Since Cadillac first unveiled the CTS as a 2003 model, the entry-level Caddy has come a long way. In fact, it is now a world-class luxury sports sedan. We've also been blessed (yes, blessed) by the arrival of the Cadillac CTS Wagon, which is available in both the enjoyable 3.6-liter flavor and the downright orgasmic V-for-Vendetta edition.
The current wagon is a brand-new varietal of the CTS family. There was no first generation CTS Wagon. Or was there?

Evan McCausland of Automobile fame ambled across a General Motors-owned parking lot that serves as a final resting place of discarded project vehicles. Parked amongst the unwanted heaps of GM iron was a wagon that caught McCausland's eye. More specifically, it appeared to be a first-generation Cadillac CTS Wagon.

Clearly, the engineers at GM have had a wagon on the brains for years. We, however, are thankful they waited for the current model to bring this plan to fruition.

Check out the Audi Allroad lookalike over at Automobile's site.


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      Teko
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably was scraped because its so similar to the first gen SRX
      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wanna know where that lot was, Would like to take a drive by some time!
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin
        I think I saw someone post it on a message board somewhere, because I've seen some pictures of bizarre GM protos this guy was posting. The most memorable was an early '90s Cutlass with an insane aerodynamic front end. I wish I could find the pics.
      Peter Burjanec
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't really get what you guys are on about. It looks attractive, especially considering its age. Anyone mind explaining why it's "SO" ugly? Seriously?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      huisj203
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's that pickup sitting next to it in the second picture on Automobile's website? Looks like some kind of Colorado concept or the replacement they are selling overseas. And there's a hilarious Malibu Maxx with giant tires and black wheels in the background too.
        Harry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @huisj203
        Looks like it coulb be the Chevrolet Cheyenne Concept from the 2003 Detroit Autoshow. http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Chevrolet/chevy_cheyenna_nyc_03_dv_01.jpg
      Hampton
      • 3 Years Ago
      Caddy has to be careful when they do a wagon so it doesn't look like/recall one of their hearses
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      i also found the pickup next to the wagon more interesting. I wonder if it is something current since it moved. It should be in both picture with the wagon, but it is not
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thankfully that never made it into production. It doesn't follow any of the Art & Science design language... basically it would have been another GM hack-job where they graft the front of one car onto a disjointed rear end and pretend like its the best thing since slice bread, then be all shocked when no one buys it. The current CTS Wagon is go great because from every angle, you KNOW its a Cadillac. They didn't do a 1/2-ass job with it and it shows.
        BC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        The raison d'etre of wagons is usefulness first and style second, and the CTS wagon's cargo compartment is both cramped and difficult to see out of, so it puts the second ahead of the first. Which might be fine if you are in the camp that finds it attractive; I personally am not.
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BC
          It's not difficult to see out of. If you think so, you have only looked at pictures and haven't driven one. Cramped, I dunno. I guess it isn't mammoth, but it fits my golf clubs better than my A6 sedan did, and that thing is a very large car with a very large trunk.
      Keno Graham
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cadillac CTS Wagon aka Chevy Malibu Maxx the ugliest station wagon made.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Keno Graham
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      damienreiduae
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog's fawning over station wagons is pretty lame, considering none of the writers or even other rag journalists, let alone the swooning Autoblog commenters, even bother buying the sport wagons that carmakers come out with.
        Autoblogist
        • 3 Years Ago
        @damienreiduae
        Good observation, I haven't heard any of them mention owning wagons in the podcast.
        jessesrq
        • 3 Years Ago
        @damienreiduae
        I just bought at TSX wagon. But yes, you are right that most of us like wagons but do not buy them. When I looked at the A4 and 328i wagons it was tough to justify the price premium, new or used. The BMW dealer tried so hard to push me into an X3. But the TSX is nearly perfect, if a bit underpowered for highway passing.
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank God! That just looks weird, I mean lets be honest the first CTS is nothing to be proud of.
      Tyler
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the bumpers were body colored and the car was maybe a different color and had different rims, this would actually look pretty sharp!
        T-Mille
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tyler
        +1 thumbs from me, since I'm assuming this is sarcastic. Not a tone easily expressed in text.
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