Cadillac CT4 Caught Testing With Production Tail Lights
In the last few months, we’ve brought you spy shots galore of the upcoming Cadillac CT4. But now, we’ve caught the upcoming small luxury sedan undergoing testing wearing production tail lights – which we haven’t seen before.
Though the prototype’s heavy camouflage makes it more challenging to see the lights in all their glory, we get a better idea by zooming in on the shots.
What we can see is that the lamp starts off with a horizontal part on the forward-most part of the lamp. That, in turn, is followed by a vertical element that has become Cadillac’s signature over the past decade.
What’s unclear is whether the taillamps of the upcoming Cadillac CT4 will also have a horizontal portion running into the trunklid, like the facelifted 2019 Cadillac CT6 – or whether it will stick with a more vertical design like that of the current ATS and CTS models.
Forced to make a prediction, we’d put our money on Cadillac’s upcoming small sedan having a similar taillamp design as those on the CT6. That design direction, in turn, was initially introduced on the Cadillac Escala concept.
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About Cadillac CT4
The CT4 is an upcoming small luxury sedan from GM’s Cadillac luxury car division. The vehicle will indirectly replace the ATS Sedan as Cadillac’s smallest sedan, slotting in the luxury C-segment against the likes of the Audi A3 range and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class family.
The CT4 will be based on the second iteration of the highly-acclaimed GM Alpha platform known as Alpha 2. In first-generation guise, the architecture underpinned the ATS and CTS lines. Rear-wheel-drive will be standard, while all-wheel-drive will be optional. A high-performance CT4-V is planned.
Power should come from the standard 2.0L Turbo LSY four-cylinder engine. The naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX could be offered as an option. A Sport model could be offered with the 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 LGW engine, while the high-performance CT4-V should be available with the new Cadillac 4.2L V8 DOHC LTA engine, otherwise known as Blackwing.
Trim levels will follow the new Cadillac new Y trim level structure, commencing with the base Luxury, followed by mid-level Premium Luxury and Sport trims, and the range-topping Platinum and V-Series trims. Pricing should start in the low $30,000 range.
The CT4 will be built at the following plants:
The Cadillac CT4 is expected to be introduced in the second half of the 2019 calendar year as a 2020 model year vehicle.
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