• Aug 28th 2006 at 6:54AM
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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.)

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      • 9 Years Ago
      How about a CTS/C for convertible? I think this would make a great four place offering and think of the possibility of a CTS/C-V with 500hp!
      • 9 Years Ago
      @ what month and exact year will this car be ready for purchase?
      • 9 Years Ago
      #12, your talking outa your ass. i just sold my 2002 sts to my son with 163k and bought an sts/v. not one problem with the 02 and i drove it hard. if you had any clue as to the quality of caddy, you might give up your yugo.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the idea of chasing the germans with a US car that competes. So it's good to roll out a coupe, sedan, V model, and wagon. AWD will be a smart option, especially if it comes in the V series. I think that the cars should hold a slightly lesser price tag than the german/ british alternatives (hopefully they have great resale like their competition). I think the luxururious look of the new CTS helps compete with cars like the Lexus IS 350. Roll out a great lease program and I'll be there to grab one off the truck.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looking at the picture with the CTS under the blue cover, it seems like they are heading more in the direction of Luxury look. Also the front Cadillac emblem is huge.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's about time for a CTS coupe. Hopefully, they'll come out with a convertible version too to directly compete with BMW along with the rumored wagon. But isn't the SRX crossover based on the CTS to begin with? If that's the case, why do we need another one?
      • 9 Years Ago
      The revised interior looks to be top-notch. Unless the materials feel much worse than they look, this shouldn't be an issue.

      I'm more concerned about steering and manual-transmission feel. The former was pretty good on the first-gen CTS, the latter pretty bad. If they've tightened those up, GM could have a world-beater on its hands.
      • 9 Years Ago
      With that huge Caddy emblem on the front, it just screams,"In your face Mercedes!" If I had just a few more bucks to my name, I would be owning one myself! Unfortunately, I've only been able to sit in one at a new car show. Ah, the memories!
      Mark Johnson
      • 9 Years Ago
      Still an American POS. When will GM/Ford get back into the market with something that doesn't lose 40% of its value when you drive off the lot? Or something that runs more than 35k miles without parts falling off?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think that the front is a little too busy? Too many lines going every which way.

      And the CTS is too BIG (esp. if they increase its size with the new model) to be considered to be in the same range as the 3-series; the only comparability is perhaps in price.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm just hoping that the "different flavors" extends to the interior. You know, different colors. Different textures and materials. Something beyond the black/gray/snot color options, and the walnut veneer that's so shiny it looks fake.

      P.S. Can I have a V series sport wagon, please?
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