Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Peak Into the Future of Cadillac's Flagship Convertible

The Ciel concept, an elegant, open-air grand-touring car inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast is featured in the video. It sort of reminds you of the big Cadillacs from the sixties with the expressive designs and gullwings (also known as tail lamps).

The Ciel – pronounced “C-L,” the French translation for sky – is a four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac’s design and product ascent, pushing the brand’s Art & Science philosophy into a new stratum. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac’s historical grandeur, as well as a celebration of open-air motoring.

“Large, expressive luxury is innate to Cadillac and the Ciel recalls that heritage, while suggesting where the brand can go in the future,” said Clay Dean, global design director for Cadillac. “Authentic luxury is driven by experiences, not just products, and Ciel is about the experience of the journey.”

The spacious and elegant Ciel is a grand gesture that explores themes driving Cadillac’s explorations into range-topping flagship luxury. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6-liter Direct Injection V-6 engine, paired with a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology.

Could this be the future flagship vehicle of the luxury automaker? We'll see!

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