• Sep 16, 2008


Click for a hi-res gallery of the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Few icons are as synonymous with the American automobile as Cadillac and the station wagon, so it may come as a surprise that Cadillac has never officially offered a station wagon to American customers in its 106-year long history. Sure, there was the SRX crossover that came rather close, and the enormous Escalade SUV, as well. Cadillac even offers the BLS as a wagon, but that's only for overseas customers. Depending on which way you look at it, the new Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon may not be it either. Even with its edgy styling, the extended-roof CTS blurs the line between wagon and hatchback.

The initial trio of CTS Sport Wagon shots released last month may not have shown the new Caddy's best side, but Cadillac has now put out a whole slew of new images which, in our opinion at least, better portray the sharp lines we took in at Pebble Beach and are sure to catch people's attention in mall parking lots and soccer fields of America after it goes on sale here next spring. Check out the new images in the gallery below, and our live shots from Monterey in the gallery below that to see for yourself.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why so many people in the U.S. would pick an awkward looking cuv over wagons with those kind of proportions is beyond me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The C-pillar still bothers me and ruins what is otherwise a sleek design ...
        • 6 Years Ago
        That my friends...looks like Rosanne Barr's right butt-cheek! NOT GOOD. I agree with that C-pillar....way too thick.

        And I like a good rear on a car, but Sir Mix-Alot would say 'woop, woop...pull over that ass too fat!'
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed, that D-pillar is god awful and kills the look of the car for me. If i'm picking a luxury wagon, i'm going with Audi.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm Um ok.

      So Klutz the Putz thinks we are not good enough for a reasonably priced Pontiac badged wagon but instead plans to release it under the Cadillac badge, which automatically means a possibility of a $10,000+ premium? Also not realizing that most American families have a Chevy/Pontiac/Saturn budget which will not be able to afford this car if and when released.

      Way to manage GM you cigar smoking loser. I Hope you croke on the carcinogens you inhale. (yeah you guess it I hate the guy)

      On the plus side i do like the design and hopes that GM does follow through with it and stop with the "americans do not like wagons" bull. Americans do like wagons but unfortunately only the expensive Volvo is available. If you want a little less pretty then there is the Subaru. Nobody should use the Dodge Magnum for reference because it is a very bad one. Gee what else is left besides a bunch of high mileage used war wagons from over a decade ago or longer?
        • 6 Years Ago
        You think Lutz doesn't know Cadillacs don't sell as many as Pontiacs?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uhh I hate to break it to you but the Magnum is the best wagon out right now in the US in terms of style and price. Get some taste buddy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Magnum was awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somebody please PS it in black with tinted windows.... Please.
      Thank you
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1
        black on black hmmmmm..
        and cts-v.. super sleeper!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Overall it's pretty nice looking and will be a nice competition for Mercedes and Audi. However the only thing that bugs me is the enormous C-pillar... blind spot are gonna be awful....
      • 6 Years Ago
      i just got off the phone with saab they want their tail lights back....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well tell that to every last gen Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon, Hyundai i30, and every other hatchback sold in europe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        well those are just tail lights that go up above the beltline and onto the D pillar, but this specifically looks like the 9-3 sport combi tails. not to mention saab is Cadillac's GM stablemate....
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a lot of metal between the rear side windows and the taillights... From the front 3/4s it looks terrible! And what's up with the rakish rear doors that look like they were taken straight from the sedan? I'm going to have to bash my head on the pillar every time I get in the back?
        • 6 Years Ago
        They rear doors WERE taken straight from the sedan.

        Did anybody complain about Volvo using the sedan doors on the wagon version for the 24x cars?

        It costs money to design a different door, and it may even increase the need for more side-impact crash testing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The ass is too fat, nuff said.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like others have said, the D pillar needs to be way smaller. Currently it creates a huge blind spot.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Given how far behind you the D pillars are, it's unlikely they create a significantly large blind spot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay. The first time I saw this concept, I thought "No Way, Jose!"

      But now, I do like it more than the BMW or Mercedes versions. Lutz...you done it again! Kudos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I’m the only one, but I’ll offer a dissenting opinion: I think this is just ugly. To me it looks completely out of proportion. I have never warmed up to Cadillac’s styling theme, and this isn’t helping.

      I will be the first to say that I think this car’s interior is first-rate, and its performance is superb. I know it is completely subjective, but I think the exterior styling ruins an exceptional car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What GM REALLY needs is a Lucerne Roadmaster Estate wagon (with AWD). That would be a real challenge to the SUV market. I'd love to take a shot at that design challenge. The C-class, Audi A4, Saab 9-3 wagons, and I'm sure this Caddy, are just cramped in the rear passenger and package areas, where you need a wagon to do some work. I rode in an Avant wagon for 2 years front and back, and that rear seat was a torture for my 5'11" 170# frame. C'mon GM, let's have some family wagons again!
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