The two-door Coupé version of Cadillac's CTS saloon has finally been confirmed for production at the LA Auto Show. The striking coupé could reach the UK as a centrepiece for the European line-up.
What's all the fuss about?
The concept of the CTS Coupé has been around for a while now, but it's been a case of will-they-won't-they ever since. The two-door machine is an undeniably handsome addition to the line-up, giving Cadillac's dealers a two-door offering to complement the saloon car range.
Anything that stands out?
Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager says the CTS Coupé: "is intended to appeal to a new generation of car enthusiasts." That's crucial, as Cadillac's current demographic is very much an aging one, the brand desperately seeking to appeal to a younger, cooler audience. It's certainly a striking looking car, with the profile showing no obvious B-pillar and Cadillac's signature 'Art and Science' styling. Enthusiasts will be drawn by the rear- or four-wheel-drive drivetrain options, a sports chassis and 304bhp 3.6-litre six-cylinder unit. Cadillac also announced in LA that the CTS Coupé will be offered in V-Series soon, the CTS-V saloon featuring a 556bhp V8 that allows it to reach 60mph in just 3.9 seconds...
When can I buy one?
US buyers will be able to get their hands on the two-door CTS Coupé from Spring 2010. It's likely to be offered in Europe soon after, though it's yet to be decided whether the UK's five dealerships will be able to offer a version in right-hand drive - the dealers are not exactly fighting off customers keen to buy unusual American coupés in the current economic climate.