The Vegas-rivaling glow in Times Square provided ample illumination for these tasty twilight shots of Cadillac’s all-new CTS Sport Wagon. Good thing it’s the only neighborhood in Manhattan with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs. Like Ron Burgundy, the Cadillac of station wagons is kind of a big deal. Not only is it aiming directly at European rivals like the supercharged Audi A6 Avant and turbocharged BMW 535i xDrive Sport Wagon but it’s currently the sole domestic wagon on sale in North America now that Dodge Magnum and Malibu Maxx have been laid to rest.
As you can see from the stealth aircraft-inspired Art & Science bodywork, this razor sharp “station wagon” is a far cry from the Detroit’s wood-paneled monstrosities circa 1970. The optional 3.6L direct injection mill found under hood is shared with Camaro and makes a throaty 304 HP for nearly $15,000 less than ze Germans. Couple that in with GM’s rear wheel drive (optional AWD) Sigma II platform and you have yourself a pretty competent dance partner for attacking the twisties. Still think wagons are lame?