It would be the first Cadillac station wagon since the 5-door CTS was discontinued after 2014.
As Cadillac fleshes out its new high-performance V-badged lineup, the premium GM brand isn't ruling out a new station wagon variant of the CT5-V. Cadillac did away with station wagons following the second-generation CTS, after the slow-selling model failed to earn its keep in the showroom. But while wagons aren't necessarily popular in the US new car market, it can hardly be denied that the CTS-V wagon, in particular, has amassed something of a cult following.
Cadillac Chief Engineer Brandon Vivian acknowledged that following in a recent interview with Autoline, saying: "there is an absolute fanaticism around the V wagons, and wagons in general. So because of that, we continue to study a future variant."
The jury's out on whether a potential wagon variant would come to the range-topping Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which is expected to put out some 650 horsepower courtesy of a supercharged 6.2L V8, if it ever comes to the more mild 360-horsepower CT5-V.
And we're having a hard time believing that a Cadillac CT5-V wagon could materialize at all, given that the US has largely fallen out of love with the station wagon altogether. Couple with that the fact that Cadillac has been selected to serve at the fore of GM's gargantuan electric vehicle push, leaving less cash and resources for internal combustion-powered vehicle programs, and it becomes clear that plenty of skepticism is warranted.
Nonetheless, a graphic artist known on YouTube as TheSketchMonkey plied his trade on a Cadillac CT5-V wagon, documenting the process in a recent video, and the results are nothing short of drool-worthy. It turns out that the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V, with its refined, angular appearance and muscular stance makes for a pretty sultry shape to build off of.
But love it or hate it, the Cadillac CT5-V wagon is still a long shot, especially if it's a manual transmission driving experience you're after; just over 500 second-generation CTS-V wagons were built with stick shifts, making it, in car collector terms, a bit of a unicorn. But hey, unicorns do get the green light. Sometimes.