Cadillac has introduced new Championship Editions of the Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V to celebrate the company’s win of the 2017 IMSA Manufacturer, Driver, Team and Endurance Championships.
Both commemorative ATS-V and CTS-V are available in Black Raven or Crystal White with Cadillac V-Performance graphics on the hood and rear spoiler and come with Red Obsession side-view mirror caps, a DPi-V.R graphic on the quarter windows, Red Brembo brake calipers and forged polish-finished alloy V-Series wheels with Midnight Silver painted pockets.
A Morello Red detail package gives their interiors Jet Black Recaro seats, red front and rear door armrests and Morello accented high gloss carbon fiber interior trim.
The 2018 Cadillac Championship Edition ATS-V starts at $72,190 for the sedan and $74,390 for the coupe, while the 2018 CTS-V Championship Edition sedan starts at $105,730.
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.
Is Cadillac Bringing An Electric Escalade With 400-Mile Range?
The Escalade has long been one of the least eco-friendly vehicles on the market, but that could soon change.
According to enthusiast website , the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade will eventually be available with a full-electric version that should help clean up the nameplate’s image.
The electric Escalade will supposedly offer at least 400 miles (650 km) of driving range, which would put it at the very top of the electric car pack by today’s standards, even beating anything that Tesla offers. However, Cadillac is betting on future advancements in electric car technology to hit that range target, so don’t expect to see the Escalade EV right away.
Sales of the next Escalade begin in late 2019, while the electric variant won’t appear until at least two years later. When it finally arrives, it will join the standard model and a high-performance version.
Cadillac has yet to mention anything about an Escalade EV, but we do know that it has big aspirations to become one of the world’s top EV brands. At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, it made a shock with a crossover concept (pictured) that previewed its first-ever electric vehicle.