2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Preview
By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
- Cadillac's first-ever station wagon offering
- Choice between two V-6 engines
- Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
- Wheelbase of 113.4 inches, overall length 0.3 inches shorter than CTS sport sedan
- Available all-wheel drive (AWD), pop-up navigation screen, 40-gigabyte internal hard drive
- Available panoramic sunroof
- New 19-inch wheels
- On sale in dealerships in fall of 2009
Arriving in dealerships in fall of 2009, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon features an aerodynamic profile and a V-shaped tailgate motif. Developed on the same wheelbase as the CTS sedan, but just a hair shorter in overall length, the CTS Sport Wagon will be powered by a choice between two V-6 engines in North America, matched to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission, with AWD available as an option.
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The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, similar to the sedan upon which it is based, will offer numerous available features that include AWD, a hand-cut and -sewn interior with Sapele wood accents, a pop-up navigation screen, and a 40-gigabyte internal hard drive.
Based on the Cadillac CTS sedan and a sister vehicle to the CTS Coupe Concept, the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon features dramatic design. The silhouette suggests speed and aerodynamic efficiency. While it rides on the same 113.4-inch wheelbase as the CTS sedan, the wagon is 0.3 inches shorter. It has a cargo area measuring 25 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The CTS Sport Wagon has a V-shaped tailgate motif; integrated roof load management system with crossbars for a seamless appearance; cargo management system with adjustable in-floor containment; rear stop lamp integrated in the roof spoiler; power-opening liftgate (that operates via a key fob or a button inside the vehicle); large, vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology; new 19-inch wheels; and an available panoramic sunroof.
Two engines will be offered under the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon's hood. The standard 3.0-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) produces an estimated 255 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. This will be the standard engine in North America, according to Cadillac. There's also a 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6 engine that generates an estimated 304 hp with no loss of fuel efficiency, Cadillac says, and a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. Cadillac also says the Sport Wagon is expected to deliver up to an estimated 28 mpg highway. Both engines are paired with 6-speed transmissions; a manual is standard with an automatic available. European and Asian markets will also have a 250-hp, 2.9-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 as an engine choice.
The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon rides on an independent short/long arm (SLA) front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. The vehicle includes a stability control system that integrates the anti-lock brakes (ABS) with traction control, hydraulic brake assist, and engine drag control.
Standard or available technology features on the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon include a 40-gigabyte internal hard drive, pop-up navigation screen, and a panoramic sunroof. Expect Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar, XM satellite radio with NavTraffic feature, and powerful audio systems, such as 8-speaker Bose sound or 5.1 Surround Sound systems, and other options.
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