This striking Cadillac Ciel concept car has been unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, Calif. The Ciel – "sky" in French – is an “open-air grand-touring car inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast,” according to the manufacturer.
At approximately a foot longer than the Cadillac CTS sedan, the four-seat convertible concept is powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, mated to a hybrid system. The concept's long and low proportions “evoke the spirit of the classics,” while the pillar-less, rear-hinged doors reveal a sweeping view of the “dramatic interior.”
Other features include 22-in. alloys, striking vertical LED headlamps front and back, a large shield grille and chrome accents. Inside, the Ciel gets a floating center console, transparent gauges and a “power-assisted transmission shifter.”
The heated and cooled seats offer a drawer for sun cream, sun-glasses and towels as well as “aromatherapy that is controlled from the rear armrest.” Pull-out blankets are also available for all three passengers and retract automatically.
"Large, expressive luxury is innate to Cadillac and the Ciel recalls that heritage, while suggesting where the brand can go in the future,” said Cadillac global design director Clay Dean.