With the elimination of Pontiac and Oldsmobile again within the mid-2000s, General Motors was tasked with figuring out an present model to eat sports activities and “market-right” automobiles to cut back the brunt of the loss. Clearly they needed to make sure that they didn’t lose clients and proceed the legacy of these manufacturers, however by different manufacturers within the fleet; makes complete sense to me.
In Grasso’s Garage this week, Cadillac is again for a slice of the overview pie with their 2023 Cadillac CT4-V collection. In Grasso’s Garage, this presents a whole lot of questions. As the V designation was initially designed to ship Corvette energy in a luxurious automobile, we battle to know the explanation behind the V-series. So with the roll-out of the Cadillac CTS-V again within the late 2000’s, this helped GM with rolling out a sporty and luxurious mannequin which coated the wants of Oldsmobile in addition to Pontiac; and it labored, cha-ching!
Although a great showing automobile and one which simulates curvatures of the previous Pontiac G8, this automobile doesn’t do it for me. With 2 automobiles on this class for Cadillac, the V and V-series, I perceive the aim of the V and whole-heartedly assist it. But the Cadillac CT4-V collection doesn’t have the ability of the V nor different accouterments, but has a considerable price ticket nearing $58K loaded up. But at $58K, you obtain a 2.7 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, much like GMC’s 1500 pickup small engine. At 310 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, this engine package deal will not be worthy sufficient to be titled with a V badge on its exterior. Wrapped within the acquainted Black Raven and Sangria inside which is mostly a lovely cranberry-like coloration. Although Super Cruise got here with our CT4-V collection tester, it’s a nice autonomous driving machine, however does require a Cadillac subscription.
To say the least, the CT4 is a superb automobile and good wanting. As a base CT4 it actually matches its price ticket and is well justifiable within the Cadillac fleet. The CT4-V and V-Blackwing can also be an excellent choice as its energy and efficiency simply justify its price ticket and utilization. But for the CT4-V collection, I’ve a tough time even understanding its existence. Maybe that is why as a complete, Cadillac bought lower than 10,000 CT4 models mixed… yikes!
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MPG: 20 metropolis / 28 freeway / 23.1 as examined
As Tested: $57,790