• Mar 24th 2006 at 12:29PM
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The spyshot shutterbugs over at The Car Connection have caught the 2008 Cadillac STS in testing. The revamped offering shows some signs of following its big brute of a brother, the Escalade. The two share a good bit of the same design language, complete with wide-set headlights and bold chrome grille. On the tail end, traditional red taillights have been replaced with clear lenses, with an array of orange and red LEDs. Look for similar design trends in the new SRX and CTS as well.

[Source: The Car Connection]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      It looks as though Caddy's getting rid of those awful, clumsy side light indicators that curse the current DTS.

      It's about time that someone at GM caught onto to that awful detail.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wha'd you say? Sorry, I must have dozed off as I looked this thing over.
      Domestic Car Man
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hope Cadillac does not use those so called euro tail lights. That type of light only appeals to the Fast and Furious crowd, which is not Cadillac's demographic. The Ford Fusion is not a bad looking car, but those tail lights were a big mistake by Ford.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like it, but the back seat is still too tight! The Northstar needs more power!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like a freaking Nissan Altima, great going Cadillac.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Folks, look closely. It's essentially the current body with tacked on trim pieces for a prototype -- not a production variant. If the GM haters could look at something without being so close-minded, they would realize that. No way would Cadillac want something as fugly as a Honda Element.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Man that's ugly. Just because the Escalade makes money doesn't mean copying its style on a sedan will make them money. Ugh. Well, I guess there's always Lincoln to look to.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cadillac hit its styling peak with the CTS. Ever since Lutz came on board he has been trying to smooth out the hard lines that make the CTS so great. The STS is not edgy enough and the DTS is a disaster that looks like an 80's Chrysler Imperial.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Actually there's no "tacked on" trim pieces, just some small masking and eqiupment added on to the bumper.

      If it was a mule, then why the slightly different grille and tailight? Mules usually try retaining as much of the previous variant as possible so spy cams guys don't catch on. Maybe it's not the GM "haters" that are blind.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Aside from the grille insert, nothing has changed on the front end. The cutout even remains the same. This isn't a large enough change to count as a freshening.

      This car is a bit hard to figure out. Too large to feel all that sporting, yet the back seat is on the tight side. Lutz dumbed the original concept down. Needs to be kicked up a notch or two.

      My review of the base V8: http://www.epinions.com/content_161805536900

      AWD 1SG: http://www.epinions.com/content_218309955204
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like a Nissan Altima??? You're joking .... right!!
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