To many people, the name Cadillac indicates luxury, elegance and superior American premium brand. Throughout the years, the name Cadillac has been able to outperform and exceed the expectations of its reputation.
Personally I am a fan, and whenever I get the chance to put my hands on any Caddy whether it’s from the classic generation or the latest models, I never hesitate.
More gorgeous than ever, there it was all dressed in red with a distinguished RED OBSESSION TINTCOAT paint color ready to be swayed across the tarmac for that last dance. Fascinated by this beautiful ray of red light reflected off its surface,we couldn’t but stop and admire the latest upgrades and changes on its perfectly sculptured body.
The first thing you notice is the all-new grille design in the front fascia bringing the 2017 CTS closer to its athlete sister the “CTS-V” while still maintaining its luxurious slick design with swept-away headlights, amazing front vents, and the uncut line from head to toe that gives the CTS its sporty and elegant silhouette. From the side, the new design of wheels clearly indicates that this hot red figure is fully dressed up for the occasion. Moving all the way to the back, the new 2017 CTS received an all-new redesigned rear diffuser and integrated exhaust pipes with vertical exhaust orientation and valence panel changes for that streamlined elegant look.
As for the performance features of the CTS in 2017, it remains unchanged from the previous setup as it comes equipped with two options:
-The 2.0L Turbo running 268 horsepower 4-Cylinder engine, one of the most power-dense engines in the industry, delivering 90 percent of its peak torque from 2100 rpm to 5400 rpm and the full 400 Nm of peak torque from 3000 to 4500 rpm.
– The 3.6L V-6 is the most powerful naturally aspirated V-6 in its segment with SAE-certified output of 335 horsepower and 386 Nm of torque. Fuel-saving technologies include direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management with cylinder deactivation technology also characterize the engine trim.
Both the 2.0T and 3.6L V-6 feature the efficiency enhancing stop/start system.
Our Lady in red came with the 3.6L V6 engine and swayed across the tarmac so gracefully yet so aggressive when pushed to its limits.
On the technological level, several of the CTS 2016 model features are still available and lots are added in 2017. These upgrades give the All-New CTS that modern and futuristic feel once inside the cockpit from the head-up display created to keep your eyes on the road and keep you informed every step of the way throughout your journey, to the BOSE® SOUND to enjoy a complete audio experience simulating a true theatrical musical act with crystal clarity, not to forget the ONSTAR® WITH 4G LTE, wireless charging, surround vision with bird’s-eye view when in low speed or reverse, and so much more. For the 2017 model, the Cadillac CUE system received several enhancements reflecting the technological advancement from year to year with the CTS trim at Cadillac. The Cadillac CUE now comes standard with Apple CarPlay™6 compatibility which allows you to access your contacts, Apple Music™ and other information from your iPhone® with a touch of the screen. You can also access Siri,® so features are easily accessible to you or your front-seat passenger. Phone Integration also offers Android™ Auto compatibility. The Rear Camera Mirror, the industry’s first application of full-display technology, is also made available for 2017 models, after having made its Debut earlier in the year on the First Ever Cadillac CT6.
Despite being a near perfect masterpiece, the Cadillac CTS received several upgrade packages ready to take the CTS to the next level: A Carbon Black sport package, two exterior colors and two wheel designs – including an 18” V-Sport wheel, completing a compelling blend of performance and luxury.
In addition, re-named for consistency across the Cadillac showroom, the new trim levels – CTS, Luxury, Premium Luxury, V-Sport and V-Sport Premium Luxury – move the Cadillac CTS more in line with recently launched Cadillac entries, the first ever Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan and first ever Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover.
We got the chance to enjoy the 2017 CTS 3.6L with the RED OBSESSION TINTCOAT for a few days around the streets of Dubai, we even took it for a highway ride to Abu Dhabi and experienced the luxury at its best. We can truly confirm that the Cadillac drive is always one of the best drives and the American luxury car manufacturer never ceased to impress us every time we sit inside a Caddy Cockpit. It is always an exhilarating experience that indulges your senses in an out-of-this-world masterpiece; the CTS captures your eyes at first sight, tickles your nose with the smell of leather, symphonizes your ears with its sound system, pampers your skin with the touch of luxury materials, trembles your tongue with a taste of sophistication, and shivers your heart with its swaying drive. The 2017 Cadillac CTS is more gorgeous that ever.