Cadillac, the Motor Car Division of General Motors manufactures a luxury executive car, the Cadillac CTS since 2004. Its high-performance version, the popular mid-size CTS-V should get a power boost to come as 2018 Cadillac CTS-V.
CTS-V first came in the production lineup in the year 2004. The first generation has been incorporated in GM Sigma platform. This was then replaced by new GM Sigma II platform in its second generation model that was introduced in the year 2008.
The third-generation model, arrived for the 2016 model year and two years after we expect some improvements. Cadillac still hides everything about this model but let’s see what other sources suggest.
2018 Cadillac CTS-V: Exterior and Interior Expectations
First of all, new CTS-V might get a refreshed look, which will amaze all its viewers. With the possibility of a reduction in its overall weight, Cadillac CTS-V will get an increase in its efficiency. According to the rumors, its engineers are working on eliminating excess material for optimization. If this will come true, then the aerodynamics of this vehicle will improve for a better experience.
At the exterior of this vehicle, it is expected to get a revamp in its headlights, taillights along with some accents in the door panels. The LED technology incorporated for illumination aims for less consumption of energy as well as comfortable driving in the dark. Through the identical, premium signature style of the CTS-V, the new model will extend its attractiveness.
As to its interior, one can see an upgraded instrumental cluster with standard components. The advanced technological features will definitely join its latest version. The seats will get revised luxurious materials to offer greater comfort than its current model.
Looking at the safety of all its occupants, 2018 Cadillac CTS-V will incorporate similar features that are present in the current model. But these features definitely will be the latest one. Some of the features include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert and more.
2018 Cadillac CTS-V: Performance
When it comes to performance, it seems that 2018 Cadillac CTS-V will again source the power from the current V-8 engine. This 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine, sourced from the Corvette Z06, can produce 640 hp and torque of 630 pound-feet in its current form. Combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission that directs power to the rear wheels through the electronically controlled limited slip differential this mighty sedan can reach 60 mph in about 3.7 seconds.
However, with some expected improvements, the new CTS-V should gain better performance and speed scores. Unfortunately, what level of improvement would be, is still a mystery. In the same context, the model should also get a revised suspension and further drivetrain upgrades but more details should emerge soon.
2018 Cadillac CTS-V: Release Date, Price
As per available information, the new Cadillac CTS-V will arrive in the second half of 2017. There is a possibility that this date might shift to the end of 2017.
The price of the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is still unclear. Some reports suggest that new CTS-V will get its price higher than the current model.