According to a report from The Detroit News, the temporary pause in production is scheduled from April 4th through April 10th. The luxury marque did not disclose a specific reason for its decision to idle production of its two four-door luxury sedans, but Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, indicated that the pause is the result of a supplier issue that is not related to the ongoing global microchip shortage.
The Cadillac CT4 and CT5 are both assembled at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, where production of the two sedans was idled for the better part of the 2021 calendar year. This resulted in a dramatic decline in sales of both the CT4 and CT5 in 2021. Production resumed in full for the 2022 model year in late October 2021 and remained at full capacity until this week.
As a reminder, the CT4 features the turbocharged 2.0L I4 (production code LSY), rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as standard on the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels (identified by the 350T badge on the decklid). The turbocharged 2.7L I4 (production code L3B) is optional on the CT4 Premium Luxury, where it’s rated at 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, identified by the 500T badge. The L3B engine is standard on the CT4-V, making 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the CT4-V Blackwing is powered by the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 (production code LF4) rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Both the CT4-V and CT4-V Blackwing are identified by V-Series badges on the decklid.
The CT5 features the 2.0L I4 (production code LSY), rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as standard on the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels, identified by the 350T badge. The twin-turbo 3.0L V6 (production code LGY) is optional on the CT5 Premium Luxury, where it makes 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and is identified by the 550T badge. The LGY is standard on the CT5-V, where it makes 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. The CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 (production code LT4) making a whopping 668 horsepower and 669 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful Cadillac in history. As with the CT4 V-Series range, both the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing are identified by V-Series badges on the decklid.
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