• Dec 27, 2006
Yeah. We're bummed too. Not surprised, just disappointed. Way back in 2003 when GM rolled this 16-cylinder beauty onto a NAIAS stage, it was easy to believe in a revived Cadillac. The grand Sixteen would be the pinnacle of all American-built cars and would lead the way for U.S. automakers' return to the forefront of vehicle design and engineering.

Automotive News reports that GM looked at the market, and decided the world just wasn't ready for the Cadillac of Cadillacs. So for now, the Escalade will just have to be the, uh, Cadillac of Cadillacs.

[Source: Automotive News (sub req'd)]


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      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      whats the difference anyway. who would buy a $100,000 american piece of cra_ anyway.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Excuse me while I sneeze! Ah, Ah, Ah, Bullshit!

      "I would never buy a Mercedes or another BMW they stay putting more miles on them driving them to the "SHOP" than you get out of enjoying them"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like they will never be able to compete with brands like Bently or Mercedes. Looks like they will stick with there "pimp my ride" escalades!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 Maybach has been a flop for Mercedes. The only brand in that segment doing well is Bentley. But that's because that have the "cheap" CGT, CFS, CGTC. Their kind of bargains in that range. Still, it would have been nice to see Cadillac enter that market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #9 - European cars are not desirable just because they are from Europe...try driving one sometime. And when you have to take it to the "shop," which is usually the dealer in this century, maintenance is free thanks to the service plan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now lets think about this...

      1)This is a beautiful car and its design is being used over and over again by Cadillac in the new Escalade and CTS. That is usually the concept of concept cars to use the design for production models.

      2)The market for for $100k+ cars are very slim and many of the market leaders have been around for 50+ years. Why would cadillac jump head first into one of the smallest segments in the entire car market? They are better to build cars in the $30-80k arena and build cars that undercut the competition in price, features, and performance.

      3)Wait for the new CTS I believe that the car will have more than the grille that draws from the sixteen. I picture the car being a mini-sixteen in styling.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thats just another stinking load of steaming THANX FOR NOTHING GM!

      They are still putting all of their eggs in the SUV / Crossover basket.. and are STILL very content to let the 5500LB Chrome / plastic-ified Tahoe become the Escalade to lead the pack of scum now known as CADDY.

      As far as BMW / M-B goes.. they both arent doing as good as they should. Both are TECHNOLADEN. And both seem to be reaching for a customer and or a niche that only 1/2 of 1% of people in the entire U.S.

      People will pay.. look at Maybach and the top level LS from Lexus.

      Just another batch of DUH from GM.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's a shame. I wonder if they'll ever decide to try to compete with the super-luxury European cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And how many of you guys out there criticizing this car could actually afford the down-payment for this car?

      Uh-huh...

      Seriously, it is disappointing that they won't, but I never honestly believed it would come simply because it doesn't make much sense to build. If it did get built, we'd have just as many people in here complaining how Caddy is just producing another big, gas-guzzling car and how we should all drive Smart cars or something. Cadillac already has great halo cars in the Escalade, XLR and CTS-V anyways.

      If they did build this kind of car sometime in the future, I think it would be best to bring back the LaSalle name instead of calling it a Cadillac.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whose to say that this design (or something similar) won't become a future Cadillac sedan?
      • 8 Years Ago
      #16 (Phil)

      really? the Q7 is a badge engineered VW? really? just like the cayenne is a badge engineered vw also? just like the murcielago is a badge engineered vw also? you're an idiot. badge engineering is something strictly done by american companies. VAG has understood that badge engineering kills cars-thats why they don't do it. VW uses similar platforms and chasis to make cars in different brands. they don't badge engineer. badge engineering is when ford takes the crown vic, puts a lincoln badge on it, changes the back and front lights, and sells it for 20.000$ more. I think you just don't know what badge engineering means. Parts sharing and technology sharing is not badge engineering...

      Have you even been in the Q7? It's interior is spectacular. In my opinion, its the best interior of any SUV in any market segment...better than the Cayenne Turbo S and the Range Rover.

      and it's reliability is questionable? are you kidding me? Where do you pull that out of, your ass? it's been out for less than 5 months...how can you judge the reliability of a whole market segment of a brand based on less than 5 months' existence? You clearly have never sat in one, much less driven it, so please don't comment on it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm disapointed that they aren't making this car...it would be nice for a domestic to get some positive momentum...

      But let's be honest. who in their right mind would ever buy this car at 100K over an A8 4.2L, an S600, or a 750Li? I seriously think you couldn't find 2 people in 100 that would rather buy the cadi. Not becuase it's not a better car, but becuase at that price, you want true name recognition, and caddy's name just ain't what it used to be, and doesn't even come close to comparing with Audi or Mercedes, much less BMW...
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