2016 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Rendered13
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?
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I think that looks pretty sweet.
Now render enough buyers with out Europe included.
Here we go again.
First of all, the program would pay for itself solely with North American buyers alone, as it did with the last-generation model, since the expenditure and break even isn’t remotely as high as you might think. This rings especially true the earlier that the variant is introduced in the overall models’ lifecycle.
Second, Mercedes-Benz offers the E63 AMG S Wagon in the U.S. There is obviously a reason for this, even at the low volume. Add in European buyers and need I say more?
Third, this model will serve as a niche halo car, leading others to consider the brand that otherwise wouldn’t. This is especially true in high-influence, trend-setting areas such as upscale winter destinations.
Cadillac is currently in a state of investment (in product, brand, image, etc.). This is one of the investments that it needs to make; it’s quick, relatively inexpensive, and requires a small amount of resources. Add in the fact that it will be a requirement for Europe, and the wagon just makes sense, plain and simple.
Render is nice. The AWD version of the car must also be
i can t wait battle
who wants drift he can this to awd or smoke rubbers. rwd or fwd cars everybody can smoke rubbers but do it awd
Not quite as good as this one:
Actually, the GMA rendering *is* better than the one you’re pointing to.
To start, the one you think is “better” isn’t even a wagon. Look closely and you’ll see that it’s missing a pillar, making it a hatch, at best. And if we’re gong to nit-pick, look even closer at the one you link to and you’ll see quite a miss going on around the area of the C pillar.
I prefer the shape of the other one. The GMA rendering’s rear end is too upright, and something about the taillights doesn’t do it for me.
Alas, that’s probably how a CTS wagon would look like if it were to make it to production. At least, that’s the general shape of the E-Class Wagon and BMW 5er Wagon.
The only thing that could change are the tail lights, which could adapt a more vertical shape (ala new Escalade and last-gen CTS wagon).
yes this is better .in fact, both are good. black and chrome. both variants should be getting.but…in fact, all of the Render is a complete mess and do not annoy. nonsense fairy.
at least know how to draw. some do but still very ugly and absurd images of children
If GM/Cadillac built this beautiful CTS-V Wagon in AWD, I would buy it in a heartbeat!!!!!
The 16”CTS-V LOOKS LIKE A MERCEDES BENZ FINE ! BUT IT DOES LOOK HOT, KEEP THE TRI-COAT BLACK OPTION, AS well as maybe a MATTE- BLACK OPTION AS WELL,TO GO ALONG WITH THAT OBNOXIOUS INCREASE IN HORSE POWER .