The term Cadillac is often associated with luxury. Its vehicles sport that extra premium touch which induces an awe-inspiring reaction among passersby. This time Cadillac has gone for something better and hopes to take on world market with the new flagship model – the 2019 Cadillac CT8.
Expectations were looming over Cadillac’s use of the Alpha platform for its CT8. However, it has denied any such possibility with the announcement of a totally redesigned platform for this flagship model. 2019 Cadillac CT8 is sure to look a class apart. Headlights will comprise of a pair of vertically aligned LED’s bracketed on either side with daytime running lights. Cadillac is expected to retain its heritage grille for the CT8. Modifications will include extra amounts of chrome inserts which will add to its flagship outlook. A large air intake adorns the bottom of this Cadillac which is complimented by a couple of fog lamps covered with a chrome mesh. What stands out here are its 20-inch all aluminium wheels which comes fitted with standard 255/55 R19 all weather tyres.
Interiors of this 2019 Cadillac CT8 will be worthy to take a look at. Sources say premium Nappa leather will provide a total upholstered finish to its interiors. An 8-inch diagonal touch screen adorns the dash of CT8 which comes fitted with an 8 speaker Bose surround sound system.
In addition to this Android Auto, Apple Car play, USB, Bluetooth and HD Satellite Radio are some of the basic features that will be provided by 2019 Cadillac CT8. Other notable features include dual zone climate control, 12-way adjustable front and rear seats.
Under the hood
Although any sort of confirmation is still quite a few months away, trusted sources claim that Cadillac CT8 2019 will go for a twin turbocharged V6 producing 380 HP of power and 360 lb-ft of torque. For pocket-friendly human beings, another higher trim will be available. This will boast of a twin turbocharged 4.2 L V8 and will produce close to 500 HP of power along with 480 lb-ft of torque. Since CT8 is an entirely new model, therefore nothing has been confirmed about the acceleration and EPA ratings of this flagship sedan.
Safety Specs of 2019 Cadillac CT8
As per speculations, Cadillac will ensure full security to the passengers of its new flagship. All round airbags will come with Forward Collision Alert. To aid in ride comfort, Cadillac is expected to include pressure monitoring system under its seats. These will function each time the sedan experiences any unwanted bumps quite similar to the Jaguar XJ. On the other hand, highway cruising will be made equally safe with Low Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Lane Keep Assist and side impact beams. 2019 Cadillac CT8 will come with 4 cameras providing a 360-degree view which will aid in parking for this long vehicle.
Price and Release Date
Jaguar XJ seems to be the main competitor in this segment. The release date of 2019 Cadillac CT8 is far from getting confirmed while it is expected to be priced at around $90,000.