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2014+ Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?! in Cadillac CTS Third Generation Forum - 2014+; I went from hating the CTS coupe, to loving it, to now finding it meh. I am certain you are ...
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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I went from hating the CTS coupe, to loving it, to now finding it meh. I am certain you are right. For most, it will grow on us. I just think they should have stuck with the ATS silhouette, and given it more aggressive head and tail lights.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I think the front end of the new CTS looks too aggressive for a 4-door. That is the front end that the CTS Coupe needs. The front end of the CTS Coupe is too conservative. Swapping the front ends (which isn't possible, I'm sure) would improve both.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I have it on good authority that the next CTS-V will have rocket fins.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    Turbo rocket fins or supercharged rocket fins?

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I went from hating the CTS coupe, to loving it, to now finding it meh. I am certain you are right. For most, it will grow on us. I just think they should have stuck with the ATS silhouette, and given it more aggressive head and tail lights.
    Both the CTS coupe as well as this new CTS design is what I label as having "potential"....they needed to take both vehicles a step or two more in design; if you wanted a "Ceil" look in the CTS then give it more of a Ceil front end application with light treatments, etc....continuing with a swept tail light design.....the CTS coupe back end is damn good, but they needed a better match up front to go with the wedge styling.....bottom line: front and rear of both vehicles just don't quite match up.....the ATS on the other hand, was a perfect match from front to rear....destined to be a classic in design IMHO.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I saw the car at the NY Auto Show and pics don't do it justice. In person its a very nice looking car. Maybe a bit more mature than the current vehicle but that is what is needed for where they want to bring this model. If the ATS wasn't in the line up I would call it a misstep but to compete against the E-Class & the 5 Series I think this car fits the bill.






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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    Thanks for the photos. Nice to see it in red without the kleiglights ruining the photos, as at Autoblog.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    It is interesting to see all the cars going to the higher hood lines for the upcoming pedestrian safety standards.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I think most cars already meet those new standards. They have been in place in europe for years now.

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    The rear end is growing on me... Rapidly. There's a pic on the Cadillac website of a Vsport in Black Diamond... Whoa.

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedboss1 View Post
    Please let GM management know that we need TT 3.6 with all wheel drive.
    Competition Mercedes and Audi have AWD cars for reasonable price.

    http://wot.motortrend.com/2014-merce...#axzz2Oq2Y9rtx
    Cadillac is solely focus on BMW! As long as BMW's M5 is RWD; so is Cadillac's CTS-V and CTS-V Sport going to be RWD only. Cadillac does not focus on the other upscale car company such as Benz nor Mercedes not Porsche nor Jaguar. They do not think that if you offer something like CTS-V AWD that BMW does not have that people would go and maybe buy it. In this respect they are just copy cats - have no vision - they react to the leader and are not leaders themselves. Same old GM!
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    Second trip to ny auto show today. I take all my previous comments back espically the mom jeans comments. I thought it all worked today. . It looked great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry_Wild

    Cadillac is solely focus on BMW! As long as BMW's M5 is RWD; so is Cadillac's CTS-V and CTS-V Sport going to be RWD only. Cadillac does not focus on the other upscale car company such as Benz nor Mercedes not Porsche nor Jaguar. They do not think that if you offer something like CTS-V AWD that BMW does not have that people would go and maybe buy it. In this respect they are just copy cats - have no vision - they react to the leader and are not leaders themselves. Same old GM!
    You chase and copy the leaders to establish your credibility. Once that is done you now have the resources to be a leader.

    That's what Lexus did with Mercedes back at the start. Worked for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry_Wild

    Cadillac is solely focus on BMW! As long as BMW's M5 is RWD; so is Cadillac's CTS-V and CTS-V Sport going to be RWD only. Cadillac does not focus on the other upscale car company such as Benz nor Mercedes not Porsche nor Jaguar. They do not think that if you offer something like CTS-V AWD that BMW does not have that people would go and maybe buy it. In this respect they are just copy cats - have no vision - they react to the leader and are not leaders themselves. Same old GM!
    Cadillac is not even close to being a copy cat. The art and science theme is ground breaking and has always looked like no other car on the world. Simply because they benchmark against a BMW does not mean anything other then they want the Cadillac to perform better then anyone else's car.

    Also remember it was all the other car companies that copy Cadillac As Cadillac was the first luxury car the world knew. In the early days no movie star, sports hero or successful businessman wanted to be seen driving anything but a Cadillac.

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