"CTS will turn heads in a segment that typically refines, rather than defines, automotive styling. It's a modern interpretation of the strikingly beautiful cars for which Cadillac became famous," said Mark R. LaNeve, Cadillac general manager."

"The CTS design team had two objectives for the profile view: Use the feature line as the dominant theme, and accentuate the stance of the vehicle. The bodyside feature line peels away from the window line in an unusual reverse taper, for a dynamic and innovative effect. The rear track of CTS was a fixed design point, as was the rear fender flare. The vehicle sides were tucked in slightly to enhance that flare for a more dramatic look. The rakish sail panel also enhances the "fast formal" look, giving CTS a sportier appearance."