• Jul 8th 2007 at 8:02AM
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Since the Detroit Auto Show last January we've been seeing many fully-loaded examples of the new 2008 Cadillac CTS. Now a reader of GM Inside News has managed to get some closeup time with a base-level CTS in someone's driveway. The interior shots show that at least this for this particular example, Cadillac is doing a better job of aligning the door and dashboard trim than on some other recent GM vehicles we've seen. Hopefully this gets carried through to production and spreads to the Saturn Aura and Outlook. Head over to GMI where there's a big gallery of high-res shots of the interior and exterior over at GM Inside News.

[Source: GM Inside News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      As I look at this car from front to back, it just gets worse. I really like the assertive, edgy look of the front fascia, but the design isn't carried through to the sides, where it looks a little bland. At least GM designers didn't do what it seems every company nowadays does and copy the rear-window design of BMW.

      From the back, the car looks like an absolute boat, and the license plate appears incredibly tiny and disproportionate. The twin exhaust pipes seem like an afterthought and aren't large enough for the enormous rear.

      On a lighter note, I'm quite impressed with the interior. It would go very nicely in an Infiniti. The separate driver-passenger temperature readouts are a cool, new design element that nobody has thought of before.

      Finally, the car needs larger wheels to really look good. It may seem that I bashed the design, but I think it looks more cohesive overall than the first generation CTS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good looking car, but I liked the current gen better. I wish caddy's engineers would stick with the boxy look of the first one. And they should have kept it on a strict diet. This one looks like it gained a few pounds. From the side it looks camry'ish. The front looks great though.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. I love the way this car looks. "American" power!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I Want one.........
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      The first series CTS was simply too much of a radical departure from Cadillac's traditional rather baroque styling, enough to put many sports sedan off. But at least it showed that Cadillac was serious about changing it' dowdy image into a serious competitor for Europe's very best sports sedans.

      This new CTS isso much more refined, inside and out That I would feel justified in owning one. Cadillac and GM have answered my objections rather well. Good show!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Horrible turn signals. Where is the lateral repeater?

      Definately the base model (non HID and no fogs)
      • 8 Years Ago
      the car's profile looks a bit like toyota camry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's refreshing to see that even elementary school students participate in Autoblog discussions.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The lowbrow discourse on AutoBlog never ceases to amaze me. Most of the comments regarding styling here could be applied to nearly any car in the same class including the new G35, 3-Series and so fourth.

      People have their own tastes and personally I think this car looks phenomenal, especially the interior. I'm surprised GM even created distinct details like headlamp assemblies for lower and higher CTS models. Is this really a GM product?

      Aside from the Pontiac G8, the new CTS is certainly GM's most competitive car offering in a long time. Keep up the good work at the Ren Cen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Whats with those paste on vents???" Those vents, if you actually educated urself by reading a car magazine (MT), were actually the hardest engineering part of the entire car. There is a little wedge shape that goes from the window to the vent that is extremely hard to mold. As far as if the vents are real or fake, i'm not sure, but Caddy has them on all their models, so atleast it's a full design statement.

      I do agree that the side profile is faintly Camry-esque, but then again, the Camry is a huge seller, so at least Camry buyers could transition more easily. The interior looks to be from the photos Lexus quality.

      The only problem I have at all with this car, even tho it is a somewhat small problem, is the rear end. No joke, look it up, the rear end looks almost exactly like the one on the last gen. Eldorados.

      Now if only Caddy would freaking redesign the XLR, SRX, and put into production the Sixteen....
      • 8 Years Ago
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