Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon 2010 debuts at Pebble Beach

Posted on Friday, 15 August 2008 , 13:08:55 byEmil

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Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon 2010 debuts at Pebble Beach

Cadillac`s getting serious now about the market in Europe, and that`s obvious with the CTS Sport Wagon premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In North America the base engine will be a V-6 3.6-liter 263 horsepower. Optional will be the 3.6-liter with extra direct injection, which raises output to 304 of horsepower. There's a V-6 2.9-liter turbo-diesel engine option also making 250 horsepower on the Asian and European markets. The V-6 gas engine Sport Wagon’s economy of fuel is expected to be like the peak rating - 26 mpg highway rating of the sedan. All will be found with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive also.

“The addition of this dramatically-designed Sport Wagon is well synchronized with today’s changing consumer tastes as a compelling alternative to SUVs or other larger vehicles,” says Jim Taylor, the Cadillac general manager. “This is an important step in Cadillac’s ongoing global expansion, and of course in international markets like Europe, wagons have been and continue to be very significant.”

“The CTS Sport Wagon is an important expansion to the Cadillac lineup worldwide,” affirmed Taylor.

“It’s a taut design that not only suggests sleekness, but delivers it,” said Clay Dean, the global design director at Cadillac. “Indeed, the drama of the sedan is amplified in the CTS Sport Wagon, as the centerline cue that is part of the exterior and interior is more prominent and plays a stronger role in defining the design at the rear of the vehicle.”

“The more you study the rear of the CTS Sport, the more you see,” affirmed Dean. “Functionality was certainly a guiding factor during development, but so was the idea to inject emotion into the normally sedate wagon category.”

“They’re not fins in the classic sense, but they work to help disguise the cargo load system and, yes, they acknowledge Cadillac’s design heritage,” adds Dean.