Spied: Cadillac CT4 caught on track in Milford

Cadillac\'s new compact sedan was spotted track testing at GM\'s proving grounds.

Spies caught the 2020 Cadillac CT4 testing on track at GM's Milford proving ground in Michigan, giving us a solid first look at the proportions of Cadillac's new compact sedan.

Cadillac is in the midst of an ongoing product realignment. The company will axe the ATS nameplate to make way for CT4 and position it against the entry-level compacts in the luxury segment--think Audi A3 and BMW 2 Series--which will make way for new model between it and the larger CT6.

To that end, we expect the CT4 to be an evolution of the existing ATS (a vehicle already too small to compete with the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series) rather than some grand re-imagining of an already-competent formula. 

Four-cylinder engines will likely power the entire lineup with perhaps the exception of a high-output "V" model, should Cadillac choose to go down that road again. The Cadillac ATS-V is highly regarded among critics, but a rare sight in the wild. 

Expect rear- and all-wheel-drive variants to both be paired to an eight-speed automatic. Though it's possible we could see the six-speed manual return, we wouldn't recommend holding your breath.

Photos by Brian Williams. 

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