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Cadillac CT5

Cadillac CT5

CT5 is the name of an upcoming midsize luxury vehicle range from Cadillac, serving as a replacement for the Cadillac CTS.

  • What: an all-new midsize luxury car range replacing the CTS
  • When: a launch in calendar year 2019 as a 2020 model year vehicle
  • Why: the all-new CT5 will give Cadillac a new and competitive product in the midsize luxury car space
  • Where: sold in all current markets where Cadillac has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. The CT5 could be also sold in more countries if the Cadillac brand enters new markets.
Cadillac CT5 Overview
Expected introduction model year: 2020
Last redesigned model year: none, 2014 for third generation CTS
Expected refresh model year: 2023
Expected redesign model year 2026 (second generation CT5)
Expected name: Cadillac CT5
Expected platform: Alpha 2 platform
Layout: FR (front-engined, rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive)
Expected body styles: four-door sedan confirmed; wagon, two-door coupe, two-door convertible possible
Segment: midsize sedan (E segment)
Expected gasoline engines: turbo I-4, naturally aspirated V-6, twin-turbo V-6, twin-turbo V-8, possible supercharged V-8
Expected diesel engines: four-cylinder turbo-diesel possible for select markets
Expected transmissions: 10-speed automatic
Expected alternative powertrains: plug-in gas-electric hybrid

The following information is speculative and has not been confirmed or announced. If you notice any inaccuracies or have suggestions about the information provided, please let us know here.



Here’s what we expect from the Cadillac CT5:

  • Based on the longer variant of the GM Alpha 2 platform
  • Feature Cadillac’s new design language similar to the Cadillac Escala concept
  • Introduce an improved interior over the third-generation CTS, with increased levels of refinement, luxury, and convenience
  • Include the GM Super Cruise autonomous driving technology
  • Introduce a plug-in hybrid/PHEV variant like the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid or a pure battery electric model


In July 2017, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen stated that the Cadillac CT5 price will be priced to start in the $35,000 – $45,000 range.

Release date

Cadillac has not yet announced when the CT5 will come to market, but we expect it to launch in the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model year vehicle.


The CT5 name is the result of Cadillac’s new naming scheme, wherein the brand labels cars like sedans, coupes, and wagons with the CT moniker, followed by a number designating its “sequence” in the lineup. Similarly, Cadillac crossovers and SUVS will be named XT followed by a number identifying its sequence in the vehicle hierarchy.

General Motors filed a trademark application for the CT5 name with the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office on November 7th, 2014.


The Cadillac CT5 will ride on the successor to the original GM Alpha platform known as the Alpha 2 platform, shared with the following vehicles:

  • Next Cadillac ATS (Cadillac CT3)
  • Next Chevrolet Camaro (seventh generation Camaro)

As such, the CT5 will have a longitudinal powertrain configuration.


We expect the Cadillac CT5 to feature the following engine choices:

  • Turbo 2.0L I-4 engine with automatic engine stop/start functionality
  • 3.6L V-6 LGX with automatic engine stop/start functionality as a step up from the 2.0L Turbo
  • Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 LGW with automatic engine stop/start functionality as a step up from the 3.6L V-6 LGX
  • Cadillac Twin-Turbo 4.2L V-8 for CT5 V-Sport model making in the vicinity of 500 horsepower
  • New turbo-diesel engine for select markets (diesel)
  • Electric plug-in hybrid/PHEV (gasoline/electric)
  • Supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT4 making in the vicinity of 650 horsepower for CT5-V

We expect that the Cadillac CT5 will be offered with the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid model will have its own powertrain.

Body Styles

We expect the Cadillac CT5 to be available as a midsize sedan. A coupe and convertible variants are probable. A wagon variant is possible.


We expect that the Cadillac CT5 to compete with other midsize sport-luxury sedans, including:

  • BMW 5 Series
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Audi A6 range
  • Lexus GS
  • Infiniti Q70
  • Acura RLX
  • Volvo S90
  • Jaguar XE
  • Maserati Ghibli


Cadillac CT5 specifications are not available at this time. We will update this section when Cadillac releases information about the vehicle.


Stay tuned on information about the second-generation, future Cadillac CT5.


Discuss the Cadillac CT5 in our Cadillac CT5 forum.


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