Cadillac Introduces First-Ever CT5; Equipped with Hands-free Super Cruise Technology

The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5, which features the automaker’s hands-free Super Cruise technology, will be making its public debut Friday at the New York International Auto Show.
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2020 Cadillac CT5
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 has been introduced and will feature hands-free Super Cruise technology. // Photo courtesy of Cadillac

The all-new 2020 Cadillac CT5, which features the automaker’s hands-free Super Cruise technology, will be making its public debut Friday at the New York International Auto Show.

Dealers will begin taking orders for the new Cadillac sedan this fall. It is being built, following a $211-million investment, at General Motors Co.’s Lansing Grand River plant. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

“The first-ever Cadillac CT5 showcases Cadillac’s unique expertise in crafting American luxury sedans,” says Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “Its details elevate every drive and rewards the senses.”

Cadillac says the CT5 compact sedan advances the brand’s legacy with design, performance, and comfort, and is supported by its latest technologies such as Super Cruise, the world’s first hands-free driver assistance feature for limited-access freeways.

Super Cruise enables hands-free driving on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada, using LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system, and a network of camera and radar sensors. The driver attention system helps keep drivers engaged by detecting and signaling when drivers need to pay more attention to the road.

“Cadillac is dedicated to building the world’s most exhilarating luxury sedans,” says Carlisle. “Every element of the CT5 is focused on delivering an unrivaled experience, from the 10-speed transmission to Super Cruise technology. The expansion of Super Cruise to CT5 reinforces our commitment to bringing the most innovative technologies to our customers.”

At launch, the CT5 model range will include Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport, with a Platinum package available on Premium Luxury and Sport models.

In addition to Super Cruise, the CT5 features a new Escala-inspired fastback design that underscores its refined ride, complemented with a driver-centric interior that blends high technology and high-touch elements. Luxury and Sport models allow customers to tailor the car to their style preferences with unique design and trim.

“From every angle, the CT5 exudes athleticism, sophistication and confidence,” says Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. “Cadillac’s signature hard-edge cues have evolved to a more sculptural and fluid expression of the brand’s design language.”

Other CT5 highlights include:

  • A standard 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo engine and optional 3.0L Twin-Turbo V-6 on Premium Luxury and Sport models.
  • Available all-wheel drive.
  • 10-inch-diagonal dashboard screen, as well as intuitive controls, including a rotary controller.
  • Adaptive remote start, cabin air purification ionizer, and available front-seat lumbar massage.
  • Safety alert seat and available rear camera mirror with zoom and tilt adjustment.
  • Forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic emergency braking, and front pedestrian braking.

Additional driver assistance technologies are available including: advanced adaptive cruise control, enhanced forward automatic emergency braking, automatic parking assist with braking, HD surround vision with recorder, rear pedestrian detection and alert, and reverse automatic braking.

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