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click above image to view a gallery of concept interior components from GM

The entire Autoblog team was impressed with the 2008 Cadillac CTS when it debuted at the Detroit Auto Show last month. "You have to sit in it," was the command heard most among the crew, and indeed the interior is as dazzling as the new sheetmetal. The CTS interior is the first example of how General Motors' renewed focus on interiors is paying off in ways more noticeable than just better buttons for the radio. BusinessWeek has published an article that details many of the individual interior components being redesigned and rethought at GM, including said radio controls, the steering wheel, seats, key fobs and more.

It's a good read, but as many astute auto enthusiasts noticed, the accompanying slide show includes a pic of an interior that appears to be that of the 2008 Cadillac STS. Actually, the interior shown is the exact same one with a different steering wheel that debuted inside the long-wheelbase SLS now beind sold in China. We called it back in November that the Chinese SLS interior would likely show up in our own domestic market STS, and this new pic seems to indicate that's correct. Hopefully this means we'll also get the highly detailed CTS-like grille from the SLS and its other exterior tweaks. For that matter, we wouldn't mind a long-wheelbase version of the STS on this side of the globe, either.

Check out the gallery of other concept interior components that GM has been working on.

[Source: BusinessWeek via GMInsideNews]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring on the haters
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not bad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      D Man uses the same fit & finish complaint against GM in all of his posts.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Although both are ugly with their verticle air vents in the middle of the dash, I prefer the 2007 over the 2008.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No surprise to me- The Chinese Buick Lacrosse also has an interior way better than the u.S. version.
      Standard operating procedure; Europeans get better-driving cars, Chinese get better interiors, Americans get s***.
      David in PA
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks nice, but then, ANYTHING would be an improvement over the current models.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Like I've said in the past #7 - GM could build an interior wrapped in the finest leather, with the coolest ambient lighting and most cutting edge technology, including a seat that strokes your dick while it sticks a gyrating finger up your ass to give you a "Gräfenberg" orgasm, and people who are completely enamored with Toyota and Honda will *STILL* think it sucks. Go figure.

      Posted at 7:48PM on Feb 15th 2007 by Be Oh Be

      Best post I've read in a long time. I couldn't stop laughing - one becuase it's funny and two becuase there's actually some truth to it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks great. Almost seems like cadillac is becoming the standard of luxury interiors instead of audi. I mean really who else puts stitch leather for a dash!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14 I would rather drive a Caddy then a Lexus any day of the week
      • 8 Years Ago
      oooh. wow. So what?
      • 8 Years Ago
      To the ignorant people in this blog, yes, Audi is the standard for interiors today (with Lexus arguably in second). But that's today. As soon as Cadillac starts putting more of these interiors into their models, they might not be far behind, or behind at all. I realize that there are definetely GM (and domestic) haters in here. You say you will never own a domestic car, just as I will never own a foriegn car. But here's the difference between us. The profits from the cars that I buy don't help support the Japanese Economy so they can keep buying America.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice job GM. Good looking interior.
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