• Dec 2, 2009
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you're nostalgic, the first car that may come to mind when you think about a droptop Cadillac is the old tail-finned Fifties Eldorado. A pink one especially. But since then, the American luxury marque hasn't had a whole lot of convertibles. There was the Pininfarina-styled Allante and the recently discontinued XLR, both roadsters, but if you think the General's luxury division is eager to get back into the open-air business, think again, as new reports indicate that there are no such plans on the horizon.

At least not based on the CTS, anyway. The series has spawned a sedan – including the all-conquering CTS-V – a wagon and even a coupe, but the guys over at Inside Line say they've got the inside line that no convertible version of one of Cadillac's most prolific models is in the works. Which is a bit of a shame, when you think about it. But you never know what's coming around the corner...



[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      A car company can make only so many variants of one car

      CTS 4 Door
      CTS-V 4 Door
      CTS Coup
      CST-V Coup
      CST Convertible
      CTS-V Convertible


      This car does not sell in big enough number to justify all these variations.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Also as far as i know those Autoblog numbers are USA only, and Caddy doesn't really sell outside of USA.
        • 5 Years Ago
        2 Door Convertible Wagon, please.
        • 5 Years Ago
        2 Door Convertible V Wagon, please.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @SU

        So you say its dumb for Cadillac to make more variants of its most popular car following n the footsteps of a maker who is doing better? So they should make less to sell more? Your logic is flawed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        IMO, the CTS is too big to be a convertible. Something as big as the CTS or 6-series just doesn't fit with the convertible concept. Convertibles should be small.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Guys you all make valid points, however, according to autoblogs numbers BMW sold 15+K cars vs Cadillacs 9+ K cars (a month i assume) and Cadillac as you know offers a wide variety of SUVs. So my assumption is that Cadillac sells only 5K cars a month. I hope i am wrong but it seems like they sell too few cars to justify all these variants.

        http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/01/by-the-numbers-november-2009-strengthen-your-core-edition/
        • 5 Years Ago
        Add a Wagon to the list
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep.

        328ci.
        328ci Convertible.
        328ci xDrive.
        328i.
        328i Sport Wagon.
        328i Sport Wagon xDrive.
        328i xDrive.
        335ci.
        335ci Convertible.
        335ci xDrive.
        335d.
        335i.
        335i xDrive.
        and soon
        M3.
        M3 Convertible.
        M3 Sedan?

        There's just no market for a relatively small-selling car to be sold in a ton of variants.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would put my deposit money down right now for a V convertible. yet i know it's true Cadillac has no intentions of coming out with a convertible CTS let alone a V. I guess the M3 will have to continue to fill my eurotrash styled alfresco dreams.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        The Cadillac XLR was a hard-top convertible, which was produced between 2004 and 2009, and the Allante (soft-top obviously) before that during the late 80s through early 90s. Both cost a pretty penny when they were made and sold.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        didn't Cadillac made the last convertible back in '76 http://jalopnik.com/357422/1976-cadillac-eldorado-convertible
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's fine... I'd rather them wait until second(third CTS) generation anyway. That way they can build it from the ground up planning on going convertible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty weak. It'd sell, that's for sure.

      Maybe next gen?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Chet,

        Audi TT is sporty??
        TT is a dressed up hatch.

        It's amazing that VAG sells this POS in a price range that overlaps Cayman's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So Mercedes, BMW and Audi have been doing it wrong this whole time? I hope they don't find out that they can't offer that many, as I tend to like them in all styles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Meant for SeaUrchin
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cadillac should devote more resources to a 7 and S Class competitor and a 3 and C class competitor..
        • 5 Years Ago
        You think they're not?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd love to see the modern "Art & Science" theme extended to a Fleetwood Broughm-class sedan!

        I'd imagine power seats front and rear, along with a long-wheelbase / front-bench model for livery duty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      With Pontiac being dropped, GM has only the Corvette and upcoming Camaro for convertible offerings. But most of the European or Japanese luxury marques offer a drop top. My bet is on the "A" car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How do you say "lack of headroom?" The designers must be taking Chrysler 300 classes...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, the CTS coupe looks like it'll have plenty enough headroom for large adults - high shoulder line and a steep rear rake will take care of that.

        Of course, all that rear glass is going to be a huge heat issue in southern sun...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The after market world will build a convertible version of this car the day it comes out. There is a company that builds convertible sedans. So a convert coupe is right around the corner. I have already seen 4 convertible camaros in the past 2 weeks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should consider it for the next generation to compete with the Infiniti G and Lexus IS C convertibles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My first response is why not? But if you really take a closer look at the coupe, it would have the proportions of the old VW Cabrio vs and old Caddy. Maybe the next big Caddy can go topless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe they should build a convertible model based on the upcoming ATS instead?
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