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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, CTS Acronym in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by miscreant "Due to high demand, we have released the following information to consumers:" XLR = X-series Luxury ...
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    Re: CTS Acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by miscreant
    "Due to high demand, we have released the following information to consumers:"

    XLR = X-series Luxury Roadster
    CTS = C-series Touring Sedan
    SRX = S-series Reconfigurable Crossover
    Deville DHS = Deville High-Luxury Sedan
    Deville DTS = Deville Touring Sedan
    STS = S-series Touring Sedan
    DTS (2006) = D-series Touring Sedan
    Escalade SUV = Escalade Sport Utility Vehicle
    Escalade ESV = Escalade Stretch Vehicle
    Escalade EXT = Escalade Crossover Truck
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    Re: CTS Acronym

    HOW about CADDY'S The Shit!

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    Re: CTS Acronym

    why would an sts and dts be called seville sts or deville dts, dts stand for deville touring sedan, so it would not be deville deville touring sedan. or seville seville touring sedan. They are gettin rid of teh traidtional names but if u look close enough the new names are tied in to the old ones. NO matter how much they say the new sts is not a seville, to me its always gonna be a seville, thats the car its replacing. callin it STS dosnt make it any diff to me,. Its just liek how back in the day the Mercedes 500 SEL is now the S 500. the 500 SEL was the predacessor to the S 500 even thought the name style changed.

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    Re: CTS Acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddy Man
    why would an sts and dts be called seville sts or deville dts, dts stand for deville touring sedan, so it would not be deville deville touring sedan. or seville seville touring sedan.
    I don't believe it is designed to be read that way. I would guess you read it like:

    "The Deville line, the DTS model..." or "the Escalade line, the ESV model..." or "the Seville line, the STS model..."
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    Re: CTS Acronym

    From GM Media

    "As the first of Cadillac's S-series of models, SRX foreshadows and shares automotive DNA with future vehicles like the all-new 2005 STS sedan."

    this previous post from miscreant seems to be accurate if you follow the logic GM is using:

    XLR = X-series Luxury Roadster
    CTS = C-series Touring Sedan
    SRX = S-series Reconfigurable Crossover
    Deville DHS = Deville High-Luxury Sedan
    Deville DTS = Deville Touring Sedan
    STS = S-series Touring Sedan
    DTS (2006) = D-series Touring Sedan
    Escalade SUV = Escalade Sport Utility Vehicle
    Escalade ESV = Escalade Stretch Vehicle
    Escalade EXT = Escalade Crossover Truck

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    Re: CTS Acronym

    BTW, I might not have made it apparent in that post, this was directly copied from a dealer flyer direct from GM/Cadillac.
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    Re: CTS Acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by miscreant
    BTW, I might not have made it apparent in that post, this was directly copied from a dealer flyer direct from GM/Cadillac.

    Case closed whatever it may have originally meant is a whole different subject.

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    Re: CTS Acronym

    Acura has done the same thing in their line up replacing names like legend, vigor, integra with RL, TL, RSX etc... They did this because they to wanted to change their image somewhat. The marketing people at acura came to the conclusion that cunsumers asscociated luxury vehicles with short alpha-numeric sequences like that of mercedes, bmw, and audi. So to be considered as a contending luxury nameplate they switched to alphabet soup...

    ...now I guess they all do it...

    cadillac, jaguar, mercedes, lexus, infiniti, acura, bmw, audi... and looking at this list maybee the marketing people are correct. Notice how lincoln ( was on to something with LS ), buick, chyrsler ( slight upturn with 300 series ), don't really fit into the list.

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