Cadillac's CTS won Motor Trend’s 2008 car of the year honors today, reports the AP. Editors said the $32,990 entry-level luxury sedan stood up to BMW and Mercedes, and proves Detroit can build a competitive sedan—despite years of focusing on SUVs and trucks. "The CTS obliterates the old man image of Cadillac," MT wrote.
The 18 vehicles that competed were new or totally redesigned and released in 12 months prior to Jan. 1. The CTS was introduced in 2002 and redesigned for 2008. CTS sales were up 81.5% last month from a year ago, and the bump from the honor should further buoy GM's overall sales.