• Dec 3rd 2007 at 8:56AM
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GM believes it has a world-class luxury vehicle in the all-new Cadillac CTS, and the General is shipping the RWD clear across the globe to prove its point. Since 1969, Cadillac has been on the outside of OZ looking in, but an emerging luxury market coupled with part-sharing with Holden makes the CTS a great vehicle to end the 40-year hiatus. The CTS will hit Aussie shores by the end of 2008, with the addition of a 2.9-liter turbo-diesel entering the lineup in 2009. With Australian's love for great-handling RWD sports sedans, the CTS is a no-brainer as the vehicle to bring Cadillac back to OZ. The CTS wagon would likely be a hit down under as well. And if you're reading this GM, we'll take that 2.9L diesel option here in the States, too.

[Source: Drive.com.au]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That 2.9 Diesel is something like 250hp with 405 lb ft.
      It would make a great addition to GM in the US also.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The engine itself is not that expensive, but the after treatment cost around $1500 right now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Good luck. GM's stupidity is just to large to ever get the Diesel here.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't know why this hasn't got to automotive blogs yet, but I've got information that they're prepping the introduction of one or two* diesel engines (designed by Opel) in North America around this time next year. A prototype powered by one of the Opel engines is being stress-tested in GM Canada's Kapuskasing facilities. At least, that's the info they gave dealers.

        *They are testing two engines, but they aren't certain whether they should introduce a diesel Aveo *snap* or not... Again, that's what they told dealers, it's possible it's for the upcoming Beat, too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Read my first post. I really hate to be righbt here, but I am.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh believe me, I know.
        But this diesel could go in the Canyon/Colorado/H3, it could also be used in the 1500 as a work truck or high mileage v6 alternative. I wonder how cost prohibitive it is?
      • 7 Years Ago
      So Cadillac's going to make a ute?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its fine for me if I pay for $70k for that car. Its still worthy and good thing it will work in Oz.

      • 7 Years Ago
      You know what GM's going to need to make that car a success in OZ? Bluetooth.

      Get on the stick GM.
        • 7 Years Ago
        And what happens when you don't have your cellphone/a cellphone? Yeah, Onstar works too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would think that by now all the tacky chromey designpeople would have died,I fail to see the purpose of stuckon brightwork
      except to divert the eye from poor lines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Meh good luck. The VE Commodore has never been better for the money. You'd probably be able to get a HSV Clubsport with a 6 litre v8 for what this would cost. At the very least a V8 Holden Calais.

      Besides it's a bit brash for our down under tastes - well for my part.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't honestly see who would buy this car (apart from the obvious cadillacophiles).

      A large rwd V6 sedan? We've already got 2 of those... One with the same engine! Not to mention it will no doubt be more expensive than either the commodore or falcon.

      They claim to be targeting BMW and Audi drivers, but I can't see anyone of those types buying this car for mid $70K! (about US$65,000) Especially when it has basically the same V6 engine as the commodore!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Truly classy styling, a great looking interior, good power and excellent ride/handling. The CTS is definitely a marked improvement over the previous CTS model... and arguably the best sedan ever made by GM in my opinion after reading the numerous positive press reports. Now, the true wild card will be the overall reliability of this car. Jaguar, Infiniti, Mercedes and BMW are suffering from numerous quality related issues and electronic component snafus, so if Cadillac can build a high quality product with no/minimum recalls, they might just earn back their title "Standard of the World". And a decent clean-burning diesel powered sportwagon model would really help. Are you lurking and listening, Cadillac???
      • 7 Years Ago
      "2.9-liter turbo-diesel entering the lineup in 2009" Now that would be nice in USA.
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