There’s no denying that the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan is a mighty, yet refined beast, combining the segment’s best performance of 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged V8 LT4 motor with the highest levels of automotive luxury. But unlike the second-generation CTS-V lineup, the third iteration of the CTS and CTS-V are only expected be offered in sedan form… at least for the time being. So wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a wagon version of the third-gen CTS-V? We think so, so that’s what we’ve drawn up here. And unlike this other 2016 CTS-V Wagon rendering, which was more along the lines of a five-door hatch, this one is a full-blown wagon complete with four (A, B, C, D) pillars.
A wagon of the third iteration of the CTS-V makes sense for two primary reasons:
- It would take on German rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon AMG, BMW M5 Wagon, and Audi RS6 Avant. Though only one of that trio, the Mercedes, is available in North America, all three are available in Europe, which would improve Caddy’s appeal when it relaunches in the region in 2019.
- It would give second-generation CTS-V Wagon buyers a clear upgrade path. Assuming that existing CTS-V Wagon owners are looking to purchase a similar vehicle as their existing high-power sleigh, the lack of a third-gen CTS-V Wagon would push them to replace their CTS-V Wagons with a high-performance crossover such as the BMW X5M, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class AMG (soon to be renamed to MLE-Class), or the Porsche Cayenne. None of those are Cadillac (or GM) products, meaning that owners of the second-generation CTS-V Wagon will probably end up leaving the brand entirely if a replacement to their Caddy wagon doesn’t become available. And that’s definitely not a good thing.
So, how about a wagon of the all-new third-gen Cadillac CTS-V?