Earlier this month, we presented a live photo gallery of the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V with Rift Metallic paintwork, showing all kinds of exterior views. Today we move inside, and display the high-performance luxury sedan’s interior as seen during night time.
Three interior colorways are available for the Cadillac CT5-V. The one shown here is Sedona Sauvage with Jet Black accents, which is standard and only available on models with the optional Platinum Package. The leather could be described as coffee-colored, though this depends on how one likes their coffee. The other available colorways are Whisper Beige with Jet Black accents and plain Jet Black.
Black is the dominant color of the center console, though there are carbon fiber accents. This specific pattern of carbon fiber accents, by the way, is unique to the CT5-V. The Electronic Digital Precision Shift selector operates the GM 10-speed automatic gearbox, which is the only transmission available for most Cadillac CT5 models. The single exception is the upcoming 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which has a six-speed manual box supplied by Tremec, although the 10-speed auto is offered as an option.
Ambient lighting makes it easy to see the door trim (in this case on the front passenger side). The lighting color is not changeable – white is all that’s available, though it does pick out the Sedona Sauvage coloring of the leather upholstery nicely.
In this shot, the ambient lighting can also be seen to illuminate the footwell. The carbon fiber-style trim inboard of the air intake is reflecting an interior light source here.
Controls for the Cadillac CT5-V’s hazard indicators, active safety feautres, infotainment system and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), among other pieces of equipment, are strongly illuminated.
The infotainment screen has been set here to show the commands for the V Mode system, which allows the driver to configure the steering, suspension, engine response, gearshift, brake feel, engine sound and Performance Traction Management (PTM) settings. The V-Mode can be enabled with the push of a button on the steering wheel.
In this much simpler setting, the infotainment screen simply shows the exterior temperature and the time of day (or night, in this case).
With all the lights switched on, the interior has an almost ethereal atmosphere as seen from the outside of the vehicle.
The Rear Camera Mirror provides a very wide view behind the Cadillac CT5-V. It can be set either to act as a conventional mirror or to display the view from the fin-mounted camera. It is not a stand-alone item, but is available as part of either the Platinum Package, which costs $6,290, or the Parking Package, which is priced at $2,090.
Finally, this image shows the back-lit Cadillac V-Series logo on a door sill. The logo is monochrome, and the quadrilateral elements are, as usual, inclined toward the right, unlike the right-angled elements on the Cadillac emblem.
The Cadillac CT5-V rides on GM’s Alpha 2 platform, and is assembled at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. The only available engine is the turbocharged 3.0L V6 LGY engine, which produces 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. This makes it the most powerful model in the Cadillac CT5 range prior to the arrival of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. The CT5-V comes with rear-wheel-drive as standard, but all-wheel-drive is available as an option.
The high-performance luxury sedan is priced to start at $48,990, including a $1,195 destination charge.