The Cadillac brand has seen a lot of change over the last decade and the good news is most of it is positive. Sure we saw the loss of the XLR from the list of family group models, but overall the brand has been moving onward and upward. The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), an organization of professional automotive journalists in the Rocky Mountain region. RMAP has a number of awards from New/Redesigned Car of the Year to Best SUV of the Year to Highest Mileage Car of the Year. GM is proud to take home the RMAP award for New Vehicle of the Year with their striking and powerful 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.

If you are a regular here at you might remember our report on the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe; we called it the Best Cadillac Coupe…ever. Indeed, how can one go wrong with 556-horsepower coming from a supercharged LSA V-8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The RMAP award presented to GM and Cadillac during the 2011 Denver Auto Show Press Day was for the CTS Coupe, which is less about raw power and more about the pure luxury and refinement. So now Cadillac can say that the 2011 CTS model family has one an award for both the CTS and the CTS-V Coupe. The CTS-V Coupe won a “Best of the Best” award from AutoWeek back in January. Maybe Cadillac is climbing back into a position to be considered the “Standard of the World” again—something that hasn’t really been official since Harley Earl retired at the end of the ‘50s.