Crossovers are overflowing the market but management from this luxury carmaker still believes there is plenty of room for good-old sedans. Therefore, the completely new compact sedan is coming, called the CT4. The new model will come with a completely new design and just like its predecessor ATS, it will come in a hi-performance version that wears a famous V badge. This model will come with numerous upgrades over standard models, starting from a more powerful engine, visual upgrades, new suspension and more. The new model is expected to hit the market next year, as 2021 Cadillac CT4-V
2021 Cadillac CT4-V Engine
Of course, one of the most interesting features of 2021 Cadillac CT4-V will be powertrain. The new sedan comes with several engines in the offer. Base versions are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, while higher trims come with a bigger 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder units, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. The new performance version will also come with this engine, though we are about to see a significant upgrade. A max output will go around 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Also, a 10-speed automatic should be slightly revised, while paddle shifters are expected as well. Standard models come with rear-wheel drive layout, while AWD versions are available as well. A manual transmission could come in the future as well.
2021 Cadillac CT4-V Chassis
Of course, various mechanical upgrades are about to come as well. At this point, we know many details about the new 2021 Cadillac CT4-V. Compared to the standard model, it will sit lower, thanks to new dampers and the resto of suspension components. The new CT4 gets a new version of the familiar Alpha platform. Among many interesting novelties, we should also mention things like multiple chassis mode selections, which allows you to set up steering and powertrain response, brake feeling and similar things. Also, there is a mechanical limited-slip rear differential.
Styling and Interior Design
When it comes to styling, you won’t find too many distinctive details on this version. It is largely the same as the standard version and follows the company’s latest design language, highlighted by a prominent shield-like grille and headlights that combine slim horizontal and vertical lighting groups. The model sits a little bit lower compared to the standard version and comes with bigger wheels with a unique rim pattern. Also, you may notices that the grille has been blacked, while there are quad exhaust tips on the rear side.
On the inside, you won’t notice any notable differences. The cabin is largely the same and comes with the same attractive dashboard design, which utilizes hi-quality materials. The center stack is highlighted by an 8-inch touchscreen. The list of tech features is pretty long and also includes things like dual-display driver information center, dual-zone auto climate control, leather upholstery, wireless charging, and Bose premium surround sound. Some reports also suggest we could see Cadillac’s new advanced Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system in the offer.
2021 Cadillac CT4-V Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2021 Cadillac CT4-V will come in the second half of next year. When it comes to the price, we expect it will go around 45.500 dollars. AWD models will cost 1.100 dollars more. The new model will be produced in Lansing Grand River Assembly, Michigan.
When it comes to competition, there are many potential rivals. Of course, Germans come to mind first, particularly the M3 model from BMW. Besides Bavarian carmaker, count on performance versions of two other German premium carmakers, performance versions of models like Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A3 models.