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OpEd Playing with Cadillac Styling Again

Oct 31, 2014 - 2:23 PM - by MonaroSS
Plenty for the Haters
November 1st, 2014
by MonaroSS





Toying with Your Baby's Styling Again









Did these quick sketches to try some new styling themes on a number of different vehicles - so plenty for the haters with this post.

All my life Cadillac grilles were square and imposing with eggcrate cross bars. Sometimes in the center of the front clip, sometimes extending across the width of the car, as in the 67 Eldorado. The recent 5 sided grille to me is too generic and similar to dozens like it out there. So here I try a modern take on the square eggcrate grille.

I also complain a lot... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac lacks CUV's - What about this?

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:47 AM - by MonaroSS
Cadillac Getting it's Rocks Off
November 1st, 2014
by MonaroSS



Would You Buy This?










Here is part of an email exchange I had with a man who you may catch a glimpse of in a Transformers movie and another man moving to SoHo NY....

...an observation about the Opel Adam "Rocks" project ...it could provide the cheapest fastest way to solve Cadillac's lack of CUV's. Holden added a hatchback to Cruze. If the stops were all pulled out how fast could you do
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In The Garage: 2015 GMC Canyon SLT

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:51 PM - by nsap
Canyon is in for review - here's the rundown.
www.GMInsideNews.com
October 29, 2014
By: Nick Saporito


GM dropped off a 2015 Canyon for review this week. It is brand new and a mostly loaded SLT Crew Cab model. Our initial impressions?

  • Extremely maneuverable for a pickup - very tight turning radius
  • Steering feel is better than the half-tons (more road feedback, stronger on-center)
  • Seats are extremely comfortable
  • This truck gets a ton of attention - it's literally caused traffic jams outside me office (dead serious)
  • It is sticker priced just above $36,000

Let me know if there is... [Read More]
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Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In R

Oct 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM - by BlackGTP
Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In Reverse
YouTube.com
The Car Connection


ATS piece starts around 2:23

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The Official SEMA Show After Party, And Everyone's Invited.

Oct 17, 2014 - 10:33 AM - by AutoGuide.com
There's going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show's organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry. SEMA is one of the largest trade shows the city hosts every year, but normally admission is reserved for people who are there on "official" business. Typically, that means its a mostly off-limits mecca for modified car enthusiasts, but that won't be true this year because on Friday, November 7, much of the show will be publicly on display for "
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2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Head 2 Head Ep. 58

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:14 AM - by supraracer
2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Head 2 Head Ep. 58


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Commentary: Commuting By The Numbers

Oct 03, 2014 - 6:58 PM - by mikmak
Commentary: Commuting By The Numbers

Mick McWilliams
mikmak
GMInsidenews.com
Australia Correspondent

04 October 2014

Have you ever wondered how much it was worth to achieve better fuel economy? Does the advantage of diesel fuel economy get lost in the cost of maintenance?

Holden have given us a few vehicles to have a closer look. In this introductory episode, I take the 2014 Holden Malibu CDX Diesel on my new daily commute.


At under $36,000 it appears to be quite good value.

At as low as 4.8 L/100kms (49 USSMPG) on the highway, that's getting closer to exceptional.



Full review to follow soon as well as comparisons against the 1.8 Cruze Sportwagon... [Read More]
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OpEd: Meet the Cadillac CT6

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:00 AM - by MonaroSS
Cadillac's CT6
October 2nd, 2014
by MonaroSS



This is 90% what CT6 will be












Credit goes to member dslay04 for pointing out the CAD drawing in the strategic plan thread that shows the CT6 body panels. Great catch!

As can be seen with the partial CAD overlay below - the render is a perfect copy of the CAD body and I just filled in the missing bits like glass, wheels. lower sill and rear bumper skin from the camo car photos. The only area of speculation is the front clip

So we got lucky and with that I could... [Read More]
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Cadillac Styling Project

Aug 17, 2014 - 11:19 AM - by MonaroSS
My Cadillac CT7 and CT9 Project - version 2.0
August 17th, 2014
by MonaroSS



Ten Days Ago I Let You Guys Down

I Hope Here to Make Amends








Last week I got a lot of reaction to my proposed retro styled CT7 and CT9 range, mostly negative. That may still be true with these renderings because people simply don't like the heavy retro look of the CT9; shown both as Glamour Drop Top and Neo Lead Sled (NLS) V-Coupe forms here. And people may also dislike the mild retro styling mixed with Art & Science of the CT7 Convertible, Coupe and V–Coupe, also shown here.

However I don't think either design... [Read More]
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Cadillac's CT7 v CT9 Stargazing

Aug 06, 2014 - 9:40 AM - by MonaroSS
What I would do for Cadillac's CT7 and CT9 range in the future
August 7th, 2014
by MonaroSS




Retro Design worked to restore past Glory
for Mustang and Camaro
Why not Cadillac?








We know Cadillac has an Omega sedan (let's call it CT7) on the way to take on the might of the Benz S-Class and the other Germans. But what about the Omega+ super sedan above that? We heard it was cancelled, as it was not different enough from CT7. Will new Cadillac Tsar Johan de Nysschen revive CT9, and how would he make it not only different from CT7 but also make a bold statement in that elite and rarefied market space?

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GMI Drives: Holden VF Commodore SSV Sportwagon

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:54 AM - by mikmak
Sporting Wagonlove

Michael McWilliams
GMInsidenews.com
Australia Correspondent

10 July 2014

Modern marketing allows many liberties to be taken in the name of desirability. Some call it "artistic license". Others, "misdirection". Our recent drives in the Cruze Sportwagon and Captiva Sport Utility Vehicle found no traces of actual sport within. Finally we uncover something that represents what it says on the label. The Holden Sportwagon is both wagon and sporting conveyance.

What a shame that the world doesn't seem to like them any more....





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