Despite the fact that third generation of Cadillac CTS is only two years old, sales trend isn’t going in favor of this mid-size luxury car. In 2013, the year of unveiling new CTS there was 32.343 sold units and in 2014 calendar year 31.115 of sold vehicles in the U.S. market. But then in 2015 only 19.485 of sold CTS even though that 2016 year model brought changes in the transmissions line up with eight-speed automatic added to 3.6-liter V6 engine. Another addition was supercharged 6.2-liter V8 for CTS-V. Since that alone didn’t boost sales as expected 2017 Cadillac CTS has received a facelift.
2017 Cadillac CTS – Redesign
The looks of current CTS aren’t bad at all, but there is always room for improvement. New sedan will have carbon hood with special holes for ventilation. In addition to those grille will be slightly modified with fine mesh surrounding it with chrome details. Front bumper is what’s really making it look aggressive with a little protruding spoiler below mesh.
On the sides of 2017 Cadillac CTS redesigned headlights extends downwards in a single line making end with fog lights besides air intakes which increases cooling of the engine. On the front of the fenders are slick vertical side indicator, while in the back of them air vents are installed which lines stretch all the way to the back of the car. It’s not only hood that’s made from carbon fiber. Optional rear diffuser and splitter are also available from this lightweight material. What would a mid-size luxury sedan be without premium interior?
2017 Cadillac CTS – Interior
For starters in 2017 Cadillac CTS very comfortable seats are covered with natural leather. But that’s not big news in the luxury compartment. But even the standard package without more luxurious trims can provide next level of comfort and enjoyment with standard more responsive twelve-inch color touchscreen with infotainment system, carbon vents and panoramic sunroof. In addition to those CTS has adaptive suspension dumpers and it can park itself with parallel and perpendicular parking system. Is that all? Well, luckily no. 2017 Cadillac CTS will also have improved Apple Carplay connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control. All together works perfectly and will certainly give you pleasurable driving on longer trips.
2017 Cadillac CTS – New Engine
Besides engines that we mentioned earlier 2017 Cadillac CTS will be richer with a new one thus improving the much criticized fuel consumption. Base option is turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. It produces outstanding 268 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Now more lighter than before it reaches 60 mph mark in just 5.8 seconds, while top speed is estimated at 135 mph. This economic engine has fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highways.
2017 Cadillac CTS – Price
Since the manufacturer wants to boost sales, price won’t go any higher. And you will be able to purchase standard version for $45.560. With five additional trim levels price can go up to $69.995.