The U.S. Patent and and Trademark Office (USPTO) sometimes provides some clues as to what automakers have possibly in the works. Case in point are a set of drawings depicting a new coupe for Cadillac.
General Motors filed the patent for a “vehicle body exterior” on February 14th, 2017. The patent was approved by the USPTO earlier this week.
The drawings reveal a fair amount of influence from the Escala. Up front resides a trapezoidal grille and a set of slim headlights. Along the side profile, the design shares the Escala's low-slung roof and creases. The back features a trunk lid with chiseling near the taillights.
What could this patent be hinting at?
- Cadillac Society believes this could be the coupe variant for the upcoming CT5.
- CarScoops thinks it could be a concept of some sort, pointing out the side-view cameras.
- Possible electric/plug-in hybrid coupe
We'll keep you posted if anything new comes to light on this possible new coupe.