The changes make the car much nicer to look at with an intriguing tension between the hard, sharp corners and the taught-looking concave metal flowing between them.
It's from inside that the CTS is most surprising, though. First, there's a level of quality not seen in a GM car before - even a Cadillac. The only flaw in this otherwise spotless performance is a square of disappointingly cut-rate looking buttons to the left of the steering wheel.
Other than that, the spell is never broken no matter where you look within the CTS's gorgeously sculpted interior. At night, a gentle white glow peeks out from under the wood trim to accent the darkened shapes inside.
To add legroom for rear passengers, the new CTS's front seats are thinner, but they don't feel stiff or uncomfortable. The thin, curved seats also add to the slightly futuristic look inside the car.