December 22, 2011
NEW FOR 2012:
- New 3.6-litre V6 engine
- CTS adds new grille design and standard Bluetooth connectivity
- CTS Touring Package available on Luxury and Premium option lines
- CTS-V adds rain-sensing wipers
- Exterior colours: Black Diamond Tricoat, Opulent Blue Metallic and Mocha Steel Metallic added
For 2012, the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon adds a new 3.6-litre V6 engine that is powerful but lighter than the 3.6-litre engine it replaces. There is a new grille, standard Bluetooth and a new option package that adds microfibre suede-trimmed steering wheel, chrome door handles, alloy pedals, sport grille, V-series centre brake light, wood trim package, 18-inch painted pearl nickel alloy wheels on the Luxury model, and 19-inch polished aluminum wheels and Recaro performance seats on the Premium model.
The CTS Sport Wagon is the station wagon version of the Cadillac CTS, covered in a separate entry. The CTS uses a 3.0-litre V6 or 3.6-litre V6, both with a six-speed automatic transmission, and both in rear- or all-wheel drive. The CTS-V uses a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 with six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic.
Features on the 3.0 include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, OnStar, cruise control, driver information centre, tire pressure monitoring system, power tailgate, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, illuminated vanity mirrors, auto up/down windows, automatic headlamps, LED taillights, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wiper, rear washer/wiper, “leatherette” seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, CD/MP3 stereo, Bose audio system, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 3.6 adds 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, remote starter, garage door opener, adaptive xenon headlamps, fog lights, eight-way power passenger seat, heated perforated leather seats, and premium stereo with hard disc drive, auxiliary input, USB port and surround sound audio. The AWD version adds performance brakes.
The CTS-V adds 19-inch alloy wheels, content theft alarm, Brembo high-performance brakes, performance speed-sensitive steering, Magnetic Ride Control sport-tuned suspension, cargo cover, automatic cabin odour filtration system, E-Z Key passive entry system with pushbutton start, power tilt and telescopic steering column, headlight washers, rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather seats with suede-style inserts, and navigation system with pop-up screen.