Unveiled Tuesday night, the CTS is having a good show.
"Think about how great the ATS has done so far this year, and then shift that to the CTS," said James Bell, GM's head of consumer affairs. "It's a great driving machine, built on the same platform, but a stretched version. It's five inches longer and two inches wider than the outgoing CTS, but it weighs 250 pounds less, because GM has untethered its engineers."
The CTS provides one more indication "of the resurgence of the Cadillac brand," said analyst Rebecca Lindland, owner of Rebel Three Consulting of Greenwich, Conn."They need to get this one right, that's for sure," Lindland said. "They need to be cognizant of that very angular design Cadillac has, which some people like, although it can be quite polarizing."