posted by GM Fan on Feb 5
One of the most anticipated cars this summer is not rolling out of the assembly line. GM is delaying the release of Cadillac’s CTS Coupe until Summer of 2010.
GM executives cite the bad economic climate which influenced them to review their overall strategy. Moving the production schedule of the CTS coupe a year later is part of their new plans.
The CTS coupe was one of the cars that made the media circle and car enthusiast buzzing during the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. It was recognized by press circles and websites as the best concept car in the show.
The CTS coupe was shown in a private gathering to journalists on a per invitation basis last August of 2008 during a party held in line with the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance held in California.
The car was originally schedule to be unveiled during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November of 2008 but this was cancelled. From there the debut of the CTS Coupe was postponed indefinitely.
The CTS Coupe would have been part of the three-punch market attack by Cadillac in 2009. The plans for the 2010 CTS wagon will push through this spring. The redesigned SRX crossover will come this summer as scheduled.
The CTS is designed to be a medium-sized sedan aiming to face a tough competition in the likings of the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the C and CLK Classes of Mercedes-Benz.
The CTS Coupe might sport a 250 horsepower turbocharged engine originally built primarily for the European auto market. More Cadillac stuff at Cadillac Blog!