The bad news: The Cadillac CTS coupe has been delayed until summer 2010
The good news: The Cadillac CTS coupe will go into production
When the CTS coupe first showed up at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, U.S. journalists were filled with almost a sense of patriotic pride knowing that this was the kind of leap forward that could get Cadillac out and ahead of the BMW 3-Series . We were almost brought to tears when we heard the production car would keep similar styling to the sexy concept (okay maybe not tears; all automotive journalists sold our souls a long time ago to get the job.)
Then the bottom fell out. Rising gas prices and a weak economy dried up customer showroom traffic and forced cutbacks. This eventually included the indefinite delay of the CTS coupe . The automotive press weeped again (or at least tried.) The only other people to feel the kind of crushing disappointment were those children who went to go see the new car dad bought, only to find out it was a Pacer.
This made us all fear the worst, and possibly demise of the two-door Caddy, but happy days are hear again. General Motors announced that the Cadillac CTS coupe is on for production in the summer of 2010. This is about a year later than originally scheduled, but just like your father trading in that Pacer, it’s a case of better late than never.