The Cadillac CT5 has soldiered on with relatively small changes and updates since originally launching for the 2020 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that GM is currently working on a Cadillac CT5 refresh for the 2024 model year. Here are our exclusive details.
This CT5 mid-cycle refresh will bring a revamped front fascia, which will include a new set of headlights and some smaller changes to the surface treatment, particularly the lower front grille, which will ditch the current model’s “semi-smiley” aesthetic.
Those expecting any kinds changes to the C-pillar “kink” might be disappointed to find out that the somewhat-controversial design element will not be modified. Similarly, the rear end will have no changes. However, sources tell us that at one point, product planners and designers considered revising the taillamps with a new set of graphics within the existing model’s lenses. At this time, it’s unclear if that revision will end up making it to the production model.
Moving inside, a Cadillac CT5 refresh will get some noteworthy updates to the interior, including an overhauled cockpit in a way not unlike the upcoming 2024 Cadillac XT4, which will also be a refresh. As GM Authority reported back in August, the XT4 mid-cycle refresh will deliver a wide curved display that houses both the instrument cluster and the infotainment screen. A revised center stack will also be used to incorporate the new found display.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT5 is currently available with three different engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the twin-turbo 3.0L V6 LGY gasoline engine, rated at 335 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. The CT5-V also uses the LGY, albeit in a different tune, where it makes 360 horsepower. Performance junkies have the ability to opt for the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, in the CT5-V Blackwing.
Under the skin, the Cadillac CT5 rides on the Alpha 2 platform. Vehicle production takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for all markets except for China, where the CT5 is made at the GM Cadillac Jinqiao plant in Shanghai.