Home » Page 2

Posts

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 3 posts - 16 through 18 (of 18 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: No body wants to talk #3533
    Alex Luft
    Keymaster

    Brian – our forum is still in its growth stages, so it seems like you didn’t get an answer yet.

    I’d love to meet up, but I’m out in Colorado.

    in reply to: Cadillac CT5 Rumors, Questions & General Discussions #1873
    Alex Luft
    Keymaster

    One of the bigger questions about the upcoming CT5 is its size, as brought up by reader Felix here…

    Cadillac South Korea Sales Increase 78 Percent To 146 Units In February 2018

    To answer this: I believe that the CT5 will be exactly in between the current ATS and current (third-gen) CTS from a size standpoint.

    In other words, I think it will be around 189-190 inches in length on a rear-drive chassis.The car will essentially be what I call a “compact plus” – slightly larger in size than the C-segment (compact) luxury cars such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, etc, but priced like those vehicles.

    in reply to: I have great expectations for the 2019 Cadillac XT4 #1253
    Alex Luft
    Keymaster

    I’m personally interested in the XT4 not only from a product standpoint, but also in the direction of Cadillac as a whole.

    From a product standpoint, I believe that they did the best they could with what they had. Specifically, they couldn’t use Alpha as did not support a crossover… so they took the second-to-next best thing – the E2 architecture (Omega would have been second best) and used it instead. E2 is as capable as they come as far as front-drive architectures go. That said, I do believe that the XT4 will be the quickest vehicle to be brought to market in the history of the “modern” Cadillac by the time it launches. And in that regard, I have to wonder if any corners were cut during the program’s development.

    From the standpoint of direction of Cadillac as a brand, I do look forward to the XT4 for various reasons. Now, I don’t believe that a front-drive-based chassis is the ultimate direction that Cadillac wants to go in for reasons mentioned above… hence, this XT4 might be the only one of its kind before switching to a rear-drive architecture for the next-generation (the VSS-R vehicle set). But besides the topic of its foundation/platform, the XT4 should introduce items that we will see across many a Cadillac in the future, including the interior, in-vehicle design, the human-machine interaction (HMI) between the driver/passenger and the infotainment system, as well as the revised Art & Science design language foreshadowed by the Escala concept.

    As for the hybrid system: I wonder if the XT4 will take what the Malibu has one step further, and offer a plug-in hybrid solution instead. In other words, a powertrain, like the CT6 PHEV, rather than the Malibu.

    Overall, I believe we have a lot to look forward to with the XT4, though I know I won’t be buying one as I prefer a more sporty experience provided by a sedan.

Viewing 3 posts - 16 through 18 (of 18 total)

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Sign Up