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The Newly Designed 2014 Cadillac CTS

2014 Cadillac CTS

A hard lesson in the 80’s was that boxy was beautiful. With flat faces and hoods sticking out into the next time zone meant that you had a ghetto sled that was ready to collect money from your working gals. Today Cadillac has decided to incorporate a more linear design with subtle curves and for a design snob such as myself, I think it works. While Cadillac’s sights are on the Bavarian bulbous battlewagons of the East we see that they are not simply copying the designs of the round BMW’s and although Mercedes has a more chiseled look to it, there seems to be a large degree of separation. The problem Cadillac faces is that when you drove previous models you sensed the cheesy and flimsy parts of other badge models and its look was as if they simply added two front quarter panels and some phony trim and emblems. Of course we know that there is a global model underlying in each 2014 Cadillac but it seems that the designers are getting better at differentiating it or at least hiding the flimsy bits. Read more