also quite different.
Why don’t you also mention that the following vehicles also share the same platform:
– VW Touareg
– Audi Q7
– Porsche Cayenne
– Lambo Urus
– Bentley Bentayga
Give it a rest, GM moaner and Mr. Blue.
Several weeks ago Cadillac lost 115 dealers that would not adapt to EV technology. This will make CT5 sales even worse! It seems Cadillac is now determined to fall permeantly behind Acura and Infinity for 7th place. Cadillac will have another rude awakening when it finds no customers for its EVs.
Alex, once again thank you! Kind of gets tiring trying to get some on here to comprehend logic. lol.
Your comment are too boring for insomniacs to read.
You do not know me !
Your comments are usually long, inaccurate, always negative and you do tend to repeat yourself. That makes you a Troll.
You were also quick to assume I draw a government check, because I’m from Chicago. Why don’t you tell the readers how you made that leap.
Like I said Peter G,
You do not know me !
When did I assume you drew a Gov check ?
You be you.
And yes, I do repeat myself, so does GM.
Yes I point out the horrible customer support by GM, over and over, its because they give horrible customer support, over and over !
Yes I point out the cheapness of GM, over and over, its because they are cheap, over and over.
Somebody has to speak out.
Yes others have spoken out, they just bought the other brands, LOOK AT THE NUMBERS ABOVE !
I realize GM is just focusing on China today, its the growth market of the booming middle class.
So you be you and Ill be me.
However when talking about me personally, you are simply wrong !
You completely misunderstand the company.
Meh-levels of Customer support is par for the industry… GM is not the only one here.
GM is not focusing on China. They’re actually focusing on North America. Read a financial report once in a while.
Oh right, you can’t… you’re too busy regurgitating the same old $hyt from your mouth.
(No explanation. No apology, No change in nickname)
Do what your Cadillac dealership and lots of others including myself have already told you to do.
Buy something else.
Peter G and Geronimo,
Name calling and personal attacks is who you are, no biggy. A lot of the commenters here do it, I guess its the norm of 2020. For me though, not really my thing. What is my thing is GM !
By Geronimo saying , the rest of the kids on the playground are doing it, does not mean it is right. That is where GM is today, we at GM don’t need to be a leader as long as we are not last is ” Good Enough ” just like our products.
And reading a public financial statement, Ha, Ha, Ha. You mean that piece of paper that you release to the shareholder the bank and the public. That is just the funniest thing I have heard yet today. How did those financial statements look before the last GM bankruptcy ? Selling down a 100 year old legacy company and borrowing billions, after a bankruptcy, is not a great financial statement ! Its like I said to Alex, pick a good day and make a report and circulate. The REAL numbers do NOT lie !!!
By you guys telling me to buy another brand, is part of the GM trouble !
By you guys saying the GM HORRIBLE customer support is ” Good Enough ” is part of the problem !
And seriously, GM focusing on North America, Ha, Ha, especially Cadillac, Ha, Ha. Cadillac and GM would already be in bankruptcy #2 if it wasn’t for China sales numbers and the Chinese investment.
You guys are a hoot though !
Are you both GM customer support reps, or Russian hackers ?
Any way, have a great day !!
CT5 is bigger than most on this list. I wouldn’t be comparing it to a 3 Series. More like 5 series and e-class. Good to see sales are somewhat strong so far.
Even though the CT5 is larger than most other D-segment vehicles, it is still positioned like a D-segment vehicle, as can be seen in its general positioning, feature, and content.
Having interviewed members of the CT5 team several times, the vehicle was developed from the very beginning to be a D-segment car, and to compete with the 3 Series and C-Class… NOT with the larger E-Segment models (5 Series, E-Class).
An interesting tid-bit is the reason the CT5 is bigger than most of its rivals *in North America*. That reason is China. Rather than make a regular-wheelbase CT5 plus an extended-wheelbase CT5-L” variant (needed for China), Cadillac simply made one version (the longer one) to satisfy global markets. Doing so checks all the right boxes in terms of customer expectations in China, while also serving as a benefit/competitive advantage in North America, where nobody will complain about more space.
Bottom line: despite its larger size, CT5 is D-segment car.
The CT5-V is awesome! Would love to drive one.
I am surprised that Lincoln is not on the list at all, when comparison shopping, I found comparable Lincoln interiors to be far more plush than the Cadillac, they need to catch up with that end of it because they still got this flimsy plastic thing going on, I don’t get it. Maybe Cadillac should consider getting back to some of its roots with the names instead of numbers and letters and following the herd of the European cars.
Lincoln has been offering just crossovers since recently, so its none on this sedans list
James – Lincoln is not part of this segment. I explain the reasoning in my comment above to Dan:
I cant believe such pile of crap as Infiniti product still sells in any significant numbers outselling the fresh Cadillac models.
That says alot about GM marketing talents
Infiniti is a rental car upgrade. I can see most of those sales going to the fleet market.
Nice car. It needs a strong marketing and a luxury steering wheel, not this grey cheap-plastic Chevy-alike. Before someone dislike me, see C-Class or 3-Series and understand what I’m speaking about. At least the digital gauge is coming.
Having driven many cars in this segment over the past year, I can say that the steering wheel on the CT5 is as good as or better than the BMW or MBZ. The magnesium paddle shifters are MUCH more attractive and feel better on the Cadillac. The buttons on the C-Class look good, but they are horrible to interact with and don’t inspire confidence when being used.
Would be nice if the chart included the highest selling car in the segment though.
Glad to see Cadillac is able to move some CT5 vehicles. GM needs all the Cadillac sales (Non Rebates sales would be better) as they can get. They need to pump some much needed Cash into the Brand if they will indeed shift to pure EV’s and actually have high Tech High Interior Content and quality.
The best-selling car in THIS segment is the 3 Series. What other model are you referring to?
Don’t upset Momolos, we all know he’s praying to his lord and savior Elon Musk as we speak.
I just like facts is all.
But I am glad that you realized which vehicle I was referring to.
I believe the best selling vehicle in that Segment is the Tesla Model 3
It had almost 40K sales in the USA by August. Not sure where that number is at as of right now though.
Kind of weird that the best selling vehicle in the Segment was left off the list.
I’m with Alex, I don’t understand your question.
I’m sorry to say it, but the CT5 doesn’t look like a Cadillac and doesn’t feel like a Cadillac. It is certainly NOT a worthy successor to the CTS. Although, the wheelbase is slightly longer than a CTS it is very narrow. I sat behind the wheel and could touch the passenger side door (and I’m not a big guy). The CT5 is small and claustrophobic and the roofline and C-pillar are not consistent with Cadillac. After 4 CTSs, I couldn’t get myself to lease a CT5. Luckily I was able to get one of the last CT6s, which I love. Unfortunately, it was discontinued also, leaving Cadillac dealers with no Cadillacs to sell and Cadillac loyalists with no Cadillacs to buy.
Frank – there seems to be a lot of confusion about the CT5 and its positioning.
The CT5 is not a CTS successor. It does not compete in the E segment that the CTS competed in, nor was it ever intended to do so.
Instead, the CT5 is a direct successor to the ATS-L (in the Chinese market) and an indirect successor to the ATS (in the NA market). Both of these sedans play in the smaller D segment, with the entrants mentioned in the table being the players. Now, is the CT5 larger than most rivals in the D segment? Yes, absolutely. But it’s still positioned to be in that segment.
If we’re talking successors to the CTS, then it was the CT6… but we all know how that story ended.
CT4 is in the Segment of Audi A3
CT5 is in the Segment of Audi A4
Cadillac does not have a model to go after the Audi A6 or Audi A8