We have to admit – we can’t wait to drive the CTS Coupe come spring 2010. In fact, the entire CTS range – including the sedan, sport wagon, and coupe – are our favorite sport luxury products in the marketplace today! Yet for those wondering when they will be able to get a convertible CTS, the answer may be a harsh never.
At least that’s the answer from a (mystery) Cadillac official who is quoted as saying:
Nope, no convertible. With the arrival of the coupe, the CTS line is complete.
The GM Authority Take
While we don’t mean to discredit the Caddy official, we think there is still some hope left for a drop-top CTS. Here’s why:
- For starters, the statement may be a move to mislead the competition. It’s not uncommon for representatives and company executives to drop statements where they (sometimes vehemently) deny product rumors, only to later announce the very product or service they denied. What would be the reason for doing something like this? To surprise the fans, customers, media, dealers, the community, and – perhaps most importantly – competitors. Let’s label this The Art of Misleading.
- Secondly, the fact that there may not be a CTS convertible for the second-generation CTS line doesn’t mean a ‘vert is in the cards for the third-gen CTS. Infitini’s G series didn’t get a hard-top vert until the third-gen G was released.
So if you’re still lusting for a CTS cabriolet, I’d recommend not getting completely disheartened: Cadillac will need to be there at one point (or another).[Source: Inside Line]