American enthusiasts may be anticipating this car, but the fact is it's planned mostly for Cadillac's assault on Mercedes, BMW, and Audi in Europe. Rumor is GM plans to build only 10,000 to 12,000 per year of the CTS wagon, which will use the 3.6-liter direct gas-injection V-6 here, but also the 2.8-liter V-6 and 2.9-liter turbodiesel in Europe.

With total volume that low, the U.S. is likely to get Saab 9-3 Sport Combi volumes, about 3000 to 4000 per year. According to GM, the CTS wagon will come to market next spring, with the CTS coupe following close behind in the summer of 2009.