When Cadillac launched the CTS in 2003, its sights were aimed squarely on the BMW 3-series and its cross-town counterpart, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Since then, the CTS carved out a sizable niche in the market, with sales normally hovering around 50,000 to 60,000 per year.

Cadillac is expected to bring a new version of the CTS to market in 2008, and with it, a number of variants will be available. Beyond the standard, rear-wheel drive sedan, both a coupe and a cross-over are in the cards, along with the option of all-wheel-drive. One other version can be expected, but Automotive News' source was unable to elaborate. Considering that the new CTS will be pushed harder outside the States, our money's on a "sport wagon."

Nothing was mentioned in the article about future "V" offerings, but with the success of the current model and Caddy's persistent pursuit of the Germans, it's safe to assume we'll be seeing hi-po versions available soon after the CTS's initial launch.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.)