In order to be competitive against its German rivals, Cadillac is updating the current CT4 and CT5 models available in the US.
There is a new high-definition 12-inch diagonal instrument cluster2 that is reconfigurable with different themes, including a traditional Tour theme, a performance oriented Sport theme, Track theme for the CT4-V and CT5-V only, and the dark, minimalist Stealth theme. Once drivers select a theme, they can change the information displayed in each zone of the cluster.
Additionally, the highly anticipated Enhanced Super Cruise with Lane Change on Demand functionality will be available on the CT4 and CT5 Premium Luxury and V-Series trims in early 2021. Super Cruise is regarded as the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada.
The vehicles’ infotainment system will add wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, as well as SiriusXM with 360L5, which provides travelers with more than 200 live SiriusXM channels, plus on-demand programming choices. The available rotary infotainment knob, located on the center console, also adds jog functionality for even greater maneuverability to make selections on the infotainment screen.
Adding to the vehicles’ driver safety technologies is the new standard Buckle to Drive feature. If the driver’s seat belt is not buckled when the car starts and Buckle to Drive is turned on, this feature will prevent the shifter from leaving Park for up to 20 seconds, or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled, whichever comes first. Consistent with Cadillac’s commitment to safety, this feature is automatically turned on from the factory, but can be turned off through the vehicle settings in the infotainment display. Other standard features include Teen Driver, a system that helps teens – who have the lowest rate of seat belt use of any age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – develop safe driving habits.
On the CT4 Luxury trim, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and the patented haptic Safety Alert Seat now come standard, making these features standard on every CT4 and CT5 trim.