Spy shots capture virtually undisguised Cadillac CTS Coupe undergoing testing
25 March 2009

These scoop pictures show a virtually undisguised Cadillac CTS Coupe undergoing testing.

It closely resembles the CTS Coupe concept car that was unveiled at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, including the distinctive central twin exhaust.

Reports suggest that the coupe will have a touchpad access system rather than traditional door handles, as well as a reversing camera because of its restricted rear visibility.

Other design touches include Cadillac hallmarks such as the distinctive front grille and wheels. Only the front end appears to have been toned down from the concept car's, to fall in line with the CTS saloon’s look.

This car appears to be a base model, powered by a 300+bhp 3.6-litre V6.

The CTS Coupe has endured a troubled run to production, after having its launch (originally scheduled for last November’s LA motor show) put back as GM tried to tackle its cash crisis.

Predicted to be a low-volume seller, the Cadillac was pushed back to conserve cash reserves as GM put the finishing touches to crucial high-volume sellers such as the next Vauxhall/Opel Astra.

The CTS Coupe is now tentatively scheduled to go on sale in 2010.

Our Verdict

Cadillac CTS

Latest Cadillac offers a premium interior and decent driving dynamics, however the CTS can't compete with its German rivals in Europe

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