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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

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    It's okay I guess, still looks generic. I can't help but feel this is a missed opportunity for Cadillac.
    I agree, the more I look at it the more it feels like a big step backwards for Cadillac design. I was really stoked to see how they brought the Escala design to production, badly it turns out.

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    It's really the front and rear lights which show no emotion whatsoever, which really let me down. I guess we'll be stuck with this design language for a few years. The proportions are not bad, though.
    I really have little issue with the face or ass, it's the profile the bothers me. To my eyes that greenhouse screams utility over design, which I can understand to a point. If I'm paying Cadillac money for a car I want to love it, and I don't.

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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    It's okay I guess, still looks generic. I can't help but feel this is a missed opportunity for Cadillac.


    It's really the front and rear lights which show no emotion whatsoever, which really let me down. I guess we'll be stuck with this design language for a few years. The proportions are not bad, though.
    Yeah, it's OK, ho-hum. Nothing to see here, other than the goofy C pillar. The pic where it's washed out in the sun is the best profile pic, if that says anything......
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    I just dont like the Headlamps and that Black crap on the bumpers.

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    Looks great! I love the way that C pillar kink somewhat mirrors the shape of the tail light. The car looks refined and powerful! I'd love to see it in black!

    Let that be a lesson to GMI (or another lesson of something we've learned over and over), 20 or so pages on the C pillar kink and it looks fine in real life. A lesson we already knew - don't go off of GM's CGI and press pictures, they have a way of making things look "not right".

    And lets not forget this is a white car in bright light, somewhat overexposed and washing out surface detail.

    What are the two holes/dots above the license plate? Cameras? Sensors? Looks like there is a camera in the back of the whale tale already...

    And why isn't this on the main ticker?

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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    This is one I'm really going to need to see in person before I can make final judgments. But that rear 3/4ths view is just plain ugly in pictures and I sure hope it translates better in person.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

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    Looks great! I love the way that C pillar kink somewhat mirrors the shape of the tail light. The car looks refined and powerful! I'd love to see it in black!

    Let that be a lesson to GMI (or another lesson of something we've learned over and over), 20 or so pages on the C pillar kink and it looks fine in real life. A lesson we already knew - don't go off of GM's CGI and press pictures, they have a way of making things look "not right".

    What are the two holes/dots above the license plate? Cameras? Sensors? Looks like there is a camera in the back of the whale tale already...

    And why isn't this on the main ticker?
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    That is TERRIBLE!!! Granted the basic white paint certainly isn't doing it any favors, but it looks like a goddamn bar of soap. Literally.





    It's a given that every car basically is the same shape and looks somewhat similar nowadays (automotive design ****ing sucks in 2019) due to aero and crash safety requirements, but this car basically confirms what was my biggest fear when the stupid Escala concept debuted. It simply does not look like a Cadillac. At all. Even the rear, which photographed well in the CGI photos, looks off in these real world photos. Sad.

    I still maintain that Escala was the worst thing to happen to Cadillac design. Boring, anonymous, derivative, and completely soulless. I genuinely do miss Art & Science. Ciel and or Elmiraj should have been the future of Cadillac design, not the Escala.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    That is TERRIBLE!!! The basic white paint certainly isn't doing it any favors, but it looks like a goddamn bar of soap. Literally.
    No car looks good in Rental Car White.

    Now show it to me in Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic and we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    That is TERRIBLE!!! Granted the basic white paint certainly isn't doing it any favors, but it looks like a goddamn bar of soap. Literally.





    It's a given that every car basically is the same shape and looks somewhat similar nowadays (automotive design ****ing sucks in 2019) due to aero and crash safety requirements, but this car basically confirms what was my biggest fear when the stupid Escala concept debuted. It simply does not look like a Cadillac. At all. Even the rear, which photographed well in the CGI photos, looks off in these real world photos. Sad.

    I still maintain that Escala was the worst thing to happen to Cadillac design. Boring, anonymous, derivative, and completely soulless. I genuinely do miss Art & Science. Ciel and or Elmiraj should have been the future of Cadillac design, not the Escala.
    I somewhat agree with a lot of what you say. This car ain't awful but if you took the Cadillac themed front and rear ends off of it, it could be anybody's car. Now that many years have come and gone I think the original Art & Science CTS looks quite nice though.

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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Here are my problems with the design of this car.

    Look at it without the badges:





    This car does not look like a Cadillac. Heck, it looks more Asian to me than anything, especially from the rear 3/4 view.







    This car is doing a disservice to the once proud Cadillac brand from a design standpoint.

    And being honest? If somebody threw on a Chevy bowtie and told me this was the new Cruze in ~2016, I would have absolutely believed them.





    Somebody. Anybody. Please buy Cadillac and save it from GM. This simply shouldn't be allowed to happen to America's flagship luxury brand.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Looks good to me, and yeah, white out in the sun with no type of detailing is not the best gauge of looks... but I am having an issue with the Black Front. Is it the angle? Is it the Sport? Why is their no Chrome or shine on that grill? The XT4 has the same type of grill and there is a 3 dimensional shine to it.. this is just stark black.

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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

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    If the CT5 replaces both the CTS and the ATS, what about the CT4? A CLA FWD type layout?
    CT5 ----- Think CTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Looks great! I love the way that C pillar kink somewhat mirrors the shape of the tail light.
    I really like how the extra-thick chrome of that C-Pillar kink surrounds that piece of black plastic; really looks classy.


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    Looks good to me, and yeah, white out in the sun with no type of detailing is not the best gauge of looks... but I am having an issue with the Black Front. Is it the angle? Is it the Sport? Why is their no Chrome or shine on that grill? The XT4 has the same type of grill and there is a 3 dimensional shine to it.. this is just stark black.

    Agree too much black plastic up front.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    Agree too much black plastic up front.
    I think I figured it out.. there is no break-up. As in around the grille there is no metal... its blacked out. This obviously is not production ready as SKH pointed out in the other thread. The Black is there on the Sport model of the CT6, but it has the metal surrounding it. This does not.. thus the pic make sit look weird IMO



    Here's a tester CT6-V with the same thing going on around the grill


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    No car looks good in Rental Car White.

    Now show it to me in Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic and we'll see.
    I'm not asking for Pininfarina penned brilliance, I just want the thing to look like a Cadillac.

    This is a current generation base trim CTS in Rental Car White:





    Design is purely subjective of course, but that, to me, is a far superior design, mainly due to the fact that it actually looks like a Cadillac, unlike this anonymous blob of a car. Stupid Escala Concept and related design cues are going to ruin Cadillac design for me for the next decade+. Ugh.
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    I'm not asking for Pininfarina penned brilliance, I just want the thing to look like a Cadillac.

    This is a current generation base trim CTS in Rental Car White:





    Design is purely subjective of course, but that, to me, is a far superior design, mainly due to the fact that it actually looks like a Cadillac, unlike this anonymous blob of a car. Stupid Escala Concept and related design cues are going to ruin Cadillac design for me for the next decade+. Ugh.
    And... It looks like A Cadillac should look these days. (Subjectively of course)

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