Cadillac has moved the nameplate badges of some of its 2016 model year vehicles to the top of the trunk lid, GM Authority has discovered. Prior to the 2016 model year, the badges resided at the bottom of the trunk lid.
Now, the emblems for the vehicle lines (ATS, CTS, etc.) as well as designations for engine displacement and aspiration (2.0T, 3.6, etc.) flank the Cadillac Crest on the outside edges of the trunk lid, being slightly below the horizontal line of the Crest.
The changes in nameplate positioning apply to the following Cadillac models:
- 2016 ATS, including:
- 2016 CTS Sedan
- 2016 XTS Sedan
- 2016 CT6 Sedan (along with the ATS-V, among the first to introduce the change)
- 2017 XT5 CUV
Meanwhile, the following 2016 model year Cadillac vehicles continue having their nameplates at the bottom of the trunk lid:
Interestingly, Cadillac did not announce the changes, in any official announcement, press material, or otherwise. And though the changes are subtle, they do represent a new kind of attention to detail at Cadillac, one that might not have existed prior to the new leadership team.
So now question is, do you like the new, higher location of the badges? Vote in the poll and talk to us in the comments below.