Over the years, Cadillac has unveiled some great concept cars that have never seen the light of day. But these were the models Cadillac wanted us to see, as countless others were left on the living room floor. But every now and then General Motors gives us a glimpse behind the curtain to reveal some of its design sketches, and its final part shows a stunning Cadillac coupe that looks set for a sleek, electrified future.
The sketch, by GM designer Zhou Fang, reveals a low-profile coupe with large doors and four seats inside. The wheels are pushed out to the corners, resulting in a low greenhouse that derives its shape from a clean body line that runs from the bumper to the bumper, giving the Cadillac its streamlined shape. The front comes to a point that appears to house vents to allow air to pass through.
Raised side view cameras that replace traditional mirrors help the car achieve its futuristic design. Large wheels in the corners give the car large fenders which Fang accentuates with bold LED lighting that runs along the outer edges, evoking the brand’s current trend for vertical styling lighting elements. The car also sports a small shark fin that protrudes from the roof, housing the raised tail light and Cadillac badges.
Unfortunately, this is only a sketch and will remain a sketch until the end of time. For one thing, coupes aren’t picking up the money from automakers, who have focused heavily on crossovers and SUVs. However, we will have a flagship sedan called Celestiq which is expected to debut later this year. It will build on GM’s BEV3 modular architecture and use the company’s Ultium battery platform. It’s not a sleek, futuristic coupe like the car in this sketch, but it’s also not a crossover, which is a win in our book.