Not too many years ago, wagons were the ideal vehicle for soccer moms and growing families. They quickly disappeared in the U.S. with the popularity of the minivan and of course the now ubiquitous crossover. But now, wagons seem to be making a come back, and interestingly enough Cadillac seems to be leading the way.
Arriving later this year is the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, which has just been unveiled at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Based on the popular CTS, which also includes a sedan and coupe, the CTS-V Sport Wagon combines the flexibility of a wagon with the brute force of a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 556 horsepower and 552 lb.-ft of torque. The new performance Sport Wagon is said to move from 0-60 mph in under four seconds.
“The CTS-V sport wagon is a natural extension of both the V-Series and the CTS lineup, offering an uncompromising performance car to enthusiasts who want the extra room of a wagon,” said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing.
Mercedes Dealer Maryland reminded us that Cadillac isn’t the only brand in the luxury segment that has a high-performance wagon. Competing against the new CTS-V Sport Wagon is the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon, BMW M5 Touring and the Audi RS6 Estate.
Since the demise of the Dodge Magnum, there have been few domestic performance wagons on the market, which may signal a unique opportunity for Cadillac. Set to arrive in showrooms later this year, expect a base price in the low- to mid-$60K range as the sedan is priced from $61,545.
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