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Enhanced Super Cruise and other changes coming to Cadillac’s CT4 and CT5 for 2021

2021 Cadillac CT5

For better or worse, very few changes were made to these cars for 2021.

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Cadillac is building a few noteworthy upgrades to its smaller sedan models for 2021. Inside and out, both CT4 and CT5 are on the receiving end of some important enhancements for the upcoming model year.

Tech this out!

Perhaps probably the most exciting news here is the accessibility to Super Cruise, GM’s groundbreaking hands-free driving aid. The enhanced version of the technology, including on-demand lane change functionality, will be offered on Premium Luxury and V-Series trims starting early next year. If you adore long highway drives, this upgrade alone should put these cars near the top of your grocery list.

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Other tech upgrades add a new high-definition 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, while the available rotary get a handle on knob gains jog functionality for enhanced usability. Beyond all that, Sirius XM with 360L will be offered. It provides more than 200 live channels plus on-demand programming.

Safety for everyone

On the safety front, a buckle-to-drive feature is standard on both 2021 CT4 and CT5. Basically, this feature, which is enabled from the factory, prevents a vehicle from leaving park for up to 20 seconds or until the driver fastens the safety restraint. For clients who love living dangerously and flouting the law, this is often disabled in vehicle settings, but you may not want to do that?

2021 Cadillac CT5 Interior

Can you spot the changes made inside? Neither may i.


Forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking and GM’s innovative haptic Safety Alert seat, which buzzes to warn the driver of danger, are features that now come standard on every CT4 and CT5 model. These upgrades ought to be greatly appreciated.

Caddy in the sky with diamonds

Upping the true luxury factor in 2021, Cadillac is providing a new package called Diamond Sky. This band of options carries a range of interior and exterior enhancements and is available on both of these sedans in the Premium Luxury trim.

What does Diamond Sky enable you to get? Well, for starters it provides new metallic exterior paint and exclusive brightwork on both cars’ front ends. The rocker-panel trim and rear diffuser are painted the same hue, which is called diamond sky metallic. This package also includes unique wheels treated to an unique finish. They’re wrapped in all-season run-flat tires for year-round grip and extra piece of mind. Larger-diameter, dark-finished rollers are optional. This package also incorporates Brembo V Performance front brakes with fetching blue calipers at every corner. The taillights receive special treatment aswell.

2021 Cadillac CT4 Diamond Sky Interior

This could be the Diamond Sky interior. Check out that unique perforation pattern on the leather.


Inside, Diamond Sky-equipped CT4s and CT5s gain seats wrapped in gray and black leather, plus these cow hides are treated to an unique perforation pattern. Metallic pedal covers are standard aswell, plus the CT4 gains special wood trim on the middle console, which replaces aluminum accents.

V for vroom

Finally, the high-performance V models have received some attention aswell. Expect upgraded leather on the CT4-V and CT5-V’s steering wheels plus a horn pad wrapped in similar cow hide. The cars’ front brake calipers are actually V Performance-branded. The CT4-V also gains swanky carbon fibre trim on the center console instead of aluminum.

Cadillac changed some of the colors offered on these cars. A new hue called rift metallic is definitely an exclusive paint available on V-Series models. For drivers who would like a little extra fun, some V-Series elements are now recommended with the Sport trim. On the CT5, drivers can get an upgraded suspension with Magnetic Ride Control as well as a mechanical limited-slip differential. Brembo V Performance brakes with either red or blue calipers are offered on both the Sport-trim CT4 and CT5.

The upgrades Cadillac has delivered for 2021 should make these already-competent luxury sedans just a little more competitive with rivals from Germany, Japan and South Korea. Look for both of these cars at dealerships in the fall.

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