In addition to receiving some trim changes and a few styling modifications, the Cadillac ATS and CTS sport sedans now offer a new Carbon Black appearance package that add a pinch of “menace”.
The ATS sedan and Coupe get a Black Chrome grille and rear fascia applique, with matching black side window moldings and ‘After Midnight dark’ finish wheels. The package also adds body-colored door handles and a V-Series spoiler.
Their interior benefits from low-gloss carbon fiber trim, standard RECARO front seats, and a choice of Jet Black or Light Platinum color scheme.
The performance-tuned ATS-V sedan and coupe features most of the upgrades of the regular ATS, a Carbon Fiber package that includes a more aggressive front splitter, hood vent trim, rear diffuser, composite rocker extension panels and a taller, body-colored rear spoiler.
Inside, they get a sueded steering wheel and shifter, in addition to the carbon fiber trim and Recaros.
The Carbon Black Appearance Package for the CTS is nearly identical to that of the ATS lineup, with the only exception being that the Recaro front seats are optional instead of standard. They are standard on the CTS V-Sport Premium, however.
The CTS-V gets all the ATS-V’s enhancements.
General Motors hopes the Carbon Black Appearance Package will help revitalize ATS and CTS sales.
2020 Cadillac CT4 Base, Midrange Models Arrive With Up To 309-hp
The Premium Luxury has the same engine as the CT4-V; Super Cruise arrives in 2020.
Following the Cadillac CT4-V debut a few moths earlier, Cadillac has announced details for the entry-level and midrange 2020 CT4.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 will be available in Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport trim levels, in addition to the hotter V model, with power coming from two engines.
Motivation for the Sport and Luxury trims comes from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp and 258 lb.-ft of torque, mated to a an eight-speed automatic transmission.
If you need more power, the Premium Luxury variant is powered by the same 2.7-liter turbocharged engine as the CT4-V, but detuned to make 309 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the larger engine generates 325 hp and 380 lb.-ft of torque in the CT4-V.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive can be had with either engine.
The Cadillac CT4 will be available with Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver-assistance technology in 2020.
Is Cadillac Making V-Series Performance SUVs?
Cadillac’s SUVs might be getting the V-series treatment, but which one(s)?
Cadillac has plans to expand its lineup of V performance vehicles beyond the CT4-V and CT5-V, according to a new report.
At the press drive event for the new XT6 large crossover, Cadillac boss Steve Carlisle hinted to that the company is considering giving its SUVs some extra oomph!
He is certainly comfortable with the idea, but conceded that they could never replace true sports sedans: “You’re dealing with higher [centers of gravity], weight distributions, everything like that.”
There have been rumors that the next-generation Escalade could arrive with the 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 that powers the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Corvette Z06. If true, a 650-hp Escalade will certainly turn some heads.
Other rumors claim a Cadillac is working on a high-performance XT4 crossover, one possibly wearing the V badge. Performance-tuned versions of the XT5 and XT6 seem out of the question, however.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Arrives With New Engine, More Tech
It brings a new engine, updated interior tech, and some very subtle styling updates.
Cadillac has given its popular XT5 crossover several updates for the 2020 model year, most notable of which is a new turbocharged engine.
The 2020 XT5 brings a new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, complimenting the existing 310 horsepower 3.6-liter V6. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
On the outside, Cadillac’s mid-size SUV gets a slightly bolder grille with two available textures that help distinguish the Luxury and Sport variants, standard LED headlights, restyled front and rear fascias, and new 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior can now be had with a choice between two new HD instrument cluster displays, Cadillac’s latest infotainment interface, a new rotary controller with jog functionality, one-touch phone pairing with NFC, USB-C and wireless charging, higher-resolution Rear Vision, Surround Vision cameras, and a night vision system.
Like the rest of the updated Cadillac lineup, the 2020 XT5 follows the brand’s new “Y” trim strategy, meaning it’s available in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. Sales begin in summer 2020.