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New for 2018: Cadillac

New for 2018: Cadillac

By Christian Wardlaw, December 11, 2017

Cadillac continues to roll out its next-generation version of its CUE infotainment system, introduces a new hands-free driving technology called Super Cruise for the top trim in the CT6 lineup, and gives the aging yet popular XTS a freshening designed to give the car a few more years of life. Otherwise, changes to the 2018 Cadillac lineup are minor.

2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition photoDetailed changes for each Cadillac car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Cadillac ATS

  • Standard equipment now includes automatic heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Next-generation Cadillac User Experience infotainment system debuts for all except the base ATS models
  • Available Apple Watch integration with MyCadillac mobile app
  • New paint color: Satin Steel

2018 Cadillac CT6

  • Super Cruise hands-free driving technology debuts for CT6 Platinum, and is paired with a Driver Attention System
  • Super Cruise is intended for use only on freeways, and drivers much pay attention or the system does not work 
  • Plug-in Hybrid version arrived halfway through the 2017 model year, supplies 31 miles of electric range and 26 mpg in combined driving when used as a gas-electric hybrid
  • New paint colors: Satin Steel, Stone Gray, Red Horizon, Midnight Sky

2018 Cadillac CTS

  • MyCadillac mobile app offers new Apple Watch integration
  • Standard automatic heated steering wheel
  • Two USB ports added for rear seat occupants
  • CTS-V Glacier Edition debuts, limited to 115-unit production run
  • New paint color: Satin Steel, Genesis (CTS-V only), Vector Blue (CTS-V only)

2018 Cadillac XT5

  • Additional USB ports are added to keep everyone happily connected
  • New paint color: Harbor Blue

2018 Cadillac XTS

  • Cadillac gives the XTS a new lease on life with a freshening for 2018
  • Updated styling to bring XTS in line with other Cadillac sedans
  • New bumpers, grille, front fenders, LED headlights, LED taillights, trunk lid, wheels
  • Revised interior colors and trims, new front seat designs, quieter cabin, more rear seat legroom
  • Strengthened vehicle structure for improved crash protection, ride, and handling
  • Re-tuned suspension, standard 19-inch wheels, revised tire selections, standard Brembo front performance brakes
  • Next-generation Cadillac User Experience infotainment system debuts with standard Bose audio system, additional USB ports
  • New paint colors: Stone Gray, Red Horizon

2018 Cadillac Escalade

  • New 10-speed automatic transmission for improved fuel economy, quicker shifts
  • Platinum trim now offered with Shale and Maple Sugar interior treatment with Jet Black accents
  • New paint color: Satin Steel

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