According to reliable sources, the 2018 Cadillac CTS will be the last model of its current iteration. Cadillac is due to replace this midsize sedan with an all-new model named the CT5. Moreover, a coupe variant of the new Cadillac CT5 will follow suit a year later. Now, the 2018 CTS will differ only slightly from its predecessor that benefited from a mild visual refresh. Expect it to offer new body paints and wheel designs, as well as some minor interior tweaks. On top of that, the upcoming CTS will boast an extended list of standard amenities.
Design and Features
The upcoming CTS will feature a bold styling with plenty of creases and sharp angles. Cadillac’s midsize sedan will benefit from the recent facelift that gave it more distinctive front and rear ends. Thanks to its eye-catching styling cues, the CTS currently stands out even among its luxury competitors. One of the details that give it an upscale appearance is a seamless aluminum trim around the side windows. Its aggressively styled rear side is further accentuated by dual exhaust outlets.
The 2018 Cadillac CTS will excel particularly when it comes to the interior design. Expect its cabin to come loaded with high-quality materials such as leather upholstery and soft-touch padding. As mentioned, the upcoming model will offer an even longer list of standard features. Those will include the upgraded CUE infotainment system with an improved interface and faster processor. Moreover, the CTS will offer a few advanced amenities such as Teen Driver data tracking or rear camera mirror.
2018 Cadillac CTS Engine Specs
The 2018 Cadillac CTS will once again be available with four different powertrains. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivers 272 horsepower, while the 3.6-liter V6 cranks out 335 ponies. Both engines get either the standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. As for the rear-wheel drive Vsport version, it comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that’s good for 420 hp. Finally, the range-topping CTS-V RWD gets its power from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that churns out stunning 640 hp. All powertrains come paired with the same eight-speed automatic transmission.
Despite its unique styling and powerful engine range, the CTS lags behind its competition when it comes to sales. On the other hand, demand for the compact 2018 Cadillac ATS continues to grow. Unfortunately, it seems that the 2018 Cadillac CTS won’t be able to boost sales dramatically before it bows out.