Thursday, November 18, 2010

LA Show 2010: Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept, A Rival For Aston Martin Cygnet

Found over at Midz, Cadillac has now launched a luxury city car to compete with the Aston Martin Cygnet. Cadillac's version with its scissor doors and elegant roof is a compelling alternative to the awkwardly proportioned Aston.

Power comes from a hybrid power plant and a diminutive 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine.

Aston Martin Cygnet gets a rival, shortly after it hit the showrooms. Of course, we are talking abut a concept, designed by the Americans of Cadillac. They brought the concept in the City of Angeles where will have its world premiere during LA Auto Show 2010. The guys of Cadillac have never fought Aston Martin before, but the new models of the two automakers have something in common: both Aston Martin and Cadillac have never created such vehicles before. So, it seems we have the premises of an interesting fight in the automotive world, between a automaker that wants to reduce the CO2 emissions and one that doesn’t want to live a niche untouched.

The new concept is called Cadillac Urban Luxury and it represents the future of the brand an a potential direction for the guys of Cadillac. The concept is 150.5 inches long and has a wheelbase of 97.1 inches. The model is 68.1 inches wide and 56.9 inches high. Cadillac’s three door hatchback can boast about an roomy interior and features 19 inch alloy wheels fitted extremely close to the car’s edges. This kind of design maximizes the room for the passengers and offers an optimum handling level, without extending the vehicle’s dimensions.

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