More CTS pictures


Conversation 31 comments

  1. This car is stunning in silver. Not so much in burgundy. I am tempted to wait for the CTS-V, but might test drive the 3.6 liter version to see how that feels.

  2. What a great looking car. I’m still not convinced though. Does the interior look and feel as good as it appears in photos? It would be fun to lease something other than the typical A4 or 3 series…

  3. wow. a difference a color change makes. the lightness and metallic finish of the paint really bring out the creases adn sculpting. still, i’m disappointed with teh whole car because that teaser photo held so much promise!

    does anyone know if cadillac plans on bringing an updated bts (or whatever it’s called!) sedan to the US now that the CTS has moved a little upmarket?

  4. The CTS has always been a great style IMO and has been updated for the better. It looks like nothing else and gives Cadillac a more youthful image.

    The real issue with this car is reliability–a friend has an ’04 SRX which is on the same chassis and that vehicle drives well, but has been troublesome in too many respects–not nearly as free from problems as a typical Honda or Toyota.

  5. No idea of the price yet, sorry…
    I think it’ll be a bit more than the current one.
    But not too much, they still need to compete .

  6. It really looks the same as the previous one. This update is not even evolutionary. However, the improvements are tasteful. Can they not come up with more youthful taillights? What is the median age of drivers seeking this car? It cannot be less than 55-60…

  7. Chris Bangle and his BMW bosses ruined the once beautiful, last-generation 3-series.

    In a styling reversal, Cadillac has done well with this new CTS over the last-generation car. I wish Cadillac well with this one.

  8. I actually prefer the previous generation for its exterior design. version 2.0 of cadillac’s art and science style direction has gone too soft. the hard machine-quality lines of the first cts were visually striking and interesting. this is a blob. buick, anyone?

  9. Can they not come up with more youthful taillights?

    With all due respect, what the hell are “youthful” taillights?

  10. “What is the median age of drivers seeking this car? It cannot be less than 55-60…”

    A couple years ago I read that CTS drivers were lowest median age of most any car in this class. The only notable exception was that the Lexus IS was slightly lower.

  11. With all due respect, what the hell are “youthful” taillights?

    Place a lexus IS, a BMW 330, or an Infiniti G35 side by side with the CTS and you might see…what I mean. Or even better, ask a 25 year old which car they would prefer to be seen driving, considering only the looks. Any wild guesses where CTS would be in this list?

  12. “…ask a 25 year old which car they would prefer to be seen driving…”

    No automaker should be crafting a luxury car marketing strategy on what a 25 year old says they want. I’m 36, closer to the target age of this class of car, and one of the reasons I did not consider the first gen IS a few years ago was because it came across as juvenile to me. In a year or so, I expect that I’ll be test-driving the A4 or S4, a 3-series and this CTS or CTS-V. While I recognize that the G35 is an awesome car, I’m lukewarm. I still don’t think I could live with the vanilla Toyota styling or the mediocrity of the IS.

  13. To anyone who doesn’t like this, all of you are completely nuts. I’m 18 years old and i would drive this car over the G35 and the BMW 3 series. The G35 headlights are comepletely hideous, the rear end of the 3 series is ugly as well, and the interior of the IS is just well, ugly. This is the most well put togther design i’ve seen yet for a car in its class. I would choose this car to go a buck 30 in rather than any other car in its class. This car is classy and sporty at the same time. A perfect combination. How many others can do that? Definately not the G35 or the 3 series.

  14. Looks great inside and out. No more shitty black hard plastic interiors. Aren’t parts of this interior actually hand stitched?

  15. Great looking car. Real nice interior too. Good job GM. Now if they could price it around the G-35 then I might be able to afford one in the forseeable future.

  16. Place a lexus IS, a BMW 330, or an Infiniti G35 side by side with the CTS and you might see…what I mean. Or even better, ask a 25 year old which car they would prefer to be seen driving, considering only the looks. Any wild guesses where CTS would be in this list?

    You still didn’t answer the question. What the hell are “youthful” taillights?

    Furthermore, why should anyone care what a 25-year-old thinks about this car’s taillights?

  17. “You still didn’t answer the question. What the hell are “youthful” taillights?”

    Because he’s under the dilusion that 25 year olds make up a substantial chunk the $40k car segment, I imagine he thinks that it should have “Altezza” style ricer tail lamps. Even though every other brand of luxury sedans abandoned that style three years ago.

  18. Because he’s under the dilusion that 25 year olds make up a substantial chunk the $40k car segment, I imagine he thinks that it should have “Altezza” style ricer tail lamps. Even though every other brand of luxury sedans abandoned that style three years ago.

    I guess delusions can be fun.

    Ah, kids these day… 😉

  19. Anonymous said…

    Because he’s under the dilusion that 25 year olds make up a substantial chunk the $40k car segment, I imagine he thinks that it should have “Altezza” style ricer tail lamps. Even though every other brand of luxury sedans abandoned that style three years ago.

    Children will buy whatever 40+ year-olds tell them is cool. Even Apple figured this out a long time ago. (More about telling these simple little minds what to think…

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/
    )
    This Cadillac is nice because GM did a good job designing it, not because Paris Hilton is or isn’t driving one. 😉

  20. I will buy this over any import on any day. Think about it: really good interior, exterior, and 300hp V6. When American automakers ever come this close for 3-series killer? Every single american should have one, if they can afford one of course.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *