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?
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by CrunkedRL; 06-24-2010 at 02:31 PM.
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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