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    Cadillac Explains CT5's C-Pillar

    2020 Cadillac CT5: Stuff Cadillac Told Us About Its New Sport Sedan
    Company insiders pitch us on the CT5’s design and engineering.
    Mike Floyd
    April 23, 2019
    Automobile Magazine


    Faster back, hold the hatch. “We wanted to reinterpret the sedan by giving it more of a fastback profile” Smith said. “People have asked me why didn’t we make it a hatchback. The point I’ve made is the sedan is actually more of an efficient package; we didn’t put any hinges overhead, so we didn’t have to raise the roof.”

    One car, two personalities. “Something we started with the XT4 is we wanted to make sure people know it’s a Cadillac, but also know which Cadillac it is,” Smith said. “Each vehicle has its own character and we really wanted this vehicle to be expressive and athletic, but this also continues our philosophy of giving Cadillacs both luxury and sporty characters. The front ends [of the CT5’s luxury and sport trims] are actually quite different graphically but also in texture. There’s the Escala-inspired front end and a more V-series inspired one with the mesh.

    About the CT5’s controversial rear pillar design. “What we wanted to do was have an element that gave you a really fast upper while still maintaining good headroom,” Smith said. “The Interesting thing there is we could have gone and put in a sixth window in, but to me it’s less efficient and it’s a nice solution for the rear occupant as well. Graphically I like where it sits on the car and the whole stance of the vehicle.”

    The approach to its insides. “We wanted to do a couple of things [with the interior],” Smith said. “We think the rear is class-leading, and we’ve done a lot of work at the architectural level with foot room and entry to make it a great place to sit. But ultimately a luxury vehicle is about the person who owns the car so wanted to give it a driver focus. We also wanted to make sure that everything was intuitive and easy to use and within reach of the driver.” At the top of the center stack is a 1080p full-HD, 10.0-inch touchscreen.

    One car, two personalities, part deux. “We kind of curate different experiences using materials,” Smith said. “There’s one with open-pore elm wood trim [on the Luxury]. The [Sport] has a high-contrast interior with red stitching that makes it feel really sporty. The red stitch is matched with a red wire weave that’s in the carbon fiber as well. It has a different character.”
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    I was reeeeeeeally hoping he would have just said

    First of all.. Get off Our Backs.. We've been building luxury cars for over 100 years.. and yeah we have had some hiccups, but so has the competition.. its just that Americans hate themselves and will give Mercedes a pass on the all of their ugly CUVs and the disgusting CLA.. a car worse than any Cimmaron from 30 years ago.. BMW a pass on the 3Series that rides like a ES350.. Audi a pass on ratty reliability since they got here yet with us.. U are still bringing up the 8-6-4 and plastic at the bottom of the doors.. Well They rob U for $20K more and we don;t.. if we did.. we could put.. plastic further down the bottom of doors like they do
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    So much to love about the CT5, seems like a home run to me

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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    For $20,000, they'll take the trouble to spell out "you."

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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    I think Audi had similar goals with the A7. However, their execution didn't require an Audi executive to "explain" what they were trying to do.




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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    For $20,000, they'll take the trouble to spell out "you."


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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    I think Audi had similar goals with the A7. However, their execution didn't require an Audi executive to "explain" what they trying to do.
    NOW THAT!!! Looks like a knock off of the HONDA ACCORD.

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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Well, at least Smith likes what they've done with the C pillar because a horde of others do not

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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    I think the Accord is a handsome car.
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Oh, so that clears it up, I love the design now....



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    If your explanation has to be that long winded, it's not really the best design idea.
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    NOW THAT!!! Looks like a knock off of the HONDA ACCORD.

    The A7's design came first you goof.
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by fastrehotrods View Post
    Oh, so that clears it up, I love the design now....



    not.



    If your explanation has to be that long winded, it's not really the best design idea.
    Reminds me of Bangle's interviews back when this turd hit the market:
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    I'd actually like to hear them talk about the changes from Alpha to Alpha 2, rather than trying to explain design elements when if done properly, should require no explanation.
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by jesda1 View Post
    Reminds me of Bangle's interviews back when this turd hit the market:
    Ahhh, I just realized the genius of Cadillac Design! I remember the following gen BMWs without the Bangle Butt, seemed so attractive in comparison. Perhaps this is Cadillac's strategy - for the next generation cars.
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    Re: WHAM!!! Cadillac Explains the C-Pillar in Interview with Automobile Magazine

    So, he's saying they COULD have done the right thing but instead went the lazier/cheaper route? Got it.
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