• Jun 20, 2006

Well, this beats the heck out of Lutz's teaser flash of what we all assumed was a CTS grille during his CBS "60 Minutes" tour of a GM design studio. Courtesy of Winding Road, we have this shot of the upcoming CTS hot-lapping the Nurburgring (of course).

The new CTS continues the high-sided, chopped-top look of its predecessor (shown at right). While the vinyl mask smooths out the lines of the front end, the deeper (Audi-like?) and more prominent grille is an obvious change. View the full photo set here.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I find it funny that everyone syays that car companies should make their interiors like Audi. I haven't seen an Audi with more than 30,000 miles on it that doesn't have some sort of trim or fabric coming apart on the interior. It looks good in the showroom, but doesnt seem to hold up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This car looks amazing..........bring it on Cadillac!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This 2nd generation CTS could really put Cadillac back on the map as a genuine top-shelf producer of performance-lux vehicles.

      I love the low front-end and the aggressive grillwork.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man, i hope that paint job is available in production.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uh..Chad, the Sonata came out BEFORE the IS, so if you see any resemblance (all I see is a passing resemblence in taillight shape and placement), then it's the IS borrowing from Hyundai. Anyway, the Sonata is patterned after the audi A6 in body style.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure I can tell all that much from these photo other that a bigger grill opening. I like the art and science Cadi styling..it looks better as time goes on, which is true of all great styling. I very much like the wheels at the far corners of the car with the body tight around the wheels, strong, agressive. Now if Cadi would only improve the interior design..like Audi they have a winner. Priced like the A4, 3 series but he size of teh A6 and 5 series and better performance with the V than either. The S6 and M5 are atleast $20kmore and the perfromance is only visable on paper...on real roads it would be a real race.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cadillac is tempting me.

      If they improve the interior quality and it's an engaging, exciting car to drive, then I may end up with one in my garage after the GTI.

      But it'll have some stiff competition from the next A4.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love the grille-work as well--aggressive yet timeless, and has sort of a muscle-car sportiness to it as well. If the rest of the car pans out well, it may well be the first Cadillac that I find to be attractive. Kudos to GM on that front end. Contours are sportier and lack the unwieldly chunk of the current gen CTS (which I don't like at all).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Everybody hated the big Audi griil. But now a lot of cars have it. The 3 series, the Avalon, the new Cadillac and many others.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't wait for this to come out. I've always liked the CTS since the first day I saw one. Maybe by this time next year, I'll be able to afford one!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's up with those tail lights?
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