Fifty years ago, the entry-level Cadillac product was a modestly equipped, but very much full-sized, sedan badged “Calais”. Thirty years ago, it was a chrome-faced, V-6-powered take on the Chevrolet Cavalier called “Cimarron”. In the decades since, the Standard Of The World has relied on the angular CTS and, more recently, ATS sedans as the brand’s most attainable entry points. Each new take on this formula has been accompanied by considerable fanfare and much talk about world-beating performance --- but the customers have never materialized in the expected numbers.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/04/16/cadillac-commitment-to-sedans-new-ct5