Cadillac's refreshed CTS model features a more powerful V6 engine and a new grille
21 April 2011

Cadillac has updated its CTS model for 2012, revealed at the New York motor show.

New features of the Cadillac CTS include a revised V6 engine, new grille and a touring package edition, available on all CTS variants - sport saloon, sport estate and coupe.

See official pics of the revised Cadillac CTS - now with New York show pics

Power for the 3.6-litre V6 engine has been increased by 14bhp to 314bhp and by a more modest 2lb ft of torque, thanks to larger intake valves and an improved intake port design.

On the outside, the 2012 CTS’ new grille sports “new premium finishes,” with the firm’s logo now having a “three-dimensional quality” thanks to revisions to the previous version’s logo colours.

Also new is the introduction of the touring package, which is available with 3.0-litre V6 and 3.6-litre V6 variants. Features include an exclusive grille with a dark finish, ‘Sapele’ wood interior trim and suede-covered seat inserts, steering wheel and gear lever.

Externally, the special edition also gets chrome door handles, 19-inch alloys – for the 3.6-litre version - or 18-inch alloys for the lower powered engine.

The 2012 models will arrive at dealerships in late summer with pricing to be announced closer to the start of production.

See all the latest Cadillac reviews, news and video


Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

Join the debate


26 March 2013

Have I stepped into a time warp? I guess this explains American cars being a little behind European ones in terms of ride & handling. I'm surprised it is only 1 year.

26 March 2013

I quite like the fact that it's a little different in terms of how it looks but that front really belongs on the face of a 3 tonne pick up

26 March 2013

... You gotta worry when the grille on a car is bigger than the windows you look out of ...

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week