Cadillac CTS

Cadillac, home to some of the best automobiles ever to be released, has launched the CTS as their mid-size sedan. The CTS is Cadillac's entry-level model in the United States, and competes fairly well with the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, Infiniti G35, Lincoln MKZ and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In Europe, it has slightly different competition and is up against the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, Jaguar S-Type and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In 2002 for the 2003 model year, Cadillac introduced the new model, which rode on the new rear-wheel drive GM Sigma platform. Cadillac had made a return to rear-wheel drive, and was the first Cadillac with a manual transmission since the 1988 Cimarron. The CTS was a decent replacement to the Catera and was nominated for the North American Car of the Year award for 2002. For anyone looking to purchase good manufactured in the USA, they will be pleased to know the CTS is built at GM's Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing, Michigan. Do be aware though that the CTS was originally assembled in China in 2006, but was shortly thereafter discontinued due to poor sales in that particular market. Drivers in China now have to purchase the model as an import. Keep all eyes out for the newest CTS to hit the market in 2008 as it was showcased at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. The original CTS was offered with either a 5-speed 5L40-E automatic transmission or 5-speed Getrag 260 manual transmission. It is hard to say what the newest model to the line will be equipped with. With confidence though, whatever changes are made to the model are sure to be welcomed. The prototype was well received by critics and surely drivers will be sure to enjoy the upgrades and modifications that Cadillac has applied to the 2008 model.