The Riviera "signals a new global design direction" for Buick, according to Buick-Pontiac Product Director Dave Smidebush.
The critically acclaimed 2008 Cadillac CTS has racked up yet another award, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) labeled it a Top Safety Pick. Thanks to uniformly high crash-test scores and standard active safety features like GM's Stabilitrak stability control, the CTS was chosen as a standout even in the ultra-competitive luxury market.
Introduced in September as an early 2008 model, the all-new CTS has already garnered such accolades as Motor Trend's Car of the Year award and a spot on Car and Driver's 10Best list. The refined sports sedan is a striking tribute to Cadillac's ability to build world-class vehicles.
With its all-new 304-horsepower direct-injection 3.6 liter V6, a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive and styling inspired by Cadillac's concept cars, the CTS' performance and looks have given sports-sedan enthusiasts reason to sit up and take notice. The upcoming CTS-V ups the performance ante even higher. The IIHS award suggests that the CTS' appeal extends beyond the horsepower and performance. This is reflected in the sales as well, which are up almost 60% since September.