Cadillac’s latest sedans have barely been on the market a year, but Cadillac is already adding some additional goodies to both sedans for the 2021 model year. Among the additions: more screens! Yes, like every automaker these days, Cadillac is adding more screen real estate to both sedans to complement other new tech.
Both CT4 and CT5 will ditch the 2020 models’ traditional gauge cluster display in favor of a new 12-inch screen, oddly a feature that Cadillac has had on some models for many years now. Part of the motivation for the added screen is undoubtedly due to the fact both sedans will also gain Cadillac’s Enhanced Super Cruise hands-free driving functionality in early 2021. The latest version of Super Cruise adds the ability for Super Cruise to change lanes on its own at the driver’s command.
Cadillac is also making some infotainment enhancements on the 2021 CT4 and CT5. Both will offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while SiriusXM is being upgraded to its 360L platform, which enables over 200 channels and on-demand content.
Rounding out the feature changes is a new Buckle to Drive safety feature. According to GM, if it is enabled, the gear selector cannot be shifted from park for the first 20 seconds after the engine has been started if the driver’s seatbelt is not latched.
2021 CT4 and CT5 buyers will also have the added option of a new special edition trim level, which Cadillac is calling Diamond Sky. Diamond Sky is effectively an appearance package on both sedans with a unique exterior color and some V-Series bits thrown in for good measure.
Speaking of V-Series, Cadillac is trickling down additional V-Series features to the CT4 Sport and CT5 Sport trim levels for 2021 as well, arguably further negating the reasoning to upgrade to the V-Series trim level (unless modestly more power is a must).
Both the 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 will arrive in Cadillac dealerships later this fall.