Saudi Arabia, 24 October 2010 - Following a series of test drives in Lebanon, held to announce the launch of the all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe and CTS–V Coupe in the region, the car is arriving at Aljomaih Automotive Company.
Starting at 199,000 SR, the CTS Coupe is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the brand’s revised lineup.
” The addition of a Coupe provides an entryway for new consumers to experience the Cadillac Arts & Science philosophy, especially as it is at the forefront of bringing together the highest standard of bold designs and technology. The car’s combination of visual and technical attributes are designed to create a very compelling choice for luxury sports car enthusiasts, especially in Saudi Arabia,” said David Matta, Marketing Director at Aljomaih Automotive Company.
The Coupe is a classic 2+2 layout bolstered with advanced technology, such as a rear-view camera system and a performance-oriented suspension system coupled to rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. A sculpted lower front fascia includes unique brake-cooling vents, while the rear fascia is characterized by its mesh lower grilles. LED light pipes highlight the car’s signature vertical lighting as does the rear spoiler that is integrated into the center high-mounted stop lamp. Touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for conventional door handles, creating a clean profile. The overall effect is a distinctive design that is both precise and refined, providing a more responsive driving experience.
The shape of CTS Coupe is refreshingly simple, yet amplified with intricately carved details. Classic hardtop styling, a windshied laid at a faster angle and a long, nearly horizontal backglass area comvine to create a dramatic profile. Original Cadillac signature cues combine with hand-sculpted forms, artfully articulating the capability of the chassis. Unique design features for the CTS–V Coupe include a grille that doubles car’s air intake volume, an important enabler for its high-performance capabilities.
The CTS Coupe is powered by a 3.6L direct injected V-6 rated at 304 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (and available steering wheel mounted shift buttons) is standard. The high-performance CTS-V Coupe receives the same, 556-horsepower 6.2L supercharged V-8 found in the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan.
The V-Series also reaches elite levels of road-holding performance, but also maintains the poise of a luxury car in “regular” driving conditions due to Cadillac’s landmark Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology. This is in addition to sophisticated braking and tire systems, in partnership with two companies renowned for high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin.
Inside, the CTS Coupe’s interior emphasizes technical precision with elegant including hand-sewn accents covering the door, center storage console and instrument panel trim. Available heated and ventilated seats incorporate “thin-seat” technology for maximum occupant comfort and enhanced rear-seat leg, knee and foot room. Fourteen-way adjustable Recaro sport seats are optional.
The Coupe also offers a host of customer driven technologies, including a Bose 5.1. Cabin Surround audio system, integrated iPod/mp3 capability, 40-gig hard drive with the ability to store music and pause and replay live radio and a pop-up navigation system. This is in addition to Bluetooth connectivity, standard keyless access, smart remote start and a rear vision camera system, all included to enhance the luxury sports coupe experience.
Cadillac is a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered an historic renaissance led by dramatic new designs and global expansion.
Cadillac today produces the all new multi award-winning CTS luxury sedan and the world's fastest production V8 sedan, the CTS-V alongside the SRX midsize luxury crossover, and the world's most powerful line-up of SUVs: the Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT and Escalade Platinum.
The Cadillac brand has maintained an iconic presence in the Middle East region for over 84 years.
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