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« on: January 13, 2010, 06:47:22 AM »

http://autos.yahoo.com/auto-shows/detroit_auto_show_2010

Video: Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept - 2010 Detroit Auto Show

http://www.roadandtrack.com/auto-shows/video/video-cadillac-xts-platinum-concept

http://www.naias.com/

http://www.insideline.com/auto-shows/detroit/2010/

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 07:12:50 AM »


 Cool, but I regret the loss of the V-8 powered Cadillac. We may see only the specialty models such as the V series, or the Escalade (which Cadillac really downplays these days) powered by V-8's and they are, for the fist time in the 108 year history of the marque, not Cadillac designed engines.

 Me for one, thinks this green (AKA Hybrid/electric) lunacy has gone just a bit too far. But wait until this economic mess straightens out, and I bet we will see people going back to the traditional ICE engine and rejecting all these super complex and expensive Hybrids.

 They make good fodder for shows and the mass media that are largely ignorant when it comes to cars. Unfortunately that reflects the general attitude by the generally ignorant motoring public. They are more concerned about having stupid electronic gizmos that do more to further distract driving and a so-called green aura to them that ever really concentrating on what the car really is or can do.

 I really just can't see myself ever driving one of these hopelessly complex appliances, ever. Unless I'm forced to drive one. Then it will be a very sad day for me.

 "Coulda had a V-8  "

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »

Cadillac XTS Platinum: Design Details Show New Direction


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
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Shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Cadillac’s new XTS Platinum Concept showcases the direction for an upcoming flagship Cadillac sedan that would slot above the CTS in the brand’s lineup. In addition to a very spacious passenger-friendly design and an especially lavish-looking interior, it employs GM’s plug-in Two-Mode Hybrid system and all-wheel drive.

Cadillac general manager (and former GM North American design chief) Bryan Nesbitt introduced the XTS Platinum at the Detroit show, mentioning its overall “feeling of spaciousness.” Sure enough, six-foot-plus chairman and CEO Ed Whiteacre, after the presentation, sat down informally in the XTS as a photo op for the press and showed that he had plenty of legroom.

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1041551_cadillac-xts-platinum-design-details-show-new-direction

Big car, ( black was the right color, makes it look bigger too - heavy ) about as close as we will ever get to the V-16 show car IMO. V-16 was pie in the sky, Daimler took a bath on the Maybach, you can't build cars anymore that lose $$$ like the Eldo Brougham, 53 Eldo, etc.

Might have made $$$ on the XLR, shared the Vette platform and factory.

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 04:50:21 PM »


 Sorry. It does nothing for me.

 Make a flagship Cadillac a hybrid, and it's just a victory for the tree huggers.

 But mind you it's just a show piece. To make the media's innards wiggle a bit, like so many show cars do. But if they really are serious about making this car a plug in hybrid, they surely do need to see their analysts. It's entirely the wrong market to do so.

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 05:24:28 PM »

All tree hugger focused cars at the show, still be a non hybrid version I reckon, like the CTS V and CTS Coupe aka Cadillac Converj electric car last year. Still need a shared platform like the Volt / Cruze. Or was the Converj more so a Chevy Volt ? I'd have to study the old photos, just my recollection.

No profit in hybrid cars but until they attempt to push electric cars the R & D for better battery technology will never happen. Done wonders for cordless power tools and numerous other battery powered devices like computers, etc. Electric cars would be great for big cities with air pollution problems and limited range for now. Already getting used for that purpose. I think NYC has an electric taxi mandate already, good for them.

Heck at least they built the Camaro show car. Just a damn car show but if none of them will ever lead to future production why bother ? V-16 was pre economic crash ( aka banker over leveraging and oil price manipulation, UAW excessive decades of greed ) and bankruptcy , where did that show car get GM ? GM's Maybach, LOL !

Enjoy these car shows while they last, bread and circuses.

No comments here intended to be political , just reality. Not as if the automotive industry isn't joined at the hip to the evil forces that govern in these times. Mea culpa, you get my snow drift. Autos are powered by the "black gold".

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 03:05:42 PM »

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - Official Photos and Info

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/10q1/2011_cadillac_cts-v_coupe-official_photos_and_info

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept - Auto Shows
Cadillac finally gets its Epsilon on in the form of this big-overhang, all-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid.

Big Looks, Big Luxury

"While we’ve been told the design is supposed to hark back to the Cadillac Sixteen concept, it looks more like what it really is: a big front-driver stretched over the bones of a smaller sedan. The rear overhang is monstrous and the front is only slightly less so. We hear the production car may have an even longer rear overhang, if that's even possible without the car tipping back on its haunches with the front wheels clawing helplessly in the air. Cadillac is quick to bring up the Art and Science design theme, which makes itself evident in the vertical lighting elements, as well as the CHMSL-slash-spoiler in the rear."

It wasn't just me then, I thought I recognized a hint of the V 16 look.


http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/10q1/cadillac_xts_platinum_concept-auto_shows

Motor Trend has a nice website

http://www.motortrend.com/auto_shows/coverage/100/detroit/2010/index.html

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