Cadillac is upping its game in the sedan market for 2021 by adding new technology and special editions to the CT4 and CT5, which made their debuts only a year ago, including a feature that requires the driver to buckle up.
The driver safety technologies include the new standard Buckle to Drive feature, according to Cadillac.
If the driver’s seat belt is not buckled when the car starts and Buckle to Drive is turned on, this feature will prevent the shifter from leaving Park for up to 20 seconds, or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled, whichever comes first. Consistent with Cadillac’s commitment to safety, this feature is automatically turned on from the factory, but can be turned off through the vehicle settings in the infotainment display.
Another prominent feature on new vehicles is called Teen Driver. The system that helps teens – who have the lowest rate of seat belt use of any age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – develop safe driving habits. Using a designated key fob, the system mutes the radio until the front-seat occupants fasten their seat belts. Additionally, the system provides feedback on how teenager is doing behind the wheel.
On the CT4 Luxury trim, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and the patented haptic Safety Alert Seat now come standard, making these features standard on every CT4 and CT5 trim.
Enhanced Super Cruise with Lane Change on Demand functionality will be available on the CT4 and CT5 Premium Luxury and V-Series trims in early 2021. Super Cruise is GM’s first true hands-free driver assistance system for compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada.
The new technology also includes a high-definition 12-inch diagonal instrument cluster that is reconfigurable with different themes is now available.
The different configurations include a Tour theme, a performance-oriented Sport theme, Track theme for the CT4-V and CT5-V only, and the dark, minimalist Stealth theme. Once drivers select a theme, they can change the information displayed in each zone of the cluster.
The vehicles’ infotainment system will add wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, as well as SiriusXM 360L, which provides travelers with more than 200 live SiriusXM channels, plus on-demand programming choices.
In early 2021, both the CT4 and CT5 will offer a new special edition package on the Premium Luxury trim called Diamond Sky. This package features unique exterior and interior components, including a new Diamond Sky Metallic exterior color, a front grille with exclusive bright accents and surrounds, rear lower air diffuser painted with Diamond Sky Metallic exterior color and alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Midnight Silver finish with all-season run-flat tires.