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Not sure why some on here think it looks stubby looking. If you look at the small-midsize competition in spite of being rear wheel or front wheel drive competitors, they look stubby as well in some ways but they look good depending on how well they are designed.

I think this thing is absolutely gorgeous and I like the looks of it a lot.
As for me, I'd agree that the primary competition, that being the RX and MKX, have the same issue, though for them it's mostly the proportions rather than the hood. But on something like the new GLC I see no such issue with its long hood and RWD proportions - because of course it's a RWD platform.

JMO though.
 

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Probably some sort of stupid regulation they have to follow. I've long wondered the same thing.
I'm guessing it would be too fragile if one piece--and the bumper has to bend somewhere.
Have to allow for significant flex between the lower plastic fascia and steel fender, especially over irregular surfaces.
Easily solved. A specifically engineered "flexible" light unit.

Similar to a Rope LED.
 

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The entire vehicle looks too tall to me. Especially the front and rear in the pictures. The side view is just awkward with the DLO ending abruptly, leaving a big gap of sheet metal until you hit the trunk.

In the end, I think I like the outgoing SRX's design better.
There's something "wrong" with the car itself. IT looks like they took an ELR and extruded it up and added a set of doors.
As with all Cadillacs seemingly, the front is fine, the sides and rear look like ****. The shield theme in the rear is a bit on the nose, I think.

I certainly hope the interior doesn't have that "Sponsored by Chevron" look the Escalade has. I expect a derivative of the CT6. Which means I'll think it's OK, and you'll hate it. lol

This is "better" than the outgoing SRX simply because the SRX looks cheap and never looked upscale in any way, shape or form. At least XT5 looks upscale. Whether or not it pulls off this look is to the eye of the beholder.
 

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The entire vehicle looks too tall to me. Especially the front and rear in the pictures. The side view is just awkward with the DLO ending abruptly, leaving a big gap of sheet metal until you hit the trunk.

In the end, I think I like the outgoing SRX's design better.

Boo Hoo...:clap: Just admit it. It's better than you thought. I won't think bad about you. ;)
 

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Not sure why some on here think it looks stubby looking. If you look at the small-midsize competition in spite of being rear wheel or front wheel drive competitors, they look stubby as well in some ways but they look good depending on how well they are designed.

I think this thing is absolutely gorgeous and I like the looks of it a lot.

They're grasping at straws because they look stupid for having a knee jerk reaction to unofficial pictures, and don't want to admit that it looks pretty sensational!
 

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There's something "wrong" with the car itself. IT looks like they took an ELR and extruded it up and added a set of doors.
As with all Cadillacs seemingly, the front is fine, the sides and rear look like ****. The shield theme in the rear is a bit on the nose, I think.

I certainly hope the interior doesn't have that "Sponsored by Chevron" look the Escalade has. I expect a derivative of the CT6. Which means I'll think it's OK, and you'll hate it. lol

This is "better" than the outgoing SRX simply because the SRX looks cheap and never looked upscale in any way, shape or form. At least XT5 looks upscale. Whether or not it pulls off this look is to the eye of the beholder.
A studio teaser shot showed the chevron design on the seats. Guess Cadillac went all in on that as a signature look everywhere they could find a way to implement it.
 

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Boo Hoo...:clap: Just admit it. It's better than you thought. I won't think bad about you. ;)
Thing is, it doesn't. It still looks like a hot mess. The proportions are terrible, the DLO is awkward, and the entire thing looks like it's jacked up on stilts. How this and the CT6 came out of the same design studio I'll never know.

The MKX is far better looking than it in my opinion.
 

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Look what I found........

It was in this youtube video Cadillac posted:
I like this fashion-conscious, dark side-theme image Cadillac is going for. I would like to see them do that for their ads on the ATS and CTS.

If these are the primary competition, Cadillac has a winner here in the new SRX.
Probably so. The current RX sells about twice the SRX's sales in volume, and both are being redesigned. The RX is more radical for the product, whereas the SRX is improving on what it is/should be. I think the Lexus will continue to outsell the Cadillac easily, but if Cadillac can hold sales while improving ATPs smartly, it's a net win. Plus they can offer things like the LF3 which Lexus is unlikely to attempt to match. As for the Lincoln, the MKX has sold at what, half the Cadillac's sales? I don't really expect that to change, but similar to the Cadillac they're successful if they can hold sales while increasing ATPs. And Lincoln definitely seems poised to do that, given the optional twin-turbo engine and Black Label options. Neither will probably sell in huge volume, but they're still going to increase ATPs while improving image without costing much to conduct. Another similar option might be the GLC, which is a bit smaller though still relatively roomy I assume. Like the MKX and SRX it is going heavy on the luxury instead of sport, and its interior will be challenging to equal. The SRX already sells in greater numbers within the US, though I wouldn't be surprised to see GLC sales surpass GLK sales based on its luxury and cleaner style. And of course globally the Lexus, Lincoln, and Cadillac are unlikely to rival the GLC. But Cadillac can do well in markets like China and the ME, and that's a start!

They're grasping at straws because they look stupid for having a knee jerk reaction to unofficial pictures, and don't want to admit that it looks pretty sensational!
Why can't people just respect that everyone has a different opinion? It always has to be so personal.
 

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I'm chuckling just a bit at some of my Brother/Sister members posts.

How often do I read that Cadillacs need to be "Bold" or "Brash", or both.

Then I read that the XT5's grille is too big.
 

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Night and day improvement versus the current SRX. I highly approve.

Now, the real question is... how will it be priced, comparatively?
 
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Thing is, it doesn't. It still looks like a hot mess. The proportions are terrible, the DLO is awkward, and the entire thing looks like it's jacked up on stilts. How this and the CT6 came out of the same design studio I'll never know.

The MKX is far better looking than it in my opinion.
Pretty sure the buying public will strongly disagree.
 

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A studio teaser shot showed the chevron design on the seats. Guess Cadillac went all in on that as a signature look everywhere they could find a way to implement it.



UGH. I don't mind an occasional V accent. I get the design theme.
But the "Sponsored by Chevron" look is a bit much. It's just as bad as Lexus' "Sponsored by Nike" look.

 

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There's something "wrong" with the car itself. IT looks like they took an ELR and extruded it up and added a set of doors.
As with all Cadillacs seemingly, the front is fine, the sides and rear look like ****. The shield theme in the rear is a bit on the nose, I think.

I certainly hope the interior doesn't have that "Sponsored by Chevron" look the Escalade has. I expect a derivative of the CT6. Which means I'll think it's OK, and you'll hate it. lol

This is "better" than the outgoing SRX simply because the SRX looks cheap and never looked upscale in any way, shape or form. At least XT5 looks upscale. Whether or not it pulls off this look is to the eye of the beholder.
I don't think the XT5 looks upscale at all. It is devoid of elegance and has an overall cheapness to its proportions. It is very much like the XTS in that it cannot hide its commodity car platform.
 
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