Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

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    Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    Cadillac has undergone 2 failed, so-called "renaissances" trying to become the American BMW to the point where they're now in position to where they're about to be overtaken by Lincoln at its own game, which it sort of stole from Lincoln back in '97. Maybe its time Cadillac gives up trying to be BMW and just be an American luxury automaker, unapologetic-ally American.

    Long story short, a couple evenings ago, I was passed by a F-450 Platinum (or King Ranch...couldn't tell) dually with a mild lift that was riding on 26-28 inch rims...I thought to my self "damn, he must have about $150K in that thing". Right then it hit me, there's an untapped market for super luxury pickups...I know what some of you are thinking, didn't Lincoln totally flop at this with the Blackwood and the Mark (LT?), yes they did flop but it wasn't because of the segment they tried to hit...it was all about execution. The Blackwood was only offered in black, with a gimmicky blackwood patterned bed and the Mark LT was nothing but an F-150 w/ a chrome grille and a Lincoln badge. What GM needs to do for Cadillac is to leverage the expected emergency re-do of the new pickups and build a Super Luxurious leather lined/wood slathered, Super Duty pickup...skip the 1500, start @ the 2500 w/ a starting price @ $105K and start the 3500 @ $120K...doing this will create cashflow for their future failed sedan endeavors while forcing Ford to play catch up for once.

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    Re: Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    You could have just dug up 1 of a 100000000000000 other threads on this topic and joined the conversation.

    PS, no because GMC Denali obviously.

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    Re: Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    GM would be better off making supercharged Escalades with bespoke interiors.
    They could charge a whole lot more than $150K for one of those.
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    Re: Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    GM would be better off making supercharged Escalades with bespoke interiors.
    They could charge a whole lot more than $150K for one of those.
    That will happen when they regain consciousness. Popcorn, please. We need a popcorn emoji.
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    Re: Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    They need an Escalade that lowers for entry/exit and highway driving. And a tall sedan with road presence and a comfy ride option.

    The CT6 is just too non de script, especially in gray.

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    I can see it now if they were to execute this right. Picture the multi-million $ estates and upper crust burbs littered with one of these in every driveway.

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    Re: Cadillac idea (outside tbe box)

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Cadillac has undergone 2 failed, so-called "renaissances" trying to become the American BMW to the point where they're now in position to where they're about to be overtaken by Lincoln at its own game,
    I wish I had a Dollar for every time someone on this Forum said this over the last Decade and more.



    Long story short, a couple evenings ago, I was passed by a F-450 Platinum (or King Ranch...couldn't tell) dually with a mild lift that was riding on 26-28 inch rims...I thought to my self "damn, he must have about $150K in that thing". Right then it hit me, there's an untapped market for super luxury pickups...I know what some of you are thinking, didn't Lincoln totally flop at this with the Blackwood and the Mark (LT?), yes they did flop but it wasn't because of the segment they tried to hit...it was all about execution. The Blackwood was only offered in black, with a gimmicky blackwood patterned bed and the Mark LT was nothing but an F-150 w/ a chrome grille and a Lincoln badge. What GM needs to do for Cadillac is to leverage the expected emergency re-do of the new pickups and build a Super Luxurious leather lined/wood slathered, Super Duty pickup...skip the 1500, start @ the 2500 w/ a starting price @ $105K and start the 3500 @ $120K...doing this will create cashflow for their future failed sedan endeavors while forcing Ford to play catch up for once.


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