The current Cadillac CT5 launched for the 2020 model year, and since then, the luxury sedan has seen only minor changes and updates outside the addition of the ultra-high-performance Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing to the lineup for the 2022 model year. Now, Cadillac Society has learned a few important details about the CT5 refresh for the 2024 model year.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the front end of the 2024 Cadillac CT5 will be redesigned. The luxury sedan will sport a set of new headlights along with some slight alterations to the front fascia. The lower grille treatment will be modified as well, doing away with the “semi-smiley” design element on the current model.
There won’t be any changes to the luxury sedan’s greenhouse, including to the C-pillar “kink” that found some controversy upon the CT5’s reveal and launch. Specifically, the stepped design of the C-pillar garnered criticism, leaving enthusiasts to wonder why Cadillac elected to leave a cheap-looking plastic triangle shape right behind the rear passenger doors, as reported by our sister publication GM Authority. However, it seems the luxury marque is fond of this treatment and will leave it in place for the forthcoming mid-cycle refresh.
The rear end of the vehicle is expected to stay the same, although the vehicle team did consider installing a new set of graphics in the taillamps. However, at this time, it’s unclear if these taillamp graphics will end up making it to the production model.
The big news about the 2024 Cadillac CT5 will be its overhauled cockpit. The CT5 will get a wide screen that spans both the instrument cluster and infotainment screen, and in turn, the center stack will be revised in order to accommodate this screen. This update will be similar to what we’ll see in the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4.
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These modifications sound encouraging and evolutionary. Hopefully, the tail lamp changes will make the final “cut” at the design studio, simply to refresh that aspect of the vehicle. Apparently, it is being done within a tight “budget,” since it is wishful thinking to state “the luxury marque is fond of [the C-pillar] treatment,” and that detail cheapens the exterior look due to its similarity to vehicles not in the sports-luxury tier and most reviews find the black panel in the C-pillar ugly.
Where’s the Fleetwood Brougham when you really need it? At least it’s gas powered and not part of the electric deception. Still cannot believe Americans are so stupid.
Casting a pretty broad net there Willy are ya?
Bring back a “real Cadillac ” like the ct6. With an ice.
Frank A Ricciardi
I agree 100% !!!!
Totally agree – why no plans for a full-size internal combustion engine luxury sedan? (EVs not practical with charging problems in cold weather and limited travel ranges). Not an SUV/Crossover fan – can’t tell one from another and they lack the fuel efficiency, ride, handling, and style of a luxury sedan. Because the “Big Three” American companies no longer offer gas-powered size luxury sedans, we will be trading the Cadillac for an ICE foreign luxury sedan after years of being a loyal GM owner.
Ted Pastuszak Jr
The stepped design of the C-pillar makes the car almost indistinguishable from the Honda Accord, which may be why the luxury marque is fond of this treatment.
Quick Silver 1
I agree with Robert…bring us the second generation CT6!
I still love my 2018 ATS in satin steel metallic. No refresh required!
John J. Granata
I have a 2019 CT6 and get compliments and offers to buy it often. Its the last of the real Cadillacs. The new Cadillac car designs CT4 and CT5 are disappointing and not Cadillac quality or image. I want to buy another Cadillac but won’t under the current offerings. Also, GM better keep and ICE options or they will be in for a surprise from their once loyal customer base.
If you look at the spy window shot of the 2024 XT4 it is NOT showing a wide screen, rather, the screen it is showing is just the instrument cluster screen.
I have bought a New Cadillac since 1981 and I just took delivery of a 2023 Cadillax CT5 V. The Cadillac sedans are the best. At 70 MPH on an interstate withour a strong head wind it hets 30MPG. I will never buy an electric car. The gas powered car is what I will be driving from now on. Get caught in a bad snow storm and freeze. Cold weather reduces the battery power up to 60%