Cadillac is undergoing some pretty big changes, with the transition to all-electric power ushering in new styling and design updates. However, Caddy isn’t quite done with internal combustion, at least not yet, offering up models like the Cadillac CT5 sedan with a gasoline-powered engine under the hood. Now, it looks like at least one Caddy owner is going old school when it comes to the custom upgrades, adding a classic Cadillac hood ornament to their four-door.
Recently making its way online via social media, what we have here is what appears to be a Cadillac CT5-V or Cadillac CT5 Sport with a stand-up Cadillac hood ornament mounted front and center. The pop-up ornament is in the classic wreathed design, and definitely looks a bit odd on the nose of this modern four-door luxury mobile.
The fact that this is likely an example of the V-Series or Sport trim levels makes it even weirder. After all, the Cadillac CT5-V and Cadillac CT5 Sport are supposed to have the sleek lines and chiseled good looks of a modern, sporty four-door, while the stand-up hood ornament is a throwback to much older machines. The last Cadillac built with this sort of hood ornament was the 2000 through 2005 Cadillac DeVille, while modern Caddy models are going for a more streamlined look.
Even the Cadillac logo itself is changing. For those readers who may be unaware, the Cadillac badge is going to a monochromatic color scheme. Notably, the Cadillac CT5 previously offered a monochromatic badge as an optional extra, incorporating a mix of silver hues, rather than the traditional yellow, red, blue, and black seen on the Cadillac crest prior.
But maybe this owner is a fan of the old-school Cadillacs and likes the multi-colored badging so much they felt inclined to add yet another bit of it to the hood. Or maybe they just liked that stand-up badge so much, they had to have one, even though the design of their modern Cadillac CT5 has evolved.
Either way, to each their own.