We origninally brought you a brief overview of the new Cadillac concept car, “Ciel” – pronounced “CL”, here. But now Cadillac is offering a few more details on the ultra-luxurious concept.
Cadillac tells us that the Ciel will combine a high-tech 425 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with a state-of-the-art four-mode hybrid system powered by lithium ion batteries.
At first glance the Ciel seems awfully large, and looks to have similar body proportions to old-school Cadillacs like the El Dorado. But Cadillac says the car’s length comes in just longer than the current CTS and just below the DTS (which will get a makeover next year and become the XTS). But the concept car does bring some touches of Cadillac’s former glory in to play.
The long, vertical headlights give the front end a very classic look and the suicide doors on the car help to add to that look.
The Ciel, if produced, is supposed to become Cadillac’s flagship car. With ultra-luxurious touches and plenty of space. The car should be priced in the $100,000 – $150,000 range, although Cadillac will not confirm that. This is expected to be a Cadillac that can seriously compete with Bentley and Rolls-Royce.