2014 Cadillac CTS sedan has its competitors running back to drawing boards


Last week we got a taste of some teaser photos from Cadillac, and now the company has just unveiled its latest incarnation of the new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan at the 2013 New York Auto Show. With every iteration, the Cadillac CTS sedan gets more refined; it is more bolder, agile and with a distinct aerodynamic shape that screams out for excitement. This may prove problematic for its competitors. Definitely the tide has turned for Cadillac on this design.

To say the new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan its all newly designed is an understatement. Without a doubt, there are new performance technologies lurking underneath its beautiful crafted skin. According to the company, the new CTS sedan has its powertrain lineup expanded to offer three engine choices. There is an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, coupled with either a new eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. If that is too much power for you, there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder producing 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on the base model. But some may like the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The 3.6-liter engine can be paired with the new eight-speed automatic, while the 2.0T uses a six-speed automatic transmission.

As for fuel economy on these engines, it is estimated that the CTS 2.0T base model is at around 19 miles per gallon city and 30 mpg highway; 19/28 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive and 18/27 mpg with AWD for the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine; and 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the twin-turbo V6 engine.

For the interior, the new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is donned with high-quality materials and better fit-and-finish than the outgoing model. There are a total of eight interior choices available to customers, with all sort leather colors and contrasting variations. The cabin is also fitted with real wood, carbon fiber and aluminum trimming throughout to individual’s taste. In addition, there is a full suite of infotainment offering, including the reconfigurable 12-inch LCD gauge cluster. Other upgrades include Alcantara, a panoramic sunroof, rear sunshades, tri-zone climate control, ambient lighting and a 20-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

Production of the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan will begin this fall at GM’s plant in Lansing, Michigan, and it will be available at dealerships by late 2013. In the meantime, check out its debut video below.