Cadillac Redefined 5-Door Category with the CTS-V Sport Wagon

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Bringing new meaning to the term "family hauler," Cadillac's new CTS-V Sport Wagon is the car everyone hoped but nobody believed the revitalized American luxury brand would ever build.  A wagon is a big step into the Cadillac nethersphere as it is, but a 556-horsepower Caddy wagon with a earth-shuddering 551 lb-ft of torque otherworldly. 

Now parents need not compromise between practicality and performance, as the wagon only adds functionality to the CTS-V sedan's outrageous capability off the line and in the corners, sporting 719 litres (25.4 cubic feet) of luggage space behind the rear seats and 1,642 litres (58.0 cubic feet) with the rear seats folded flat. 

Performance upgrades over the regular CTS Sport Wagon include 19-inch alloy rims wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires framing a set of top-tier Brembo brakes.  There's an asymmetrical half-shaft rear end to keep power delivery linear and magnetic ride control to enhance ride and handling. 

The CTS-V Sport Wagon sets a new standard for 5-door models, depicting the boldness of a brand who's wagon models were once associated more with ambulances and funeral home conveyances than anything remotely sporty. 

The last domestic wagon to compete head-to-head with Europe's premium class was the Dodge Magnum SRT-8, and as good as that car was the new CTS-V Sport Wagon outclasses it by a long shot in prestige, luxury and performance.

©(Copyright Canadian Auto Press)

Topics: Wagon, Cadillac, 2011, CTS-V Sport Wagon, $50,000 - $74,999,

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