The new Cadillac CTS is unveiled Monday at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Like its predecessor, the redesigned luxury vehicle will be produced at GM’s Lansing Grand River plant.The new CTS is a more aggressively styled car than the old model, with a large, bold grille and characteristically angular lines , while the interior is more European in style, using metallic and wood detailing. The CTS will feature a 3.6-litre direct-injection V-6 engine, and it is designed to appeal to younger buyers.
Inspired by Cadillac’s landmark Sixteen concept car, the CTS front appearance is immediately recognizable, yet also is new. The large, chrome dual-textured grille is significantly more vertical in shape, and is both aggressive and intricate. A large center-positioned wreath and crest add to the three-dimensional face.
The CTS already has a solid reputation among car buyers. It has won several JD Power and Associates awards for being among the highest-quality entry-level luxury vehicles.
Plant workers will build 500 test cars by the spring, and they could start mass production on the new 2008 CTS as early as this summer.