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« on: August 16, 2014, 11:03:29 PM »


 Is this Cadillac's flagship 2016 LTS?

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 09:26:06 AM »



Cadillac Seeks to Reverse Slump With a New SRX and Flagship Sedan

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobiles/cadillac-seeks-to-reverse-slump-with-a-new-srx-and-flagship-sedan.html/?a=viewall
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 09:41:23 AM »


 Yeah, I also read about the revised SRX. I wonder what that will be like. That has been a good success for Cadillac, I see a lot of them around. And like they say, a V-8 is a must for the "flagship" sedan. I'm dying to see the final product.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 10:10:31 AM »

There was a 2015 SRX at the GM Powertrain show.  It looks very different from the previous models.  It seems a bit larger, and more attention paid to interior details (more seat padding etc).  Bruce fit comfortably  with head room to spare.  We weren't able to test drive as all the 2015s on display were just that - on display.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 10:21:08 AM »


 Interesting. I'll have to see if I can find some pics.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 10:24:16 AM »


 These look right?

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 10:36:03 AM »

Yes - it looks like a gussied up Terrain.

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 10:43:29 AM »


 It looks like it's still based on the small crossover platform. Which yes, would be the Equinox/Terrain.

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 11:34:58 AM »

These look right?

No, those are Photoshop creations - the first one appears to be based on a GMC Acadia with some XTS features, and the second is the current 2nd generation SRX with some CTS cues, done sometime last year (before the new crest was revealed).

The 3 LTS images are also digital creations - an XTS show car roofline was grafted onto an image of the Ciel show car.  Those were done before the release of th Elmiraj.  Based on the camouflaged test mules, the end result may indeed have a 6-window greenhouse like the XTS, but it is likely some design cues from the Elmiraj will be incorporated.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 01:36:24 PM »


 That's what I found on a search. I figured they were heavily computor generated, but perhaps representative of what we may actually see. The Elmirage no doubt will have a heavy influence on the car.

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 11:02:22 PM »


 

 http://blog.caranddriver.com/killer-vs-2015-cadillac-ats-v-headed-to-l-a-auto-show-2016-cadillac-cts-v-follows-hot-on-its-heels-at-detroit/

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 06:39:53 PM »

Today, me and another guy at work had 50 min road time with the brand new CTS-Vsport.  Man can that car move. We took it highway, country, city, and pot-hole-a-plenty unmaintained roads. Since I drove Chester to work today, I really got to compare where Cadillac has gone. The car was no where near as comfortable as the older caddies are. Everything from seats to arm rests to suspension to shifting, all was harsher.  But as I mentioned, it could MOVE.
I also took out the new ATS (no, not the V) with the manual transmission.  I was never really feeling the Cadillac vibe in it.  I don't consider a car where you have to constantly be shifting to be a luxury car.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »

Today, me and another guy at work had 50 min road time with the brand new CTS-Vsport.  Man can that car move. We took it highway, country, city, and pot-hole-a-plenty unmaintained roads. Since I drove Chester to work today, I really got to compare where Cadillac has gone. The car was no where near as comfortable as the older caddies are. Everything from seats to arm rests to suspension to shifting, all was harsher.  But as I mentioned, it could MOVE.

Anything with 40 series tires on the front (35 on the rear!) isn't designed for best comfort.  When compared to similar models from other makes, Magneride permits a superior combination of comfort and handling precision.  Did you sense any turbo lag?  The press releases explained how they went to great lengths to eliminate this, but my guess is it doesn't have the instant response of a big cube V8.  Speaking of which...  rumours are the CTS-V will have supercharged V8  

I also took out the new ATS (no, not the V) with the manual transmission.  I was never really feeling the Cadillac vibe in it.  I don't consider a car where you have to constantly be shifting to be a luxury car.

OK, before Joe piles on you, would you care to add a scope to that statement, like model years 1940 and newer?   Grin

I would add that any 1964+ model that requires frequent HVAC adjustments does not qualify as a luxury car!

As for comparisons to Chester - have you had a chance to try the latest Escalade?  At least there's some sidewall height on this one to level the playing field.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2014, 07:23:58 PM »

Yes,  there was a little turbo lag.

There was an Escalade there that we could poke at,  but it wasn't available for drivetests. There was also an ELR and a Corvette for observation and not driving.
For driving vehicles,  there was the Denali, a Tahoe, a Suburban, the CTS-V, a Camaro, and the ATS.   I was the first to sign up for the event so that's why I got the CTS-V, we were only supposed to sign up for 1 car ride to let others get time with the cars, but the ATS was a last minute addition that arrived this morning, so there wasn't anyone signed up in the morning so I got a chance to drive it before my CTS-V timeslot.   The Denali I got to drive because it didn't have anyone waiting in line to drive it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 08:26:30 PM »

So you got to drive 3!  The Denali is similar to the Escalade - no idea if there are any calibration differences in the Magneride.  If it didn't have the 22s, it would be an interesting comparison to an old D-car like Chester.
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