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    GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    Audi displays its Prologue Concept within a stone's throw of the Cadillac ATS-V twins.
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    November 25, 2014
    Words by: Mike DeMattia
    Photography by Chantal DeMattia




    The South Hall floor layout of the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show was arranged in such a way so that Cadillac, again looking to remake itself, found itself directly across the aisle from Audi, a brand that knows where it's going. Reinforcing this stark contrast, was Audi's newest concept dubbed Prologue, which is a stunning large coupe, that portends the brand's future styling direction.

    In further relief of the Cadillacs across the way, the big Audi coupe features no spoiler, no hood vents or curb-scraping splitters. The few sharp angles adorning the Prologue are pulled tightly across its finely chiseled body. The car has the presence of a Bentley while still maintaining the traditional German purity of form, and it even evokes a bit of American musclecar when viewed in profile. Most excitingly, the Prologue appears to be very much production ready, with no obvious design excesses that would require a tone-down to satisfy the regulators.

    At the time of our visit, the Audi Prologue Concept's interior was not made available for photography, but fortunately, Audi had made some images available, one of which can be found below. Fortunately, the coupe's gorgeous flanks gave us plenty to talk about, so that we found ourselves not at all missing the interior.













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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    Yeah... Elmiraj please:







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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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    Anyone else get a little bit of a SAAB vibe from this?

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    Yes, the Elmiraj is so much better looking in my opinion. Will Cadillac build it? That's the $64,000 question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallus13 View Post
    Anyone else get a little bit of a SAAB vibe from this?
    Saab???? No. This is actually elegant, making the ATS look like it is from a different generation altogether. Yes, it is a concept....but a production-ready concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    Yes, the Elmiraj is so much better looking in my opinion. Will Cadillac build it? That's the $64,000 question!
    Elmiraj would likely started in the six figure range.
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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    Is the Phaeton in production.
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    Beautiful car. I like the sleek, two-toned C pillar.
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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    Honestly, I found the A9 very disappointing.

    The interior just looks depressing. It looks hard, grey and cold. Not an ounce of warmth or luxury vibe to it.

    There isn't even a comparison between it and the Elmiraj. The A9 looks dead. The Elmiraj looks very luxurious and warm.

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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    The Audi is more A&S than the Cadillac.

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    The Prologue concept car's front end is stunningly beautiful and the whole car's exterior is excellent. This is the level of beauty Cadillac needs to embrace. A beautiful car will sell itself, and Cadillac desperately needs such a seller!

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    I hope AUDI puts this design in to production as then hopefully Caddy and others will step up there design game

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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    That Prologue looks very nice. If that thing is siting across from the ATS cars, as has already been stated, those ats's will look old in comparison.

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    Re: GMI @ LAIAS 2014 Quick Hits: Audi Prologue Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    Beautiful car. I like the sleek, two-toned C pillar.

    I agree. The surfacing has got a classic Pininfarina or 70'/80's/90's Ital design quality to it. It's not perfect (They're trying a little too hard with the grille) and is definitely a work in progress, but I like where they seem to be headed with this. I'm so over the fussy overstyled sides of Mercedes and BMW, this more understated and classy imo.


    BTW the Elmiraj also has an Italian flair going on with it's surfacing, but is more emotional and warmer in it's execution than the Audi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BustedCrank View Post
    That Prologue looks very nice. If that thing is siting across from the ATS cars, as has already been stated, those ats's will look old in comparison.
    I wouldn't say the ATS-V looked old compared to the Audi, just vastly different. Kind of like comparing a Mitsubishi EVO to a same-year Buick LaCrosse.
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