Business-class sedan Cadillac CTS third generation was introduced at the New York International Auto Show 2013. And now, after a year since the official debut of the new American finally got to our country.
With the transition to a new generation of the car has found a new platform, new powertrain, sverhkomfortabelny salon, as well as a large collection of unique electronic assistants.
Despite all these innovations sedan Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year version of the initial equipment became more expensive only 100 thousand rubles, which, no doubt, “play into the hands” of the car in terms of its promotion.
Cadillac CTS Sedan was born 12 years ago, when in 2002, the year the first generation model was presented.
Since then, the volume of car sales business class practically no abnormalities were going up, but most of the implementation of the machine was fixed yet it is in the United States, and the European market in this area has been significantly behind.
On the territory of our country Cadillac CTS has never held a leading position in its class, but the emergence of the third generation of the sedan can significantly affect the current situation, so expect the growth of the American car’s popularity in the Russian market, given that there is quite a serious reason to do so.
Visually Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year has changed is not so big.
Engineers slightly softened corners, providing greater elegance body, changed the angle of inclination of the windscreen, which greatly improved the aerodynamic characteristics of a sedan, and the corrected design of the front part and stern.
The new sedan rear spoiler provides additional downforce to drive wheels, thus allowing better use of the possibility of the power unit.
And the use of aluminum in the design of the machine in large volume provided a significant reduction in weight, so now the unladen mass of the model in the base case equipment is not more than 1640 kg, which was perhaps the best indicator in its class.
Cadillac CTS sedan 2018-2019 model year length has increased significantly, but at the same time reduce the width and the height decreased, because of which the silhouette now looks more sporty and fast.
Now the car body length up to 496.6 cm, width rests on the mark 183.3 centimeters, and the model does not exceed the height of 145.4 centimeters.
The width of the front and rear track of 156.8 and 156.0 cm, respectively.
The length of the wheelbase grew to 291.0 centimeters.
the amount of free space in the cabin also increased considerably, which has now become even more convenient.
New ergonomic front panel, largely copied from the model of the ATS, and the new seats provide a comfortable atmosphere and the highest level of comfort at any distance trips.
The interior design of the US engineers used only high quality materials such as aluminum, leather, wood, carbon fiber and rare breeds.
In addition, buyers Cadillac CTS sedan 2018-2019 model year offered a choice of just eight of the original version of the interior design, so that even the most capricious, motorists will be able to find for themselves the best option.
As for the luggage compartment, it can not be called too roomy – the amount does not exceed 388 liters-mi.
Perhaps this is the only significant disadvantage of the American car.
Currently, the Russian market of third generation Cadillac CTS is available with only one power unit.
Sedan is equipped with a petrol 2.0-liter engine, which received in its arsenal, 4-cylinder in-line arrangement, 16-valve timing mechanism of the DOHC type, technology of direct fuel injection, change the function of the valve timing and turbocharger rotor system called TwinSpin.
This unit is capable of producing about 276-year-horsepower (202.8 kW) at 5500 rpm and about 400 Newton meters of maximum torque, which is achieved in the range of 1700 to 5500 rpm.
Transmission is also invited to only one.
It is a 6-step “automatic” that provides a decent fuel efficiency of a sedan.
In urban driving conditions, fuel consumption is about 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway consumes about 7.8 liters, while the mixed mode motion machine loses about 9.4 liters per “hundred” kilometers.
Modification of the four-wheel drive consumes a little more gasoline: in the city – 12.3 liters in the country – 8.4 liters, and mixed mode – 10.2 liters.
The basis of the sedan Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year, put the platform under the name GM Alpha, which was also a model of ATS.
In front of the American car is equipped with an independent suspension, rack-based, “McPherson” with double ball bearings from the bottom and the back of the multi-link independent system installed.
In the manufacture of the front suspension engineers used mainly aluminum, whereas the rear suspension parts are mainly made of high-strength steels.
Already in the basic machine system receives real-time changes in the stiffness of shock absorbers (Magnetic Ride Control), as well as the changes of steering rigidity and automatic alignment of the body, depending on the speed of movement of a sedan.
In addition, in the “base” is offered more variety of electronic helpers – namely, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control (TRC) and the system of exchange rate stabilization (StabiliTrak).
The basic version has a rear-wheel drive Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year, but the rest of trim gets all-wheel drive system with electronically controlled clutch to the front axle.
All sedan wheels are equipped with disc brakes with ventilation function.
At the same time the front wheels are equipped with ultra-efficient mechanisms Brembo pads with ferritic nitro-carburizing (used for the first time), and a new cooling system.
Rack and pinion steering system receives a pair of electric power with multiple operating modes, as well as a function of changes in stiffness considering the traffic situation.
In terms of security sedan Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year, is on the leading position in its class.
Vehicle equipment in the base version has a knee, front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, side airbags for rear passengers, and front and rear curtain airbags.
Moreover, the machine is equipped with cruise control, ISOFIX mountings for child seats and three-point seat belts on all seats perednatyazhitelyami.
Versions equipped with expensive additional assistance in emergency braking system, monitoring system “dead” zones, adaptive cruise control, capable of operating at any speed and a number of other useful features.
Sedan Cadillac CTS third generation in our country is presented in four versions – Standard, Luxury, Performance and Premium.
The list of primary equipment model US automaker included adaptive bi-xenon headlights, daytime running lights on the LED elements, rear fog lights, aluminum rims 18 inches in diameter, 2-zone automatic climate control, increased power accessories, cabin filter with a function to prevent fogging of windows, adjustment of the front seats in the ten directions, the electronic parking system, multifunction steering wheel, Bose music system with active noise cancellation technology and eleven speakers and multimedia system CUE touch 8-inch screen.
In the Russian market prices for Cadillac CTS 2018-2019 model year will start with a mark of 1.995 million rubles.
For the sedan with all-wheel drive at the most affordable equipment is necessary to lay out a minimum of 2.38 million rubles, while the top-end version of the car will cost to domestic customers in the 2.77 million Russian rubles.