The Cadillac CT4 is a four-door sedan that was developed for a new generation of sedan customers, blending nimble handling and the automaker’s signature technology.
|Model Years||2020 – Present|
|Assembly location||Lansing Grand River Plant, Michigan, USA; Jinqiao Shanghai, China|
|Engine(s)||Turbo 2.0L I-4 LSY, Turbo 2.7L I-4 L3B, Twin-Turbo 3.6L V6 LF4|
|Transmission||GM Hydra-Matic 8-Speed Auto, GM Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Auto, Tremec 6-speed Manual|
|Drive wheels||Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, China, Middle East|
|Predecessor||ATS Sedan (indirect predecessor)|
|Successor||None at the moment|
|Segment:||Luxury B Sedan (Lux 2)|
As for the CT4 moniker, the name is the result of Cadillac’s new naming scheme, wherein the brand names all sedans and coupes as CT followed by a number designating its order in the lineup. Similarly, Cadillac crossovers and SUVS will be named XT followed by a number identifying its order in the vehicle hierarchy.
General Motors filed a trademark application for the CT4 name with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office on November 7th, 2014. The 2020 CT4 made its debut in the third quarter of 2019, and went on sale early in the 2020 calendar year in the United States with a starting price of $33,990 for the Luxury trim with rear-wheel drive.
First Generation Cadillac CT4
The first-gen CT4 arrives as a traditional sedan. Notably, the four-door sedan is the only available body configuration. The sleek design rides on the Alpha 2 platform, which is an updated version of the first-generation Alpha platform that underpinned the Cadillac ATS and CTS, as well as the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.
“We developed CT4 to appeal to youthful buyers in the luxury market who may be new to the Cadillac brand,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “The vehicle was intended to draw attention, using a combination of great proportions, taut surfacing and Cadillac family details that hint at the athletic driving experience this vehicle offers.”
|Engine||Model(s)||Fuel||Aspiration||Driven Wheels||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle Ratio|
|2.0L LSY I4||350T (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport)||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||8-Speed Auto (M5N)||237 / 177 @ 5000||258 / 350 @ 1500-4000||2.85|
|2.7L L3B I4||500T (Premium Luxury)||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||10-Speed Auto (MQA)||310 / 231 @ 5500||350 / 475 @ 1500-4000||2.85|
|2.7L L3B I4||CT4-V||Gasoline||Turbocharged||Rear or All-Wheel Drive||10-Speed Auto (MQA)||325 / 242 @ 5500||380 / 515 @ 2000-4000||2.85|
|3.6L LF4 V6||CT4-V Blackwing||Gasoline||Twin-Turbocharged||Rear-wheel-drive||10-Speed Auto (MQA) or 6-Speed Manual||472 / TBD @ 5850||445 / TBD @ 3500||2.85|
The CT4 also incorporates the latest Cadillac technologies, including Super Cruise, the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada. Other technological highlights for the first-generation CT4 include:
- Active Thermal Management
- Uses targeted engine heating and cooling to improve performance in hot and cold ambient temperatures
- Integrated exhaust manifold
- Recovers heat for faster engine and transmission warm-up
- Quicker turbo response
- Electric water pump
- Increases efficiency and enables continual cabin heating, even when the engine is off during stop/start events
- Tandem solenoid starter
- Enables a faster response from a stop/start event and enables a smoother take-off
Lifecycle & Future Models
Below are our expectations for the lifecycle of the Cadillac CT4.
|2020 Cadillac CT4||Launch|
|2020 Cadillac CT4-V||Launch|
|2021 Cadillac CT4||Minor changes|
|2021 Cadillac CT4-V||Minor changes|
|2022 Cadillac CT4||Minor changes|
|2022 Cadillac CT4-V||Minor changes|
|2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||Launch|
|2023 Cadillac CT4||Mid-cycle refresh (expected)|
|2023 Cadillac CT4-V||Mid-cycle refresh (expected)|
|2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2024 Cadillac CT4||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2024 Cadillac CT4-V||Mid-cycle refresh (expected)|
|2024 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2025 Cadillac CT4||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2025 Cadillac CT4-V||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2025 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2026 Cadillac CT4||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2026 Cadillac CT4-V||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2026 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||MY changeover – minor changes (expected)|
|2027 Cadillac CT4||Potential overhaul as EV|
- Although this timeline represents the latest intel from sources familiar with the matter, it is subject to change.
- If you notice any inaccuracies or have suggestions, please let us know here.
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It’s one of three new hues for the luxury sedan. They were initially announced back in 2020.
Cadillac CT4 News
It’s one of three new hues for the luxury sedan.
They were initially announced back in 2020.
- 2020 Cadillac CT4
- 2021 Cadillac CT4
- 2022 Cadillac CT4
- Cadillac CT4 Sales
- Cadillac CT4-V
- Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing