Spearheading Cadillac's Australian introduction is the new-generation CTS. The rear-wheel drive Australian CTS will bepowered by a 3.6-litre V6 direct injection petrol engine with variable valve timing, which generates 227 kW and 370 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.Direct injection fuel delivery enables very efficient combustion, helps reduce emissions and allows higher compression ratio to maintain fuel efficiency.
Australian customers will have the choice of two performance tuned suspension packages.
The 2008 CTS builds on Cadillac's reputation for safety with an impressive range of standard features, including Stabil-trak electronic chassis stability control system and front, side and curtain airbags.
The Cadillac interior boasts hand-cut and sewn interior trim components, an ambient interior lighting system, integrated iPod/MP3 compatibility and an advanced audio system with an integrated 40 gigabyte hard drive. The CTS will be available in early 2009.