Cadillac’s big new CTS has been given an early update, picking up the brand’s refreshed logo and a handful of new features.
Like the midsized ATS before it, the large CTS now wears a wider and wreathless version of the familiar Cadillac shield at both ends.
The grille behind that badge has also been given a light going-over, now with a bold trio of chrome-finished and wing-like louvres.
On the technology front, the CTS now packs a choice of halogen or HID headlights, matched to a new Adaptive Forward Lighting System.
There’s also illuminated door handles, a choice of 17, 18 or 19-inch wheels and new ‘Crystal White Tricoat’ and ‘Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic’ paint options.
In the cabin, there’s new wireless phone charging, while the Cadillac CUE infotainment system gets text message alerts, and ‘OnStar’ communication with 4G LTE and wi-fi hotspot connectivity.
Engine options are unchanged, so there’s a 203kW/400Nm 2.0 litre turbo four at the entry end and a familiar 239kW/373Nm 3.6 litre V6 in the middle of the range.
The Vsport also packs an electronic LSD, sport-tuned suspension with uprated springs and stabilisers, a quicker steering ratio, Brembo brakes and 18-inch wheels (19s are optional). There’s also a selectable track mode.
All models are equipped with an eight-speed paddle-shifted auto.
Cadillac for Australia?
Rumours and reports of an Australian debut for Cadillac have been circulating for years, and it nearly happened back in 2009.
For TMR’s coverage of Cadillac’s Australian potential, check out our links below.