When it goes on sale later this year, the all-new, 2020 Cadillac CT5 will introduce a brand new Cadillac key fob, Cadillac Society was able to discover at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
The new fob features a completely new design compared to the “Crest” Cadillac key fob currently used across all other Cadillac models.
Though the new Cadillac key fob has a new design, its functionality appears identical to the key fob currently supplied with the brand’s vehicles.
The front features five buttons, including door lock, door unlock, remote start, trunk release, and panic (horn/lights) activation. A metallic accent circumvents the buttons on three sides.
The rear of the new Cadillac key fob has the brand’s Crest logo positioned at one corner, with a metallic accent making a mirror image of the front.
The black material is a hard plastic accented by bright metal trim work on the front, rear, and sides. There’s also a button to access/release the temporary (spare) key along with a loop for a keychain.
The fob replaces the current Crest-like Cadillac key fob, which was introduced around the 2014 model year. We are big fans of the current key fob, as it looks great and also feels very nice to the touch, with a very solid tactile feel to its buttons when in use. When simply being carried around in one’s hand or pocket, the current fob has the seemingly perfect weight and texture.
We didn’t get to use the new fob for more than a few short seconds, so we will reserve judgement about which Cadillac key fob we like more until we spend more time with the new unit.
I wanted to purchase a Cadillac PHEV,and now what.
The CT5 will likely get a PHEV version down the road.
Unfortunately, it won’t be a PHEV version since GM is no longer offering hybrids for all of their brands. They are going with ICE & EVs for either or both choices for new models in the future, give or take. 50/50 chance the CT5 will get an EV.
Nothing from the NY auto show?
Zero chance CT5 goes electric. Very small chance they’ll have a small EV sedan in the next decade. They’re putting the batteries under the floor, so CUEV’s will be the thing.
I am on my second Caddy. I love the luxury Caddy offers. I first had a CTS, and I now have an ATS. I agree the white CT5 looks a bit plain and underwhelming for Cadillac, although I did see it is the base model. The burgundy model caught my eye, but resembles an Acura slightly to me. The concept Cadillac models I have seen are very sleek and different from the run of the mill cars out there today. One or two even have a bit of a nostalgic look. My all time favorite is the 2011 and 2012 two door coupe. Now that’s a sexy car with a dynamic body that I see people steadily buying, and it turns my head every time I see one. Well ladies and gentlemen lets stay tuned and see if the CT5 can hold her own in the luxury sedan category. I am awaiting the official unveiling at the dealership which I read will be this fall.
Being an ex CTS and ATS owner, I think the CT5 looks great. You must see it in person to understand it, since – like so many modern car designs – one must really see it to appreciate it.
…….and the disappointment and underwhelming from Cadillac future product just keeps on coming….
Having the XT$ offerred as a PHEV would be a good place to start .