Cadillac News, Concepts, Future Models, Rumors and more Discussion, Cadillac S Class? in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; From carconnection.com
General Motors is working on a large rear-drive Cadillac it hopes to bring out by 2007, said a ...
General Motors is working on a large rear-drive Cadillac it hopes to bring out by 2007, said a high ranking GM executive. "Think of a Cadillac S Class," said the executive, referring to the Mercedes-Benz flagship. GM is jazzed by the revitalization of the luxury marque with products like Escalade and CTS having caught on with up-market buyers and feels the market is poised to accept a large Cadillac sedan as a domestic alternative to the S Class and BMW 7 Series.
I hope that is what the 06' STS will be. I heard they are making an escalade V. Apparently it will share the 500hp XV-12 from the Cien concept. This info is from the current Motor trend issue. (the one with the XLR on the front)
It sure would be nice if they would marry the current 'Art and Design' philosophy with some styling cues from the recent past.
I think totally abandoning those cues was/is a mistake. I'd start with the '90's Deville/Fleetwood style taillights that were a year to year evolution since the 1964 or 65 model. The formal c-pillar could also be integrated into the A&D.
And fix the grill. Looks cheap. The '60 and '70's have plenty of inspiration for a better looking grill. In fact, the after market grill's being added to CTS's look closer to some '60's designs. Which is why they work.
Even Cadillac knows there's no market for Tim's car. Especially since Cadillac is now making the push for performance-oriented cars to be RWD. Too much money for it anyway like you said.
If Tim wants to bring that over-priced beast to PA or NJ, I'll slap it down for him
i think they will bring back the fleetwood in the form of the 2007 cadillac. ive heard about this V12 which i think is also going to be in this car this will get it up to s class and 7 series standards and will set lexus as the underdog as for the vw phaeton well i cannot see that being a threat now or in the future however the the audi a8 may become a more substantial hindrance to popularity. i think cadillac will go all out with this vehicle i can see a cadillac version of i-drive but voice activated, an interior that will equal if not surpass merc and bmw. and will present technical innovations not yet seen in any car. cadillac must do away with all the cheap plastics and use more exotic woods, brushed aluminium, carbon fibre tuscany leather and crystal bulgari displays. the sclass beater will take on many of the styling cues from the Sixteen but will be more restrained. think of how the xlr evolved from the evoq. the 2007 caddy will be the beginning of the next phase of styling for cadillac bringing in the more mature softer rounded edges. unlike the cold stealthy look at the moment.
the direction that cadillac is going in at the moment i beleive this might be very likely.
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I dont think they will resurrect the fleetwood, and frankly, I dont want them to...... I would rather see them bring out the sixteen , cien, evoq, etc.... than the fleetwood...... I dont think they could ever have the same class as the last model fleetwood..... By then, they wouldnt go for the old school styling, rather they would go for the newer design (hopefully not the edgyness, I hate that!!).....
If they <within the next 10 years> have all of their cars RWD, except for maybe 1 entry level car, I think that would be a HUGE step in the right direction!
The "Sixteen" would be way beyond.. It would be "Ultra Luxury". A direct competitor of the Maybach. An S-Class competitor would be something like a Fleetwood - though they'll probably never bring back those types of nameplates...
well i was just pondering that maybe cadillac needs to bring back the fleetwood, i wish they would. i can see reasons why they should and why they shouldnt bring it back.
the fleetwood was one of the most popular models to ever come out of cadillac.
the fleetwood name has a wide following.
it was the flagship car for cadillac. what is cadillacs flagship car today? the deville? seville?
it represented the ultimate in class, elegance, power and style.
it was the car of choice for the busy executive and banker.
the fleetwood would bring in a new generation of young rich trendsetting loyalists.
holds a stigma among people that its a car built for oldees
it was one the last of old generation styling.
the cadillac brand is "reborn"- get rid of the old bring in the new.
fleetwood would become direct competitor to the sclass and the 7 series thus cutting out potential buyers who have bought new fleetwoods in the past.
i think even though the fleetwood was a true great they wouldnt bring it back because it has lost its exclusiveness. for example say cadillac was to bring out a $80k 2007 fleetwood. I would not like to pull up in my 80k fleetwood next to a highlighter green 95 brougham thats had hydros and chrome mags installed that some kid is driving, that would not be a good look at all. (no offence to all the lowriding caddy owners out there, hehe)