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A Jalopnik reader purportedly got hold of a Harris Opinion Survey about the upcoming CTS wagon, and assuming it's on the level, it brings forth a treasure trove of information. For example, as you can see above, it seems we now have a first look at official imagery of the CTS in 2-box guise. We like what we see...perhaps even more than we like the CTS Coupe. We especially dig the way those super-tall taillamps look from behind. We'll reserve final judgement for whenever Cadillac officially unveils the car, but things appear to be proceeding very nicely.

Underhood, the doc tells us that it's going to be direct-injected engines only. A 3.0L V6 producing 260 horses replaces the current, non-DI 3.6 as the base mill, with the now-familiar 304-horse 3.6L again assuming the top spot. Both will be connected to 6-speed automatics, and highway mileage is said to be 27 mpg. 25 cubic feet of your stuff will fit behind the second row, and if you flip those back seats down, cargo capacity increases to 58 cubes. A power liftgate ensures you won't strain yourself opening the rear hatch. According to the leaked materials, pricing will range from $37,500 to $42,500.

Will Americans embrace a new luxury wagon? We're gonna find out soon enough.


[Source: Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      This strikes me as another one of theose cars that people say they'd love to buy...but don't. Everybody loved the Magnum, but we see how poorly it sold (though killing it seemed to be the wrong idea, for reasons not germaine to this discussion).

      I think that GM had better have a business plan that doesn't count on making a ton of money on this model.

      But here's my MBA take on it: The basic platform is paid for, so we're dealing with marginal costs. If they can get the return on investment on that, then they have a winner. But if they make it carry a proportionate amount of the costs (cost accounting-wise), I think the puppy is sunk (mixing my metaphors).

      It will increase the total number of CTSs sold. (Or should it be CTSes? or just CTS? How about "increase CTS sales"? Yeah, that's ticket). If they can just make their nut on it...

      But from whence the conquests would come?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep. The magnum looks great until you open the door and get in.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ""Everybody loved the Magnum, but we see how poorly it sold""

        The Magnum's lackluster interior turned people off.

        It was overpriced also.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't that the Saturn Vue? Look at them both from the side the side windows look the same.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this is, indeed, what we'll see from Cadillac, then at least one of their cars will definitely have a place in the gorgeous category. This thing is really good-looking.

      The "portholes" are extremely lame and take away from the legitimacy of the car brand, but the overall look, the fantastic greenhouse, the unique rear, and the aggressive CTS front end look to make this wagon perhaps even...desirable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This Caddy could make wagons cool again...

      looks good
        • 7 Years Ago
        The side profile is bothering me. BUT THEN I LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF THE REAR AND I LOSE MY LOAD. Im loving everything CTS right now. Not enough money in the bank.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yep!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wagons ARE cool, just not in America.

        E55, M5 Touring, RS6, 08/09 Passat... etc
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the idea of the wagon very much. Especially hope that the F3 supension( or similar) is available. I assume AWD would be an option too. Am my eyes decieving me or is the rear overhang shorter than on the sedan?
      In any case I like the look. A great way to go in a post SUV (or atleast alternative )world.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm going to say it because no one else has:

      I want a CTS-V Wagon! Of course, only myself and 5 other people in this country would buy one, which makes it that much more attractive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As ugly, boxy and outdated the front and sides are, its the rear that is commendably hideous. Even more commendable is with all the hype of the CTS, it looks like every other boxy Caddy on the road from the past two miserable decades.

      This is what happens when a blind person with a straight-ruler designs a car...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Commendable? You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice. If I were looking for a wagon the CTS would be at the top of the list.

      Cadillac has certainly made a dramatic turnaround.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Dodge Magnum, we missed you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this a v-series wagon? Ground effects and rear fender bulges?
      A show car? A photoshop?
      I hope its real.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This wagon is one of the first American cars I wouldn't be ashamed to park in my driveway I've seen in a long time. Looks great!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why not with a V8 and a manual?
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