Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2014 CTS.
Designed to "challenge world’s best," the CTS has an attractive design which incorporates a new of cues from the Ciel concept. Notable highlights include a larger grille, a more rakish windscreen and distinctive headlights which have LED strips that are echoed in the daytime running lights. The model also has a "trapped" hood, trapezoidal exhaust tips and 17- to 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The cabin follows in the footsteps of the ATS as it features high quality materials and a familiar design. Key features include an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a CUE infotainment system and authentic wood, carbon fiber or aluminum trim. The model can also be equipped with heated / ventilated front seats, a heads up display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
In the tech department, the CTS is the first Cadillac to offer Automatic Parking Assist which enables the car to parallel park itself. The model also offers Front and Rear Automatic Braking (which can brake the car to prevent a crash at low speeds), a Safety Alert Seat and automatic safety belt tightening. Other options include Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Panic Brake Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Collision Preparation and Rear Cross Traffic Alert - just to name a few.
Under the hood, three different engines are available including:
- A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 272 bhp (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque
- A naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 with 321 bhp (239 kW) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque
- A turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 with 420 bhp (313 kW) and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm) of torque
Depending on which engine is selected, it is connected to a six- or eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is optional.
Drivers looking for a sportier driving experience will want to check out the new VSport variant which has a twin-turbo V6 engine, a revised steering system, Brembo brakes and 18-inch aluminum wheels with Pirelli performance tires. Other niceties include a revised grille, a heavy duty cooling system, a driver-selectable track mode and an electronic limited-slip differential.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS will go into production this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
Check out the press release for additional information