• Nov 16th 2009 at 4:49PM
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Between the Buick Regal GS, front-wheel drive (and possible hybrid) Chevrolet Impala and the rumored Caprice SS, Bob Lutz has managed to release a scad officially unofficial details on General Motors' future product plans over the last two days. And now comes this.

Speaking with Car and Driver, Maximum Bob went into Maximum Bloviation mode when discussing the Buick Regal wagon, and then ostensibly confirmed that the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon has been given the green light by saying, "You'll be able to get the CTS-V any way you want." Meaning: the CTS-V will be available in both coupe and five-door variants.

Naturally, anything that jumps out of Lutz' mouth should be taken with an extra helping of NaCl, as his past off-hand announcements haven't always come to fruition. Regardless, creating the duo of CTS-Vs is damn easy and we're hoping to see both in production form next year.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Producing this car: great decision for performance car lovers who also like to haul around stuff, maybe not-so-great decision from a financial standpoint. Still, love you Lutz, love you long, long time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really can't find a good reason to buy this over the inevitable MB W212 E63 wagon, other than costing ~25k less and avail of manual(and that's an "if"). The W212 wagon has a proper wagon shape and can actually swallow quite a bit of stuff. This....not so much.

      As good of of the CTS-V sedan is, for a wagon version, I'd buy the E63 over this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate 95% of GM products. This thing will be so AWESOME! Thank god they are making this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, for some odd reason, I like this thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. With the exception of their few really iconic cars I find GM pretty boring, but this is cool!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hope they also bring an everyman version to Chevrolet...went on the Cadillac website to check out how much the current sport wagon costs since the 3.6L V6 already puts out plenty of power and realized that there was no way in hell I'd be buying one (new) anytime soon =(
        They seriously need to bring out a Malibu Sport Wagon (please don't call it the Maxx this time) and price it starting in the low/mid 20's much like Subaru does with it's Outbacks (I here point out that Subaru sales are doing quite nicely), because I'm a lot more excited about cars people can easily buy.
        P.S. Please make the tail lamps less ugly when making this into a wagon, kthxbye
        • 5 Years Ago
        Volt, Corvette Grand Sport, Camaro, Cadillac CTS-V and this - those are the only compelling cars they offer. Ok, maybe that is a little more than 5% of their products? Maybe not? But all the great reviews on the sedan version, and the regular wagon to me means this will be a great thing. High performance wagons rock.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've given up believing anything our friend Lutz says about car launches.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will be a great car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey! Bob's blatherings are good I think, it's keeps the buzz going for those who still have hope for GM or those who might not be interested might be piqued now to look at GM products.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Me likey - A LOT!

      Now the question is, this or the Regal GS wagon (unconfirmed)? Obviously this would spank the Buick silly, but at what price? I'd also think the Buick would have an advantage in mileage - plus the AWD (plus snows) would be nice to have in IL.

      Way to go GM!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will beg, borrow, AND steal to get this car when it comes out. It pretty much has everything I could possibly want -- lots of power, 6-speed manual, RWD, and a wagon form-factor. Plus, it's stylish and the interior is actually quite good now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it, but who will buy?

      * German citizens living in US.
      * American Euro wannabes.
      * A tiny fraction of people who say they will "if they build it."

        • 5 Years Ago
        Agree, that is why i think carmakers should make a much more affordable wagon, one that is priced in line with a Camry, Accord, Malibu, Fusion. Pricing is the key.

        Mazda 3 sedan starts at 14K-15K, but a hatch starts at 17K-19K, that is why people do not buy them, GM also made Malibu Maxx a few years ago, it also was priced well above the sedan.

        The key is to allow a buyer to buy a sedan or a wagon at the same price.
      • 5 Years Ago
      kill the G8 but give the green light to this thing. what do you do with this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, more LSA drivetrains being built means lower costs in making an LSA powered Z28.
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