Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

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    Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected



    The facelifted Cadillac CTS has been spotted roving around near GM's Milford Proving Grounds.*

    It was believed the CTS would morph into the CT5 with this facelift, adopting Cadillac's new nomenclature--however it appears now that the CTS name will soldier on.

    The most notable change comes to the front grill, where the CTS apes the new look found on the CT6 and XT5, while out back it gets a massaged bumper and new vertical exhaust exits.

    It does feature a front facing camera, but it's unclear at this point if it will offer night vision like it's bigger brother.

    Interior changes will include the the latest version of CUE and various upgrades in line with CT6 and XT5.

    Powetrain changes are expected to be nonexistent besides the CTS-V adopting the new 10-speed transmission from the Camaro ZL1.

    Expect to see the 2017 CTS later in the year.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    The CTS looks great, and GM should get much credit for a remarkable product...but I am afraid it will continue to be invisible in the CUV/SUV luxury marketplace. A shame.

    Also shown I believe (top right), is the new MCE Pontiac Aztec.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Is this the first refresh wholly under de Nysschen's authority? XT5 and CT6 were way too far along for him to have much input, no? Or did he have a good say on the final results too?
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    The CTS looks great, and GM should get much credit for a remarkable product...but I am afraid it will continue to be invisible in the CUV/SUV luxury marketplace. A shame.

    Also shown I believe (top right), is the new MCE Pontiac Aztec.

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    Sadly the high prices also keep buyers like me away.

    And - Why would you buy this when you can get an SRX/XT5 for thousands less? Most people will go XT5.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    glad they are keeping the CTS name. i hate when manufacturers kill off a perfectly good name.
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    ...they added a bar to the grille...that is literally the only difference I see...
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    The easiest way to improve the appearance of any vehicle is to photograph it with a Leaf and Aztek in the background.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Is there something wrong with Cadillac's ability to produce their vehicles? Went to AutoTrader and looked up XT5, and there are only two in my area, and under "Any Distance" there were only 404 across the nation. How the hell can they have so little inventory? CT6 too. The car has been available for a little over 2 months, and across the entire nation only 370. They were selling SRX's at around 7,000 a month until recently. So they are missing out on the ability to sell their vehicles. In the meantime, AutoTrader has 1587 new Escalades available. Is this normal, even close to normal?
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    I am torn on this one...

    A little disappointing that this is all the refresh entails...But at the same time I have always been a huge fan of the CTS exterior design so I still think it looks great.

    I will still contend that exterior design is not what is holding this car back...

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    VERTICAL PIPES IT'S HAPPENING

    Also, **** whoever said it would be CT5.

    Otherwise a pretty lame refresh.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Seems strange that GM would not use the MCE to update the name. It would make more sense to migrate to a new cohesive naming convention instead of haphazardly applying it. With the marketing buzz of the new CT6 and XT5 why not change the name now while the others are fresh in the public's mind?
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    .....Won’t Become CT5 as Expected


    Not this again.

    We all know that the name changes will happen when the product is re-designed or replaced. A minor face-lift like this doesn't apply.
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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Quote Originally Posted by dratnol View Post
    Seems strange that GM would not use the MCE to update the name. It would make more sense to migrate to a new cohesive naming convention instead of haphazardly applying it. With the marketing buzz of the new CT6 and XT5 why not change the name now while the others are fresh in the public's mind?
    It make perfect sense because CTS is a failure just like STS was, and you don't want to associate CT5 with a product that very well may not exist at the same price points or level of functionality.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS Facelift Spotted, Won’t Become CT5 as Expected

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Not this again.

    We all know that the name changes will happen when the product is re-designed or replaced. A minor face-lift like this doesn't apply.
    It is garbage like that that convinces me that auto journalists have no long term ability to retain information. Who thought the CTS was going to be renamed before the next generation? I mean, who? You know how many times the auto press "CONFIRMED" that the CT6 would get a V-8? And when the test drives happened I actually read one critic sobbing over the fact that there was no information as to whther the CT6 would get a V-8. I have never seen a group of professionals who knew less about their industry than auto journalists.
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