The Cadillac CT5 made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show as the luxury brand’s latest attempt at the D-segment, indirectly replacing both the Cadillac ATS and CTS to take on the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The CT5 will offer three trim levels – the base-level Luxury, followed by Premium Luxury and Sport, with the latter two representing separate branches of Cadillac’s latest Y trim level strategy. A Platinum package will be available on both Premium Luxury and Sport trims.
Of the three available trim levels, Sport is the most aggressive, differentiated by darker accents and performance-inspired details, including unique grilles, fascias, rocker extensions, spoiler and standard 19-inch wheels. In this live photo gallery, captured at the floor of the New York show, we’re taking a detailed look at the exterior design of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport.
Viewed head on, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport makes its presence known with a unique fascia treatment punctuated by a glossy black mesh grille, which stands in contrast to the bright grille accents on the CT5 Luxury and Premium Luxury. The Sport’s fascia also includes unique inserts for the lower corners and lower center piece. However, the grille outline retains its bright accent work.
Higher up, we find slim LED headlamps in line with Cadillac’s newest design language.
That new design direction extends to the side profile, which draws inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport features unique rocker extensions that add an extra level of sportiness, while higher up, we find black window trim as a replacement for the bright window surround moldings (also known as DLO trim) of the Luxury and Premium Luxury models.
The CT5 also features Cadillac’s new door handles. On the CT5 Sport, they are finished completely in body-color (Luxury models are body-color with a bright accent). On the model seen here, the handles are also equipped with the optional illuminating feature that is part of the Platinum or Lighting packages.
In the corners sit a standard set of 19-inch premium painted alloy wheels with a Pearl Nickel finish. Brembo performance front brakes are standard on the Sport as well, while other models get a regular set of brakes.
At the rear, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 features a unique set of neutral-density (clear) gray-tinted transparent outer tail light lenses with red crystal inner elements, as compared to the red lenses on the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims. The Sport also gets a unique lower fascia treatment, which houses a new set of exhaust tips. A trunk lid spoiler and a glossy lower fascia treatment with a body-color insert between the tail pipes finish off the look.
|Overall Length (in)||193.8|
|Overall Width (in)||74.1|
|Overall Height (in)||57.2|
|Front Track (in)||62.8|
|Rear Track (in)||63.9|
For reference, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport comes standard with the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine (production code LSY) making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with the 350T badge out back. The twin-turbo 3.0L V6 (production code) LGY is optional. It makes 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and gets the 550T designation. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is optional. All engines mate to a new 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift gear selector.