Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants
Don't expect to see a liftback version, either.
May 7, 2019
While the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is aimed towards what the brand calls the "Lux 3" segment, which consists of vehicles such as the BMW 3 Series in terms of expected price, its dimensions put it squarely between the 3 Series and 5 Series. This strategy reminds us of the positioning of the second-generation CTS, which brought a decent amount of sales success for Cadillac. However, whereas the CTS came in sedan, coupe, and wagon forms, the new CT5 appears to be strictly a sedan – for now anyway.
"As far as additional body styles we can’t announce anything right now," said Mike Bride, CT5 chief engineer in an interview with Motor1.com.
That seems pretty open-ended, but Bride did mention that body styles such as a liftback were evaluated, but ultimately didn’t make the cut because of structural stiffness and mass targets. Despite looking the part with its sloped roofline, a CT5 liftback would carry more weight in a higher area than if it were a sedan, thus it was deemed unfavorable.