15 August 2008
 

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon breaks cover

15 August 2008 | The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon made its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, in Monterey, California on 15 August 2008. The first view of the car's intricately sculpted rear profile demonstrates Cadillac's commitment to its 'Art and Science' design philosophy, already implemented on the CTS luxury sport saloon, recently launched in the UK, and the CTS Coupe Concept.

The right-hand drive 2010 CTS Sport Wagon is expected to arrive in Cadillac's UK showrooms in the autumn of 2009. It rides on the same wheelbase as the CTS sport saloon and is 7 mm shorter overall, yet still offers a luggage capacity of 720 litres behind the rear seats.

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Design highlights include:

  • Signature V-shaped tailgate motif
  • Large, vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology
  • Power-opening tailgate (via key fob or in-vehicle button)
  • High-mounted rear brake light integrated in subtle roof spoiler
  • Integrated roof load management system with cross bars for a seamless appearance
  • Interior luggage management system with flexible in-floor space
  • New 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional panoramic rear sunroof

For the UK, the CTS Sport Wagon will include features such as a fully integrated infotainment system with 40-gigabyte internal hard drive and pop-up navigation screen, and a hand-cut-and-sewn leather interior.

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

UK engine and transmission options are yet to be finalised. US models will be available with 3.6-litre V6 engines, and a 2.9-litre turbo-diesel engine is being developed for CTS models primarily for European and Asian markets. It is a dual overhead cam, V6 engine from GM's family. The engine is rated at 250 ps.

One of the more interesting integrations of form and function is found in the seamless roof load management system. Rather than abrupt stanchions, brackets and cross bars that protrude above the roof line, the CTS Sport Wagon's system blends with the roofline, maintaining an uninterrupted appearance. The central section of the roof panel angles downward inside the roof edges, allowing an unobtrusive placement of the cross bars – and creating a subtle fin effect at the trailing edges of the rear panels.

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