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Cadillac CTS Wagon

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Name of Car Company and Location

Cadillac CTS-Wagon is a division of General Motors, an automobile manufacturing company; Three generations of the Cadillac CTS-Wagon were produced. The 1st generation 2003 – 2007 whose exterior was jointly designed by Wayne Cheery and Kip Wasenko, the 2ndgeneration 2008 – 2013 jointly designed by John Manoogian II and Eric Clough ,and the 3rd generation 2014 – 2019 whose exterior was jointly designed by both Bob Boniface and Robin Krieg while its interior was designed by Eric Clough. The 1st generation was assembled at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Lansing (Michigan-USA), the Shanghai-GM plant (China), the automobile plant (Miaoli-Taiwan) and the Avtotor plant (Kalininingrad-Russia). The 2nd generation was assembled at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Lansing (Michigan-USA), and the Avtotor plant (Kalininingrad-Russia). The 3rd generation was assembled at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Lansing (Michigan-USA).

Major models operated

The Cadillac CTS-Wagon models include the 1st generation (2003 – 2007), the 2nd generation (2008 – 2013) and the 3rd generation (2014 – 2019). The Cadillac CTS-Wagon is to be discontinued after the 2019 model year and will be succeeded by the Cadillac CT5.

Major Innovations

Innovations Cadillac carried out on the CTS-Wagon (1st generation) include GM’s new rear-wheel drive Sigma platform, a fully independent suspension, variable valve timing engines, five-speed 5L40-E automatic transmission or a five-speed Getrag 260 manual transmission, six-speed manual transmission, Brembo 4-piston calipers front and rear, and suspension upgrades (including higher spring rates, stiffer anti-roll bars). 2nd generation innovations include an On-demand all-wheel drive, braking and steering improvements, side air extractor vents located forward of the front doors, high-performance brake calipers and rotors, a Bose 5.1 surround sound system, GM’s Stabilitrak ESC system, a tire pressure monitoring system, a navigation system with real-time traffic and weather data, an integrated 40 GB hard drive for music storage, swiveling headlights and remote starting. 3rd generation innovations include cast aluminum engine blocks and heads, direct injection engines, variable valve timing, and an eight-speed 8L45 automatic transmission.

Most sold vehicle by model type

The 2005 model recorded the most sales.

Most common problems

Cadillac CTS-Wagonowners reported the following common problems:

1) Steering wheel position sensor failure.

2) SRS (airbag) light illumination due to passenger seat sensor failure.

3) Check engine light illumination due to loose or worn (defective) gas cap.

4) Front and rear light bulbs premature failure.