Cadillac ERX - Take Two!

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    Cadillac ERX - Take Two!

    The ERX is the next-generation Escalade, with a name matching my naming scheme for Cadillac (B, C, D, E, X).

    It's designed on my replacement for the T900 platform, called the Atlas platform. Gone are the ESV and EXT models, replaced with a single ERX model with a wheelbase length between the shorter and longer T900. The ERX is gunned to go against offroad luxury SUVs such as the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GL, and Land Rover Range Rover.



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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    That is repulsive. And small. Not to mention the 2 degree front approach angle..etc etc

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Jeez, AirCleaner, tell him how you really feel.
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirCleaner View Post
    That is repulsive. And small. Not to mention the 2 degree front approach angle..etc etc
    I don't understand.

    Maybe you should draw your own Escalade replacement and see what people say about it.

    Remember that criticism should be constructive.

    Edit: I did do a double-take on the approach/departure. While it's obviously NOT 2 degrees, it's low enough. Revising it slightly...
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Again, I wish I had a hand like yours! Nice work but the rear end reminds me to much of the Lexus SUV. Don't know what the name is b/c I think it sells like 600 units a month
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Nice, but it looks small (it made me think SRX at first, not Escalade) and the tall roof makes it look a bit like an MPV.

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    I'll try to provide as constructive feedback as I can.

    It's a good piece of work. I'll give it that. I couldn't do anything half that good.

    However, it has some issues. It just looks... small. It looks like it would fill some sort of sub-SRX role. It just doesn't have the presence of the Escalade.

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    It's good, but it looks much too small to be an Escalade. I'd recommend stretching it out and dropping the roofline a bit, seems too tall.
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Quick revision. It's also updated in post #1.

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    I like the idea of it, but I think it looks more like a Buick, minus the grill/tail fins. It must be because the roofline is too tall, or the windows are too large. What I would like GM to do is to keep the Escalade on GMT-900 and introduce a new crossover on the Lambda platform. This would allow buys to choose either a BOF SUV or a unibody crossover that is one size up from the SRX. I'm sure there is a market for both vehicles. Besides, the Escalade is basically money in the bank for GM, might as well keep it.

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    It looks smaller than the SRX. The front looks OK, but the back is not Cadillac enough.
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Its definitely too small, I'd start by making the door handles and side mirror a lot smaller. Have a look at side profiles of vehicles (just in images) and see the proportions of the door handle and mirrors in relation to the door.
    I also think its too low to the ground for an SUV, at the moment its look more like a crossover or compact wagon.

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    I agree - looks to small. How about lengthening the hood to give it a larger look?????

    Overall, nice job but I think Subaru when I look at it as is......

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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    ...current SRX...meets one of your older drawings...=...

    I'm not sure I see the theme in this one either...
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    Re: Cadillac ERX.

    Take two...

    I'm surprised at myself...this is one of the few drawings I have actually redrawn. The styling hasn't changed much, though. Let me explain.

    My vision of Cadillac goes like this: B, C, D, E, S, X. In my Cadillac, the BRX (our SRX) would be styled as if it was a crossover variant of my BTS (our ATS). The Provoq concept would have a chunk of its styling carried over to my ERX (our Escalade). The SRX nameplate would reappear on a vehicle of a similar variant to the original - a tourer - to compete with the Mercedes R-Class and Audi Q7. So, Cadillac has two crossovers and an SUV - BRX, ERX, SRX.

    Overhangs remain short to aid in offroad ability or for when the weather gets ugly. The height also remains tall to aid in visibility and cargo capacity.

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