Cadillac is still hard at work updating its lineup of sedans with the new CT naming scheme, and yesterday we got our first detailed look at the all-new 2020 Cadillac CT4. Here’s what you can expect from the ATS’ successor.
On the outside, the new Cadillac sedan design will trickle almost directly down from the larger CT5, which takes the slot of the CTS. This brings in the bold mesh grille, squinted headlights, vertical LED accent lights, an aggressively shaped front bumper, and stylish taillights with vertical LED bars. Cadillac will offer the CT4 in four key variants – Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and V-Series – and each will boast a unique grille to set it apart. The V-Series will take its distinctions further with darker accents to go with unique fascias, rocker extensions, spoilers, and wheels.
Inside, the CT4 will again carry in many of the design cues introduced by the CT5, including its four-spoke steering wheel, floating touchscreen, left-of-center gear shifter, and more. The CT4 will distinguish itself from its big brother with a more horizontally oriented dash compared to the swoopier lines on the CT5. The CT4 will also be the poster car for advanced tech and upscale standard features with its standard 8-inch high-definition touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, full-color dual-display driver information center, a high-definition rearview camera, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, LED interior lighting, a premium audio system, and more.
Under its hood, the 2020 Cadillac CT4 will boast an all-turbocharged lineup of engines that start with a boosted 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Premium Luxury trim will boast a 2.7-liter Dual-Volute Turbo engine with an estimated 309 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. The CT4-V will use the same 2.7-liter engine but with its power juiced to an estimated 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The CT4-V will include boast Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 to help it in the corners. The CT4 will come standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive will be available in all versions.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 will lack in standard safety features, as the Luxury trim will not be available with any advanced safety gadgets other than a high-definition rearview camera. In Premium Luxury and higher trims, it will have a full array of optional safety equipment, including enhanced automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, reverse automatic braking, and much more. Shortly after hitting showrooms, Cadillac will further enhance the CT4’s safety with available Super Cruise driver-assist features. We’ll have to wait on IIHS crash tests for the final CT4 ratings.