Cadillac has high hopes for the 2020 CT4 and the automaker has announced the model will be priced from $33,990.
In terms of equipment, the entry-level CT4 Luxury has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility. Other niceties include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, active noise cancellation technology and a keyless entry system with a push-button ignition.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine resides under the hood where it produces 237 hp (177 kW / 240 PS) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is also available, but it’s pretty pricey at $2,600. However, the option also adds heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Moving up to the Premium Luxury variant will cost drivers $38,490. It comes nicely equipped with leather seats, LED ambient lighting and textured aluminum trim on the center console. Other niceties include auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and upgraded seats that offer more adjustment. The model also has a host of driver assistance systems including Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Park Assist and a Safety Alert Seat.
The CT4 Premium Luxury come standard with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but buyers can order a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 309 hp (230 kW / 313 PS) and 348 lb-ft (471 Nm) of torque. Unfortunately, Cadillac didn’t say how much the engine will cost.
Continuing up the trim ladder is the CT4 Sport. It starts at $39,590 and features a unique exterior with a black mesh grille, dark accents and special 18-inch alloy wheels. The model also has semi-transparent taillights and a body kit that includes unique fascias, extended side skirts and a rear spoiler.
The sporty upgrades continue in the cabin as the car has sport seats and a sport steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifters. Other highlights include alloy pedals, special aluminum trim and a Brembo front braking system. Despite wearing the Sport moniker, the trim is only available with the entry-level engine.
Last but not least, there’s the controversial CT4-V which starts at $45,490 with rear-wheel drive and $46,590 with all-wheel drive. It builds on the CT4 Sport, but adds a revised steering wheel and a Bose premium audio system. The model also has a wireless smartphone charger and special floor mats with V logos.
Of course, the biggest difference is under the hood as the model has a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 320 hp (239 kW / 324 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Other performance features include a sport-tuned suspension, magnetic ride control (RWD only) and a limited-slip rear differential.
The CT4 and CT4-V will be launched early next year and they’ll eventually be followed by a proper successor to the ATS-V.