Should Cadillac Build a 2014 CTS Coupe?

Though we've heard plenty of rumors about whether Cadillac is going to build a coupe based on the 2014 CTS, after seeing the all-new midsize luxury sedan debut in New York, we want to hear from you: is it worth Cadillac's money and resources to build a CTS coupe?

Not all of the CTS sedan’s competitors offer a coupe; the Jaguar XF is only available as a sedan and, at least at this point, the Lexus GS is sedan-only. If a CTS coupe were to be built, it would likely get the same engine lineup as the sedan, which offers a 272-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4, a 321-hp 3.6-liter V-6, and a 420-hp twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6. The four-cylinder and naturally aspirated V-6 models will feature six-speed automatic transmissions and rear- or all-wheel-drive, though an eight-speed automatic transmission is available on the V-6 and standard on the rear-drive-only twin-turbo model.

Now that Cadillac’s Art & Science design language has matured, we think a CTS coupe could appeal to more customers. And some luxury buyers only want to drive coupes like the last Cadillac CTS-V Coupe we tested. What do you think? Should Cadillac build a CTS Coupe? Share your thoughts below.

Bill Sommerville
There is no nor will there ever be a commitment to a truly aspirational brand. If there is, it will be based upon the models displayed as far as details is concern. The decision to bring out a new coupe will be based upon one thing and one thing only, its the money honey. Even though the current coupe it great (I love mine), if the sales numbers are not good enough, they will stick with the sedan. I wish I could upgrade mine with CUE. I drove the XTS for a day and was not impressed. Yeah it had CUE and all but after you get the seats, phone and Cue setup the way you want, there was no fun in driving. It was just a more efficient boat going down the road. I did not like the sliding bars for volume control and all. CUE is temperamental as I found myself touching the screen several times to get what I wanted. Soon I learned to push and hold for a half a second longer, then it worked. I'm a buttons man (they work the first time) and there is no doubt that the coupe has the buttons. To be honest, it is hard for me to see how they can come up with a coupe that looks better than the ones out there now. It is a work of automobile art and a tough act to follow.  The coupe  is not for everyone and those who have and love theirs, I believe feel like I do, that it was made for them.
I've said it before and here it goes again...If you are going to be a truly aspirational brand not only do you have to build a coupe, you have to build every other reasonable body style i.e. a convertible, a wagon (aka shooting brake), a Limo, and maybe even a 4 door convertible as a parade car! Brand loyalty is not as strong as it was if you don't have what the customer wants they will go somewhere else! If Cadillac just makes sedans and SUVs the will be no better than Lincoln and we see how well that’s going over.

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