GM revealed the 2015 Cadillac CTS in an OnStar commercial but waited until today to release the official photos and details today. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Cadillac CTS arrives with the redesigned front grille featuring the new Cadillac crest, Galvano chrome finish on the base model grille and black chrome finish on the Vsport grille.
The vehicle is available as standard with active aero grille shutters on base, Luxury and Performance Collections (these are not included when the Driver Assist package is slected on Performance Collection). Moreover, the 2015 CTS sedan arrives with illuminating door handles featuring Galvano polished aluminum finish, automatic windshield wipers with rain sensors with Driver Awareness package.
As standard, the 2015 CTS is available with 17-inch wheels, but as an option Cadillac offers 18- and 19-inch wheels. According to the press release, the 2015 Cadillac CTS is available with a choice of ten exterior colors: Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic (new), Crystal White Tricoat (new), Red Obsession Tintcoat, Phantom Grey Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Black Diamond Tricoat, Opulent Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic.
Inside, we find the standard 5.7-inch driver information center display, while other models get the 12.3-inch colofr reconfigurable screen. Cadillac offers plenty of choices for the interior color and trim: Light Platinum with Jet Black accents, Jet Black with Jet Black accents, Twilight Blue with Jet Black accents, Light Cashmere with Medium Cashmere accents, Jet Black with Morello Red accents and Kona Brown with Jet Black accents.
For the 2015MY, Cadillac’s Automatic Parking Assist enables the car to park itself in parallel and perpendicular spaces. Also new is the Cadillac DockSpot magnetic inductive charging system.
Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 272 hp (203 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Moreover, the 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan is available with a 3.6-liter V6 that develops 321 hp (239 kW) and 373 Nm (275 lb-ft) of torque. The most powerful engine remains the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 that generates 420 hp (313 kW) and 582 Nm (430 lb-ft) of torque.
Cadillac’s CUE is the centre of the comprehensive CTS collection of advancements designed to augment the drive experience and supplement the increasingly connected lives of customers. It comes standard on every model and collection, with such features as new Text Alerts. With a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth capability (MAP), drivers can hear important texts and respond with pre-set messages. It allows voice-controlled connectivity that can help keep mobiles in pockets and drivers’ hands on wheels.
The Cadillac’s all-new, optional DockSpot inductive magnetic charging system is a wireless charger that simply lets users place their device on a small mat in the CTS, allowing it to charge without having to be plugged in.
CUE’s heart is the 8” LCD sensitive touch screen, which is an integral part of the central instrument panel’s top, featuring a motorised, fully capable faceplate at the bottom concealing a 1.8L storage space. CUE’s vivid LCD screen looks like that on a smartphone, with big, easily seen icons to execute controls. A navigation system is also optional on the standard and Luxury Collection models and comes standard with the Performance and Premium Collections and Vsport models.
Matching CUE in enhancing the connectivity of the CTS is an all-new OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot standard. Occupants can then have a mobile to remain connected. The hotspot is engaged every time the vehicle turns on and comes with a trial of three-month/three-gigabyte data.