The Cadillac CT5 Will Stick With a Sedan Body Style
Cadillac has confirmed that the upcoming CT5 will not receive a coupe or wagon variation for the foreseeable future
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is set to be the signature sedan of the Cadillac lineup moving forward. According to reports, the CT5 will be limited to the sedan segment. That means no CT5 coupe of wagon variations anytime in the near future.
The lack of any variants for the CT5 was confirmed by Mike Bride, the chief engineer of the 2020 Cadillac CT5. When asked by Motor1 about the possibility of any CT5 variants, Bride had this to say:
“As far as additional body styles we can’t announce anything right now.”
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Bride did confirm that Cadillac considered a liftback body style for the CT5. However, structural stiffness prevented this iteration of the CT5 model from coming to fruition.
Many suspected that like the Cadillac CTS that preceded it, the CT5 would offer coupe and wagon options in addition to its standard sedan body style. The CTS Wagon was the last station wagon that Cadillac offered in its lineup. Cadillac also doesn’t have a coupe in its lineup after the elimination of the Cadillac ATS Coupe.
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Yet, there may be hope for a Cadillac coupe in the near future. Patent drawings of a potential coupe vehicle for the Cadillac lineup were recently uncovered, and Cadillac is planning to add a new vehicle to its lineup every six months, so there is always room for another Cadillac vehicle.
As for a Cadillac station wagon, the outlook is a little less likely. Bride himself stated that the group most devastated by the cancellation of the Cadillac CTS Wagon was “journalists.”
News Source: Motor1
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