We First saw this car at the 2011 New
York Auto Show. Right away it was the star of the show for me as I
could see where Cadillac was heading in the future with the small
car design. I don't know if we will see this car on the street as it
is shown here but I am sure we will see some of the technology in
I could easily see this car on the streets of New
York, maybe it will be changed to Chevy Volt technology and be
Cadillacs first all electric car who knows.
I transcribed the video so you can hear all the
details of this concept car as I heard it from the Cadillac
Now this design weaves iconic Cadillac elements into a form that breaks
free from conventional design and fits the needs of the urban motorist.
Now the result of this car is to have a smaller exterior footprint while
you have a roomy interior. The wheel base is 97.1 inches while the
overall length is 151 inches. That roomy interior is made possible by a
68.1 inch stance and 56.9 inch height. In fact the entire exterior
design of this vehicle is need to maximize passenger space, so for
example these large scissor-like doors make entry and exit effortless
even in the tightest urban parking spaces.
Now with a push of a button these doors push away from the body and they
rotate and then they rotate in a seamless and elegant motion and ones
they are open they leave a really large opening. You will see once this
car spins around. You can actually step right in to the backseat of this
Now the interior is sleek, the minimalist approach, what you will see is
that there are beautiful amenities inside that you have come to expect
from a Cadillac so you will have gray and blue leather interior that is
contrasted by a fabric that was chosen for its high tech look and feel.
Now that fabric is usually used to in contour of clothing but you will
see it in here on the seats, on the instruments panel as well as on part
of the door panel as well.
Now there are other beautiful accents inside of this vehicle for
instance we have brush aluminum detail, we also have ceramic materials,
in addition to ambient lighting that adds a real upscale aura to the
vehicle and that is complimented by the ultramodern glow of our
Tanzanite touch-screen display. Now you will see a lot of touch-screen
display in this vehicle because our center console of controls has been
completely eliminated. We have replaced that with a divided interface
that is touch-screen to save space on the inside. You will also see
projection screens on either side of our speedometer and that
speedometer is gorgeous.
It is an analogue speedometer that looks like a fine timepiece. Now the
front row passenger seat slides back and reclines in order to give you a
really comfortable seating position. That front passenger seat also
folds down flat and when it does on the back of it you will find an
integrated instant car seat docking station which is a convenient touch
for modern parents. Now the technology of this vehicle continues under
the hood where designers have come up with a turbo charge 1
liter,3-cylinder engine that is a hybrid and this is also going to have
technology like electric assist, engine start stop, regenerative
breaking and a dry dual clutch transmission.
And how is this for urban efficiency. Engineers estimate that at this
car went into production; it would get 56 miles per gallon in the city
and 65 miles per gallon on the highway. Those are some pretty impressive
numbers for Cadillac or any vehicle for that matter. So this is the
Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept, it is changing the way that we think
about a Cadillac. You have luxury in a small fuel efficient vehicle. Now
one little bit of technology I wanted to show you on the inside and that
is a touch pad computer that is integrated in to the dashboard.
Now that computer is completely detachable. The passenger can take it
away from the dashboard and then use it to do things like downloading
music play lists or they can look up driving directions and then once
they have those directions we can send that information over to the
driver's head-up display. We have a great high definition head-up. Now
the driver is looking at the directions which have been projected on to
the windshield and here she has never had to take hands off the wheel or
eyes off of the road, a huge safety measure. If there is no passenger in
the car the driver can interact with vehicle via the OnStar Voice
Now speaking of OnStar, OnStar is having a promotion right now, it is
called push it. They want you to go ahead and push it, the OnStar
button, if you have a GM vehicle and you will be eligible to win one of
10 of your GM dream cars. You get to choose if you win from a Chevy if
you have a GMC or Cadillac everything except the Chevy Volt for some
reason but go home push that button that you have never pushed before
and if you don't have a GM car go ahead online to OnStar.com and you can
enter right their homepage of no obligation.
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