2013 Cadillac Ciel | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Cadillac tells us that this is not a direct preview of its rumored flagship, but we think it should be. The Ciel pronounced “CL,” it’s the French word for “sky” and not, according to Cadillac, stolen from some German luxury brand concept unveiled on the eve of this year’s Pebble Beach weekend has all the presence of any great halo car. The long, low, all wheel drive droptop has four doors (rear-hinged in the back), and the open air cockpit just makes it easier to see the jaw dropping interior.
Inspired by the California coast (the car was designed by GM’s LA-based Advanced Design studio) the Ciel “sky” in French is designed to comfortably seat four adults, featuring elegant lines and an elongated proportion that is surprisingly just a foot longer than the American manufacturer’s angular CTS Coupe. The Ciel sports a 3.6 liter V6 engine too, but it’s complimented by a hybrid system that uses lithium-ion batteries.
Simplicity, authenticity and spaciousness were the guiding principles when it came to developing the interior. Seats wrapped in glove-soft leather feature sloping bolsters that allow passengers to slide into them more comfortably. But perhaps the defining element is the incorporation of Italian Olive wood trim throughout. This special wood is a premium yet sustainable material, and in the Ciel came from a single, fallen tree, painstakingly prepared and specially cut.
2013 Cadillac Ciel Price :
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2013 Cadillac Ciel Interior and Exterior :
2013 Cadillac Ciel Interior and Exterior. - We had the chance to speak with members of the car’s design team during its debut at Pebble Beach: Clay Dean, the Executive Director GM Advanced Global Design and Cadillac Brand Director, Niki Smart, Exterior Design Manager, and Frank Saucedo, Director of the Advanced Global Design studio. The team spoke about wanting “to put some swagger back in Cadillac.” The same team worked on last year’s more angular and considerably smaller Urban Luxury Concept car, though the Ciel is more an exercise in restraint and simplicity and the traveler’s journey. It’s about going there as much as it is about arriving there. Smart adds “There are so many things graphically around the car, but when the science gets so good that it’s invisible, that’s truly art.”Dean elaborates, “I think it shows a nice bandwidth in what we’re thinking about at Cadillac right now and the versatility of the team.”
Driving California’s Highway 1 in an open car while the sun sets is the type of journey the Ciel team envisioned during its design. The Ciel’s doors are hinged at the rear to reveal a sweeping view of the dramatic interior, accented with nickel-plated trim, exquisite Italian Olive wood and soft leather. Cadillac’s heritage of advanced technology is evident everywhere you look, beginning with the Ciel’s bold LED headlamps and tail lights.
2013 Cadillac Ciel Engine :
2013 Cadillac Ciel Engine. – The whole concept, in fact, seems improbable, but that’s because it is. Never mind the Ciel’s twin turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6, hybrid system, and lithium ion batteries. (Estimated output: 425 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.) Cadillac spokespeople told us outright that this car is not a precursor to the yet-to-be decided upon flagship. However, a Ciel with a fixed roof and, sadly, probably without the suicide rear doors would make for a far more-feasible and only slightly less entrancing ambassador for the brand than this version. That the critical dimensions very closely mirror those of the Mercedes Benz S-class shows where the company is looking.
Advanced technology highlights the Ciel interior. Transparent gauges are framed within a brushed-aluminum housing that has the intricate depth of a high quality chronograph. A “floating” center console that runs from the front to the back features hidden connectivity portals for each passenger, allowing each to make dinner reservations, check the weather, or even upload photos of the journey via social media. Source: cadillac.com, coolhunting.com, caranddriver.com.