OnStar Commercial Exposes 2015 Cadillac CTS

2015 Cadillac CTS Sedan 1 photo
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After bidding the outgoing Cadillac CTS farewell with 500 special edition units of the CTS-V Coupe, the automaker paves the way for the all-new model year of the luxury sedan… sort of. A recent OnStar commercial depicting what 4G LTE connectivity brings to the table also features the 2015 Cadillac CTS in all its splendor.
For those that didn't know yet, OnStar is a subsidiary of General Motors, just like Cadillac, so this marriage between tech and internal combustion isn't as far fetched as some might think. Even though the Detroit carmaker revealed what's to be expected from the 2015 MY CTS, our carparazzi sourced the first photos of a production-ready vehicle as far back as May.

Starting with stylistic changes, the all-new Caddy CTS is adorned with a wreathless design of the Cadillac crest, a tri-bar front grille, revamped headlight clusters and daytime running lights. The rear is virtually the same as the outgoing model, while all trim levels get Active aero grille shutters as standard and the base model rides on 17-inch shiny aluminum alloy wheels.

On the inside, customers of the 2015 Cadillac CTS can opt between eight interior environments trimmed with hand-crafted, cut-and-sewn leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and good ol' wood veneer. The CUE infotainment system gets updated with Text Message Alerts and a Teen Driver function, while DockSpot wireless smartphone charging is offered as an optional extra.

As for the oily bits, under the hood you can opt between the same engine lineup as before: a 2.0-liter turbo four-pot with 272 hp and 296 lb-ft (400 Nm), a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 rated at 321 hp and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) and a range-topping turbo V6 with 420 hp and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm) on tap. Naturally, OnStar 4G LTE service is offered as well, with 3 gigabytes of data included.

Basically, OnStar 4G LTE acts like a mobile wireless router, offering Internet connectivity through Wi-Fi to smartphone, tablet or even game console users. After the free 3-month/3-gigabyte trial period expires, customers can opt between numerous plans, including a 200 megabytes per month plan worth $5 or a $150 one-time package that offers 10 gigabytes of data for a determined 12-month period.

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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