• Jul 17, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac CTS coupe.

News of facility closings and truck and SUV production cuts have been very sobering to GM's plant towns and the union workforce. While GM's live press conference was bad news for many, the General's Lansing Grand River plant had plenty of reason to smile. The facility received word that the CTS Coupe and Sport Wagon were green-lighted for production, giving the plant more variations of the strong-selling CTS. The two-door CTS should provide Cadillac a shot in the arm here in the States, but the Sport Wagon could be a wild card. The sporty family hauler will likely sell well in the wagon-loving Euro market, while also giving US buyers a fashionable alternative to the SUV. The CTS will supposedly receive a 2.9L turbo-diesel powerplant, which will give Cadillac a stronger presence overseas, while giving shoppers States an oil-burning alternative.

One potential downer for the plant is that the SRX will be moving to a front drive platform, meaning that production could potentially move to another plant. The SRX never sold in high volumes and it didn't have a market overseas. The CTS Sport Wagon will arrive in the spring, with the CTS Coupe following during the summer.



[Source: Lansing State Journal]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this car is sweet!

      But a hundred bucks says we don't get the diesel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Excuse please, but does anybody under 70 buy these things? The first CTS sedan I saw was being driven by a 93 YO gent from my mother's nursing home. It was being slowly parked in a handicapped spot in front of a drugstore. Since then, I've seen only one being driven by somebody without grey hair, and I think the woman had a dye job. Maybe the coupe will draw some of the 60 YO's. That would be a step in the right direction. Even the pimps don't buy these anymore.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know several people with the older CTS. A couple guys in their late twenties, ealy thirties, a woman in her early thirties, and my mom's friend who is like 55.

        At one point they had great lease deals here in the Detroit area on the CTS, but I can't see that happening to the new one anytime soon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i would like to see a CTS-V sports wagon, That will give the Fire Breathing Audi RS6 estate a run for its money
        Kumail
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1, but you also forgot about the AMG E wagon and the M5 wagon
        • 6 Years Ago
        Would the CTS-V be more lined up against the RS4/M3 or the RS6/M5?
      • 6 Years Ago
      How anyone can think the front end of this car and all CTS models is anything but grotesque eludes me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like the stealth-like creases and bowed fenders.
        I hope Caddy doesn't water down that design formula in the STS/DTS replacement
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tourian not saying the baby Caddy shouldn't stand out but , and I guess it is the eye of the beholder, the front end of the CTS models just reminds me of a painted up whore. Nothing "classy" about it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm glad you don't like it, too. Now I can definitely say the CTS Coupe isn't for everyone.
        • 6 Years Ago
        'I'm glad you don't like it. A luxury car like this that is meant to be different and turn heads is usually going to be a polarizing design.'

        Funny. That's what people said about BMWs controversial designs (flame surfacing, Bangle butt) but those people were always shouted down as fanboys who would like anything BMW put out. I guess saying that the point of design is to break new ground is a valid argument point in some instances. It just depends on which company's product is being evaluated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Diesel in the Sportwagen would give me a reason to consider Cadillac. It is important to offer gas version in the US to allow choice for those who dislike diesel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love the coupe. Finally got to see it at a GM sponsored event in Montreal a couple weeks back.

      I'd love for it to be in my short list when I do some car shopping next year but I have a feeling it will be too expensive, too impractical, and I have questions about the MPG (unless diesel as noted)
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      i don't care who makes it, i want one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet jesus, it's getting a diesel? this may have just displaced the A5 as my new realistic dream car (cmon Audi, bring over the TDI's!)
      s13hybrid
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car would make me buy a Cadillac (depending on performance, and if I was in that market). I have really liked current Cady styling, and to offer a smaller sports coupe is great. I hope it does well and not to many people buy them to just put chrome 22s or whatever on them. Make this a real performer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The drar deck area needs some improvement! it looks to hunchbacked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't care if it's made in the bowels of hell, I just want one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I Wish It were made in Hell !!! So there will be a V. Model... im already getting a CTS-V Sedan... But i could wait another year for a Coupe...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd really like to see a pic with the coupe right next to the sedan, the coupe just looks so much stubbier with that halfway-hatch back end.

      Lovin the sportwagon though, bring it on.
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