• Mar 20, 2009
2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Monterey debut - Click above for a high-res gallery

After speaking this morning with Cadillac's product communications manager, David Caldwell, we've fleshed out some near-term product plans for General Motors' luxury brand – in particular the timetable for the 2010 CTS Sport Wagon. The automaker's Lansing Grand River plant is scheduled to begin building the stylish rear-drive load lugger in early May, and the first examples should be at dealerships around Memorial Day (May 25), or perhaps early June.

Cadillac's first-ever U.S-market station wagon (no, the SRX crossover doesn't count) is expected to offer a reasonable 25 cubic feet of space beneath its rakish rear glass, and while it rides on the same 113.4-inch wheelbase as its sedan counterpart, the wagon will actually be .3-inches shorter. The model looks to be particularly important for GM's fortunes in Europe, where the luxury division is still struggling to gain traction against the entrenched domestics. While being something of a fringe interest in the U.S., sport wagons do solid business in Europe, and the overseas-only BLS Wagon has played largely to lukewarm reviews. Back home in the States, Cadillac expects just 20 percent of CTS customers to opt for the estate version, while the European model mix is slated to be more along the lines of a 60 percent/40 percent split in favor of the wagon.

So... what about the CTS Coupe? As we reported in January, the stylish two-door's production plans remain firm for next year, despite company-wide cutbacks and rumors to the contrary. While that's still later than Cadillac had originally hoped, officials say the delay will give them the opportunity to focus on launching the Sport Wagon as well as the 2010 SRX replacement. No official word on the likelihood of a CTS-V Coupe or Sport Wagon, but mules of the former have already been spotted, so perhaps we'll get lucky.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Fugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dope. Get one of these with some 22s and a set of 15s in the back of the wagon.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe if you live in the ghetto, then yes, go for it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm black and I have no idea what any of that means? Is it suburban white boi-ese?

        This is one badass car! I think Caddy will be pleasantly surprised by the reaction/sales that this car generates.
        • 5 Years Ago
        He means put 22' inch rims on it, two 15' inch subwoofers in the trunk. I think 19's or 20's would be the limit though, too big and it looks goofy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Guys, racial put downs have no place on a car blog. Go f*ck yourselves someplace else.
        • 5 Years Ago
        22" and 15s on the back? That would look ass!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a nice wagon. Why bother with another Cadillac CUV when we have this? Better looking, better handling, better performing. Win.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Gotta wonder why buyers have all but abandoned wagons for SUVs and crossovers to begin with.

        Caddy's taking a chance on by offering CTS estate (in the US anyway). The less risky move, unfortunately, is to offer crossovers and SUVs instead. That's why Cadillac is hedging by offering the TE-based SRX AND the CTS estate.

        Wagons are niche vehicles anymore in the US. Sad.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because it has only 25 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats up. That's more than the absurdly cramped cargo bay of the Audi A4 Avant, but less than a lot of smaller wagons and CUVs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Undoubtedly this is Cadillac's best-looking offering for the European market and I suspect it'll be their largest seller here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I really doubt it will be a large seller here in the states...

        Generally.. Americans don't like wagons.. Some do, majority don't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another GM turd that won't sell more than 10,000 units a year. Meanwhile, the Cruze launch was delayed for 6-12 months. Great trade off GM: bring a niche vehicle to market sooner at the expense of a vehicle that would sell 200,000+ units and give GM a vehicle in the compact segment - where nothing currently exists.

      With decisions like this still made, I pray that GM goes out of business.

      Oh yeah, this wagon is ugly as sh!t.
        • 5 Years Ago
        dude why are your nostrils white?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, the "Small" class? Where'd you get that one? The Cobalt is a compact car, just like the Cruze.

        But hey, nice job with the profanity. It's tuff, bro.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...where nothing currently exists? What the hell do you think the Cobalt is? I'm not saying it's great, but if you didn't know it existed and is in the compact segment you really are more uninformed than anyone at GM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL. It's funny when people try to correct someone and are completely wrong. No the cobalt is a compact.

        Yaris is subcompact.

        • 5 Years Ago
        To Edmund Dates, the Cobalt is in the "small" segment you sh!t for brains.

        Compact = one smaller than "Small"
        (E.g. Yaris)

        Sub-compact = one smaller than "Compact"
        (E.g. MiTo)

        Educate yourself before dismiss people smarter than you, you f'ing idiot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      these are great cars.Buy some GM stock, It doesn't cost that much.
      If a million of us autobloggers purchased some stock it would buoy the mkt and maybe we'd see this one and the coupe and the Camaro conv.
      • 5 Years Ago
      b/c it looks awesome?
      • 5 Years Ago
      why it have so thick c-pillars
        • 5 Years Ago
        You mean "D" Pillar. Wagons have four.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cadillac sells 2000 vehicles per year across the whole of Europe, so they are looking at sales of about 1800 per year of these...What were they thinking (or rather not thinking?
      Cadillac will never be anything other than an ultra niche player in Europe...I have seen exactly 2 new CTS's since the new one was launched. And one was at the Geneva motorshow...So a failure
      • 5 Years Ago
      The SAAB version of this car looks much better. The Cadillac's front is to heavy looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or is that the best-looking red hearse I've ever seen?
      • 5 Years Ago
      SWEET!
      However, both the wagon and coupe have even bigger D/B-(respectively)-pillars than the sedan's C-pillar, so visibility probably will be a huge issue (though I hope it doesn't turn people off enough to turn them off from the entire vehicle).
        • 5 Years Ago
        The D-pillars are far enough back that it may not be an issue. Nissan manages to sell the Murano. Honda sells the CR-V. Both have similar D-pillar issues.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I think auto manufacturers stopped caring about visibility awhile ago. I sat in a 6 series a while back. It has blind spots behind (ahead of) the A pillars. For this reason, I would never own one.
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