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CTC-V and CTW-D

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As I was reading and drooling over the CTS-V in this months Motor Trend I noticed the sidebar talking about the upcoming coupe and wagon. It said the coupe was ripe for the V treatment and the upcoming wagon could introduce the new clean diesel and they didn't think there would be a CTS-V wagon due to high development costs to low sales volume.

After reading about the CTS Wagon, diesel, V, whatever, just add AWD and I'll seriously consider one. I've been on a practical movement lately with my vehicles for some odd reason. I guess it's just me getting old. But hell, I've always loved a wagon that would haul ass, and big torque and good mileage would be the ticket.

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I want a Klondike bar!

Errrr, I'd take a CTC-V if I were 20 yrs older and my top priority wasn't a Z/28.

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I want a Klondike bar!

Errrr, I'd take a CTC-V if I were 20 yrs older and my top priority wasn't a Z/28.

20 years older? So, are all C-series cars for those in their 40s? <_<:P

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CTW-H for me! :lol:

What's sad is that we can all translate that. :lol:

Cadillac's acronyms are catching on!

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The perfect 2 car garage for your average Caddy family.

CTS-V and a CTW-D4

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The perfect 2 car garage for your average Caddy family.

CTS-V and a CTW-D4

:scratchchin: I'd write CTC-V instead of CTS-V, but yeah that'd make for a really nice garage.

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I hope there are actual names coming... CTC and CTW are just stupid.

No way man, CTS has built up quite a good name for itself, and CTC and CTW will only further that. If Cadillac is smart, they will keep what they're doing: using alphabetic names to emphasize the "Cadillac" brand while keeping names for special models like Escalade, whose sales could only be hurt by switching to an alphabetic name since the "Escalade" name has no much recognition.

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I hope there are actual names coming... CTC and CTW are just stupid.

That would make zero sense from a marketing standpoint. GM is putting more money into product development instead of changing the names now. CTC and CTW do have flow. Even a non car person can tell that its a coupe or convertible if it ends in C and the W would be for wagon, and V is for the Velocity and D is for Diesel, and H would be for hybrid. I've grown used to it now and appreciate it for what it is. It's the Cadillacese. I've taken a course in it. :smilewide:

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That would make zero sense from a marketing standpoint. GM is putting more money into product development instead of changing the names now. CTC and CTW do have flow. Even a non car person can tell that its a coupe or convertible if it ends in C and the W would be for wagon, and V is for the Velocity and D is for Diesel, and H would be for hybrid. I've grown used to it now and appreciate it for what it is. It's the Cadillacese. I've taken a course in it. :smilewide:

Are the Lortabs causing you to be that way? :P

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No way man, CTS has built up quite a good name for itself, and CTC and CTW will only further that. If Cadillac is smart, they will keep what they're doing: using alphabetic names to emphasize the "Cadillac" brand while keeping names for special models like Escalade, whose sales could only be hurt by switching to an alphabetic name since the "Escalade" name has no much recognition.

That would make zero sense from a marketing standpoint. GM is putting more money into product development instead of changing the names now. CTC and CTW do have flow. Even a non car person can tell that its a coupe or convertible if it ends in C and the W would be for wagon, and V is for the Velocity and D is for Diesel, and H would be for hybrid. I've grown used to it now and appreciate it for what it is. It's the Cadillacese. I've taken a course in it. :smilewide:

I'm not really opposing the use of CTS, but it's just that CTC and CTW sounds weird. Just call it CTS Coupe or CTS Wagon. An M5 or E Class wagon is still badges as such. I'm not entirely sure the C and W is explicitly required, since the body style is obvious.

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I'm not really opposing the use of CTS, but it's just that CTC and CTW sounds weird. Just call it CTS Coupe or CTS Wagon. An M5 or E Class wagon is still badges as such. I'm not entirely sure the C and W is explicitly required, since the body style is obvious.

That sort of contradicts the meaning of "CTS" then.

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FWIW, BMW abandoned their "C" designation for two-doors. Instead of a 328Ci or 645Ci, it's now 328i Coupe or 650i Convertible.

Still, I think a CTW-L-V-H-3.6DI-A (C-segment touring wagon, long wheelbase, V-series performance, hybrid technology, 3.6 liter direct-injected, automatic) would be pretty damn interesting..

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I want a Klondike bar!

Errrr, I'd take a CTC-V if I were 20 yrs older and my top priority wasn't a Z/28.

Ugh....that's about my age....lol.....ironic that I'm attracted to the CTC.....! I don't think I'm quite 20 years older than you (I'm 37) but close enough....LOL

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>>"That sort of contradicts the meaning of "CTS" then."<<

'CTS' does not stand for anything.

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>>"That sort of contradicts the meaning of "CTS" then."<<

'CTS' does not stand for anything.

So it's a completely random mish-mash of letters, then?

Seems sort of hard to believe. It replaced the Catera and is a Touring Sedan. Harks back to the Seville STS. Its replacement is conveniently named STS. I wonder if that is a completely random mish-mash of letters, too? How about the BLS? Seems to remind you of the Seville SLS, but with a different model designation. The XLR? That 'R' certainly can't stand for Roadster, can it? Nah... That's just illogical. The SRX and the upcoming BRX? There's no way it could stand for Recreational 'CROSS'over... They're all just random.

I'm not a fan of alphanumerics, but you have to quite stubborn to deny it the meaning behind it all. Whether Cadillac sticks with it or not, is another story.

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>>"That sort of contradicts the meaning of "CTS" then."<<

'CTS' does not stand for anything.

Cadillac Touring Sedan.

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>>"That sort of contradicts the meaning of "CTS" then."<<

'CTS' does not stand for anything.

Have you read any of the previous posts on this matter at all? <_<

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Yeah, I was in the one. The one where someone confirmed what I posted that Cadillac never officially stated that CTS stood for either 'Catera Touring Sedan' or 'Cadillac Touring Sedan'. Must be the case; there's 2 consecutive posts just above disagreeing on what it 'means'.

'Cadillac Touring Sedan' makes no sense because that leaves every other Caddy alphanumeric outside the formula- what's an DTS, a 'Dodge Touring Sedan?

>>"The XLR? That 'R' certainly can't stand for Roadster, can it? Nah... That's just illogical. The SRX and the upcoming BRX? There's no way it could stand for Recreational 'CROSS'over... They're all just random."<<

So the 'R' in XLR stands for 'roadster', but for 'recreational' with the SRX. How do you know you don't have them reversed? God, as if X = Crossover made any fricking sense whatsoever. Many other brands use 'X' to indicate AWD- that must drive you guys absolutely nuts.

Would love to see something from Cadillac stating that the CTS stands for something specific. Everything else is just conjecture. If someone has it, please post.

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