Cadillac Ciel Concept Unveiled At Pebble Beach
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Cadillac unveiled an impressive convertible, the Ciel concept, at Pebble Beach on Thursday. This four-door and four-seater convertible may be the first glimpse of the brand’s future design direction, according to Clay Dean, global design director for Cadillac.
The Ciel, which means sky in French, sports an impressive wheelbase of 125 inches and measures overall 203.7 inches in length. Under the hood, it features a direct injection 3.6 liter V6 engine coupled with an electric motor, driven by a lithium-ion battery pack. The combined output is 425 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. This concept may highlight the future direction of the brand not only in design, but also in powertrain options.
This concept is designed at GM Design’s North Hollywood Design Center. The car features 22-inch milled billet aluminum wheels wrapped in 265/35R22 tires. The body design does not have a B-pillar and the rear doors are rear-hinged, like the 1961 Lincoln. The paint job features nickel accents and carbon ceramic brake rotors are visible behind the rims, clearly signifying the impressive design and performance of the car.
The interior is designed with Italian olive wood, hand-tipped leather, machined aluminum and nickel-plated trim. The interior features “floating’ center, which provides the hidden connections and inductive charging for digital devices. The seats are climate controlled and each seat is equipped with a drawer. The Aromatherapy can be controlled from the rear armrest and there is also a pull-out cashmere blanket that covers the rear-seat passengers.
The Ciel may be the range topping flagship of Cadillac in future and surely, signifies a positive change in design and engineering of Cadillac future models.