The Cadillac has always pushed for a premium and classy outlook which is something that the newest 2018 Cadillac CTS-V needs to maintain. The Cadillac is a name steeped in wealth and heritage. First introduced in 2003, this mid-sized sedan became an instant hit amongst customers nationwide. Till date, the Cadillac has released three generations of CTS-V with 4th one waiting in line. Kip Wasenko and Wayne Cherry designed the first two generations while the current model is a design product of Bob Boniface and Rob Krieg. The Cadillac introduced this car as an entry level product. But it rose in rank to become a mid-level vehicle. Its position lies somewhere above Cadillac’s smaller ATS models but below the flagship CT6 version.
2018 Cadillac CTS-V – Exterior Design Changes
The upcoming 2018 Cadillac CTS-V will feature a louder design concept with more pronounced lines and creases. Expect this model get a facelift that will ensure new front and rear fascias. The company has put in ungodly amounts of effort to anoint their latest creation with all the exquisite touches of perfection.
The newly restyled headlamps with LED lighting will feature in this new vehicle. The Cadillac‘s signature taillights will remain as they were. Accentuated curves run all across the body to give a very sinewy outlook. The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is supposedly made out of aluminum and carbon fiber which makes it almost a 100 lbs lighter, which is great news as far as performance and fuel economy is concerned.
Its front and rear bumpers will also go through some minor upgrades. The Cadillac will look to make these upgrades with hopes of making this large executive saloon sportier and nimble. Style quotient will get a significant boost with two pairs of new 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The Cadillac’s obsession with sporty design is evident in the interior department. Its customers can expect to get new Recaro sports seats that will look perfect on race days. However, the new model will get a fresh new information cluster that screams perfection from all angles. Every button is placed with immaculate precision to maximize customer’s return on investment.
The latest technologies like Cadillac CUE will house standard add- on like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G connectivity. Sound System will get a proper boost with Bose’s latest and greatest surround sound and LED ambient lighting will further enhance the mood inside.
Other upgrades include a full color heads up display and the Cadillac’s vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. A new infotainment system will provide drivers with requisite information regarding traffic, weather, route map and news updates. So, drivers can route their own custom routes with this new 2018 Cadillac CTS-V.
The American automakers are famous for their safety and Cadillac is no different in this department. So, the new safety specs will possibly include lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
The other advanced features in the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V will also include automatic belt-tightening for safety, front and rear automatic braking system and IntelliBeam High-Beam control. This 2018 Cadillac CTS will feature new adaptive cruise control for safer highway cruising and a host of other sensor induced safety systems.
Although the Cadillac is yet to disclose any information regarding engine specifications. The customers can expect a more or less unchanged engine setup. The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V is highly likely to feature a mighty supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces close 640 HP. Furthermore, we can expect an 8-speed automatic transmission system; that transfers power to all four wheels. The fuel economy numbers are likely to hover around 14 mpg in city conditions and 20 mpg on highways.
Cost and Availability Date
Going by speculations, expect this executive 2018 Cadillac CTS-V sedan to cost around $86,000 at least. This price range will put Cadillac in direct competition with arch rivals like Audi’s A7 and A6, BMW’s 7 series and other premium sedans. However, the experts believe that 2018 Cadillac CTS-V will make its market debut by late 2017 or early 2018.