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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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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

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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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.
 

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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.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.
Ok I made a few changes to the D pilar and the rear bumper let me know your thoughts.
 

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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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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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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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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;)
 

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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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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...:ponder: Let me get back with you on that.
 
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