One thing was missing from Inauguration Day this past January: a new presidential limousine. Rumored to be revealed during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the all-new Cadillac limousine failed to show face. However, it’s coming.
And new spy shots show it’s nearing completion, judging by the thin camouflage plastered over the limo. The new limousine, or The Beast 2.0., has been developed in secret due to its cutting edge technology, defense and safety features packed in to protect the president. Systems to clean the air, anti-EMP capability and five-inch thick, bullet-proof glass are among the many features said to be present.
As for design, the latest limo certainly looks miles better than the current presidential limo, which takes plenty of outdated styling cues from a Cadillac DTS. This time, it’s a good mix of Cadillac CT6 and Cadillac Escalade.
It’s also no smaller, as it sits parked next to two Chevrolet Suburbans. In fact, it’s longer and possibly even larger than the Suburbans. If you weren’t aware, the presidential limousine is based upon a General Motors medium-duty truck platform. So, yes, it’s a fine balance of elegance and ruggedness.
It’s not known when exactly the latest Cadillac One will be ready for duty, but previous reports did confirm it will show up later this year.
Spy shots: Autoblog