Cadillac CTS-V Sedan will hit Indian shores by 2012

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

The General is bullish in India, so much so that the luxury range topping Cadillac marque will hit Indian shores come 2012. To be positioned as the luxury brand of Chevrolet in India, the Cadillac will occupy space amongst the Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and BMW crowd. Since the car is no less than Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5-Series or Audi A6 it is expected to be price in the range of Rs.60 to Rs.70 Lakh.

Cadillac is one of the most sophisticated and iconic brands in existence across many of the well developed automobile markets and the cars that the brand offers are meant to be loved more than they are driven. This brand has its own charm which is unmatched and more importantly their products have a very distinguished road presence.

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Features in India –

  • Driver Side Air bags
  • Passenger Side Air bags
  • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
  • Traction Control System
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
  • Theft deterrent system
  • Rear Parking assist
  • Rear Door child Security Lockout
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Previously today, we carried another report as to how well luxury car makers are doing in India and how they’re struggling to meet the growing demand. So, General Motors India might also have a good run at the hustings with their Cadillac’s if they do manage to market and position the luxury cars well. Here’s what Karl Slym, the president of GM India, had to say about GM’s Cadillac plans for India.

Karl Slym, the president of GM India, had commented on GM’s Cadillac plans for India and here are his words, “Our Chevrolet brand is doing extremely well as every 8 seconds somebody buys our cars. This is a good indicator and India is a growing market with the demand for luxury cars growing…we are looking at introducing our premium brand, Cadillac over the next couple of years. Cadillac is a luxury brand and people in India have a brand recall for the same. We have also done a study and have found that it will not be difficult for us to launch the iconic brand in the country”

Although nothing is transparent right now about which cars will be introduced initially but expectedly Cadillac CTS-V Sedan will make its debut. Other than this luxury sedan, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe could also make its place in the line-up.

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Rear

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Specifications In India


Standard Engine                                               Gas V8
Displacement (liters/ cu in.)                       6.2L/378
Horsepower @ RPM                                       556 @ 6100
Torque @ RPM                                                  551 @ 3800
Drivetrain                                                           Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission                                                     6 Manual
Front Suspension                                            Independent SLA
Rear Suspension                                              Independent SLA
Axle Ratio                                                          3.73
4- wheel ABS                                                    Standard
4-wheel Disc Brakes                                      Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability                  Standard

Control System

Traction Control System                             Standard
Locking Rear differential                           Standard
Turning circle                                                  37.9 ft


Overall Length                                 191.3 in
Overall Width                                  72.5 in
Overall Height                                 57.3 in
Wheelbase                                       113.4 in
Front Head Room                          38.8 in
Rear Head Room                            37.2 in
Front Hip Room                              53.7 in
Rear Hip Room                                53.0 in
Front Leg Room                              42.4 in
Rear Leg Room                                36.1 in
Front Shoulder Room                  56.7 in
Rear Shoulder Room                   54.7 in
Seating Capacity                               5
Cargo Volume                                13.6 ft³
Front Tread Width                        62.0 in
Rear Tread Width                          62.1 in

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