Despite the recent launch of the all-new CT5 which effectively replaces both the ATS and the CTS, Cadillac’s sedan offensive is not over for 2019 just yet.
GM’s luxury brand is now looking to fill the void at the lower end of its passenger car lineup with an all-new model that will slot beneath the CT5. Cadillac President Steve Carlisle confirmed to Autonews that the new sedan will be named CT4 and will debut later this year.
He didn’t provide more details, but the CT4 is likely to use the same Alpha platform that debuted with the ATS and underpins the new CT5 as well, although we have no official confirmation at this point.
Styling-wise, the CT4 remains a mystery for now, but it’s safe to say it will feature design cues from the CT5. “Boring sedans are dead. I think awesome sedans are going to be around for a while,” Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive director of global design, said when the CT5 was announced. Here’s hoping the same philosophy applies to the smaller CT4.
Under the hood, a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine is almost certain for most trim levels. However, the CT4 V-Sport performance version might use a V6 engine for extra oomph.
It remains to be seen where, and when, Cadillac will unveil the new CT4, but since the CT5 will go on sale in late 2019, the new sedan isn’t likely to arrive in dealerships before the year’s end at the earliest. Both the CT5 and the CT4 are part of Cadillac’s product overhaul plan that includes the introduction of a new or redesigned vehicle every six months on average through 2021.
Note: 2020 Cadillac CT5 pictured