• Sep 10, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Put your checkbook away. As desirable as a CTS wagon in hot-rod V trim is, it's not here yet. The CTS Sport Wagon was developed as a way to offer the European market a configuration that's sure to sell, and it's headed to North America by the end of next year. When the Caddy wagon finally gets here, it will have the excellent 3.6-liter V6 providing power. Wagons aren't great sellers here, though, so the CTS Sport Wagon will likely be a niche model, dashing most of our hope that Cadillac will put its hottest powertrain in the two-box car just like BMW, Mercedes and Audi do.

The hardware port would be mostly a snap. The supercharged V8 is ready to go and the CTS-V has been developed around that engine, so there's suspension and drivetrain parts already on the shelf, and the V has already set the style direction for bodywork tweaks. While we won't be holding our breath for a CTS-V Sport Wagon that can rip off 12-second quarters while hauling 120 cubic feet of stuff, Cadillac's David Caldwell points out that the pre-existing hardware would make it "a relatively easy add." A high price – though still less than the German SuperWagens – wouldn't help the sales case, and really, there's only like ten of us wagon freaks, anyway. It probably won't happen, but it could, and it would be quite a welcome respite from those high-CG truck-lookin' things.


[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      So Bobbo axes the G8 sport wagon and brings over the Sport Truck (ST) that will probably sell even LESS than a sport wagon, but he apparently thinks it's OK to bring a CTS wagon here?


      What's going on?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh my god!

      Horribly unlikely to sell very well, but damn, the things I'd do for one...

      I love ridiculously fast wagons.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My wife would be all over the wagon since she grew up with Volvo wagons. We drive an SRX now, which is more a tall CTS wagon that it is a true crossover vehicle.

      As far as the "Magnum failure", keep in mind that when the Magnum was introduced, America was still in love with Tahoes and the like. Ironically they are killing it right when the market is shifting back to smaller people and cargo movers. Having a CTS Wagon gets Cadillac out in front of the trend curve for a change. And it'll be far more important for Europe where they have to have such a vehicle in order to compete. Having a CTS-V wagon option would be sweet....I'd buy one if budget allowed.

      For Cadillac, the issue would be if they could truly keep the tooling costs down to a minimum. In other words, what would it really costs to have a SKU for this vehicle as a special order. Would it be any more expensive than a CTS-V sedan SKU? I think it could be done with minimal costs, but I'm not a manufacturing operations expert. Ironically, the CTS-V coupe will have higher manufacturing costs since they have to redo the rear plumbing from the sedan version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ME LIKEY
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a Mazda 6s Wagon, 2004, 5sp manual.

      I love the car, carries dogs, bikes INSIDE the car...handy in low parking decks and avoiding vandals. It's great, and it get's 21-22 mpg over it's life. Not great, but it's a 3.0 V6 designed for the Ford Tarus in 1989...only it's all Aluminum now.

      A wagon is a compromise but I've always seen wagons as a sportier compromise. I guess I was never exposed to Buick Fleetwoods and the wagons of yester-year. I can still remember Volvo 850 wagons speeding around european road courses on TV in the late 90's. That was a wagon... a flying brick embarrassing other close to stock sports cars with it's inline 5cyl speed! ... but IT was a wagon.

      I still hold out hope that if sport driven wagons, like the CTS wagon here, are produced americans will buy them. The utility will be recognized with high gas prices and the styling will be a non-issue if they are designed with sport purpose in mind.

      With that said... Mazda killed off the wagon in 06 if I recall.. only in the US though.... so aparently I'm one of the few that wants a sporty wagon with a manual. This CTS or CTS-V wagon will be there right about the time my car needs replacing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love wagons, I sure as hell hope they do this at a reasonable price point in the states I will deffinitly havev to own one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yep, I'm one of those 10. It's interesting but doesn't quite do it for me the way the audi's, BMWs or even the soon2be old Mazda wagons. Though, I just love the idea of it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm very interested in the CTS wagon, so count me in the 10. But I don't think I'd buy a CTS-V wagon. I'm sure it'd be great but I just don't need that much power. Besides, blowers are for Fords.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good lookin' car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should have plenty of orders from funeral homes to make this doable.

      I'd drive one, sans the coffin, of course.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, I'm one of the 10 wagon-freaks...
      Sadly, my wife isn't.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My girlfriend wasn't into wagons. She drove my Mazdaspeed 3 and quickly changed her mind.

        I would definitely go for a CTS-V Wagon. However, I don't have that kind of scratch yet.
        • 6 Years Ago
        well, mine hates wagons too, i like them and/or hatchbacks a ton. but to top it off, she things Minivans are A-OK...and i just can't find the logic behind that. haha
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, hating wagons is normal. Most of them, including this one, are ugly. Also, a Mazda3 isn't a wagon. It's a hatch.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Same. I desperately wanted a wagon but ended up with a Grand Cherokee because she still can't let go of the hate for the old station wagon from her childhood.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My girl hates wagons too but she has no say in what car we buy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mine hates anything "wagon" as well.....I can't even get her to even consider the idea. Is this normal??
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