Cadillac CT5 spied under cover Ahead of Upcoming Refresh

When it comes to the Cadillac CT5, the higher-performance model tends to get the most attention, but there is an entry-level model in the lineup. This spy shot captures a fresh sedan with a hidden face.

Compared to the current model, the grille appears to have sharper lines, and appears slightly larger. The headlights are now stacked vertically. Look closely, and you can see the revised shape of the lamp. Vertical running lights are still part of the design. The lower fascia appears to be getting a trapezoidal shape instead of the existing bracket-shaped opening.

At this stage, the Cadillac team doesn’t appear to be doing anything else with the CT5. There is camouflage on the wheel caps and covers the badge on the back.

While we can’t see it in the photos, the updated CT5 allegedly has a cabin that looks like the updated XT4 (pictured below), according to our spies. If this is the case, then there will be wide bezels that will likely house the separate instruments and infotainment display.

2024 Cadillac XT4 Interior View Spy Photo

It’s unclear whether Cadillac will make any powertrain changes to the CT5. Currently, the CT5 is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 237 horsepower (177 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters). The Class V upgrade to a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 produces as much as 360 hp (268 kW) and 405 lb-ft (550 Nm). The Blackwing has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that offers 668 hp (498 kW) and 659 lb-ft (893 Nm).

We don’t expect to see the updated CT5 debut until 2023. Sales may start before the end of that year.

Cadillac is in the early stages of transitioning to EVs. Lyriq is the first. Celestiq is next, but its $300,000+ price tag will limit the pool of potential buyers. An XT4-sized electric model is also thought to be on the way.

If you want an in-depth discussion of the Cadillac Celestiq’s debut, check out this episode Chatting About Cars:

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