2019 Cadillac CT5 First Drive

2019 Cadillac CT5 – Rumors are circulating that General Motors will unload a number of plates, perhaps the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala and Sonic, to make room for crossovers. While GM did not comment on these reports, Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen sets the record straight on his brand’s plans.

Speaking with Reuters, Nysschen said that a single new car called the Cadillac CT5 will replace the current XTS, CTS and ATS sedans. The three models, which will not have direct replacements, end their life cycle in 2019.

The 2019 Cadillac CT5 will be slightly smaller than the CT6 (see above), so it’s not surprising that the CT5 replaces the CTS, but it’s a little shocking that when the CT5 arrives, the smaller ATS and the Larger XTSs will exit the range when the life cycle of their current iterations ends. The ATS will not have a direct replacement, but there is a new smaller luxury sedan planned in the near future that will be placed under the CT5 in the brand portfolio. In other words, while the CT5 and the new small sedan would not technically replace the CTS, XTS and ATS, these three vehicles will not continue in a new generation while the CT5 and the small unnamed sedan will fill the slots under the CT6.

CT5 and CT4 will be built at GM’s Lansing Grand River assembly plant, where STCs and STAs are being built. The CT5 will target sedan buyers in the range of $ 35,000 to $ 45,000. And below $ 35,000, there will be CT4.

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