May 30, 2014
Cadillac’s big two-door concept could still make it to dealers
When the Elmiraj broke cover last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we never thought the big two-door Caddy concept could possibly make it to production.
Then, like a number of other concepts that turn into real world vehicles, it did the show circuit and was front and centre at every Cadillac booth since August.
At the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design, said the Elmiraj “has been so well received wherever it has been shown,” but wouldn’t say if GM has committed to producing it. However, he did say the concept’s reception by the public and media “is a good sign.”
Cadillac’s current range-topping car, the XTS, isn’t what a luxury automaker would call a flagship model, considering its front-wheel drive architecture. The Elmiraj would give Cadillac a true flagship model closer to the Escalade in pricing, if it was ever produced.
The concept is powered by a 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 developing 500 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
[Source: Automotive News]