New Cadillac Coupe Shows Up In New Patent Drawings67
A new set of rendered photos sourced from a General Motors design patent with the USPTO appear to show a future Cadillac Coupe.
As first reported by our sister site, Cadillac Society, the design patent in question (patent number D821,923) was applied for by GM’s technology subsidiary on February 14th, 2017 and then granted on July 3rd, 2018. The patent does not mention Cadillac specifically, but there is no mistaking the renderings contained therein as anything but a two-door Cadillac coupe.
Official patent documents list Jaehoon Lee of Prahran, Australia as the inventor. A search on LinkedIn shows a Jae Hoon Lee being employed by General Motors in Melbourne, Australia as a Creative Designer. Mr. Lee previously worked at GM Korea, according to the profile.
The entire design patent document is available here (in PDF format).
The GM Authority Take
The images/renderings uncovered by this filing may very well be our first look yet at a Cadillac CT5 Coupe. The probability of a two-door coupe variant of the upcoming Cadillac CT5 has recently come into question given the ongoing decline in sedan sales, but this patent filing and images appear to be an unofficial (yet quite clear) confirmation that the CT5 will have a coupe variant – and that this is how it will look.
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Wow wow wow look at that rear end
The proportions look amazing!!
Could this be an EV? I know Patent drawings wouldn’t show exhaust detail but it’s an completely blank diffuser in the rear.
I wish they put a V8 in it for a vsport and V model
Love the look of the rear end too. But where is the license plate going to go? If it goes right smack in the middle of the back, that is going to spoil the look. It can’t go lower in the middle cause that is where the exhaust tips are. Are rear license plates allowed to be offset to one side or the other? Even that would look strange though. Hope they come up with a good place for it.
Does anyone write down a license plate number anymore?
With all of today’s technology, government and the auto industry needs to come up with a different license plate strategy. Embedded barcodes into the design would give it a lifetime registration number regardless of which state. Smart phones can be used to copy the “plate number” and from police cruises, built in cameras and sensors would be able to extract the information without the police officer having to manually enter the info while driving at high speed. Foot police and meter maids would just scan the barcode to write up a parking ticket. I wonder if this has been patented? Probably.
Good point, rear looks so clean and fluid I don’t know where an indent would go for a plate.
This design is a long way from finished. There will be a tag, and it will be centered. They need to get on with the development of the e.t. (electronic tag) but the states are the hold-up with their red tape. There will also be exhaust tips….
I don’t know about you, but I clearly see 4 exhaust ports in the top center of the rear diffuser.
4 exhausts top-centre of the diffuser?
Is this the C7 Corvette chassis with a new life after C8 goes on-sale?
I think it’s more likely the exhaust is being routed to the center like the CTSV coupe than the Y-body being adapted
There is no CTS-V Coupe, I’m sure you mean ATS-V. It also could be a variant of the Omega as a CT7 ……
Just noticed that now lol, I initially took it as a center reverse light.
Which confirm this is a production model. Pretty sure, these real round exhaust pipes won’t be noticeable in real life. They will be hidden behind that triangle. Typical production trick.
U don’t do like this in concepts.
But this is a concept. Just look at the size of the side mirrors.
..and the slits for headlights.
V8 is ideal, but at what cost ?
It’s a Cadillac, so cost shouldn’t be a barrier to desire.
Looks too big to be a CT5, maybe more like a CT7 with a 4.2 V8 in V Sport form, and an LT4 in V form. Now there’s something to wish for….
Definately agree I think we may be seeing a Escala coupe built on a shortened Omega chassis.
Front fascia needs some sculpting, but damn those proportions look awesome. That short rear deck and long GT hood are fantastic. Give it an active rear spoiler and damn!
Nice high revving DOHC V8 would be a killer grand touring car. And an electric version with 250mi range
Four exhaust ports in figure five.
Looks like a Cadillac version of a Camaro.
I had the same vibe from the side profile and have a feeling this is actually the ATS coupe replacement.
All they need is one killer coupe with multiple drivetrains. EV, twin-turbo 6
Finally a worthy replacement to my CTS Coupe! I switched to the sedan when the third generation came out because the ATS Coupe looks bland. But this gives me a reason to go back to the two door when my lease is up on the CTS sedan!
This is probably our best look yet at the CT5 sedan as well, as the front end will likely be a direct copy from its coupe counterpart seen here. CT5 is shaping up to be a baby Escala – a very good thing!
Also worth noting that this looks to be a liftback design. Check out the cut lines on the rear-end across the tops of the taillights and the Cadillac emblem. The lines then continue up the C-pillars to the top of the rear glass. Should make this a more practical option too.
I like it a lot…I had a 2011 CTS Coupe and loved it. The back seat sucked, but I didn’t care because the car looked great !!!
If its available in 2020 when the lease is up on 2017 CTS Sedan, I may lease one.
Looks like an AMG competitor to me. Those proportions remind me of Mercedes performance.
It’s like the Avista concept and the Escala had a baby. I love it!
I like it. Should transfer to metal well.
The real issue will it sell globally to survive. The last coupe struggled as a single market car. I would expect a TTV8 in the V model.
I get a Bentley coupe vibe but with Pure Cadillac design.
I will smack the first person that complains about the C pillar blind spot. That is a very essential part of this car to make the design flow.
The super charged DOHC V8 with the 10 speed transmission for an option would make a very desirable coupe worthy of beating the beamer and audi crowd . There should be a V8 with fuel management system to provide performance and miles per gallon which could be in the 30 mpg range as the standard power plant. Many people want a daily driver which would be a fun vehicle to drive, but not a sedan.
What’s up with the mirrors? Caddy going to camera mirrors like audi e-tron? Does this suggest it’s a production design or a concept? THe ultra thin lights and camera mirrors look like concept, but a lot of these things are moving to production now.
Cadillac could do something similar to the new Blazer and house the headlight units in the two air intakes and leave the thin horizontal lighting element to only be DRL.
I’ve been told CT5 would get two body versions. The first one is a sedan. The second one is a coupe.
And it looks amazing.
This is an EV for sure. Doesn’t mean that an ICE version will not be offered as well.
I’m just strictly going by the only rear image provided. Having said that, wow is Cadillac back if this is what we will be getting from them in the near future. I hope and pray the Power-trains are up to par with the Best of the Europeans.
Me personally, I’m hoping for an LT1 v8 under the hood just like how back in the ’90’s Cadillac had the 5.7L Lt1 in the Fleetwood. But even the new 4.2L twin turbo v8 would be ok.
I doubt we’ll see an LT V8 in a Cadillac other than Escalade after CTS production ends.
And the four “exaust ports” couldn’t possibly be back-up lights because…..
Where do I sign?
Well, it looks amazing. Pretty sure its a PRODUCTION model of the CT5 coupe. Some may say, it has some conceptual elements like the narrow headlights. But look at the Chevy Blazer. If its a production model it means that this car won’t copy the sedan, and thats even more amazing.
No C-pillar? awesome.
Lighter, stronger, faster… and a true gorgeous coupe. Waiting in trepidation with cheque and pen in hand.
I guess that’s one way to build the Buick Avista.
The Buick Riviera originally was a Cadillac Lasalle concept.
Call it pay back.
Beautiful proportions and very nicely done. The longish hood and short deck are classic proportions that always look good. The shape is also instantly recognizable as a Cadillac albeit more muscular and aggressive than anything else in the stable. I also get the impression that it’s a liftback which would enable an elegant coupe, such as this, to actually have a modicum of practicality increasing its appeal.
Powered by the new Cadillac-exclusive V-8, this car could elevate Cadillac into a more mature, refined luxury stratosphere than could never be achieved with the previous Corvette-powered CTS-V coupe. It’ll need a top-notch Audi-esque interior to achieve that but if GM can get the details right, this car could really enhance Cadillac’s image and be a sales success as well. One can only hope that it could do that and a bit more – perhaps reignite passion for beautiful and fun cars after a period of way too many dull silver CUVs.
I hope this is more than another tease although most likely it’s merely a concept headed for Pebble Beach next month. It would be truly exciting though if Cadillac would ‘Dare Greatly’ and actually send this out to roads around the world.