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

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    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.

    I think if you take off the front badging, it still very definitely looks like a Cadillac. Like it or not, that's what the styling has evolved into. Same to a lesser degree with the tail. There's pretty obvious similarities to the CT6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    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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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    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.
    Agree with you, the profile is the part that makes me uncomfortable. Front and back are good. Maybe they are trying for more utility in the design, since interior room, particularly in the back seat, has been an issue.

    Hopefully it will look better in person. There's been more than a few cars, including several that I ended up purchasing, that I didn't like at all from the first pictures but which steadily grew on me.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    It looks like a decade old Nissan.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    ...if you took the Cadillac themed front and rear ends off of it, it could be anybody's car.
    That's the same with nearly everybody's car. Auto design = homogenization. And it's not just 2019, it's basically the 21st century.

    Design; dynamic, striking, unique design, is dead. Or restricted to concept cars only.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    That's the same with nearly everybody's car. Auto design = homogenization. And it's not just 2019, it's basically the 21st century.

    Design; dynamic, striking, unique design, is dead. Or restricted to concept cars only.
    Concept cars are even lacking these days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post


    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.
    Sorry I love most of cts but the butt is terrible. Blah and anonymous. It’s like caddy fired the designers before they finished the back and had the night cleaning staff finish design. IMO, this and price is why cts fell on its face.

    And Cadillac should be applauded for continued engineering of sedans and advancing their design language while other manufacturers’ worship the almighty suv.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    That's the same with nearly everybody's car. Auto design = homogenization. And it's not just 2019, it's basically the 21st century.

    Design; dynamic, striking, unique design, is dead. Or restricted to concept cars only.
    The safety-obsessed central planners ruined automotive design with their never-ending safety decrees.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    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.
    Judging by recent Cadillac sedan sales, I'd venture that looking like a Cadillac hasn't been such a hot ticket. Plus the current CTS photographs well but something about it looks odd every time I see one in real life (except in V form). I agree with the folks who find the CT5's profile uninspiring but I suspect it would at least not look as odd as its predecessor.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    That's the same with nearly everybody's car. Auto design = homogenization. And it's not just 2019, it's basically the 21st century.
    Design; dynamic, striking, unique design, is dead. Or restricted to concept cars only.
    thats only if your Design Team isnt as Creative.




    The front could be more Blunt especially in the Grill area, hell i think the grill should be expanded to cover the whole front Horizontally to the Vertical Headlamps like older Cadillacs. (a Cadillac Design Cue)

    Headlamps should Connect and Flow all the way down the Front Fenders like the CT6V.. That Grill has to be more 3 Dimensional, somewhat of a Deep Dish to pull it off.

    I would like it if the C Pillar was Thicker. like Trapezoid and at 50-60 Degree Slope (another old Caddy Cue).. youll have Plenty of Head room cause the roof would be sloped so aggressively. and who cares about "Blindspots" when you have Technology to prevent it. If you can have Pickup trucks where you have a Rear Camera that can See through what your towing. You can do that same for a Sedan *Shrug*
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    The CT-6,CT-5,the CTS and ATS when looking at them from the rear 3/4 view have this uneven wheel well look (to me at least). Is that design que supposed to make someone think of the "skirted" rear wheel well look of old Cadillacs like this black one pictured here?.

    Or is it just a styling faux pas that a lot of other vehicles suffer from?

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

    reminds me Cruze what is not exactly a bad thing since I've always liked 1 gen. Cruze front-end design. Still better than the C/E-Class. C-Class coupe looks like sth. that competes with cheap FWD coupes as Solara Coupe or Honda Accord coupe. Car design overall has been going downhill in the last few years. I wish Cadillac kept the A&S sharp edges on their cars

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    I too own a current CTS and seriously believe that this is a very nice evolution of the vehicle. The front is my only concern, but that is because of the lack of a finished look, which should be rectified once we see a full on production version. That being said.. The V-Series version with that front is going to absolutely fantastic.

    BTW. I think the issue with a bunch of people here regarding this cat is the evolutionary change of the design.. Thank God I wasn't here back in the day when the Corvette lost its hideaway headlights.. Mofos musta been on suicide watch Lmfao

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
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    Finally a rear 3/4 view! These images are pretty washed out, but you can just make out the prominent “haunch” above rear wheels in this one. Reminds me vaguely of the old Volvo S60 (a favorite). As others have said, C pillar looks good.

    My guess is like other new Caddys the Prem Lux version will have more bling at the front end. Sport might be all-black like this or some sort of dark surround.

    Overall as before I like it a lot. I’ll check it out at NYAS. I’ll be checking out CT5, XT6, and new Ford Focus. Won’t bother with Gladiator, sorry, no interest.
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    Re: Here Are The Very First “In The Wild” Pictures Of The Cadillac CT5

    Quote Originally Posted by The Handler View Post
    The safety-obsessed central planners ruined automotive design with their never-ending safety decrees.
    That and Almighty Aerodynamics.

    I don't see how that roofline could possibly improve rear headroom. They must assume anyone who wants to carry adults in the backseat will buy a CUV. But the Chinese won't care, they're all under 5 feet tall. They just want the extra legroom to prop their feet on the seat back.

    The CT-6,CT-5,the CTS and ATS when looking at them from the rear 3/4 view have this uneven wheel well look (to me at least). Is that design que supposed to make someone think of the "skirted" rear wheel well look of old Cadillacs like this black one pictured here?.

    Or is it just a styling faux pas that a lot of other vehicles suffer from?
    It was a "thing" a few years ago to fit the wheel wells as close to the tire as possible, because it appealed to German precision and looked different from the SUVs. With the wedge shape, it means there's a vast block of painted metal on the back half of the car.

    What was striking about the Escala was its length.
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