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Cadillac CT5-V Wagon Rendering Has Us Drooling

Cadillac CT5-V Wagon Rendering Has Us Drooling

We’re gonna let you guys in on a little secret – we here at Cadillac Society love the wagon body style. Nothing quite beats that combo of enhanced cargo room and practicality, plus car-like drivability and proportions. We also think they look pretty cool. Unfortunately, that sentiment is not all that popular among luxury car buyers across North America or China, Cadillac’s two primary global markets. To that end, Cadillac no longer offers a wagon in its lineup, but that hasn’t stopped us from grabbing our digital crayons and drawing up our own Cadillac CT5-V Wagon.

Before we launch into the rendering, we should mention that we’re penning this thing purely for our own enjoyment. To our knowledge, Cadillac doesn’t have any such model in development, which makes this exercise purely imaginary.

With that said, let’s dive right in. Providing the inspiration for our imaginary Cadillac CT5-V Wagon is the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V sedan, the luxury automaker’s latest D-segment, mid-level-performance four-door that debuted in Detroit back in May.

As such, the front end is identical to the CT5-V Sedan, with thin, drawn-back headlamp housings, vertical lighting signatures lower in the bumper, and a black mesh grille. “V” badging can be found on the fenders, while black trim bits are everywhere in the lower fascia.

Things start to change as we move around to the side. The requisite black window trim is still in place, but by the time we get to the B-pillar, the roof just keeps going. And going. And going.

Notice that C-pillar kink that’s irked so many on the CT5? We think it looks great when integrated with the Cadillac CT5-V Wagon beltline, only that it becomes the D-pillar kink on the wagon. We blacked out the window over the cargo area, but you are free to use your imaginations as to how it will look like without the tint.

Meanwhile, the entire rear end of the Cadillac CT5-V Wagon is a complete makeover compared to the sedan. Highlights include long, vertical tail lamp housings reminiscent of those seen on the current Cadillac Escalade and last-gen Cadillac CTS Wagon.  Those housings rise high to meet the squared-off roof line up top, as well as a quartet of exhaust tips lower in the fascia. Extra black trim bits add further sportiness throughout.

The last time Cadillac offered a wagon model was with the second-generation CTS, which also came in a highly-acclaimed V-Series model. We’re still daydreaming about that beaut, and if we had our way, this here Cadillac CT5-V Wagon would get Caddy’s new twin-turbo 4.2L V8 Blackwing engine under the hood.

Are you a fan of the wagon? Let us know in the comments section, and don’t forget to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac CT5 news, Cadillac V-Series news and 24/7 Cadillac news coverage.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

19 Comments

  1. That looks a lot better than the Sedan. I’d be anxious to see a Coupe rendering.

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  2. Not a bad looking wagon but based on how the CTS wagon sold have to believe these will sit on show room floors forever. How about a coupe!

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    • I agree. With the exception of Subaru, wagons do not sell in the US. I think the German Luxury makes have pared their offerings in favor of taller Crossovers.

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      • Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Volvo all offer wagons in the U.S…. though they are all small sellers compared to the sedans and even to the coupe variants.

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        • I considered a CTS Wagon in 2012, but bought an SRX because, in my opinion, it was a better value. At the time, my wife had a 2011 CTS Coupe and I loved it, but the wagon was more expensive and I got more for my money in the SRX.

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    • Cadillac never advertised the wagon. I have a CTS-V wagon. Used ones are selling at auction for almost as much as new.

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  3. I live in an area that is relatively affluent but affordable. Every day I see ladies and gentlemen driving their MB C/E/S coupes & convertibles, same with BMW 2/4/6/8 coupes & convertibles, also Audi A/S/RS 3/4 coupes & convertibles, even some Volvos, Lexus, etc. Still looking for the “Standard of the World” to step up. I did see and ’70 Coupe de Ville, a cool ’59 convertible, and an XLR beater. Art and Science maybe but where is the style?

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  4. Though the wagon looks nice, I agree with those commenters who desire a Cadillac Coupe. The wagon looks pleasing from the rear with the long, vertical tail lamps–minus the horizontal component! The CTS Coupe was leading its segment of the marketplace due to “high style” and a great overall package–but Cadillac has abandoned that market. . .

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  5. Somebody did a great job on this rendering. Very very very nice! I think that it’s time to re-look at a Cadillac wagon again. Thanks.

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  6. Uhg. It looks like it would make an excellent hearse.

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    • You’re the only one who thinks that.

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  7. Cadillac seems poised to be ate up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    While its luxury counterparts continue or plan to bring desirable products – witness the BMW 4 series concept – to market, we get bargain luxury (CT4 oversized to compete downmarket in a smaller size vehicle segment), CT5 styling that cheapens the overall perception of the vehicle, no coupes and bean counters giving mixed messages as to whether they’ll axe the CT6.

    At one time I was the biggest Cadillac fan. But their current direction and vehicle execution is too disappointing to give a pass.

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  8. Love the wagon. Too bad the CTS wagon didn’t catch on.

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  9. MB has been marketing the E series wagon in several models for a few years here. Audi is bringing the RS6 Avante in 2020. Hopefully wagons will regain popularity here. They are very popular in Europe.

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  10. Wagons should return for some markets, maybe not for Cadillac. I grew up riding wagons as a child, and I had two of my own. The last wagon I had was the 1975 Chevy Vega Kammback Wagon, but it was a great vehicle. I sold it in 1990 to a car racer who had a crashed Camaro. He transplanted the engine, transmission, and drive train from the Camaro to the Vega, and won races with it. Now I have a Chevy Equinox which is a great CUV, but a wagon would be nice if Chevy brought it back.

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  11. I think it looks better than the sedan but that rear side window styling is dorky looking, especially on a wagon.

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  12. I owned a 2012 CTS Sportwagon and loved it. I wish I had not traded it. I would buy a Cadillac wagon like the rendering in a heartbeat.

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  13. Just wish this would happen with Blackwing and manual
    SOLD!!!

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  14. Couldn’t that rear window actually be a window? And not that silly blacked out plastic they are putting on the sedan? Otherwise, excellent render. As a CTS Wagon owner, i WISH this was coming. But we all know it won’t.

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