Cadillac CT5 Luxury Sedan | Behind the Scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES OF CT5

It’s all about the details—and the details are all about you. Meet the Cadillac designers and engineers responsible for the first-ever CT5.

TECHNOLOGY


INTRODUCING A NEW COLLECTION OF SOUNDS

A shining example of the craftsmanship involved in CT5 is the brand-new library of vehicle tones, created by Jigar Kapadia and his team. Kapadia, an artist at heart who finds inspiration in taking the scenic route to work, says music production is done best between 4 and 6 a.m.

WE CALL THAT THE 'DIVINE TIME' AS ENGINEERS AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGISTS.


IF I DON’T DESIGN IT RIGHT, THE CUSTOMER IS GOING TO BE IMMEDIATELY TURNED OFF. IT HAS TO BE THIS MIDDLE PATH OF PLEASANT BUT ALERTING. 


- Jigar Kapadia,
Lead Sound Design Engineer

Kapadia starts with a blank canvas, considers the feel of the vehicle and how it encompasses the acoustic package, then designs with the Cadillac brand image in mind. In fact, Kapadia and his team crafted more than 200 sounds before landing on the final 20. The process, which started in 2016, required an impressive amount of creative consideration, research and consumer testing. Throughout the vehicle, luxury comes alive in details like these. Discover for yourself.

IN-VEHICLE TECH THAT THINKS LIKE YOU DO

Infotainment Director Matt Przybylski knows the infotainment system’s usability is paramount. People like their ecosystem. It’s why the Cadillac User Experience team studied popular smartphone and mobile app functionality while designing for CT5—and why they conducted thorough consumer testing.

Even still, you have the ultimate say in how it functions. A 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, rotary and steering wheel controls, and voice recognition software allow your most intuitive interaction. Available Wireless Charging and a designated phone shrine grant comfort, not clutter. A customizable display ensures your interface is always tailored to your tastes.

YOU CAN PERSONALIZE IT. YOU’RE NOT COMPROMISING THE WAY YOU LIKE THE VEHICLE SET UP. 


- Matt Przybylski, Infotainment Director

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  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi- compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. For a list of GM wireless charging compatible mobile devices see,  https://my.cadillac.com/learnAbout/wireless-charging. If your device is not on this list, please consult your carrier.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interfaces are a product of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone (Apple CarPlay) or compatible smartphone (Android Auto) running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Read the vehicle’s owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Map coverage available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • Read the vehicle's owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics.

     

    Lower profile tires wear faster.  Wheel and tire damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces or from curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty.  For more important tire and wheel information, go to https://my.cadillac.com/learnAbout/tires or see your dealer.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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  • SAE Certified

  • Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillacsupercruise.com for compatible highways and more information. Requires active OnStar plan, active WiFi Hotspot, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal.

     

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