Cadillac CTS Coupe
This is the 1st official picture of the production version.
And it is really close to last year’s concept.
The only engine available at launch seems to be the 3.6 Liter V6. Listed on GM’s “2009-2014 Restructuring Plan” as The “powertrain with the best economy”.
Meaning there won’t be anything smaller available, at least for a while.
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looks like is has a hatchback…
The designer must have been inspired by Toyota’s 1982 Celica/Supra hatchback design.
I don’t understand… the 3.6 liter V6 is supposed to be “the powertrain with the best economy”… and what about the 3.0 liter V6 in the Buick Lacrosse ? what the matter to make a smaller engine if it is not better on fuel economy ?
why would they ever dump money into this?? nobody’s going to buy a cts coupe!
Man that ass is so high. That ain’t no Coupe! That’s an ’88 Accord hatchback.
“The designer must have been inspired by Toyota’s 1982 Celica/Supra hatchback design.”
February 18, 2009 3:17 AM
That was exactly my first thoughts.
I wonder if it has the same running gear.
I remember reading that this was originally supposed to be a hatch! But they gave it a “conventional” trunk to satisfy real coupe lovers.
Still looks like a hatch to me. They didn’t seem to take human factors into accout for this one. It makes the Mazda 3’s trunk door look like a Crown Vic’s!
I like this a lot.
I like it. Needs better rims though.. just like all the Caddys I’ve seen.
DAMN SHARP! Saying “its inspired by Toyota” is like saying Obama is inspired by Hitler! Toyota designers don’t even have DREAMS this attractive.
Too boxy, but attractive. Unfortunately, the release of the Converj concept makes it look kind of …outdated!
Me likey! I could see how it might be good if they define a little additional trunk lip to make it look more coupe-like. Maybe lower the rake of the C-pillar a little to create an inch or so more of horizontal trunk. But overall, this is stunning. I like these wheels much more than the standard ones on the CTS I drove while on travel last year. The whole CTS lineup is the first GM offering that I am seriously considering for my next car. The V series is pure sex.
If they call this the CTC (which doesn't poop on the CTS nomenclature by calling the thing a "cadillac touring sedan, uh, coupe"), would it test as well consumerwise?
This along with the current CTS are the best designs GM has come up with other than the Chevy Malibu & Equinox.
Now a word about politics. I worked on the Obama campaign – and yes, it's true, the Democrats are peppered with anti-luxury-car rhetoric jockeys who want to use these beautiful machines as symbols of what the Republicans used to call "class warfare". If GM uses your bailout money to rebadge Korean cars for $9,000 and call them the "Aveo", that apparently bodes better for the image of our auto industry than the raw ambition and gruntwork they're putting in to bring back Cadillac as a class-leading brand.
But even if the Volt comes in over $40,000, which is more expensive than a Cadillac CTS, children…it will have a better reputation on capitol hill than Obama's very limousine. Speaking of which, that massive new Caddy for Mister President (which, if you haven't seen, is an Escalade turned into a Sedan with DTS taillights and a pimp-my-ride grille) is why he won't be redecorating the Oval Office anytime soon…at least publicly.
Back on topic, this CTS, er, CTC, blows the SLR out of the water. Cadillac is back…