Cadillac’s CTS is credited with turning Cadillac’s fortunes around. The first car offered by the company to be truly world-class in modern times, particular emphasis was placed on the driving characteristics of the car. This came about because Cadillac’s market research determined the majority of buyers in the segment of the contemporary premium market the CTS occupies give as much credence to the performance of their cars as they do the style.
Introduced in 2002 as a 2003 model, the Cadillac CTS was the first American entry-level luxury model to credibly compete with comparable Japanese and European products on value, performance and style. Owing to its success, the CTS spawned a number of variants, including a coupe and a station wagon — as well as high performance CTS-V iterations of each body style.
There have been two generations of the Cadillac CTS offered to date.