In a world where all-new sedans (especially the high-end performance ones) are becoming increasingly rare, Cadillac has just gone ahead and revealed two of its latest ones – the CT4-V and CT5-V. Joining the revered V-Series performance line-up of General Motors’ posh arm, these new entrants showcase the American automaker’s renewed commitment towards luxury performance sedans. Cadillac has announced that the CT4-V and CT5-V sedans will reach showrooms in most markets sometime in 2020.

The introduction of the newer Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V models will effectively bring to an end the reign of the outgoing ATS-V and CTS-V. The latter became top favourites within their respective segments soon after their launch, which included enthusiasts and owners. However, despite their glory, agile chassis and powerful engines, Cadillac simply wasn’t able to shift enough units of either of the two models. Complicating matters further was the fact that, while the Cadillac ATS-V and Cadillac CTS-V are brilliant in their own right, neither could keep pace with the strong sales numbers posted by their German counterparts. In the United Arab Emirates, a new ATS-V can cost up to AED 290,000, while the larger CTS-V wears a sticker price of AED 375,000. The sharp drop in sales meant that Cadillac had to revise their performance sedan line-up, starting with finding replacements for the aging Cadillac ATS-V and Cadillac CTS-V models.

The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is powered by a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 320 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the CT5-V makes use of the brand’s 3.0--litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 355 horsepower and 542Nm of torque.

. “The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family. The newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive," Mark Reuss, President, General Motors.

At the unveiling ceremony of the brand-new Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V, Brandon Vivian, Cadillac Executive Chief Engineer, had this to say, “The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast. We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”

While the outgoing Cadillac ATS-V and Cadillac CTS-V models are purely performance-oriented and track-focussed tools, their upcoming replacements are supposed to be more commuter-friendly machines. The new Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V also sport a more modern design, updated interiors, and a vast array of technologies over their predecessors. Buyers will now benefit from Cadillac’s latest iteration of the Magnetic Ride Control system, electronic limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and Super Cruise – a hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeways in countries like the US and Canada.

Buyers will now benefit from Cadillac’s latest iteration of the Magnetic Ride Control system, electronic limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and Super Cruise - a hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeways in countries like the US and Canada.

The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is powered by a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 320 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the CT5-V makes use of the brand’s 3.0–litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 355 horsepower and 542 Nm of torque. Both cars will be available with all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option, with rear-wheel drive (RWD) being the standard layout. “The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family. The newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive. And this is only the beginning of the V family — Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned,” mentioned Mark Reuss, GM President.

It is clear from the above statement made by GM’s President that the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V range will be complemented by more powerful, track-oriented variants in the future. This will be crucial for Cadillac since the upcoming new replacements for the outgoing models can’t match their forerunners for outright power output or performance. However, it is hopeful that the CT4-V and CT5-V will enjoy better success in a segment that holds some of the most robust and well-liked contenders.