• Jul 11, 2006

Hans Lehmann and The Car Connection have the best pictures (and renderings) of the Cadillac CTS yet. The shots were snapped while the car whizzed around the racetrack, showing that the vehicle will likely be on the General's RWD Sigma platform and take its styling cues from the Cadillac Escalade with its big grille and buggy headlights.

Look for the next CTS in late 2007.

[Source: The Car Connection]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      IT LOOKS GOOD. THANK GOD THEY ADDED THE DISTINCTIVE CADILLAC REAR LIGHTS RATHER THAN THE UGLY ONES ON THE PRESENT MODEL.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Better than the current CTS, but will look equally dated 6 months after its release.

      Hopefully they got rid of the ridiculously sub-standard (especially at this price point) Dodge Calibre interior.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Certainly not a breakthrough in any respect. Looks like a cousin of the Ford Fusion. The generic styling makes me think that Chris Bangle was on to something, after all. Take some risks!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Glad to see cutting-edge design in the age of bangle-butts. Gorgeous, GM. I'll take a CTS-V in black, please.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ship It!

      - member of the 25 to 35 demographic
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Reverse lights might be a good idea"

      My guess is that the RENDERING has the small darker piece at the bottom of the tail light as the reverse lights. But since it's just a rendering who cares.
      • 8 Years Ago
      beautiful! don't change a thing. i was ready to buy an 06 cts, rented one on vacation and fell in love with the ride, handling, performance, and looks. only thing i didn't like was the redundunt volume control on the steering wheel. some of the one handed turns caused me to turn the dial for volume up. great job caddy, can't wait til they come in. i'm now ready to buy back my gm stock, and sell my avalon. hopefully all the recalls are done and i'll get the tranny fixed before we deal.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I will post my vote for the rear end. With everyone going to larger and more obnoxious rear ends (Bangle butt, Mercedes following, Nissan, etc), its nice that Caddy is going the other way, while still retaining the traditional vertical lights. I like that it is clean and modern. As for the comparisons vs the G or BMW, the Caddy really isn't in the same class. Its too big. Its closer to the M's or 5's. Honestly, I like this look better than either aforementioned. The new G is a little round. I like my original better (although the new interior is strides ahead of the old). So I say bravo to GM/Caddy. Please continue to polish, improve and strive to become a world leader again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i dont know if anyone noticed but this is not a 2008 cadillac cts, the top picture is that of a 2008 cadillac cts-V. if you take a look at the top picture you will notice there is a small v under the side mirror. this is the new V! nice spy pictures. a standard cts would not come with 7 spoke sport wheels and a wire mesh grill

      man im goood and still a teen
      • 8 Years Ago
      My guess is that the trunk will have the long thin brake light across it. Wouldn't you think? That will help the trunk a lot IMO. The rendering seems to be missing the third brake light which I believe is a must by law.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't feel like this is a very good shot of the front to able to judge it, but generally it seems less like the old CTS (which I like) and more like the Ford Fusion (which I don't hate, but would never get one).

      I really do hope the butt is just some random rendering. Why in the world should the CTS follow the footsteps of the stodgy STS styling?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would add though, that that rear end, while not very sporty looking, is "elegant" and clean cut enough for a Caddy model aimed at luxury, i.e. the next DTS. Just doesn't fit with a 3-series/G35 fighter class thats all.
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