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Next-gen CTS-V to gain forced-induction LT1 but lose coupe, wagon variants

The next-generation CTS is starting to come into focus.

The next-generation Cadillac CTS-V will retain a forced-induction V8, but the range could lose two of its body styles. The next-generation CTS, which will debut next month at the New York auto show, will be offered as a sedan, but coupe and wagon variants remain uncertain at this point.

But let's start with the good news. According to Motor Trend, the next Cadillac CTS-V will arrive with a forced-induction version of the same LT1 engine found between the fenders of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. General Motors is still deciding on the CTS-V's induction method, however, so it remains possible the car could arrive with either two-turbos or a supercharger.

Whatever path GM ends up picking, we expect the new CTS-V to at least match the power ratings of the current car.

Now for the bad news -- citing new cost cutting efforts, Motor Trend says Cadillac might scrap slow-selling coupe and wagon versions of the new CTS. No official decision has yet been made - GM could keep the variants to boost the CTS' global appeal - but it's not looking good for either model at this point.

Be sure to check back for Leftlane's live coverage of the NY show, including the unveiling of the 2014 Cadillac CTS, next month.

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