Beginning in early June of 2009, the Lansing Grand River plant will begin producing between 15,000 and 20,000 units of the new Cadillac CTC, the coupe version of the Cadillac CTS. Technically, “this vehicle really wasn’t supposed to exist”, said Ed Welburn, GM’s vice president of Global Design. But due to the overwhelmingly warm welcome received at the Detroit Auto Show, GMX226 (the vehicle’s code name) will become a reality as a 2010 model.
The production model will be very similar to the concept we’ve seen. The sharp-angled rear deck lid, angular taillights and sculpted sheet metal will all make it to production, along with a lip spoiler with an integrated middle taillight. The center-mounted exhaust, however, will be replaced by a more conventional setup. The front will likely be toned down a bit with less LEDs, a less dramatic lower front fascia and fewer creases in the hood.
The name “CTC” is not set in stone, however. Who knows? Maybe we’re looking at the new Eldorado Touring Coupe – aka ETC.