This sleek two door, code-named GMX226, follows the concept rather closely. Even the dual exhaust will make it to production. Only the concept's front end will see a minor toning down to bring it inline with the CTS sedan.
The coupe will feature a backup camera, which you can see under the chrome strip on the rear. We can also see an elegant engraving of the "Cadillac" script on that rear strip.
Additionally, the coupe won’t have traditional door handles, but will instead use a touch pad setup.
The only things not production-ready on this prototype are the taillights. We'd expect the final car to have lights very similar to the "tailfin" lights we saw on the concept.
Powertrains for the Americans should include the regular 3.6-litre V6 and the 226kW direct injection V6. The V-series CTS Coupe will pack the 6.2-litres supercharged V8 known as the "LSA" motor.
Production of the regular coupe, as well as the V-series, will start in May of 2009 at the Lansing Grand River Plant. The official debut of the regular coupe is set for the LA Auto Show in November.
Will the CTS Coupe come to Australia? Holden will not confirm either way, however we suspect that if the CTS does well in Australia other variants, including the CTS-V and the CTS Coupe may follow.
Cadillac is launching the CTS sedan in Australia next month and CarAdvice will be there to bring you all the latest news and a first steer of the CTS sedan.