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Cadillac CTS V-Sport gets fancy new Morello Red interior package

GM's luxury brand rages against bland interiors with this sporty new setup.

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Mark Twain once said that the Cadillac CTS V-Sport was "A fine automobile, spoilt by a boring black interior." (Don't look that up.)

Clearly, the folks at GM are out to prove fake Mr. Clemens wrong, though, because the already handsome 2018 CTS V-Sport will now be offered with a new interior package known as "Morello Red."

I can all but guarantee that this has nothing to do with Rage Against the Machine's guitarist.

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In addition to the expected reddening of the door panels and armrests, those who opt for this package will receive the big brother CTS-V's spectacular multi-adjustable Recaro sport seats, a sueded microfiber steering wheel and shift knob and Morello carbon-fiber inserts. Think that's all? Think again, because a black chrome grille, gloss black side window trim and a V-Sport base spoiler are all included, too.

How much is Cadillac asking for all this sueded, carbon-fiber sporting opulence? The answer is $4,000, so kind of a lot. All jokes aside, it is a desirable upgrade that helps the CTS V-Sport's interior live up to the promise of its elegant exterior styling and generally pleasant, if not overly sporty road manners.

Our own Andrew Krok drove the 2017.5 CTS V-Sport earlier this year and found it to be a bargain, particularly when compared to its European rivals and had high praise for the (mercifully) redesigned Cue infotainment system.

The Morello Red package is currently live on Cadillac's CTS configurator.

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