The Cadillac CT5 gets a big ol’ touchscreen and a new front end
Revised CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing models will arrive later
When we think of the Cadillac CT5, we tend to focus on the CT5-V Blackwing – and with its 668hp supercharged V8 engine, how could we not? But don’t forget, Cadillac sells not-as-hardcore versions of its midsize sedan, and updated models just debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.
The first thing you’ll notice is the CT5’s new front end, which has a revised headlight and grille design. It’s… definitely a look, though not exactly a good one. We much prefer the pre-facelifted version. This new schnoz is honestly kind of ugly.
It’s a different story inside, however, where the CT5 gets a nice upgrade, largely thanks to a huge 33-inch touchscreen. Cadillac’s software suite includes a bunch of useful Google apps, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And the CT5’s tech accolades don’t stop there; the sedan can be optioned with Cadillac’s outstanding Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology, which is better than just about anything else on sale today.
You can continue to get the CT5 with either a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine or a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. The former makes a healthy 237hp and 258lb ft of torque, while the latter ups those numbers to 335hp and 405lb ft. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine, and buyers can choose between rear- or all-wheel drive.
Cadillac says the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing sedans will get a few updates, too, but those will be announced at a later date. Look for the full CT5 lineup to go on sale next spring.
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