The Cadillac CTS is a mid-size luxury car which was first introduced in 2002 by the Cadillac marque of General Motors, succeeding the Cadillac Catera. CTS was built on General Motors’s Sigma platform. It marked a return to RWD cars for the brand, and was the first Cadillac to be offered with a manual transmission after the 1988 Cimarron. It is currently available in three body styles: Sedan, Coupe, and Sport Wagon. The 2012 Cadillac CTS sedan is a car with superb design, luxury and performance.The price of CTS models starts at $36,810.
Cadillac CTS comes with options of 3.0-liter and 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engines. The transmission shifts are good. This V-6 engine came with more power in 2012, totaling 318 horsepower, an increase of 14 hp, and is also 20 pounds lighter than its predecessor. The engine received many changes like advanced exhaust, new cylinder heads and connecting rods. The latest Cadillac CTS-V features a 6.2 litre LSA V8 engine which produces 556 horsepower and 747 N·m of torque.
CTS was blessed with upscale interiors since its first generation hit the road, and it's still competitive against other luxury cars. The cabin involves use of superior quality materials, attractive dashboard and door trim, and practical features like touch-screen navigation. Location of the air-conditioning controls is at knee-level for easy temperature adjustment. The front of the cabin is comfortable but close fitted and the optional Recaro-brand sport seats similar to those in the CTS-V contribute to the sensation with adjustable side seat pads that keep you comfortable in corners. The backseat space is a problem as despite being larger on outside the car's backseats are a bit smaller.
In its first generation(2003-07) CTS was only available in 4-door sedan body style but in its second generation(2008-present) it also came in 5-door station wagon (2009) and 2-door coupé (2010) body styles.The car's exterior was designed by Wayne Cherry and Kip Wasenko. The design looks best considering the car's exquisite styling. The new bright Cadillac logo and the stylish grilling enhances the look. A new feature in the Cadillac CTS is the rear end V-taper and up-swept headlamps.