Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept

If some seek more evidence that Cadillac once abandon its motto "bigger is better" to keep pace with time, then there he is: Urban Luxury Concept is a design studio, a small city car ( similar to the Aston Martin Cygnet), whose world premiere will be held at a motor show in Los Angeles.

"While it is of small size, this conceptual model gives an idea about how cars will look like the Cadillac in the future. The company continues to focus on rethinking the standards for the production of cars associated with the modernization of their design and integration of new technologies, "said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac.

Conceived and designed in the Los Angeles area car has a typical current Cadillac design language of many angular lines and vertical front and rear lamps. To give it a more conceptual look, designers have equipped the car with Lift-up doors (making an impression of their specific rotation)

Length of Urban Luxury Concept is only 3835 mm and wheelbase - 2467 mm. The car is attached to a 19-inch wheels. From Cadillac argue that the model can boast enough space in the interior, the width 1730 mm, and height - 1446 mm. Although legroom for passengers is small, the company believe that the three-door hatchback to travel comfortably.

Urban Luxury Concept is equipped with developed by engineers at General Motors version of the hybrid powertrain, which consists of a 1-liter three-cylinder engine using technology "electric assist technology", start-stop system technology for the recovery of braking energy and transmission with a dry dual-clutch. The company says that combining these technologies is expected to fuel a car of this size is 4.2 l/100 km when driving in the city and 3.62 L/100 km driving in the suburban cycle.

"The model may not resemble the modern road representatives of Cadillac, but with comfort and high tech elements characteristic of traditional luxury sedan," said Frank Sausedo, chief designer of the company. " "As more customers are looking for luxury features and small car model as Urban Luxury Concept could be the right choice for them."

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