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Are U.S. Luxury Sedans Too Small?

Posted on November 26, 2018
The CT6 is three inches shorter than the old DTS, which itself was more than a foot shorter than the 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood. (LCT file photo)
The CT6 is three inches shorter than the old DTS, which itself was more than a foot shorter than the 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood. (LCT file photo)

The insistence by Lincoln and Cadillac on mid-sizing their full-sizers would make a lot more sense if pretty much every other prestige vehicle on the market was not in the process of becoming bigger and/or more imposing-looking.

There’s one play left to make, if anybody at GM or Ford is unwilling to unconditionally surrender the luxury battlefield to Germany and Japan. Take the Navigator or next-gen Escalade. Drop it to the ground, lower the seats, add a long and steeply-raked C-pillar. Style the whole thing after the mid-Seventies Fleetwood or Continental. Stretch it 235 inches bumper to bumper. Make sure you can’t see a Maybach 560 parked on the other side of it. Give it 550 horsepower.

Road & Track article here

Related Topics: Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Ford Expedition, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln-Continental

Comments ( 1 )
  • Jon

     | about 13 days ago

    I agree - that is way I buy European lwb cars now because they are bigger inside/out...

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