The Cadillac CT5 Sport is set to join the luxury brand’s lineup in Japan starting in 2021.
The only sedan model listed on Cadillac Japan’s site right now is the Cadillac CT6, which went out of production earlier this year. Now the Cadillac CT5 Sport is set to go on sale in the market next year as well, although it’s not clear when the first examples will arrive on Japan’s shores.
Only the Cadillac CT5 Sport trim level has been confirmed for Japan thus far. The sedan follows Cadillac’s Y-trim level structure, which begins with the Luxury base trim and branches out to Sport or Premium Luxury trim levels, which both offer unique model-specific equipment. Whether or not it plans to bring the base-level Luxury or Premium Luxury trims to the market remains to be seen. The brand has not said if the Cadillac CT5-V or upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing models will arrive in the country, either.
The Cadillac CT5 Sport features unique front and rear styling treatments, gloss black exterior trim, neutral-density /gray-tinted taillight lenses and 19-inch alloy wheels. The turbocharged GM 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine comes standard on U.S.-spec models, producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A twin-turbo GM 3.0L LGY V6 engine is also on offer, which produces 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It’s not clear which engine will be on offer in the Japanese-spec Cadillac CT5 Sport.
The sedan comes standard with a GM 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive in the U.S., with all-wheel-drive available for a premium. Again, it’s not clear if Cadillac CT5 Sport models destined for Japan will be rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, or if there will be a mix of both.
It’s worth pointing out that the Cadillac CT5 is only offered in left-hand-drive, which may put it at a competitive disadvantage in Japan, as local consumers are able to purchase a comparable BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or Lexus product in right-hand-drive.
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