Steane Klose | Sep 23, 2008

GM Premium Brands will be using this year's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney to debut its latest import – the Cadillac CTS sedan.

The Cadillac CTS sedan is a recent Motor Trend ‘2008 Car of the Year’ winner and is close to our own home-grown Commodore and Falcon in packaging. That means it’s rear-wheel-drive and powered by a V6; in this case 3.6-litre VVT direct injection V6 engine generating 227kW of power and 370Nm of torque (using a derivative of the Alloytec engine that Holden makes in Australia).

Cadillac calls the CTS's sharp-edged design language "Art and Science", although they are unlikely to be the first words that come to mind when the average Aussie sees it in the flesh. The CTS is however distinctive and unlikely to be confused with any other car currently on the road in Australia.

"Cadillac is built on a strong history of innovation and has undergone a renaissance driven by a new generation of vehicles with dramatic design, a focus on driving performance and technical innovation," the Director of GM Premium Brands, Parveen Batish, said.

Cadillac believes that, combined with strong performance and equipment levels, the CTS will quickly win customers who desire luxury performance and are looking for a competitive alternative to traditional European brands.

"The CTS triggered strong demand in the US from luxury consumers following its launch last year, with sales rising 60 per cent, and its introduction to the important Australian market will continue to move the brand forward."

The TMR team will be hitting the road for the 2008 Sydney Motor Show in early October, in order to bring you the highlights on Thursday the 9th. Tune in then for our comprehensive coverage.

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