There have been plenty of spy photos of the 2014 third-generation Cadillac CTS that have been taken so far. But it’s always hard to tell just how a production model of anything will look until its rotating under the intense lights on the floor of an auto show. So to give us more of a hint, GM design chief Ed Welburn leaned into the ear of Automotive News and claimed that the new CTS will have “more sophisticated, more premium” design properties to it, on top it being larger than the model on the road today.
Elaborating, Welburn meant that the upcoming CTS will favor more contours over the love-them-or-hate-them edges seen on today’s CTS. Equally important is advanced design director Clay Dean’s mentioning of the all-new CTS featuring less chrome than the outgoing CTS. That’s probably because of the smaller grille design, but we’ll still have to wait until next year to see the new CTS, possibly during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.