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(from Cadillac Press
Release) Amidst the beauty and history of the Pebble Beach
Concours d’Elegance, Cadillac treats car enthusiasts to a world
premiere of its latest production-car design. The 2010 Cadillac CTS
Sport Wagon makes its debut this weekend on the Monterey Peninsula,
showcasing a dramatic design that elevates and updates the classic
wagon body style.
Not unlike many historic Cadillac designs, the new CTS Sport Wagon
is an unmistakable and dynamic presence. The car’s intricately cut
rear profile injects fashion-forward design into the formerly
utilitarian world of wagons. Cadillac’s upcoming wagon offers ample
interior space and includes a range of six-cylinder engine choices,
making it a compelling alternative to larger utility vehicles.
Based on the hot-selling CTS sport sedan, and a sister vehicle to
the CTS Coupe Concept, the Sport Wagon extends the design-driven
renaissance of Cadillac. Following this special premiere at Pebble
Beach, the CTS Sport Wagon moves to the worldwide auto show circuit
this fall – and into Cadillac dealerships in spring 2009.
“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,
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.”
A striking profile is created with the CTS wagon, with a silhouette
that suggests speed and aerodynamic efficiency. It rides on the same
113.4-inch (2,880-mm) wheelbase as the CTS sport sedan and is
0.3-inch (7 mm) shorter. However, it offers a generous cargo area of
25 cubic feet (720 liters) behind the rear seats. Design highlights
deck and tailgate motif
taillamps with light-pipe technology
liftgate (via key fob or in-vehicle button)
CHMSL integrated in
subtle roof spoiler
Integrated roof load
management system with cross bars for a seamless appearance
system with adjustable in-floor containment
New 19-inch wheels
panoramic rear sunroof
The CTS Sport Wagon,
like its sedan predecessor, includes available features such as
all-wheel drive, a 40-gigabyte internal hard drive, pop-up
navigation screen and a hand-cut-and-sewn interior with Sapele wood
“The CTS Sport Wagon is an important expansion to the Cadillac
lineup worldwide,” said Taylor.
highlight the CTS wagon’s design, including a V-shaped motif carried
throughout the vehicle and carefully integrated intersections of
exterior surfaces. The elements coalesce in a dramatic fashion,
creating tension that emphasizes the vehicle’s performance.
“It’s a taut design that not only suggests sleekness, but delivers
it,” said Clay Dean, global design director for 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 emotion of the CTS Sport Wagon’s design is carried by a number
of nuanced details. The liftgate area, for example, is a confluence
of angles and planes that typifies the vehicle’s design tension.
Cadillac’s “V” motif is most prominent here, culminating in a spine
at the center of the liftgate that is accented with a subtle spoiler
at the top of the backlight. The rear quarter panels extend slightly
beyond the inward-angled planes of the V, creating a distinctive W
shape at the rear of the vehicle. Large, prominent vertical
taillamps – with Cadillac’s signature light pipe technology – are
the final, dramatic touches to the rear-end styling.
“The more you study the rear of the CTS Sport Wagon, the more you
see,” said Dean. “Functionality was certainly a guiding factor
during development, but so was the idea to inject emotion into the
normally sedate wagon category.”
One of the more interesting integrations of form and function is
found in the seamless roof load management system. Rather than
stylized 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 center 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.
“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,” said Dean.
The interior of the Sport Wagon is common with the much-acclaimed
sport sedan, including streamlined instrumentation, LED lighting and
hand-cut-and-sewn accents with French stitching.
technology helps the CTS offer more power while maintaining fuel
economy and lowering emissions. It delivers fuel more precisely to
increase the efficiency of combustion. This means less fuel is
consumed and lower emissions created.
With the CTS Sport Wagon’s 3.6L V-6, direct injection translates to
304 horsepower (227 kW)*, no loss of fuel efficiency and a
25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. It also runs on
less expensive regular unleaded gasoline. The Sport Wagon’s fuel
economy is expected to be similar to the peak rating of the existing
sport sedan’s 26 mpg highway rating. The standard 3.6L VVT engine
that produces 263 horsepower (196 kW) and 253 lb.-ft. of torque (343
Nm) serves as the base engine in North America.
As is the case on the sport sedan, CTS Sport Wagon includes AWD as
An efficient 2.9L turbo-diesel engine is being developed for CTS
models primarily in European and Asian markets. It is a compact,
dual overhead cam, four-valve V-6 engine from GM’s family of diesel
engines that delivers optimal fuel economy as well as reduced
emissions and noise. The engine is rated at 184 kW (250 hp).
The robust and dynamic
CTS chassis infuses the new wagon with a great balance of
performance and luxury. It uses an independent short/long arm ( SLA)
front suspension system and a multi-link rear suspension.
The multi-link rear suspension features a fully isolated subframe
that helps deliver excellent suspension kinematics, contributing to
a superior ride and excellent handling.
Advanced chassis technology in the form of Cadillac’s StabiliTrak
electronic chassis control system integrates the car’s standard
four-channel ABS with the full-function traction control, hydraulic
brake assist and engine drag control systems to deliver a safer,
more confident driving experience. Additional chassis details
include a structure-enhancing tower-to-tower brace under the hood;
large, four-wheel disc brakes and premium steering.