2015 Cadillac CTS Gets Revised Styling and Added Tech

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The Cadillac CTS luxury sedan will return for the 2015 model year with a handful of visual enhancements, 4G LTE Internet connectivity, wireless smartphone charging and an assortment of safety features.
Even though Caddy hasn't released official pictures of the vehicle yet, it has confirmed that the all-new CTS lineup will be packed full of goodies that fit everyone's tastes and demands from a luxury sedan.

Also, our carparazzi confirmed that the refreshened model will bear the new wreathless Cadillac logo and the same linear exterior styling. An uninterrupted feature line running from the revised LED headlamps to the taillamps emphasizes the long, lean proportion of the CTS.

The signature vertical lighting elements evolve with headlamps that flow up and with the hood line, while the lower forward corners feature hot spots serving as daytime running lights (DRL). Move to the rear and you'll discover LED brake lights and the Cadillac script etched in the upper illumination blade. The revised front grille featuring the all-new Cadillac crest is available in Galvano chrome finish on the base model and black chrome finish for the Vsport. Active aero grille shutters are standard on all models.

As for the drivetrain, engine options carryover and include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot with 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm), a normally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 churning out 321 horsepower and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm), as well as the range-topping turbo 3.6-liter V6 boasting 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm) of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is paired with V6-powered rear-wheel drive models.

Customers can opt between eight interior environments trimmed with authentic wood, carbon fiber or aluminium, including six two-tone combinations. Hand-crafted, cut-and-sewn leather is also available, including a full semi-aniline option. The driver-centric cockpit blends comfort with technology and asymmetrical styling. A 5.7-inch information display sits right between the analog driver gauges, while more kitted models feature a 12.3-inch reconfigurable screen.

Additional interior features include a motorized cup holder lid mounted in the center console, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, electrically actuated glove box, electronic parking brake, tri-zone climate control, rear door and rear window shades and a 13-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system. New for 2015, the Automatic Parking Assist feature is now able to park the car in perpendicular spaces as well, while ultrasonic rear parking sensors come as standard.

An 8-inch CUE touchscreen infotainment system conceals a 1.8-liter storage area in the center console. OnStar 4G LTE is also available for tech-savvy customers that want 10 times faster Internet speed than what 3G is capable of. With a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the system provides a mobile hub for up to 7 devices. A newly optional DockSpot wireless inductive charging system for smartphones is offered as well.

Suspension highlights include multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with double-pivot design and a five-link independent job at the rear. All wheel-drive is also offered, along with the Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping system. The most basic of models come with 17-inch aluminium wheels and a lot of safety features as standard, which can be multiplied by ticking the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist Packages in the options list.

Expect the 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan to come to a dealer showroom near you this fall, with the all-new CTS-V to follow in the second quarter of next year, packing a twin-turbo V8 with BMW M5 rivaling oomph.
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