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

    OK, as many of you know by now the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now...

    While the front is stunningly beautiful - the rear looks like they can't figure out if they want this car to appeal to a "younger" or "older" demographic.

    The rear is just plainly a huge step backward (except for the now molded in exhaust tips - which was way past due) from the old (pre-2014) CTS version.

    It seems as though they got the new CTS and new XTS mixed up...

    If the CTS had the rear of the XTS; and the XTS had the CTS rear - both cars would look more appropriate.

    The CTS is a sport sedan - the XTS is a luxury sedan.

    Wow, who designs these cars..?

    What a huge mismatch!

    The front of this CTS is beautiful, as is the rear of the XTS...

    Anyone know a good chop-shop? LOL


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

    We appreciate your honest feedback, pologuy. I'm going to document it where the appropriate GM teams can see, and please let us know if you do have any questions you'd like Customer Service to research!

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

    interesting ... i've heard many people say similar things (front is great, rear sux) but you're one of the first who says that they like the integrated exhaust tips in the bumper ... most usually don't like that
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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I shall repeat myself; the front and rear of this new CTS look like they were designed on two different continents that were at war with each other. It's like two different cars.
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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    The new CTS looks good, maybe I'll trade my new Kizashi for one?
    ( Yes I'm still lurking around here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH
    I shall repeat myself; the front and rear of this new CTS look like they were designed on two different continents that were at war with each other. It's like two different cars.
    The front end looks like an enlarged ATS grill, coupled with a Ceil lower facia....the back end part XTS in the bumper and an combo ATS/XTS shorten trunk...XTS type interior (layout) with its own unique leather options and console design...we'll see how the public responds this fall....

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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 shall repeat myself; the front and rear of this new CTS look like they were designed on two different continents that were at war with each other. It's like two different cars.
    Kind of like a one-line condensed version of my post...

    And yes, I totally agree.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    We appreciate your honest feedback, pologuy. I'm going to document it where the appropriate GM teams can see, and please let us know if you do have any questions you'd like Customer Service to research!

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    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
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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
    The CTS is not in the same class as the CLA45 AMG. Not really sure what you are trying to get at.

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

    I was anxiously awaiting the 2014 CTS reveal. Put it this way; when the previous generation was revealed, I immediately loved every aspect of every angle in pictures. The 2014 looks to take a step forward....as in forward in age demographic. The front is gorgeous. The interior as well....the back looks like an old man's Mercedes. I was waiting for the new model to upgrade from mine...now, I am torn. I will wait to see the new car in person before deciding, but it doesn't look promising. GM hit a homerun with the Corvette Stingray. They seem to have hit a single with the new CTS....batter reached first on an error. This is quite disappointing....
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    I don't know what you guys are smoking.

    Maybe being 40 now I just fall into the old man category, but I think the new CTS is gorgeous all around. I fell in love with the 08 CTS and have owned my 09 sedan since they showed up in late 2008.

    I really don't get all the hate for the rear end, especially compared to the 2nd generation. Aside from the tail lights, the back of the 2nd generation is pretty nondescript. This new one has a lot more character and I don't see it being confused for the more generic looking rear ends that Lexus, Mercedes, etc are offering.

    I am disappointed that with the bigger size that cabin space isn't better. However, aesthetically, I think it is a home run over my current CTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate_ed
    I don't know what you guys are smoking.

    Maybe being 40 now I just fall into the old man category, but I think the new CTS is gorgeous all around. I fell in love with the 08 CTS and have owned my 09 sedan since they showed up in late 2008.

    I really don't get all the hate for the rear end, especially compared to the 2nd generation. Aside from the tail lights, the back of the 2nd generation is pretty nondescript. This new one has a lot more character and I don't see it being confused for the more generic looking rear ends that Lexus, Mercedes, etc are offering.

    I am disappointed that with the bigger size that cabin space isn't better. However, aesthetically, I think it is a home run over my current CTS.
    No at 40 your a kid in the auto industry demo targets. I'm still in my 40s and as much as I loved the new CTS the rear end was given too conservative of a treatment. Still a smoking hot beautiful car that looks totally unique. But just a toned down rear end vs current CTS.

    A great analogy is the new CTS is like seeing Jennifer Lopez in a pair of loose fitting " mom jeans" wearing flat shoes vs seeing Jennifer in super tight designer jeans and high heels !! Big difference right. Well, like Jennifer the new CTS is beautiful it's just wearing " mom jeans"...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DG2 View Post
    A great analogy is the new CTS is like seeing Jennifer Lopez in a pair of loose fitting " mom jeans" wearing flat shoes vs seeing Jennifer in super tight designer jeans and high heels !! Big difference right. Well, like Jennifer the new CTS is beautiful it's just wearing " mom jeans"...
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    Re: OK, the REAL photos of the 2014 CTS are out now... who designs these cars?!

    I should say I don't think the CTS is an unattractive car. Overall, the shape is okay. The silhouette is just dated, while creases all over the place make the car look oversculpted. And the front and rear faces just don't jibe.
    I understand they had to go more extreme with the CTS to set it apart from the ATS (which, btw, I think is one of the best looking sedans ever) They just took it too far in some ways, and not far enough in others. It's like they tried to half-copy the German sedans (which, another btw, I think are pretty hideous these days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH
    I should say I don't think the CTS is an unattractive car. Overall, the shape is okay. The silhouette is just dated, while creases all over the place make the car look oversculpted. And the front and rear faces just don't jibe.
    I understand they had to go more extreme with the CTS to set it apart from the ATS (which, btw, I think is one of the best looking sedans ever) They just took it too far in some ways, and not far enough in others. It's like they tried to half-copy the German sedans (which, another btw, I think are pretty hideous these days)
    Agree. It's a great looking car. IMHO ( yeah man just my Lobowsky opinion ) had they tightened up the rear and gave us cooler taller tail lights it would have been off the charts. I'm sure it will grow on us.

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