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So, just messing around in photoshop and did an image for a Bolt as an Cadillac. My post count isn't high enough to post the image. Any takers or suggestions? Besides "post more"



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Caddy CEO:

"We ARE planning a Cadillac flagship which will NOT be a 4 door sedan;

We ARE planning a large crossover beneath Escalade;

We ARE planning a compact crossover beneath XT5;

We ARE planning a comprehensive enhancement to CT6 later during life cycle;

We ARE planning a major refresh for XTS;

We ARE planning a new Lux 3 sedan entry;

We ARE planning a new Lux 2 sedan entry;

These programs are secure and development work is well underway, with very substantial costs already committed.

In addition, new powertrain applications for the above portfolio, which will include New Energy applications, are also part of the confirmed planning."

http://jalopnik.com/cadillac-ceo-slides-into-comment-section-to-spoil-most-1785938399

I actually thought the Bolt EV should have never been a chevy in the first place, I think sales would double and you'd have far more Tesla 3 conversions since most perceive Tesla as luxury but not a Chevy...

The "New Energy applications" phrase is an interesting one; no mention of electric (which is a pretty big buzz word), they already had the ELR and now the CT6 PHEV as neither would be considered "new"...Fingers crossed GM won't dump fuel cells onto Caddy, but unfortunately that makes a lot of sense...Caddy had the Provoq fuel cell concept a decade ago, GM is testing a fuel cell Chevy Colorado for the military, an expensive fuel celled chevy small truck wouldn't sell well...A midsize SUV with the Caddy luxury badge, like the Provoq is a far better choice to fuel cell...Johan de Nysschen hasn't been a huge fan of EVs and while I'm sure it wasn't his sole decision, the ELR was killed under his watch...Especially for 2018, there are so many benefits to ZEV credits for fuel cells over EVs, if GM decides to give some vehicle a fuel cell, an expensive Caddy makes sense...
 

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I actually thought the Bolt EV should have never been a chevy in the first place, I think sales would double and you'd have far more Tesla 3 conversions since most perceive Tesla as luxury but not a Chevy...
I'm very, very skeptical that the Cadillac brand would lure away very many people who've pre-ordered a Tesla. And surely the experience of the Cadillac ELR vs. the Chevy Volt has shown that the brand really doesn't have as much draw among EV enthusiasts as some people seem to think it does.
 

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So spy shots of the Cadillac XT3 appear to show a plug on the front right fender (guesses are that it will be more Volt than Bolt) and I caught a Cadillac commercial last night with their new "Dare Greatly" (better that "Dare Bigly" I suppose) theme showing the CT^ PHEV for a second (see here: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/02/cadillac-proclaims-its-pioneering-roots-in-89th-oscars-debut-ad-video/

Although I would prefer a Voltec version of the larger XT5, a Voltec or even Bolt XT3 might be intriguing.
 

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Interesting with the XT3, I go away for the weekend and miss the Caddy front charge door story...The good news is the XT3 is a prime platform for the American market...If they could get 200 BEV miles into the XT3 for $49K before incentives it'll sell well...If they want $79K, not so much...

I'm very, very skeptical that the Cadillac brand would lure away very many people who've pre-ordered a Tesla. And surely the experience of the Cadillac ELR vs. the Chevy Volt has shown that the brand really doesn't have as much draw among EV enthusiasts as some people seem to think it does.
Only real complaint with the ELR was the price, even after the great $15K price cut, somehow put the ELR sheet metal over a Volt and charge the same price as the Volt and you'd have a winner...
 

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For me, it would actually be a negative as I don't have a positive opinion of Cadillac... And certainly not for EVs!

I'm very, very skeptical that the Cadillac brand would lure away very many people who've pre-ordered a Tesla. And surely the experience of the Cadillac ELR vs. the Chevy Volt has shown that the brand really doesn't have as much draw among EV enthusiasts as some people seem to think it does.
 
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