New York Show 2010: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon: Cadillac has officially cranked its CTS Sport Wagon to 11, and it’ll be on-hand at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. Powered by the CTS-V’s 556-horsepower 6.2 liter LSA and billed as a pre-production show car (kind of like Buick’s Regal GS), the CTS-V Sport Wagon will be previewing what Cadillac expects to have in dealerships before the end of the year.
Painted in Midnight Silver paint cribbed from the Sixteen concept, the show car’s interior will leather/Alcantara-trimmed seats, a leather-trimmed upper dashboard, and Sapele wood trim (from the Sapele tree, which is indigenous to tropical Africa).
Everything else from the CTS-V sedan carries over into the wagon body, which can haul 1,644 liters / 58 cubic feet with the seats down (720 liters / 25.4 cu ft with the seats up).
That includes the two transmission options (6-speed stick/automatic), optional Recaros, Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, and those stylin’ Holden rims.
Cadillac is quick to point out that what consumers see trim-wise is simply to gauge reaction, meaning if you like the paint and baubles, let ‘em know. I can tell the General right now: More power than Lexus’s LFA with room for kids and the dog? I’m sold.
Production of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is set to start late 2010 at GM’s Lansing, Michigan plant, with initial sales in North America, followed by export markets including Europe and the Middle East.