• Nov 20, 2007
In Europe, Cadillac hasn't been moving the new CTS in the kind of numbers it wanted, and the BLS has always been somewhat of a disappointment. On account of this, Cadillac is once again being said to seriously consider broadening the CTS range to include a coupe and wagon, the better to compete with its German rivals in Europe. Word is that the CTS wagon could bow at Detroit in January, with a CTS coupe coming some time after that. While rumors of a CTS Wagon and Coupe have been around for at least a year, additional European demand for such models could sway the General into giving these cars the green light.
We can't say it strongly enough: Cadillac, do it. And in case that still wasn't enough: we double dog dare you. Cadillac wants its new CTS to swipe buyers from both BMW and Mercedes. Sure, the CTS is COTY, but -- and with all due respect to Motor Trend -- no one buys a 3-Series or C-Class because it wins COTY. The fact that Cadillac doesn't want to offend its core buyers attract new, trendy import buyers with a single four-door sedan is a challenge that we have yet to see anyone overcome. And certainly not a challenger starting from Cadillac's perceived image.

If Cadillac really wants to show the coastal metropolitan crowd that it's serious, it needs to offer more than one great choice of car. A coupe, a wagon, and throw a diesel in, as well... those are great places to start.

[Source: World Car Fans]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      When did people forget the meaning of rendered speculation? These cars don't exist. Whoever edited the photos obviously did so while keeping as much in line with the 4-door as possible. I think he did a superb job, and accomplished exactly what a speculated image should: give us a reasonable idea of what the car may look like. He didn't take any risks, but that doesn't mean Cadillac won't. I, for one, am excited to see how the 2-door turns out.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If they offer a coupe , I will be the first person in their 20's to every buy a caddy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        LOL -- Steven you've obviously never spent time in Boston! Lots of younger Italian guys driving Cadillacs, especially in East Boston, Revere, Malden, Saugus etc. Although, more and more they seem to be driving BMW, Infiniti, Acura, and Lexus like everyone else.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm with Steven on this one...I've been saving for the Infinti G37 for a purchase maybe next summer..A CTS coupe would make that segment much more competitive and exciting..I think GM could possibly sway me away from the Asian Luxo models but the CTS Coupe would have to be "BadASS" to get me into the showroom ...

        I hope GM builds this Coupe!
        • 7 Years Ago
        not with last-gen CTS's you don't.
        • 7 Years Ago
        me and 2 of my friends < 25 with CTS'. Sorry bud, we have you beat. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't compare this to the G37 coupe. The infiniti is much stronger. Didn't the CTS pull something like a 14.7 in the 1/4, while the G did a 13.9...However, the cadillac looks pretty decent.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Although I don't like this rendering, I love the idea. Could you imagine a CTS V with 2 doors?! Or this coupe in the new CTC sport trim. I'd be at the Cadillac dealership with my wallet if It ever hits the showroom. This is the best thing since THE WHEEL...Do it GM!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bye bye Ford
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't think this has any effect on Ford. FoMoCo is dead and will foreclosed on in a matter of years. Cadillac has no need to look back to a time when they competed with Lincoln, decades ago. Cadillac is competing on an international level, Ford is competing with accountants and creditors. Sad, but IT's true.
        Bye, Bye Ford
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hurray for the the CTS, I say do it, but don't put all your eggs in one basket. It's to much energy being put on what Cadillacs have ...well...never been,small cars(yeah, I know it's a "HOT" category) I say pick one option, coupe or wagon and move on to creating a no excuse DTS/STS replacement. And with that replacement I'm waiting on a "badass" full size coupe to compete with the CL-Cass" and BMW 6-series. That's the car I'm waiting to drool over!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wagon FTL...no one buys the BMW or Mercedes wagons, so what makes Cadillac think someone would buy theirs?

      Coupe is pretty sharp, would give the G37 and 335 a run for their money.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Dan:
        Your comment suggests you've never been to Europe. The US is not the only auto market in the world.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They move lots of those wagons in Europe.

        And in the US, people coming out of SUV's (inevitable) are going to be looking for practical cars that can carry a load.

        I think there's room for A CTS wagon here.

        Make mine a -V.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nobody in the US buys wagons, but luxury car wagons are quite the rage in Europe, where Cadillac is trying to expand its presence.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I guess it's the mysteries of life Don ;-)

        a little trivia, for Cadillac wagons, there was some aftermarket coachbuilders who made some Caddy wagons like Cantor, Hess & Eisenhardt and various unknown others coachbuilders, here some samples of 1965-66 Caddy wagons http://www.car-nection.com/Yann/Dbas_txt/Drm65-66.htm
        or those 1975-76 models http://www.car-nection.com/Yann/Dbas_txt/Drm75-76.htm
      • 7 Years Ago
      CTS Coupe': Spiritual return of the El Dorado...dorado...dorado...dorado...

      We'll see who gets that reference
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice..........CTS is the car to have for sure. Coupe/ 4 Door/ Wagon or Convertable........Sweet ride.
      Alexander
      • 7 Years Ago
      Went to Caddy dealer in late Sept and early Nov; didn't have one CTS to show. And that's the major seller for Caddilac. A wagon or coupe will be a tough sell what with the foreign makes as competitors.They should try.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now that's an Eldo I could be proud to own. Especially the CTS-V coupe version.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Northern California 2007 Audi A4 avant owner here. I love my wagon, but that CTS wagon has me drooling. Especially with German cars costing more with the weakened USD.

      Wagon's are niche market in the US. Silly since an SUV is basically a wagon. But if they make the wagon available with a nice v6 or that v-series v8.. I'd jump ship. I haven't owned an American car in 15years. Listen UP GM!!! I know your reading.
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