General Motors' Cadillac brand has long aspired to be 'The Standard of the World,' and for a period, it was. Over the last four decades, however, innovation, consistency and quality haven't been hallmarks of the brand. Now, as the auto industry faces some of its bleakest times ever, Cadillac is preparing a new model onslaught.

In the recent past we’ve seen the unveiling of the new 2010 SRX crossover as well as the 2010 CTS Sport Wagon, and by May next year the sporty CTS Coupe will arrive in showrooms – in both standard and high-performance CTS-V guises.

The information was revealed buy a GM spokesman who spoke recently with TheCarConnection. The spokesman said the two-door CTS would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share powertrains with the CTS Sedan and the Sport Wagon. The Coupe had been due for a release this summer, but GM's bankruptcy resulted in many product planning changes.

For 2010, the CTS lineup gets GM’s new 270 horsepower direct-injected V-6 as the new base powertrain option, while the former 3.6-liter unit is now optional.