In the General Motors world, next year’s model information always leaks by way of the company’s own fleet order guide. Thus far a good chunk of the company’s 2018 lineup is already published, including all Cadillac models except for the Escalade and XTS. Despite the antics of a Cadillac in the midst of a major product offensive, 2018 doesn’t appear to be Cadillac’s year for bombshells.
The brand’s alpha cars, the ATS and CTS, are largely unchanged for 2018. Aside from the typical exterior color changes, both models are gaining an automatic heated steering wheel and Cadillac User Experience. While the heated steering wheel is not a new thing on either vehicles, it will now engage when the vehicle is remote started (assuming the car feels it’s cold out).
Cadillac’s flagship, the CT6, is also gaining the automatic heated steering wheel as well as automatic ventilated seats. CT6 is also gaining several small changes, such as a more automated adaptive cruise control system and braking support with the car’s park assist system. The added automation is undoubtedly stemming from the addition of Super Cruise on the CT6.
The brand’s sole crossover, the XT5, is gaining the same features noted above on the CT6.
So far the only unknowns for the 2018 Cadillac lineup are the Escalade and XTS. We’ve already seen the 2018 XTS, which is getting a design refresh for 2018. The refresh is why GM hasn’t tipped its hat on the order guide just yet.
As for the Escalade, there’s been rumors of a refresh for it as well. It is worth noting that the Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon models are also missing from the 2018 fleet guide, a further indicator that perhaps the whole product line is getting a tweaking for 2018.