Hunted: 2020 Cadillac CT5 Spotted High in the Rocky Mountains! [Spy Shots]

A major overhaul is coming for Cadillac's smaller sedans.

Cadillac will replace their aging CTS sedan sometime in the near future.

The Cadillac ATS and CTS are not long for this world. The brand already jettisoned the ATS sedan this year, and the other models will follow shortly behind it. In their place, we’ll get the redesigned, re-positioned CT4 and CT5 – slotted below the range-topping CT6 executive sedan. We recently spotted the 2020 Cadillac CT5 testing in our favorite prototype hunting location in the Rocky Mountains.

Some among you who already commented on YouTube believed this was the new Dodge Charger. We originally thought the same thing, as we gleaned over the rear fascia and took our first glance at the front end. However, TFL’s own Tommy Mica spotted this prototype among a group of other Cadillacs. The side profile – seen about halfway through the video – and the wheels more closely match the current-generation CTS.

2020 Cadillac CT5 spotted testing
Cadillac invested $175 million into the Lansing Grand River assembly plant to replace the aging CTS and ATS platforms. [Photo: Cadillac]
We expect the revised Cadillac CT5 to reveal itself sometime next year, sporting GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission and a variety of powertrain options. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will likely be the base engine, followed by an 3.0-liter or an updated version of the CTS’ 3.6-liter V6. One question hovering over this car is whether we’ll see a new V8 under the hood. We don’t believe this car will pack the same 6.2-liter heart as the current CTS-V – though we could be wrong. Rather, this car┬ámay end up with some variant of the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 from the CT6 V-Sport. While it’s also unlikely, we’re hoping Cadillac will hang onto the manual transmission, at least in the smaller CT4, if it doesn’t end up here.

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Zach Butler
Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.