You’ve already seen photos of the all-new Cadillac CTS undergoing testing while wearing body camouflage. And earlier this week, we saw spy shots of the 2014 CTS courtesy of Jalopnik. Now, GM Authority reader David has applied his (might we say awesome) sketching skills to give us this sketch of the side profile of the upcoming performance-luxury midsize sedan.
David used the details revealed by the Jalopnik spy photos of the CTS to create the illustration you see above, all in an effort to help visualize what the final car might look like. Upon first glance, the sketch seems to accurately depict the larger proportions of the new CTS, along with the more stout nature of the headlamps seen in the spy photos. Notice that the headlamps flow further into the vehicle — an element seen on the ATS — while the front fascia contains the bolder elements seen in the spy shot.
The side character line that has become a staple of the Cadillac Art & Science design vocabulary is present and accounted for, as well — starting slightly ahead of the front door cutline and rising gradually through the length of the body line until meeting the taillamp. Meanwhile, the rear fascia seen in the illustration shows several sharp creases and lines that seem to be a departure from the rather soft and (dare we say) bland rear-end seen in Jalopnik’s spy photos. We do, however, like the prominent nature of the integrated rear spoiler and the oh-so-subtle downward slope in the roofline.
We can’t wait to see the 2014 CTS at the New York Auto Show in less than a month. In the meantime, tell us what you think of the sketch, and what you’re hoping to see from the new CTS, in the comments.