2013 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS will debut in March at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
- A Cadillac spokesman told Edmunds on Monday that the 2014 CTS, which goes on sale at the end of the year, will get a major overhaul that focuses on design and performance.
- The redesign of the Cadillac CTS will better differentiate the car from the Cadillac ATS.
A Cadillac spokesman told Edmunds on Monday that the 2014 CTS, which goes on sale at the end of the year, will get a major overhaul that focuses design and performance.
"This is a major redesign, not an update or refresh," said David Caldwell, a Cadillac spokesman in a phone conversation with Edmunds.
The redesign of the Cadillac CTS will better differentiate the car from the Cadillac ATS and include "additional luxury and technology" features, Caldwell said.
He would not divulge powertrain specifications or pricing on the 2014 CTS, but suggested that buyers should not expect a CTS hybrid or a diesel model.
"We do intend to introduce a diesel [to the Cadillac lineup] at some point," Caldwell said. "We are working on a diesel powertrain. Where we'll apply it, we'll see."
A 3.0-liter direct-injected V6 is the current standard engine in Base and Luxury CTS models and is rated at 270 horsepower. The CTS Sport Sedan's 3.6-liter direct-injected V6 is standard in the Performance and Premium Collections and delivers 318 hp.
CTS sales have been lukewarm lately. GM sold 46,979 CTS vehicles in 2012 versus 55,042 in 2011, a drop of 14.6 percent, according to the automaker.
Edmunds says: Cadillac begins to adjust its product portfolio to hit the sweet spot in various segments. The redesign of the 2014 Cadillac CTS is one of those major shifts.