Report: Contrary to expectations, next-gen Cadillac CTS will offer coupe model

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Cadillac has apparently changed its plans for the next-generation CTS yet again, confirming the development of a coupe to fill out the rest of the line when it arrives in 2013. This comes after reports that Caddy's mid-level fighter would only be offered in sedan form.

Fighting it out for the hears and wallets of coupe and convertible buyers was originally going to be left to Cadillac's upcoming BMW 3 Series competitor, currently codenamed the ATS. The rationale was that a more traditional coupe roofline and folding convertible top would integrate into the ATS's rump more smoothly than the angular CTS.

For the next generation CTS, Motor Trend says Cadillac is changing the car's underpinnings from the current Sigma platform to the Alpha rear-drive platform, which will also see duty under the next Chevrolet Camaro.

Rumor has is that Cadillac is working on an even more radical design for the next-generation CTS Coupe, which will likely share its doors with the Camaro. And as we've heard so many times before, there may be a low-volume flagship model from Cadillac, nosing its way past the six-figure price point.

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
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[Source: Motor Trend]

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