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    Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants
    Don't expect to see a liftback version, either.
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    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.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Really no surprise given how well the CTS wagon and coupe sold.

    Hoping for a V-series though!

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Really no surprise given how well the CTS wagon and coupe sold.

    Hoping for a V-series though!
    Agreed on the wagon/coupe not being worth the small sales they generated.

    They'd be foolish to not bring a V. I think that is a no-brainer.
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    I'm not sure how they sell in the world, but here in Ontario they are not doing that well, as far as I can see. I only saw one on the road. Looks sharp, but the mentality overall is not pro-Cadillac. My richer friends always talk/buy BMWs, Audis Landrover and Mercedes, but they completely dismiss the Cadillac. One of them has a 2019 5 Series on order and a brand new Q5. Have you ever considered the Cadillac? No, it's garbage.
    Too bad....Cadillac was such a strong brand, but bad management and cost cutting destroyed that could have still been an iconic, desired car. The common folk only knows about the Escalade, but they have no clue what a CT5 is.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    I'm not sure how they sell in the world, but here in Ontario they are not doing that well, as far as I can see. I only saw one on the road. Looks sharp, but the mentality overall is not pro-Cadillac. My richer friends always talk/buy BMWs, Audis Landrover and Mercedes, but they completely dismiss the Cadillac. One of them has a 2019 5 Series on order and a brand new Q5. Have you ever considered the Cadillac? No, it's garbage.
    Too bad....Cadillac was such a strong brand, but bad management and cost cutting destroyed that could have still been an iconic, desired car. The common folk only knows about the Escalade, but they have no clue what a CT5 is.
    Maybe I'm crazy.. but.. I had no idea that the CT5 was even remotely being sold yet. If they are I apologize. If they aren't.. then U are really wrong in making statements like this. Trollish in fact. IF THEY ARE NOT ON SALE YET.

    If U are referring to CADILLAC as a brand.. I still find that interesting because I was just in St. Catharines and stayed at Prince of Wales Hotel, and my female friend commented to me.. "U must love it here.. we've passed like 3 Caddys since U arrived. Is that one like yours?"
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Really no surprise given how well the CTS wagon and coupe sold.

    Hoping for a V-series though!
    I'm extremely disappointed on the coupe not being in the cards... If we are talking CTS coupes.. they were literally 30-35% of the CTS GEN2 Sales once they were available. And in truth Cadillac needs representation in that niche
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Isn't there suppose to be a CT4 model too. I'm sure it won't be hard to make a coupe of they are going to be using the same platform for the next camaro.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    I'm extremely disappointed on the coupe not being in the cards... If we are talking CTS coupes.. they were literally 30-35% of the CTS GEN2 Sales once they were available. And in truth Cadillac needs representation in that niche

    They didn't explicitly say there wouldn't be a coupe, and it's also worth considering that if it got a name, then technically it wouldn't be a CT5 coupe even if they shared a lot of commonality of parts. I think Cadillac is being deliberately coy and vague here. I'm betting the coupe in those patent drawings will show up at some point, and will be Alpha 2 based, but will perhaps share more with the Gen 7 Camaro.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by pontiacgt02 View Post
    Isn't there suppose to be a CT4 model too. I'm sure it won't be hard to make a coupe of they are going to be using the same platform for the next camaro.
    A re-skin of the ATS coupe with a new interior would be a very cheap way to make a CT4 coupe.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    I'm extremely disappointed on the coupe not being in the cards... If we are talking CTS coupes.. they were literally 30-35% of the CTS GEN2 Sales once they were available. And in truth Cadillac needs representation in that niche
    The CTS coupe was a sales success. Cadillac needs a coupe.
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Why do they continue this farce that the car is "squarely" between the 3 and 5 series?? GM is being stupid for letting this continue. It's 1.2" shorter than a 5 series and 11" longer than a 3 series.


    Not having a coupe is an absolute disaster. People in this price range want to be able to have something unique a lot of the time. It's why great styled coupes bring a lot of cache to the brands. CTS Coupe is still talked about to this day as one of the great coupes put out in the last few decades. Give us something like that again!!!!

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Really no surprise given how well the CTS wagon and coupe sold.

    Hoping for a V-series though!
    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    Agreed on the wagon/coupe not being worth the small sales they generated.

    They'd be foolish to not bring a V. I think that is a no-brainer.
    The CTS Coupe was actually the highest selling coupe in the luxury market when it was available and was around 35% of the product mix. That's very successful for a coupe even when coupes were all the rage.

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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    Who is motor1.com and why should we take their word for it? Anyone who still peddles the CT5 tweener line gets immediately thrown into the taken w/ a grain of salt category for me as a source of info.
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    We sold a lot of CTS coupes around here. A lot of first-time Cadillac buyers too.
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    Re: Cadillac CT5 Sedan Likely Won't Spawn Wagon Or Coupe Variants

    If they won't make it as striking as the CTS coupe, they shouldn't bother--just make a convertible and not a coupe. And if the steering wheel, upper dash and doors are black or even dark, forget about the convertible.

    I've seen one ATS coupe on the road (not that I've seen that many sedans).

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