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That interior is horrendous.

Bad color choice is what hurts it I think. That 80s blue just won't cut it IMO. Some different color combinations would be nice.

 

 

I actually LIKE the blue, lol. It's the shape and location of the contrasting silver bits, and the overall sculpting and shape of the interior I don't like.

 

Yeah, the silver is a bit much and it doesn't work very well with the blue. Looks too "1980ish" to me. The overall design is sharp though IMO (save for a few tidbits).

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They're going to have more trim choices than just the blue.

 

I think a red/black interior combo like the Center Stage interior, with the red, white, or black exterior paint colours will just pop.

 

I'm going to judge this car on its luxury feel quotient (such as interior materials, trim, ride quality and effortless driving) and forget about if it's going to be a canyon carver. The product pricing, it has to be right. 

 

It is a flagship sedan in size, so, I think for the right people, it's an excellent vehicle.

 

The Genesis G90 has an epic interior too. But it's more in line with the rest of the cars in this size and price realm.

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They're going to have more trim choices than just the blue.

 

I think a red/black interior combo like the Center Stage interior, with the red, white, or black exterior paint colours will just pop.

 

I'm going to judge this car on its luxury feel quotient (such as interior materials, trim, ride quality and effortless driving) and forget about if it's going to be a canyon carver. The product pricing, it has to be right. 

 

It is a flagship sedan in size, so, I think for the right people, it's an excellent vehicle.

 

The Genesis G90 has an epic interior too. But it's more in line with the rest of the cars in this size and price realm.

I know there will be more choices than blue. That is obvious. I just don't care for it in blue. That is all.

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I like the blue interior instead of the usual boring gray or tan. The door handles are wierd.

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...and Cadillac made and Buick is probably making concepts that aren't headed to production...

Unless this is just a matter of truly liking some stunning concepts…. ALL makes do this. Google 'BMW concepts' or 'Mercedes concept' and see 1000s of pics of dozens & dozens of models that have been teased & never built. This is… the auto industry.

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I just felt that the recent GM concepts have been vehicles that are feasible to build right now.

 

It's not like the whacky Mercedes vision concepts that end up in video-games, which is actually part of how Daimler likes to build up the image of Mercedes.

 

I can't find a single fault with either the El Miraj or the Buick Avista. They're so compelling, and they can be built. I love them. They blow my mind more than anything else, and the only equal to that is the LC 500 or the Ford GT perhaps even.

 

But this shows that even GM's resources are finite. They just can't build everything they want, and throwing the kitchen sink to see if something sticks isn't wise either. 

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Of course, if vastly appealing, one tends to feel 'they can be built'. ANYTHING can be built…. the question remains re the business is ROI (whether (mostly) profit, or image-building).

 

Personally, I had numerous issues with the Elmiraj; needs some refinement in the details, I feel the Ciel was far better executed, design-wise. Avista is excellent, solidly above the ElMiraj, IMO. 

 

Video-gamers don't buy mercedes, it does nothing for image there, IMO.

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Of course, if vastly appealing, one tends to feel 'they can be built'. ANYTHING can be built…. the question remains re the business is ROI (whether (mostly) profit, or image-building).

 

Personally, I had numerous issues with the Elmiraj; needs some refinement in the details, I feel the Ciel was far better executed, design-wise. Avista is excellent, solidly above the ElMiraj, IMO. 

 

Video-gamers don't buy mercedes, it does nothing for image there, IMO.

 

Yeah video-gamers don't, but Mercedes puts out so many concepts because they can - and they want to shape their image as a company that can do whatever it wants.

 

...but then it relegates itself to the calculated company trying to squeeze the living hell out of their margins by perfecting the game of how to make a hot dog longer and wider, and being able to the deliver to the customer differentiated franks...

 

Well, I thought the Lexus LF-LC was a one and done. I didn't think they were actually capable of following through. They surprised everybody. Even the choice of camo on the mules hid the vehicle's look really well. It's a home run - it's the equivalent to the boisterous S-Class coupe or the El Miraj that never was. 

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Just got back from the show, media and employee day today,

 

The buzz and traffic around the Conti was incredible.  

And about 40 feet from the Lincoln display was 2 CT6 sedans.  Sadly, I literally saw nobody even get close to them.  And I spent a lot of time at the Lincoln display.  

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Just got back from the show, media and employee day today,

 

The buzz and traffic around the Conti was incredible.  

And about 40 feet from the Lincoln display was 2 CT6 sedans.  Sadly, I literally saw nobody even get close to them.  And I spent a lot of time at the Lincoln display.  

 

Do you have pictures?

 

Are you allowed to post them?

 

Did you get to sit in it?

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I literally hung out at the conti for about an hour.  Most of that was just waiting to get into it.  I sat in every single seat.  I loved the 2nd row.  So much leg room.  The MKX Black Label is a decent luxury CUV, but when I sat in it after sitting in the Conti, it felt like a freaking Escape to me.  This Conti is awesome.

 

I have cell phone pics, and I guess I could post them, but I have to think there are already high quality pics out there.

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Continental v. G90 - No question... Continental all the way, every day, every night.

Continental v. CT6 - depends on the level of tech and driving prowess you want, but taken as a whole the products are pretty evenly matched when accounting for the pluses and minuses of each.

Continental v. High end E-Class - probably E-class, but Continental if you don't want to look like every other rich WASP out there... and it would be a choice with no real regrets either way

 

Here are some of my shots of the car. 

 

 

 

BTW, sorry my own coverage was really light this show.  I had a bit of a medical on monday morning and have been running at about 30% ever since.  Cheers to William for shouldering most of it. 

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And about 40 feet from the Lincoln display was 2 CT6 sedans.  Sadly, I literally saw nobody even get close to them.  And I spent a lot of time at the Lincoln display.  

 

Don't read too much into that, us journalists are on a schedule and we've already seen the CT6 at two shows now.... this being the 3rd.

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Yawn, it looks pretty boring inside and out.  I don't find much interesting about it.  They better use aggressive pricing, or it will just disappear in the marketplace.

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Yawn, it looks pretty boring inside and out.  I don't find much interesting about it.  They better use aggressive pricing, or it will just disappear in the marketplace.

 

The guy that likes 3-different sizes of sausage thinks the Continental is boring....... Lincoln must be doing something right.

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Unlike Drew, I don't like the Continental. I don't think it's boring, but something seems off to me on it. I love the interior and want to hear more about the engines. But something about how it is shaped makes me turn away and look at other sedans.

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Unlike Drew, I don't like the Continental. I don't think it's boring, but something seems off to me on it. I love the interior and want to hear more about the engines. But something about how it is shaped makes me turn away and look at other sedans.

That's kind of my issue with it. It just doesn't "click" for me when it comes to the exterior of it.

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And about 40 feet from the Lincoln display was 2 CT6 sedans.  Sadly, I literally saw nobody even get close to them.  And I spent a lot of time at the Lincoln display.  

 

Don't read too much into that, us journalists are on a schedule and we've already seen the CT6 at two shows now.... this being the 3rd.

 

Journalists were only about 1/3 of the crowd.

 

I expect more of the same with the general public, because they can't differentiate it from the CTS. Nothing new and fresh is the thing.

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And the other 2/3 were industry people who have also seen the CT6 before. No one was crawling over the MKX either for the same reason. Pacifica had security guards to keep the Kia engineers off. Cars that are new to the show get the attention.

Stop being such a cheerleader.

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And the other 2/3 were industry people who have also seen the CT6 before. No one was crawling over the MKX either for the same reason. Pacifica had security guards to keep the Kia engineers off. Cars that are new to the show get the attention.

Stop being such a cheerleader.

 

 

Call it what you like, but nobody but GM fans will know what the CT6 is and how to find it.  The Continental is one of the darlings of the show.  And I don't recall much hoopla the first time the showed the CT6.

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And the other 2/3 were industry people who have also seen the CT6 before. No one was crawling over the MKX either for the same reason. Pacifica had security guards to keep the Kia engineers off. Cars that are new to the show get the attention.

Stop being such a cheerleader.

Call it what you like, but nobody but GM fans will know what the CT6 is and how to find it. The Continental is one of the darlings of the show. And I don't recall much hoopla the first time the showed the CT6.

Were you in NYC for the debut of the CT6? I was... I had an invitation from Cadillac for the event... How did you get your invite?

I remember the hoopla because I was there.

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Someone asked for a door handle.

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What do you think of the door handles?  Seem strange to me.    But this is one car I want to see in person before I form an opinion of it...

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Handle is definitely unique, but mostly I love how it's 'cut' from a single piece of the trim, not a typical plastic lift handle.
Not the same, but reminds me of the 'blended' '61-63 T-Bird handles.

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      There is word that the V-series version of the Cadillac CT5 will also debut.  It is likely to pack the same 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 that is available in the CT6. The CT4 V-series is likely to get an uprated version of the 3.0TT.
      While the CT5 is more of a fastback style, the spyshots of the CT4 shows a more conventional sedan profile and an Escala style grille similar to the CT5's.
      The CT5 is likely to start in the high mid-$30k range while the CT4 will be aimed more at entry-level luxury buyers. 

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