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Derek Kreindler 01-24-2014 07:47 AM

It looks like Cadillac is going ahead with the flagship program, but it will be a sedan, rather than a coupe.

badcoffee 01-24-2014 09:01 AM

That is probably a good thing. The sedan will likely sell a few more units.¬*

86er 01-24-2014 09:15 AM

LTS?¬* Oh lordy, what does that stand for?¬* Long Touring Sedan? Remind me again why we gave a **** if Cadillac built a RWD flagship?¬* Everything looks the same as every other OEM. And, they'll probably ruin it with a twin-turbo V6 and call it a day because they're scared shitless they'll sell a few too many copies and run afoul of CAFE. There, now that I've vented my spleen, I'll salute GM for finally getting with the, er, program.

badcoffee 01-24-2014 09:38 AM

86er said LTS?¬* Oh lordy, what does that stand for?¬* Long Touring Sedan? Their _TS system is almost as annoying as the Lincoln MK_¬*

educatordan 01-24-2014 10:29 AM

LTS?¬* Oh lordy, what does that stand for?¬* Long Touring Sedan? ¬* Remind me again why we gave a **** if Cadillac built a RWD flagship?¬* Everything looks the same as every other OEM. And, they'll probably ruin it with a twin-turbo V6 and call it a day because they're scared shitless they'll sell a few too many copies and run afoul of CAFE. There, now that I've vented my spleen, I'll salute GM for finally getting with the, er, program. GMs old anti-gas guzzler policies (back in the 80s) kept us from having decent Cadillacs. In fact I would argue it ruined the brand in a bigger way than the cheapening of the interiors. At least in the late 70s early 80s buying a Cadillac was a good way to get a big block sedan when the lower priced brands stopped building them.

sportyaccordy 01-24-2014 07:54 PM

This thing is a waste of time. People are barely buying Hyundai's half price flagships. If this thing is priced like the ATS/CTS nobody will buy it. An S-Class without the 3 pointed star is just a leather lined time bomb.

GM's whole Caddy plan is a little silly TBH. Let the Germans do what the Germans do. As Lexus shows big volume comes from giving the¬* market what they want (ES/RX), not aimlessly mimicking the competition.

GusTurbo 01-25-2014 11:58 AM

"This thing is a waste of time. People are barely buying Hyundai's half price flagships. If this thing is priced like the ATS/CTS nobody will buy it. An S-Class without the 3 pointed star is just a leather lined time bomb. GM's whole Caddy plan is a little silly TBH. Let the Germans do what the Germans do. As Lexus shows big volume comes from giving the¬* market what they want (ES/RX), not aimlessly mimicking the competition."



That doesn't really seem fair. Hyundai has never had any luxury cachet. Cadillac, although its brand has been diminished over time, at least has heritage that it can point to. Cadilllac also puts itself forward as a luxury brand. The Genesis and Equus don't really fit in Hyundai's lineup.

badcoffee 01-28-2014 07:42 AM

And Caddy is really building this for the Chinese Market. If they sell just one of the things here they can brand it over there as "Just like the car sold in America"

86er 01-28-2014 07:49 AM

badcoffee said And Caddy is really building this for the Chinese Market. If they sell just one of the things here they can brand it over there as "Just like the car sold in America" Good point; will N. America even get this?

qest 01-28-2014 01:30 PM

I think their large concepts are really beautiful and coincide with what I think of when I imagine the good parts of Cadillac. ¬*If they can hold out long enough to show that it's reliable, and can out-do the Germans in size for the price while keeping abreast of them in other areas, they could eventually have a winner here in the US, regardless of engine, as long as it offers plenty of torque and silent propulsion befitting a big Caddy.



It'd be nice if they did something with a wow-factor ala Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, SLS. ¬*How about minivan-style sliding doors front and rear? ¬*That'd be useful for such a wide vehicle. ¬*Maybe then they could use the cachet to sell a luxury minivan as well...OK, now I'm reaching.


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