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    2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Looks good, really looking forward to checking these out once they hit the lot.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Absolutely. The large egg-crate grille has always meant Caddy to me, going back to the first Caddy I remember, a 1952 Eldorado. Make it like the Ciel, I say.....

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    That actually looks great!

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Totally agree -- just like when the STS went to the large eggcrate in '08. The XTS grille in the promo pics looks a little too aftermarket bling for me...
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    It does look good, Cadillac finally has done something great with the look of that grill compared to previous Cad's. I actually would rather have that empty plastic section in the center, filled in with the whole grill, I think it would look a lot better.

    I'll try to Photoshop it in and see how it looks.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Here's the concept version which looks almost exactly like the production models.








    My Versions in Photoshop
















    It ain't perfect looking, but it's an idea on how the grill could look like for an aftermarket accessory.

    I'm going to work on one more pic for the front non Platinum grill.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Non Platinum altered Pic




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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    JMO, yuck; makes an Audi look tame (and I hate Audi's front). Again, JMO; if anyone likes it that's okay too.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    The non-platinum grille is really growing on me. This is the first Cadillac grille I've liked in a LONG time. It's starting to remind me of a similar grille I had on one of my old early 80s Cadillac Eldorados.. Similar to the 1992 Seville as well - and others.

    As for the photoshopped versions - they do look quite a bit like Audi.. If they were a little smaller all around, I think it could look pretty good...
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    Ditto the yuck. Like the first one but not the expanded versions. Reminds me of a line from a movie: Sometimes more isn't better. It's just more.....

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    I think if the grill was more narrow and "V" shaped, it would look nice filled in. My versions are a little bulky, and expanded, but that's what it would look like if the grill was filled, without any spaces like in the original photo.

    I can personally see Cadillac and aftermarket accessory guys making some pretty nice custom grills for the XTS when it comes out.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Non-Platinum Grille

    It looks like it's drooling.

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