Rendering Envisions Handsome Cadillac CT5-V Wagon25
General Motors is looking to reduce the amount of passenger cars in its product portfolio and focus more heavily on crossovers, SUVs and trucks, but that hasn’t stopped our sister site Cadillac Society from digitally rendering its vision for a Cadillac CT5-V wagon.
While GM’s current strategy makes such a product’s arrival basically impossible, it’s interesting to see how the CT5 might look if it were to morph into a wagon variant. The most interesting aspect of the rendering, in our opinion, is how it utilizes the slightly controversial notch in the CT5 sedan’s beltline and integrates it into the cargo space window. The rear required a complete makeover, as well, but takes inspiration from other Cadillac models with long ,vertically mounted taillights.
As readers of this site will know, the last time GM built a Cadillac-branded wagon was in 2014, when the Cadillac CTS SportWagon went out of production. The CTS SportWagon was introduced in 2009 for the 2010 model year and was also offered in high-performance V-Series guise. This was before Cadillac had implemented its new two-tier V-Series approach, so the CTS-V SportWagon had a 550 horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged LSA engine – a much more stout powertrain than the CT5’s twin-turbocharged 335 horsepower 3.0-liter LFW V6. Cadillac will allegedly drop a more powerful motor in the CT5 for the upcoming new CT5-V Blackwing model, but it’s not clear when it may arrive.
Again, we share this rendering with you not because it’s something Cadillac actually has in the works, but just for fun. Let us know what you think in the comments below and feel free to subscribe to GM Authority for more CT5 news, Cadillac news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.
Source: Cadillac Society
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I would buy that without a second thought.
Practical, fast, great handling, and cool!
And, you won’t see a sea of “same as me” coming and going.
Pretty cool. Cadillac did it once, and did it right, Unfortunately, times and tastes have changed. Most of the masses like the “shrink-a-dink” school bus look.
One thing I forgot to mention.
It would need a manual to make it perfect…for me, at least?
I was planning to buy the new V60 Rdesign wagon to replace my 9-5 sport combi soon. If this thing becomes official I’d change direction in a heartbeat! Love wagons and this looks really good!!
I remember the yesteryear Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and how it was said that the cost to build the Sport Wagon was not significant which means it would have been easy for Cadillac to develop a Sport Wagon using the new CT5 as a starting point; but given that there were no plans to develop such a vehicle, it’s probably virtually impossible for Cadillac USA to build such a vehicle (although there’s always the possibility that Cadillac Shanghai may build it).
The final gen CTS would have made a stunning wagon… this is good looking but GM is full of morons and they won’t do it.
For my money: CT5 Wagon and CT6 2 door coupe… neither of which is anywhere on GMs radar…
If everyone who said this was a good idea really bought one every mfg would be tripping over themselves to build wagons.
While these are great looking cars people just don’t buy them in numbers great 3nough to justify their added cost.
Magnum, regal wagon, CTS wagon etc all great lookers but never had the sales.
If everyone who said this was a good idea really bought one, they’d sell about 500 and then cancel it.
This could be a V Series Halo model to could do wonders for the brand’s perception. But the current GM will not build it.
Cadillac seems poised to be ate up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
While its luxury counterparts continue or plan to bring desirable products – witness the BMW 4 series concept – to market, we get bargain luxury (an in limbo oversized CT4 that should’ve been a proper 3 series competitor that now competes downmarket in a smaller size vehicle segment), CT5 styling that cheapens the overall perception of the vehicle, no coupes and bean counters giving mixed messages as to whether they’ll axe the CT6.
Can one imagine a full sized RWD SUV and SUV coupe built off the Omega platform that could’ve been the XT6? One can dream.
At one time I was the biggest Cadillac fan. But their current direction and vehicle execution is too disappointing to give a pass.
Gary…respectfully, Halo cars are gone and tend to set a Brand up for failure when the promised future turns out to be something watered down. I think folks have less tolerance for that than in the past.
The best way to change folk’s perception of Cadillac is have the best interior materials, distinctive styling and designs…and quantifiably (…i.e. massively) improve the Cadillac Dealer Service “experience”.
Everything else is really hype.
Witness Dodge, the brand has a dated model lineup but Halo Hellcats, Demons and such have kept the lights on and the brand relevant.
There’s no need for a gaudy car enthusiast focused RWD based Cadillac XT6 when that market is literally in existence to satisfy an entirely different demographic which are families who prioritize simple, intuitive, safe, quiet, refined, tech savvy, practical, good looking three-row luxury CUVs over loud, harsh riding, ostentatious, RWD, track focused performance CUVs.
For example; GM could’ve easily built a $90,000 Cadillac XT6 to steal the Lincoln Aviator’s shine if Cadillac’s world actually revolved around what rolls off the Lincoln production floor and how to “steal its shine”. Fortunately, Cadillac is going after an entirely separate market than the Aviator with the XT6, which is the Lexus RX-L, Infiniti QX60, and Acura MDX market.
Lincoln is a drop of water in the kitchen sink as far as sales go compared to Lexus, Infiniti and Acura. Lexus would be the big fish. GM is too smart to waste resources/money “fighting” the same guy (Lincoln) in a different match for a battle they’ve already won (sales).
Don’t get me wrong, I agree that would’ve been very cool to build a Aviator direct competitor in the XT6, but how many people would’ve been willing to pay the premium for a more luxurious (soft-close doors, massaging and vented rear seats, etc.), more powerful, RWD based version over the current model? That’s why bean-counters exist. Somebody has to draw the line between what may have expensively been so cool and what will satisfy the customer, be a lot more affordable, luxurious but also leave room for our flagship vehicle (Escalade).
Ford apparently didn’t think/care about that and as a result you will witness how the Aviator will cannibalize Navigator sales.
As far as the CT5 I don’t know what you’re talking about. Bargain luxury? Where? I don’t get “cheapness” from this vehicle’s design at all. Just from photos alone the interior looks more premium than the outgoing CTS and the exterior imo they’ve knocked out of the park. The c-pillar that most are being very dramatic about is such a minimalistic detail that it doesn’t make any difference in the vehicle’s overall level of quality.
Cadillac never stated they were going to axe the CT6 to begin with. You’re saying Cadillac isn’t producing desirable products? Ok, keep that same energy when their V models hit dealers alongside the redesign Escalade that’s coming.
The issue with you people is y’all don’t know what you want from Cadillac. Y’all are so quick to praise the Europeans, jump up and down at everything they put out, and have the audacity to bash the Americans for not being enough like them. Then when Cadillac goes after the German brands and are successful at it, that’s also an issue because they’re then accused of “trying to be the BMW of American luxury.” Lol. Idk guys… *scratches head*
Hey, I do my part. I said make the Chevy SS sedan with a manual and I will buy one. In 2015 I ordered it….sold it this summer due to just getting bored of its looks and want a new wagon to haul the family. I never got on the suv band wagon.
Now I can respect this! So many people request these vehicles from GM and complain they never deliver but when they build them these crybabies are no-shows and sales prove that.
Since I’m a wagon buff, I may even consider getting one. As long as it will take a hitch!! I have to have something tow my drift boat.
Never going to happen.
Americans don’t buy Wagons in significant volumes to justify costs.
Sure, lots of folks lust after them, but they don’t buy them.
Heck the CTS Wagon took Lutz “lobbying” to make it a reality.
Better move would be to offer the Buick TourX with the 3.0 TT V6 (…and remove the wheel arch cladding). Which would likely be a limited run package and vehicle anyways.
That thing is awesome.
Cadillac could charge a fortune for it. The Mercedes E wagon is very expensive.
I have a2013 cts wagon . I love this car yes I would ct5-v wagon.
Bought a CTS this year. If a sport wagon was available, I would have bought it.
I think that’s sharp. We can hope
Bought a CTS this year. Last of the CTS, if the sport wagon was available it’d have opted for it . The cts sport wagon had better lines than that but that’s still sharp.
I live in Europe (Switzerland) and spent some years in Australia. Today, I have a 2010 CTS sports wagon, which I had to import from the States, because the CTS sports wagon, was not available in 2010 in Switzerland. I still love this car. It took me up all over Europe (from the North Cape to the south End and from the far west to the east). I think Cadillac should bring the CT5-V wagon to Europe and to Australia (to replace the currant Holden model). In these countries people prefer station wagons instead of sedans.
Again … offering a wagon in the wrong brand. Make it a Chevy Malibu, price it accordingly, and it will sell.
Altho I’ve owned a CTS-V wagon and loved it except for everyone wanting to race, I’ve said the same thing…Malibu or even the Impala ina wagon would be the best bet for the money. And it would look good too. I’m in!
If you need a wagon then you need a cuv or suv. Stop wasting time and money on vehicles like this that will only get dropped a few years later because of low interest.
May be low interest at the dealer level but now look at cars like the CTS-V wagon and other models that sold at a discount because they were too high to some people. They all sold, right? I owned one and made money on it when I sold it. They end up becoming special interest vehicles that keep our $45 Billion dollar hobby/industry growing. Custom, hot rod, modified. Thats when we take that boring car people hate and make it better. I’ve been in it for over 50 years and love buying something like those low-interest vehicles and making my own out of it. Discounted yes, but the manufacturers still make money and on the backend us crazy hot rodders have fun.