2019 Cadillac CT5

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The CT5 will be the first Cadillac sedan to be inspired by the Escala Concept. (XT4 SUV will come first)
So expect a similar front end. Which we can already guess a little bit on the spy shot above.
Otherwise, it doesn’t look like the production car will be a hatchback, like the Escala was.
And, they are still sticking with these stupid numbers instead of proper names. CT6.. CT5… I think These are really bad, especially for Cadillac. A terrible idea that even Lincoln is changing. 
(It was also, and still is, terrible for Acura)
No matter what Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen  is dreaming about, (or smoking)  Cadillac is NOT Mercedes, BMW or Audi.
It is Cadillac. Just like Lincolns, Cadillacs should have proper names. Like they did for decades. 
They should come up with their own idea of luxury and stop chasing German brands.
Otherwise, the “CT5” will be a bit shorter than the CTS. And will replace both the CTS and ATS.
They were rumors of a smaller CT3 a while ago. Competing with the Audi A3 and Mercedes A Series sedan. Not sure if that is still on the table or not…

And also, let’s hope that Cadillac will find it in their heart to make the CT5 interior look at least a little bit like the dreamy design of the Escala concept. 
That would really be great…

Conversation 10 comments

  1. If Cadillac intends not to deviate from the Escala design, they deserve the same merit as Mercedes. The production photo already shows conventional lines that translate to the same song and dance GM has danced around for decades: penny-pinching while charging double.

  2. Based on that spyshot, I think the CT5 will be much better looking than the CTS/ATS. Just hope the platform is as good as the Alpha is.

  3. CT5…..how hilariously cleaver. People will call it a CTS by accident and not be completely wrong.

    At least it's the same car, unlike XT5 and XTS.

    What a mess of names.

    Since the XTS had a 2nd refresh, it must be staying around for awhile, so the sedans will be:




    What a mess.

  4. FusioptimaSX, what mess? Aside from the XTS being in the mix, I don't see anything particularly wrong with that naming stucture.

  5. I think this looks quite promising actually. Very handsome. I love the retro steering wheel – and hope it makes it to production.

    This COULD be a winner for them…the current CTS is too big (the old one was just about perfect for size) and the ATS is too small (albeit it's a hoot to drive)…if this comes sized like the previous gen CTS (which looks about right) and the handling of the ATS with the looks of the concept (including that awesome steering wheel) – chicken dinner is served as we have a winner.

  6. I am sure it will have the same stupid looking tail lights. Hopefully the inside door panels will fit better this time around. mediocrity sold for luxury.

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