Cadillac has revealed that the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon will cost $62,990 in the US, and probably around £65k when it gets to the UK.
We don’t rave over too much metal from the States. Especially not big saloons and station wagons. But we’ve made an exception for the M5 challenging Cadillac CTS-V. And for its Estate version, the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon. Which is a car we never expected to see come out of the US.
The US certainly understands big station wagons. But what it has never really seemed to understand is the uber-estate. The M5 Touring or the RS6 Avant. It seems Americans just don’t understand why you would buy an Estate car with the power of a supercar.
To be honest, I’m not sure I fully understand why we (and I include me) lust after such cars. I think it has a lot to do with speaking quietly but carrying a big stick. It appeals to the nature of the Brit. It doesn’t shout ‘Look what I’ve got’ . It just feels gratifying to drive something relatively anonymous but which has brutal power and divine build quality. Not to mention supercar performance.
So we’re delighted that Cadillac has built the CTS-V Estate. Even more delighted that will end up coming to Europe in RHD, assuming Cadillac sort out their dealer network. But how much will it cost when it gets here?
If the US price for the CTS-V Wagon announced today in the US – $62,990 – are anything to go by, then it will probably undercut the competition by a chunk when it reaches our shores. Let’s be generous and assume that ends up with an OTR price of £65k.
That’s cheaper than the M5 Touring or the RS6 Avant. Cheaper also than the E63 AMg Estate. Which could add up to some decent sales prospects in the UK and Europe for the CTS-V Wagon. Unless Jaguar extracts their digit and gives us a Jaguar XFR Estate for the same sort of money.
And then it would be game-over.