The 2020 Cadillac CT4 sedan has already been revealed in V-Series flavor, but now the luxury brand is taking the wraps off the rest of the CT4 lineup. Featuring an all-turbocharged engine lineup and what Cadillac calls an expressive design, Caddy is hoping to appeal to a new generation of luxury buyers.
Based on the next-generation Alpha platform, the CT4 is appropriately wearing rear-wheel drive proportions. The wheels are pushed to the corners of the car and its stance is low and wide like its bigger brother, the CT5.
“We developed CT4 to appeal to youthful buyers in the luxury market who may be new to the Cadillac brand,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “The vehicle was intended to draw attention, using a combination of great proportions, taught surfacing and Cadillac family details that hint at the athletic driving experience this vehicle offers.”
Cadillac is offering 11 exterior color options on the CT4 and eight different interior options to appeal to all types of buyers. All variations of the CT4 offer standard LED headlights, taillights and accent lights.
The CT4’s small portions and lightweight chassis have enabled the car to have a near-perfect weight distribution. This physical feat will work in tandem with Cadillac’s signature double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension (with dual lower ball joints) and a modified rear suspension. Cadillac is offering ZF MVS (Multi-Valve System) passive dampers as an option on certain trim levels, while V-Series cars get Magnetic Ride Control 4.0.
As with all Cadillac models, the CT4 will feature driver-selectable drive modes to modify the feel of the car. Traditional drive modes are now joined by new My Mode and V Mode (V-Series), which can alter the calibrations for transmission shifting, suspension, steering and brake feel, front/rear torque split (with AWD), vehicle sound character and other vehicle attributes.
Unsurprisingly, Cadillac has slotted in its well-known turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as the base engine on the CT4. Like other GM models, this engine is rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It will send torque to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Cadillac’s new 2.7-liter segment-first Dual-Volute Turbo engine is available on Premium Luxury and is standard on V-Series. Horsepower is estimated at 309 with 348 pound-feet of torque in the Premium Luxury model and 325 and 380 pound-feet of torque in the CT4-V. It is matched with a segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift.
Rounding out the CT4 is a host of standard and optional features. All CT4’s will offer an eight-inch touchscreen display that houses the brand’s latest infotainment system. Gadgets such as an HD rear camera, Active Noise Cancellation and more will also be offered.
Cadillac is also confirming that the 2020 CT4 will offer optional Cadillac Super Cruise, though it will not arrive until sometime next year. Those new-generation luxury buyers seeking out a CT4 will be in luck later this year when Cadillac will open the order banks.