Cadillac: In With The New, And Let's Keep The Old Stuff Too

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Cadillac is showing off this teaser of its XTS concept, previewing the look of its forthcoming “ flagship.” It’s edgy, it’s wedgy… too bad it’s almost certainly another Epsi-II variant in a GM lineup that hardly needs another. And while Cadillac keeps GM’s perpetual tease going, it’s come to our attention that the brand has become the carrier of a now-expired GM legacy, visible after the jump.

Cadillac’s SRX, by virtue of being released just before the Chevrolet Equinox, is the last GM vehicle to bear the now-extinct “Mark of Excellence,” a fact that had escaped us thus far [Hat Tip: Twitter’s Joel Feder]. And as a new 2010 model, those two nasty letters will grace the Caddy CUV for years to come. Sure, some vehicle had to be the last to bear the badge of pre-bankruptcy corporate pride, but how inappropriate is it that GM’s luxury brand is the last one wearing The General’s chiclet?

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  • Accs Accs on Dec 22, 2009

    Can someone clarify for me please... What the difference between the STS and the DTS... besides the FWD / RWD platform. Which then again makes me want to wonder.. why they are so concerned with a 3 series competitor smaller than the C.. when.. why isnt the CTS good enough. Id also like to know.. why the current CTS V looks the same as the first gen sedan, when in fact the CTS is in its 2nd iteration?!

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    • Steven02 Steven02 on Dec 23, 2009

      As MBella, the grill is similar. The other grill doesn't have the right air flow for the engine. The rear of the car and the sides look like the 2nd interation.

  • Kevin Kluttz Kevin Kluttz on Dec 23, 2009

    Why do we even care? It's GM, for Pete's sake. Please, someone, stick a fork in it. But, no, there are still people out there who have had their heads up their asses for so long that they don't know anything about the automotive world and will still drift about in their GM barges and end up at a dealership to blindly purchase another one, thinking all the time in the service department is normal.

  • 3-On-The-Tree Lou_BCsame here I grew up on 2-stroke dirt bikes had a 1985 Yamaha IT200 2-strokes then a 1977 Suzuki GT750 2-stroke 750 streetike fast forward to 2002 as a young flight school Lieutenant I bought a 2002 suzuki Hayabusa 1300 up in Huntsville Alabama. Still have that bike.
  • Milton Rented one for about a month. Very solid EV. Not as fun as my Polestar, but for a go to family car, solid. Practical EV ownership is only made possible with a home charger.
  • J Love mine, but the steering wheel blocks dashboard a bit, can't see turn signals nor headlights icons. They could use the upper corners of the screen for the turn signals. Mileage is much lower than shown too, disappointing
  • Aja8888 NO!
  • OrpheusSail I once did. My first four cars were American made, and through an odd set of circumstances surrounding a divorce, I wound up with a '95 Nissan Maxima which was fourteen years old and had about 150,000 miles on it.It was drove better, had an amazing engine, and was more reliable than any of my American cars. This included a new '95 GMC pickup that went through five alternators in under two years while the dealership insisted that there was no underlying electrical problem while they tried to run the clock on the warranty.That was the end of 'buy American'. I've bought from Honda and VW since, and I'll consider just about anything except American now.