Last year, we envisioned what a theoretical Cadillac CT5-V wagon model would look like with a digital rendering. Wagons have not been popular in North America for a very long time, making the arrival of a such a model highly unlikely – but we still wanted to explore what a new Cadillac wagon might look like.
Now we’re back with a similar rendering, but this time we’ve taken an even sportier approach and rendered a Cadillac CT5-V shooting brake. While not very different from our previous five-door wagon design, this shooting brake variant is a three-door, having dropped its rear set of passageways in search of a sportier look.
Our hypothetical Cadillac CT5-V shooting brake uses the same front fascia as the Cadillac CT5-V sedan, though the rear fascia required a complete redesign thanks to the new high roof and rear liftgate. The rear still takes after other Cadillac vehicles, though, featuring large vertically mounted tail lamps on either side of the hatch, similar to the Cadillac Escalade.
Also of note is the way the shooting brake integrates the CT5 sedan’s rear passenger window notch into its cargo space window. The notch is part of what makes the CT5 design unique, so this was important to carry over, as it makes the shooting brake instantly recognizable as a CT5 variant.
GM is currently shying away from passenger cars and focusing on segments where the bulk of sales are happening in the U.S. – that being trucks, crossovers and SUVs. For Cadillac, this likely means cars will play second fiddle to products like the XT5, XT6 and Escalade, so it’s highly unlikely we’ll receive a CT5-based wagon or shooting brake in the future.
The last wagon offered by Cadillac was the CTS Sport Wagon, which went out of production in 2014. The Sport Wagon, introduced in 2009 as a 2010 model-year vehicle, never sold in very large numbers – although the high-performance CTS-V variant gained a strong enthusiast following thanks to its unique position in the marketplace, 550-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged LSA engine and available six-speed manual transmission.
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