The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

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    Talking The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit



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    It was difficult trying to make a land barge this size look stylish. I think it's one of my best evolutionary designs yet.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    I like it right up to the D pillar, which for some reason reminds me of a hearse. Granted that might well be the next ride for some of Cadillac's customer base, but do we want to remind them of the fact?

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    I like it right up to the D pillar, which for some reason reminds me of a hearse. Granted that might well be the next ride for some of Cadillac's customer base, but do we want to remind them of the fact?
    I know I figured I would get dinged on the D pilar but I decided to go with it the huge blindspot anyway since that is the new direction for most of the newer Cadillacs' I've seen. Appreciate the feedback.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    Not bad. Reminds me of a Tiguan or Touareg.
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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: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    [QUOTE=Mustapha Mond;2089938]I like it right up to the D pillar, which for some reason reminds me of a hearse.QUOTE]

    My thoughts exactly.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    I've been thinking about this design all day and to me what's lacking is a visible b pillar. If that element were more prominent I think the overall design would work better.
    Last edited by Mustapha Mond; 06-24-2010 at 12:06 AM.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL

    [quote=chevydlrmn;2090540]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    I like it right up to the D pillar, which for some reason reminds me of a hearse.QUOTE]

    My thoughts exactly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    I've been thinking about this design all day and to me what's lacking is a visible b pillar. If that element were more prominent I think the overall design would work better.
    Ok I made a few changes to the D pilar and the rear bumper let me know your thoughts.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    That pillarless look is growing on me. I don't know if it's possible from a structural standpoint though. An unintended consequence of your chop is that the roof rails have disappeared. I like that, any new design should minimize them as much as possible, to make it look less like a Yukon. The overall effect is to make the profile more elegant, less truck-like. It's got potential, no question.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    That pillarless look is growing on me. I don't know if it's possible from a structural standpoint though. An unintended consequence of your chop is that the roof rails have disappeared. I like that, any new design should minimize them as much as possible, to make it look less like a Yukon. The overall effect is to make the profile more elegant, less truck-like. It's got potential, no question.

    Ok I finally fixed it I was wondering too why the rendering was looking a lil' off but there it is.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    Much better, it doesn't look like a truck at all anymore. I'm hesitant about the fat blind spot. That's going to draw criticism, but as you say, it appears to be one of Cadillac's style cues lately. What is the current status of Escalade? Is Cadillac in the midst of redesigning it? I have so little interest in the model that I don't really keep up.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha Mond View Post
    Much better, it doesn't look like a truck at all anymore. I'm hesitant about the fat blind spot. That's going to draw criticism, but as you say, it appears to be one of Cadillac's style cues lately. What is the current status of Escalade? Is Cadillac in the midst of redesigning it? I have so little interest in the model that I don't really keep up.
    As of currently the GMT-900's are not set to be replaced until 2013 by then they will be very long in the tooth as they are already beginning to show their age with minimal updates. As far as I know I have not seen any designs for the upcoming fullsize triplets but if they hold true to the news released months ago about the new Silvy they will be a lil' bolder in style....you know like mine
    Last edited by CrunkedRL; 06-24-2010 at 02:31 PM.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    Why is everybody so insistent on maintaining the Escalade's boring rectilinear stance? I've seen dozens of chops of Escalades and they're all the same theme: various styling doodads affixed to basically two big boring boxes.

    Be daring. Give it a gently rising beltline. Give it an SRX-style roof. Bulge those fender flares a bit. Keep it big. Keep it bling. But sheesh, would somebody do up a 'slade that doesn't look like a tarted-up Chevy SUV?

    Crunked, I like the idea of the thicker C-pillar. Work it in with a sloping roof and it'll probably come off better.

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    Re: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade According to CrunkedRL: Edit

    Quote Originally Posted by t-rex View Post
    Why is everybody so insistent on maintaining the Escalade's boring rectilinear stance? I've seen dozens of chops of Escalades and they're all the same theme: various styling doodads affixed to basically two big boring boxes.

    Be daring. Give it a gently rising beltline. Give it an SRX-style roof. Bulge those fender flares a bit. Keep it big. Keep it bling. But sheesh, would somebody do up a 'slade that doesn't look like a tarted-up Chevy SUV?

    Crunked, I like the idea of the thicker C-pillar. Work it in with a sloping roof and it'll probably come off better.
    Hmmm I think you may inspired me to be a lil more daring... Let me get back with you on that.

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