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20 Influential Concept Cars Cadillac Being Produced

Vukasin Herbez January 24, 2019

  1. Cadillac Voyage

The first Cadillac crisis was in the late ‘80s when the division was no longer able to fight their European competitors. They wanted to remain the dominant luxury brand on the American market. The solution was to introduce new models and new designs to be ready for the ‘90s.

The Cadillac Voyage was an important concept since it introduced a new design to a wide audience. In fact, it showcased the lines and details that would characterize the brand in the last decade of the 20th century.

  1. Cadillac Imaj

Cadillac wasn’t happy with the way the things were in the late ‘90s. Apart from their European customers; there was a new threat in the form of the Lexus. So, they came up with the Imaj concept to present the automotive public with a new design language. It was characterized by sharp lines, angular shapes and a wedge profile. And this concept proved influential since it was the predecessor of almost every Cadillac from 2000 onwards.

  1. Cadillac Cien

When they first presented the Cadillac Cien in 2002, the automotive world was stunned. This concept of a super sports car with a mid-engine layout, aggressive design and brutal stance was something nobody thought Cadillac could do. However, Cadillac proved them wrong with this fantastic car.

Cadillac built the Cien to mark the 100th anniversary of the company in 2002. It featured a 7.5-liter V12 Northstar motor with 750 HP and was allegedly a fully functional prototype. Unfortunately, GM never saw the potential of this Cadillac that could beat a Ferrari so this beautiful car remained a dream.

  1. Cadillac Sixteen

Each one of the concept cars featured on this list has survived the test of time. They have proven themselves, and not only as showstoppers but as influential pieces of modern art. However, in the case of Cadillac’s Sixteen Concept car, most people think GM should put this car into a museum of modern art. In fact, they should be exhibit it as one of the most elegant creations of the early 21st century.

Cadillac unveiled the Sixteen Concept in 2003 as a super luxury sedan with a V16 engine under the butterfly-opening hood. The car was thoroughly modern yet felt classic and more in sync with those legendary Cadillacs of the ‘20s and ‘30s than with most contemporary models. The initial response was so good that Cadillac considered going into full-scale production, but unfortunately, nothing happened.

  1. Cadillac Ciel

Cadillac presented the Ciel in 2011 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it was the star of the show. The word, “Ciel” means “sky” in French and this luxury convertible was exactly what the Cadillac brand stood for. And that is prestige, elegance, high class and uniqueness. The concept promoted a new design language.

Also, it showed Cadillac’s intention to become the world’s leading luxury brand again.This concept car gets its power from a twin turbo V6 delivering 425 HP. But sadly, there are no plans for production.

  1. Cadillac Elmiraj

The 2013 Elmiraj concept is possibly the most beautiful car the Cadillac design studio has ever produced. This luxury coupe with elegant lines and perfect proportions comes with a twin-turbo V8 that pumps out a whopping 500 HP.

The Elmiraj was the star of every show that Cadillac entered. In fact, the public is constantly asking them when this coupe will be available. But although the initial reports stated GM will produce the Elmiraj, nothing has happened yet.

  1. Cadillac Escala

Once again, in 2016, Cadillac presented a concept that showcased a new design and a new look for the brand. And again, people were amazed by the exterior, design, appearance and style. However, it looks like this car will see daylight in some form since Cadillac will probably produce the Escala as a regular model someday. Interestingly, the Escala gets its power from a 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

  1. Cadillac EV Concept

The latest in a long line of Cadillac concepts is the EV concept from the 2019 North American Car Show in Detroit. This car is a future, all-electric SUV model that could replace the Escalade SUV. It looks like Cadillac as part of GM is preparing for the all-electric future with a new design and new technology.

These are 20 of the coolest concept cars Cadillac has ever made. If you’re a Cadillac fan, you probably picked your favorite. Hopefully, it is available for purchase, but if not, sadly, you’ll only see it in your dreams.

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