The Cadillac CTS lineup is fleshing out this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours with the announcement of a new 2010 CTS Sport Wagon, due next spring in showrooms.
The new wagon has a "dynamic presence," Cadillac says, and its striking shape is an unusual fastback form that's aimed at European tastes--no surprise since the new wagon is aimed at the same kind of customers who typically consider BMW or Benz small wagons.
Cadillac calls the Sport Wagon a "sister vehicle" to the CTS Coupe Concept, which has been all but confirmed by Cadillac after its Detroit auto show debut. The Sport Wagon shares the CTS sedan's wheelbase and front-end styling, but in back, it's blended utility into its tail, along with features like a roof rack, a power liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof.
The CTS Sport Wagon will be offered with a range of V-6 engines, including a diesel aimed for European customers. The base V-6 makes 263 horsepower; the direct-injection V-6, 304 hp; and the new 2.9-liter turbodiesel, 250 hp. Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will be available. An all-wheel-drive version will also be offered, along with gadgets like a 40GB music hard drive, navigation system, and Sapele wood trim.
Cadillac's specs follow the pics:
CTS SPORT WAGON PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS
four-door, five-passenger rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive wagon
Wheelbase (in / mm):
113.4 / 2880
Length (in / mm):
191.3 / 4859
Width (in / mm):
72.6 / 1842
Height (in / mm):
59.1 / 1502
Track (in / mm):
61.8 / 1570 (front); 62 / 1575 (rear)
3.6L VVT V-6 (263 hp / 196 kW) 3.6L V-6 VVT DI (304 hp / 227 kW)
Aisin six-speed manual or Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic
four-wheel independent: MacPherson strut front; multilink rear, progressive rate coil springs, monotube shock absorbers
four-wheel disc; aluminum or iron dual-piston front calipers; aluminum or iron single-piston rear calipers
17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch aluminum
EPA luggage capacity (cu ft / L):
25 / 720 (behind rear seats)
EPA total volume (cu ft / L):
121.9 / 3452