Exciting things at Cadillac: Coupe, XTS, ATS

With Summer coming on it is good to keep up with where we are in terms of upcoming Cadillacs.

Cadillac CTS Coupe, CTS-V Coupe:

Production should start in June 2010 for the Coupe, and at the same time for the CTS-V Coupe.  These have been very well received at the Auto  Shows, and there is a great deal of excitement about them.  The Coupe is a 2-door Cadillac, which touches a special place with Personal Luxury Buyers.   The Cadillac CTS Coupe could be considered a modern, high tech, high performance, high luxury variant of the classic Eldorado, or Coupe DeVille.

Cadillac XTS:

Developed on the Epsilon II platform, this will be a FWD or AWD luxury sedan.  The Cadillac XTS is similar to the successful Buick Lacrosse with an even higher standard of luxury appointments and styling.  This promises to be an excellent Cadillac.  Think maximum luxury, excellent efficiency, a smart choice for smart Buyers.

Cadillac ATS:

The BMW 3-Series Killer.  This is a smaller-than-a-CTS based on the new Alpha chassis/platform.  The Alpha is being developed from the Kappa ( as used under the Pontiac Solstice/Opel GT/Saturn Sky) and looks to be a very flexible, very capable, very light RWD platform.  Take Cadillac power trains and luxury items, put them on a small, light, efficient package, and you have a recipe for a wonderful Cadillac.  Not every Cadillac is for every buyer, nor should they be.  But for those of us who lean to more sport and less rear seat leg room, the ATS could be the perfect choice.


Cadillac has more refreshes and updates on the way.   For example the long wheel base version of the Alpha is the likely choice for the next generation of CTS.  This is a very good time to get to know your local Cadillac Dealer, and to stay tuned here to CaddyInfo.

Changes in the Cadillac CTS Sedan in 2010, 2011

2008 and 2009 established the Cadillac CTS Sedan V6 and V-Sedan on the new, 2nd Generation platform.  Let’s look at the 2010 and 2011 changes for the CTS V6 Sedan and CTS-V Sedan:

In 2010, the big news was the arrival of the CTS Sport Wagon.  For the CTS Sedan changes (V and V6) included the 3L LF1 V6 replacing the 3.6L non-DI LY7 V6 as the base engine, and a new CTS Appearance Package for the V6s:

Exterior color (51U) Gold Mist
Exterior color (58U) Black Ice
(QUR) P235/50ZR18 Y-rated summer only blackwall tires
(P62) 17″ x 8″ machined aluminum wheels
(KAE) Sueded shift knob (CTS-V)
(N45) Sueded steering wheel rim (CTS-V)
(B19) Wood Trim Package
(B20) Wood Trim Package
(PDP) CTS Luxury Collection RPO Code. Content now in 1SD PEG
(PDR) CTS Performance Collection. Content now in 1SF PEG
(PDQ) CTS Premium Collection. Content now in 1SH PEG
New Features
(WBP) CTS Appearance Package. Available on Sedan 1SF PEGs only.
(JF5) Metal accelerator and brake pedals. Included and only available in (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(E20) Chrome door handles. Included and only available in (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(TL1) Special color grille. Included and only available in (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(C8T) Clear tail lamps. Included and only available in (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(UHN) 18″ (45.7 cm) painted wheels. Included and only available in (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(AFM) Ebony and (AFN) Light Titanium interiors. Included and only available with (WBP) CTS Appearance Package.
(AAY) Light Titanium and (AFO) Ebony Recaro seat trims for model 6DG69, 1SF PEG only.
(CBG) LPO, Underhood Appearance Package
CTS Sport Wagon Model
New exterior and interior color codes
Exterior color (GGX) Tuscan Bronze ChromaFlair. Available at extra charge.
Exterior color (GIM) Vanilla Latte
(Q0M) P245/45ZR19 Y-rated summer performance blackwall tires
(PJ2) 19″ x 8.5″ polished aluminum wheels
(LF1) 3.0L V6 SIDI DOHC VVT Engine
(K14) Air filtration system, automatic cabin odor filtration
(53F) Sueded steering wheel rim and shift knob (CTS-V)
(03F) Wood Trim Package
(UJ6) Tire Pressure Monitor System RPO changes to (UJM)
(T96) Fog lamps RPO change to (T3U)
(TT6) Xenon HID headlamps RPO changes to (T4F)
(B19) and (B20) Wood Trim Packages RPO Codes change to (03F) Wood Trim Package.

And in 2011 the overall changes for the CTS Sedan were few; a lot of the excitement is centered around the upcoming Coupe and V-Coupe:

Exterior color (GBO) Blue Diamond Tricoat
Exterior color (GIP) Black Cherry
New Features
Exterior color (GAR) Black Ice Metallic. Available at extra charge.
Exterior color (GGU) Evolution Green Metallic. Available at extra charge.
(UVC) Rearview camera now part of (Y40) Level One Luxury Package.

There are often small changes that are not mentioned.