Roadshow Video Reviews
Cadillac CTS-V Sport WagonEvery CTS body style can now be had with Cadillac's almost-absurd elephant motor.
[ Background music ] >> One of the subthemes going on at the new York auto show in 2010 is that wagons are back: Acura, Mercedes and these guys too. This wagon will come back faster than the others. Why? Because it is faster than the others. Cadillac CTSV sport wagon. You know the motor. 6.2 liter supercharged, 556 horsepower, 551 foot pounds of torque and a cargo area, carries twice as much stuff as the sedan for example. Now getting all of that power and performance to the ground requires more than standard station wagon gear. That's why we've got Brembo [assumed spelling] brakes, big old boots, those are Michelin Piolot S2s I've believe. Of course we've got all manner of magnetic ride control on this vehicle which is GMs very aggressive adaptive suspension. But again coupled with that all kinds of wagon stuff like an integrated roof rail load management system and similar stuff in the cargo bay as well, 6 speed manual, love that with that kind of power, or 6 speed automatic of course, this is America after all. It's not like they made just a sports car out of it, it's a real wagon with the utility but with the kind of performance you never had in that old country squire. Inside pretty typical load of high end GM cabin tech. We've seen it before on these CTSVs. So you've got 40 gig hard drive in there, USB, Bluetooth. I believe these guys will continue on with that ability to pause radio, the kind of radio TiVo technology that I think only GM still does. But that's not where this car breaks new ground, we've seen that before. This is where it does. That kind of cargo box in the back, with that kind of power in the front. Pricing is still to be determined. [ Background music ] Figure it's about the same as the other CTSV products and this will be coming out Q4 so figure of fall at the late fall release