In spite of the massive demand for SUVs and crossovers, Cadillac feels there is still some potential in the compact saloon segment and has revealed the all-new CT4.

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Replacing the ATS in the line-up, the four-door, five-passenger, rear-wheel drive CT4 has the same wheelbase as the outgoing model - but sits lower to the ground. The sportier dimensions are aimed to attract a younger audience to the newbie – which can be had in 11 different exterior colours and eight interior options. Speaking of the exterior, it features different grilles for the Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport and V-series variants along with LED headlights, taillights and the brands signature vertical lights in all four corners. 

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Inside, it packs an 8.0in touchscreen, a full-colour digital gauge cluster, a high-definition rear-view camera and it will also be available with Cadillac’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology.

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It also has as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with keyless entry, push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED interior lighting, dual-zone climate control with a humidity sensor, and a premium audio system. Some of the safety systems available include forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning.

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Base models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 237 horsepower and 350Nm and is mated to an eight-speed automatic while a 2.7-litre turbocharged four-pot is an option for the Premium Luxury trim (it produces 309 horses and 472Nm) while the previously-revealed CT4-V’s 2.7-litre blown four makes 325 horses and 515Nm and gets 10-speed automatic - and there is a choice of rear- or all-wheel-drive across the range. It should be sporty to drive too as it uses an updated version of the Alpha platform that underpins the Chevrolet Camaro.

It also has selectable drive modes (Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and Track) while Brembo brakes come as standard on the Sport and V-Series and should be available to order later this year.