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2020 Cadillac CT5 debuts

 
Old 03-18-19, 06:20 AM
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Default 2020 Cadillac CT5 debuts

Great to see Cadillac committed to their cars. Also, nice to see a relaxed styled type of luxury car without some stupid front end. 404HP

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/20.../#lg=1&slide=2


CT5 350t
CT5 550t

not bad names ^^^

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Actually, one of the things I find funny about the Caddy naming convention is that when I am behind an XT5, unless I'm directly behind it waiting at a red light, the nameplate still looks like it says XTS. Looks like this badging is the same font, so it's still going to look like it's named CTS from anything more than 2 car lengths.

Caddy has proven that it's pointless to get too excited about their new introductions until more in depth pix or road tests are out.
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If someone would like to post the pics. It would be much appreciated. ♥️

Hard to do on mobile.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
If someone would like to post the pics. It would be much appreciated. ♥️

Hard to do on mobile.
Here you go:








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Thanks for posting the pics. I appreciate that.
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no interior
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no interior
The article said they only had the one interior teaser pic in advance of the CT5 debut at the NY Auto Show.
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Better be priced from mid-30s for the 4cyl.
I’m not that impressed with this thing - looks like another tweener, bigger than 3 series but smaller than 5 series.
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I really dislike the grill not extending to the hood
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I really like the front end - it's the cleanest version yet of the Cadillac design theme. The roofline, however, is horrible especially the "C" pillar. I would be surprised if it is much smaller than the current CTS, so pretty much E Class or 5 Series size. I find it strange that according to the article, there is no NA V-6. The 550T badge for the 400 hp turbo V-6 still seems to be much overstating the performance capability of the car compared to other luxury cars.
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Originally Posted by oldcajun View Post
I really like the front end - it's the cleanest version yet of the Cadillac design theme. The roofline, however, is horrible especially the "C" pillar. I would be surprised if it is much smaller than the current CTS, so pretty much E Class or 5 Series size. I find it strange that according to the article, there is no NA V-6. The 550T badge for the 400 hp turbo V-6 still seems to be much overstating the performance capability of the car compared to other luxury cars.
perhaps you missed the other thread on the new silly Caddy naming system sorta-kinda based on torque output--then rounded up....
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When I first saw it, I gasped a bit, and not in a good way. But then I spent a few minutes looking and pondering some more and it has quickly grown on me. I actually like it!

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Originally Posted by oldcajun View Post
I really like the front end - it's the cleanest version yet of the Cadillac design theme. The roofline, however, is horrible especially the "C" pillar. I would be surprised if it is much smaller than the current CTS, so pretty much E Class or 5 Series size.
ATS and CTS were supposed to be merged into 1 sedan, which would be a tweener like original CTS before ATS model even existed. Therefore it should be slightly smaller than current CTS which would leave enough separation from CT6 model which they should probably call CT7?!
A small FWD based CT3 sedan/hatch would be nice to round out the lineup.

Considering no pics of interior- im guessing there is no meaningful changes to tech or design. The interior is what needs the most attention.

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perhaps you missed the other thread on the new silly Caddy naming system sorta-kinda based on torque output--then rounded up....
No, I understand that the 550 at Cadillac is kinda - sorta the torque in Neuton-Meters, it just struck me how it might be compared to the E Class and 5 Series turbo V-8s based just on the number on the trunk lid. It feels deliberately deceptive.
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Originally Posted by oldcajun View Post
It feels deliberately deceptive.
Well, then "Mission Accomplished" ...
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