The car Cadillac needs to build… NOW

Why can’t Americans build cars like they used to? Their designs were second to none at one point in time. Anyways, let’s forget the past and look to the future. Cadillac’s Ciel (sky in French) concept car is a four-seat, four-door convertible which previews Cadillac’s design language for the future. And boy is it wonderful!

Powered by a 425hp twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine, Cadillac is showcasing an ethos that smaller means more. They could have easily opted for a massive 12-cylinder behemoth, but didn’t. It also utilizes a hybrid system with lithium-ion batteries ensuring that such a grand car can have a conscious when it comes to sustainable motoring.

The Ciel concept is simply gorgeous. The tail-lights hark back to older designs while staying true to the futuristic Art & Science design theme Cadillac works with. The body has a wonderful mix of smooth and sharp edges, perfectly balanced. The interior is elegant yet minimalist. I’m sure if this car were to ever see production, it would be draped in high quality leather and other tech goodies.

Build it please Caddy!

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10 Comments on “The car Cadillac needs to build… NOW”

  1. 6are8 Says:

    looks nice, but who would buy it even if they would. it would turn into another Allante disaster or XLR floppy pudding or or or. The US is no longer able to build luxury cars. I think only Arabs still buy them because they think they are good but we all know because they are cheap (the former and the latter) GM can no longer claim a premium price for their product offering after years of re-badging GMC trucks, Chevrolets, Daewoos and Saabs.

  2. Shafnetty Says:

    I would buy one just for the simple fact that its a four door drop top, something that one can produce or is willing to produce in this day and age, specially since no european car company has bothered to even consider the thought.

    • 6are8 Says:

      No one would buy because the price is no longer in the product. Just get a proper4-door convertible ie MY63/64 Lincoln Continental LBJ edition. Just make sure its not a linkolin.

  3. el wehbi Says:

    I agree with both of you.

    @Shafnetty: I could see people going for the Ciel if it were ever to become a reality. The simple fact is that it looks good… really good. Cadillac, out of all the American brands, has managed to retain a good customer base through cars such as the CTS and the Escalade. This would represent them in a whole new light, especially since it’s very unique.

    @6are8: I can see this car being priced too high for a Cadillac, unfortunately. Back in the day, Caddy could price their cars the same as Benz and other luxury brands, but their product was nothing short of awesome. Today, they’ve had a few hits and definitely a few misses. Could this be the car to resurrect the brand? If it costs way too much, then yeah, buy yourself a ’64 Lincoln with suicide doors and call it a day.

  4. Miss Good Egg Says:

    It looks really nice tho! Looks like something you’d drive with a 60’s huge rims, flying scarf and a muffin basket!

  5. The Cadillac Ciel is the perfect combo of old and new. The styling is classic and reminds of the big classic Cadillac cars of years gone by; however, it’s done with a contemporary touch. It’s probably one of the most unique cars I’ve seen in a while.

    • el wehbi Says:

      I totally agree! The Ciel has proven that Cadillac has the ability to design such a striking concept; I just hope they have the tools to build one. It would be great to see Cadillac return to glory!

  6. higear Says:

    I do agree… 🙂
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