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Cadillac Provoq

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loki    291
Nifty. Do I see solar panels in the roof?

moi aussi...?

looks good, the rear slope reminds me too much of RX3xx ( right? ) but otherwise.. i want to know more....

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bobo    91

It looks like a Saturn Vue with a bunch of Cadillac design cues thrown onto it. Which it is.

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big blue    1

It's actually a much more interesting car than one would think

From Edmunds:

"Underneath the crossover bodywork — which may or may not hint at anything, but probably does — is a version of the E-Flex system that General Motors has been plugging into concept cars since its first appearance in the Chevrolet Volt a year ago. In place of the Volt's dirty petroleum-fueled internal combustion lump is a fifth-generation fuel cell stack that GM says is half the size of its predecessor. It's fed hydrogen from two 10,000-psi composite fuel tanks mounted under the cargo floor. A lithium-ion battery pack is mounted under the rear seat. It moves thanks to a 70-kW motor up front and two 40-kW motors tucked in the rear wheel hubs.

This plug-in hybrid can be recharged through the fender-mounted ports that look like the now-ubiquitous fender vents. The Provoq will theoretically go 300 miles on a single fill of hydrogen (13.2 pounds). That would be 280 miles courtesy of the hydrogen and 20 from electricity stored in the battery. These are, of course, concept-car miles, which often have little real bearing to the miles you might know in the real world. "

The rest of the article can be found here: Link

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2QuickZ's    64

I agree that it looks like a dressed up Vue. I think it looks pretty sharp. Too bad it will also be 300 lbs over weight like the Vue is, too.

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Windy-57    0
I agree that it looks like a dressed up Vue. I think it looks pretty sharp. Too bad it will also be 300 lbs over weight like the Vue is, too.

I was afraid that a Cadillac Theta would end up looking like this. It's not bad and there's plenty of room to make it more sophisticated when they get rid of the concept cues, but it's overall shape can't help but be Saturn Vue like. I love a lot of what GM has been doing, but getting rid of the idea that Cadillac has its own platforms (Next STS/DTS is moving to Zeta as well) is a mistake.

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