I just dont like the Headlamps and that Black crap on the bumpers.
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?
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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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.
No car looks good in Rental Car White.That is TERRIBLE!!! The basic white paint certainly isn't doing it any favors, but it looks like a goddamn bar of soap. Literally.
Now show it to me in Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic and we'll see.
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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.
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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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.