Creating the Cadillac Ciel’s Wood Interior

Our exclusive look at how a 300 year old tree became a key element in Cadillac's ultra-luxurious concept car

The Ciel is Cadillac’s latest attempt to reinvigorate the company’s heritage of American luxury—reflected both in its attention to detail and its desire to explore the journey of traveling by automobile. One of the concept car’s most striking elements is the solid olive wood used inside the passenger cabin. When talking to the car’s design team we learned about the extensive process they went through …

Cadillac Ciel

A luxuriously spacious concept car perfect for necking and long leisurely drives

Championing the glory of leisurely driving, Cadillac‘s stunning new open-air handcrafted concept car speaks to luxurious motoring while focusing on simplicity. There’s no question that this car says that Cadillac can (after many years) once again define American luxury; it looks clearly toward the future though respectful of the brand’s heritage. Inspired by the California coast (the car was designed by GM’s LA-based Advanced Design …

The New York International Auto Show 2011: Concept Cars

Six designs from the 2011 NY Auto Show we'd love to see in production

Concept cars serve two purposes: To create an allure and desire for a brand and to explore style and technology innovations that influence a maker’s range of cars in a more accessible time frame. Most of these cars had their debut at other recent shows, but all are alluring and insightful in how they will influence upcoming models. Saab’s PhoeniX combines a sleek sports body …