Hardly a week goes by when we're not scooping the Cadillac CTS Coupe. Our latest shots show how closely it will resemble the concept version first seen at the Detroit motor show.
We last caught the CTS testing
back in March - three months after the concept
was shown, but now the disguise is falling off we can see the car in far more detail. Cadillac CTS Coupe: the detail
The same svelte roofline and central tailpipe remain, and the absence of conventional door handles indicates that the touch-sensitive pads from the concept could make it through to the final production version. Unfortunately, some GM cost-cutting means that the funky light clusters and grille that tantalised us in Detroit have now been replaced with standard CTS saloon items. Shame.
The CTS saloon is Cadillac’s best handling car, so we are expecting big things from its little brother. According to our sources, it will be powered by a range of V6 engines. A 311bhp 3.6-litre petrol V6 is a certainty, and a 2.8-litre should also be available. GM’s 2.9-litre V6 diesel is also a must for decent UK sales, and its 250bhp and 405lb ft outputs don’t seem too shabby compared with the competition.
The CTS should land in Europe by 2010, and a right-hand drive version is being engineered this time. Expect prices to start at around £30,000, undercutting all its German rivals.