The 2022 Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan debuts the third model year of the nameplate with a few changes and updates over the preceding 2021 model year, including the introduction of a new Onyx Package that upgrades the four-door’s styling with a selection of dark-themed components.
The Onyx Package for the 2022 Cadillac CT4 is tagged with RPO code PDB, and is offered as an LPO-level option, which means it is installed by the dealer, rather than at the factory when the vehicle is initially produced.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4 offers the Onyx Package on Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and CT4-V trim levels. The content of the package is as follows (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 19-inch alloy wheels with Gloss Black finish (SOU)
- Black mirror caps (5JS)
- Black grille (5XR)
- Gloss Black grille trim, (E5K)
- Monochrome Cadillac emblems (SFZ)
Note that the Black grille (5XR) is not included when equipped on the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V, while the Monochromatic Cadillac emblems are not included on the Luxury trim. What’s more, the Gloss Black grille trim is only included on Sport models.
For the moment, pricing information for the 2022 Cadillac CT4 Onyx Package is unavailable.
One of the biggest updates for the 2022 Cadillac CT4 is the addition of the range-topping Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, which arrives as the most track-capable model in the CT4 lineup with the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine under the hood. Output is rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, all of which hits the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission, or optional 10-speed automatic.
Further updates for the 2022 model year include the deletion of three exterior color options, including Velocity Red (paint code G7V), Evergreen Metallic (paint code GJ0), and Dark Blue Moon Metallic (paint code GLU). The three colors are indirectly replaced by three new hues, namely Blaze Orange Metallic (paint code GCF), Electric Blue (paint code GMO), and Dark Emerald Frost (paint code G7W).
The 2022 Cadillac CT4 is also offered with several additional standard active safety features as compared to the 2021 model year, as GM Authority covered previously.
Unfortunately, production of the Cadillac CT4 at the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan is currently offline due to the global microchip shortage. Production is currently not expected to resume until October 4th.