• May 9, 2010
Clay Dean runs through the finer points of the CTS-V Sport Wagon – Click above to watch video after the jump

We have no idea how it'll fare when it goes on sale, but we enjoy imagining the day when we start seeing the CTS-V Sport Wagon on the streets. Since that's still a ways off, for now we'll be happy getting our next fix from Cadillac Design Director Clay Dean, who takes us on a walk around the hottest wagon that isn't named "E63." Perhaps the most useful thing about it is that it gives us other features to talk about besides the engine – not that we'll ever really talk about them, but at least we know they're there. Follow the jump for the walk-around.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome AWesome AWesome. I don't get why, but this thing looks spades more cohesive than the sedan (not that the sedan was lacking) and about a million times more resolved than the coupe. Love the color, the front end, the rear hatch, and the interior's not bad either... i would have preferred a less shiny black or maybe another finish on the center stack but that's a very minor quibble.
      • 4 Years Ago
      GM---why not put a slightly toned down version of the CTS_V interior in the Vette, duh?
        • 4 Years Ago
        because the platforms a few generations older? I'm hoping they will in the next one, pretty much removes any nagging anyone can provide on the model
      • 4 Years Ago
      One tremendously awesome car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's true, it looks awesome, but I'm afraid that I'm not going to buy one. What an awesome looking wagon though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not really into the whole station wagon craze, but that's actually kinda hot.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Zamafir-
      It's not my fault that my fellow American's don't buy what they should.


      AWD should have come to the CTS-V before a wagon body style did.
      I can drive my ASS off, but I don't want to be be modulating oversteer when I'm communting, doing business, or taking the family out....especially with a 4,200lb car, definitely not in the freezing rain and snow. I have other priorities at those times.
      Make sense?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Zamafir-

        I hear what you're saying. But, it's not my fault the general public doesn't know to buy the right things.
        I don't want, or require, a wagon. But, I do want, and require, AWD for my daily driven sedans.

        Everyone has to admit, a CTS-V sedan with a sports tuned AWD system would be the ultimate daily driver.
        The wagon would be fun if you needed the extra space, too.

        "Hooning" has been a favorite hobby of mine for the last 20 years. ;)
        But, I like to have separate toys for hooning, and commuting. =)

        • 4 Years Ago
        In a GM world? No. And no need to preach the advantages of AWD to the guy who's idea of a fun weekend is driving 1500 miles to reach blizzard conditions for hooning, or who has an avatar of himself exploiting a quiet south german road with an r8 v10.

        My point is your pie in the sky hope is beyond irrelevant for about 1,000 reasons, the least of which being the GM -V brand focus, availability of actual crucial components to make the pipe dream come true and marketability. GM's not going to spend a few hundred million to make a one off for a guy on the internet while another few hundred examples sit on lots until they're marked down 50%. Speaking like it's some sort of huge potential sale their missing is just silly.

        Go buy an S6 avant. I wouldn't, it's slow and underwhelming, but it's the most powerful awd wagon you'll find on sale in our market because audi only sells the 3.0T mated to quattro, so that's the only way they'll sell the wagon, not because there's a huge demand for such oddities.

        make sense?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Modulating oversteer? You shouldn't break traction on your commute or when the family is in the car. As to doing business, I don't know what business you do.

        I may not have the 556HP version. But on my CTS wagon I can't break traction even in the wet, even when taking sweeping turns. And all of this is with the pedal floored and the traction control off.

        As to the 4200lb thing, the weight isn't material. Weight does make a car tougher to handle, but note that AWD doesn't increase cornering ability or reduce stopping distances. In freezing rain or snow, you want to stay out of trouble. Being able to put more power down doesn't usually make this easier, what you need to do is stop quicker and the weight added by the AWD system doesn't improve that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I LUV IT .. as much as i want an esv .. a smaller version would be great .. my preference tho would be an sts version .. still feel a bit confined in the cts .. but as a wagon .. this v is awesome !!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If GM is smart, they'll build the V wagon on a special-order-only basis.

      That way, the dealers won't have to worry about them getting dusty on lots which, honestly, would most likely happen if they were cranked out a high rate.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't understand the roof rails. Are they somehow functional? Little help, please.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only CTS wagon I've ever seen is the red one that's been sitting on the local dealer lot since they received it. The sales people say that anyone remotely interested in it, ends up buying the SRX instead (lots of those on the roads).
      nico toscani
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anybody foolish enough to buy an American brand car is asking for disappointment. I'm all for keeping jobs in the US, but even so called "luxury brands" like Cadillac are poorly made. They are also technologically inferior to their European and Japanese counterparts in every conceivable way. This looks like just another badly engineered rattle trap, trying to compensate for its many shortcomings with a big engine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This would be a wagon I'd shop had I a family.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't have a family. I'd rock the wagon anyway.
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