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2025 Cadillac CT5 Production Start Pushed Back To May 2024

2025 Cadillac CT5 Production Start Pushed Back To May 2024

The 2025 Cadillac CT5 has some big changes in store, including an updated front fascia and an overhauled cockpit with new tech. Production of the refreshed model was originally slated to kick off April 2nd, 2024, and was subsequently pushed back to April 24th. But now, Cadillac Society has now learned that the start of production has been postponed yet again. 

According to sources familiar with the matter, the start of regular production (SORP) of the 2025 Cadillac CT5 will kick off on May 6th, 2024 at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. As usual, this date is tentative and subject to change at any time.

Additionally, note that the aforementioned date only concerns production of the “regular” 2025 Cadillac CT5 range, which includes Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels. It does not pertain to production of the more potent CT5 V-Series models, including the recently revealed 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, which run on a separate production schedule.

As a reminder, the most notable change inbound for the refreshed 2025 CT5 is its revised front fascia. The forthcoming model’s grille is considerably wider than that of the outgoing model, and new signature lighting with uninterrupted vertical lighting strips, which extend from the outer edges of the headlights to the bottom of the front fascia, accentuate that grille. Stacked LED headlights light the way ahead, deviating from the side-by-side configuration seen on the outgoing model. Inside, the 2025 Cadillac CT5 boasts a large, curved 33-inch LED color touchscreen, with built-in tech features such as 5G connectivity and Google built-in compatibility.

It’s also worth noting that the 2025 CT5 does away with the base Luxury trim level, leaving only Premium Luxury and Sport.

On the powertrain side, the 2025 Cadillac CT5 continues to harness the turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine (production code LSY) as standard. The boosted four-pot is capable of 237 horsepower 258 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful engine is offered on the Premium Luxury trim in the form of the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine (production code LGY), rated at 335 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional across all trims. Both engines bolt to the 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. Can someone explain to me WHY the 3.0 V6 is not going to be available in the SPORT trim? I just don’t get it? Why would a SPORT trim be offered, but you can’t get the more powerful engine? What am I missing here?

  2. And much like the all-new 2024 MB E-Class (which just hit dealer lots late March), the 2025 CT5 will be available for purchase in April (or May or June or July) of 2025. Why bother announcing a refresh or redo so far ahead of when it will be available? Yes, you build anticipation but over time, consumers will find something they like more since they can’t buy the source of their initial excitement. Almost makes you question GM’s ability to get cars on dealer lots when they say they are going to (Elon Musk and Cybertruck playing in the background…).

  3. Because a sport trim plus v6 is the formula for a V-series.

    Sport trim is the sucker play. Pay lots of extra bucks to replace the expensive bright trim with cheap (but better looking) black.
    If you want knowledgeable folks to laugh at you, buy the sport.

    • Exactly. The Sport trim with the 3.0L V6 is the CT5-V.

      But the part about people laughing that someone bought a Sport doesn’t track. The Sport starts at only $1K more than the Premium Lux. Both Sport and Prem Lux are substantially better equipped than the base Luxury. Not sure why anyone would be laughing at that…

  4. I put down $1,500 on December 1st for a 2024 CT5-V and on March 15th dealer said, sorry you can’t have a 24 it’ll have to be a 25 which is more expensive. Plus, looking at this sorry I might not get the car till July… maybe. What a joke. What a way to run a business.


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