The 2025 Cadillac CT5 is getting a mild facelift, but some big changes inside. The exterior changes are meant to give the luxury sedan a more authoritative stance, but the ones inside should enhance the car's luxury feel and make its impressive driver assistance suite more transparent.
New headlights are the highlight of the new nose. The new lamps get a redesigned version of the company's vertical light signature along with stacked headlamps. All models get a new grille with a larger opening and detail changes down below, with the Sport trim maintaining its black mesh look. Stretching out the grille and headlights makes the CT5 look more athletic than before, at least in the company's included photos.
A new 33-inch display is the highlight of the updated interior. Most of the seamless screen is touch-sensitive, including the centre display and the portion of the screen to the left of the steering wheel. The main portion of the 9k-resolution display is for the infotainment system, while the touch area on the left is meant for the driver. They can help configure the dash portion using those buttons.
Behind the new screen is new software. The 2025 CT5 will use a Google built-in system that comes with Google Maps as the integrated nav system, as well as the Google Play store for apps. The system will continue to support Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. GM has said it will drop those with its future EVs, but the two live on in gas models. AKG audio replaces the existing Bose system, an upgrade Cadillac has begun making across its lineup.
Blind zone steering assist and intersection automatic emergency braking are now part of the suite of standard driver assists. The entire driver assist suite, which includes the optional Super Cruise hands-off highway driving system, has been tweaked for the new model. Cadillac says the changes and updates to lane keep assist make the system drive more smoothly than prior versions of the system, which could be jerky in some situations.
Cadillac confirmed that the 237 hp 2.0L turbo-four and 335 hp twin-turbo 3.0L V6 would be returning, but discussion about the V and Blackwing models was off the table. Expect more about those to come, along with pricing for the 2025 Cadillac CT5. The cars should arrive at dealers in early 2024.