Cadillac introduced the 2020 CT4-V in May, but now they’ve finally unveiled the standard model.
Set to go up for order later this year, the ATS successor has a bold new design which follows in the footsteps of the CT5 and XT6.
The styling varies slightly by trim, but the CT4 Luxury and CT4 Premium Luxury have bright exterior accents, metallic grilles and a relatively plain front fascia.
The CT4 Sport is more aggressive as it features a black mesh grille, dark accents and special 18-inch wheels. The model also has semi-transparent taillights and a body kit that includes unique fascias, extended side skirts and a rear spoiler.
The entry-level CT4 Luxury comes nicely equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility. Other niceties include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, active noise cancellation technology and a keyless entry system with a push-button ignition.
Moving up to the CT4 Premium Luxury rewards buyers with leather seats, LED ambient lighting and textured aluminum trim on the center console. The model also has a universal home remote, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirrors and upgraded seats that feature more adjustments and memory settings. There’s also an assortment of driver assistance systems including Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist and a Safety Alert Seat.
The CT4 Sport goes even further as it adds sport seats, unique trim and alloy pedals. The model also has a sport steering wheel with a thicker rim, dimpled grips and magnesium paddle shifters.
Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp (177 kW / 240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. Customers will also be able to order an optional all-wheel drive system.
Buyers looking for something more powerful can order the CT4 Premium Luxury which will be offered with an optional turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces 309 hp (230 kW / 313 PS) and 348 lb-ft (471 Nm) of torque which is just 16 hp (12 kW / 16 PS) and 32 lb-ft (43 Nm) less than the CT4-V.
While it’s odd that the high-performance engine isn’t offered on the CT4 Sport, the 2.7-liter unit is paired to a ten-speed automatic gearbox. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.
Cadillac will release additional information closer to launch, but pricing should start in the low $30,000 range.