“We’re having positive reviews on whether to have V-Series in [the Korean market] as V is well known as a high-performance brand and has long been awaited by car lovers in Korea,” GM Korea Product Communications Team Manager, Sangjun Ahn, told GM Authority in a statement.
“Please understand that we cannot give you a more detailed answer at this stage,” Ahn added.
The mid-tier performance sedans are currently sold only in the United States, Canada and the Middle East markets. In South Korea, Cadillac currently offers the CT4 and CT5 in the 350T guise, which means that the vehicles are powered by the base turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The Cadillac CT4-V is powered by the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine producing 325 horsepower and 381 pound-feet of torque. The Cadillac CT5-V powered by the twin-turbo 3.0L V6 LGY engine producing 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Both models are offered exclusively with the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift capability.
As first reported by GM Authority in May, GM will also not offer the Cadillac CT4-V and Cadillac CT5-V in another Asian market – China. The upcoming CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will also not be offered in China, which has become Cadillac’s biggest market by sales volume in the recent past, surpassing the luxury brand’s home market of United States.
This article was produced in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.