Future Cadillac Coupes.
Of course, we all know 2 door cars don’t sell well anymore. Nothing from Cadillac or Lincoln seems to be coming soon. The Camaro just died and the new Mustang is only a heavy refresh of what it was last year. At least it’s still around… There are no 2 door coupe versions of sedans either, like the old Accord coupe or Camry coupe (Later called Solara). Back in the 1970s, it seems almost every single American sedan model was also available as a 2 door coupe. And that was on top of cars that were only available with 2 doors, like the Thunderbird.
Still, it seems German luxury manufacturers are holding on to their expensive 2 door models. Mercedes replaced both the C-Class coupe and E-Class coupe with the new CLE Coupe. BMW still has the 4 series coupe, which we all know is a 2-door version of the 3 series. However, Audi seems to be done with the A5 coupe. At least for now.
The illustrations above show what new Cadillac EV coupes could look like. Both with a bit of a retro flair. Cadillac also needs to get back into real names instead of CT5 or XT5. And nothing with “IQ” please. Just an “E” in the name is good enough to imply electricity. The large model could become a 21st-century Eldorado. While the smaller one could still be a “Seville Coupe”. At this point, why not…
Cadillac has been teasing us with wonderful 2 door concepts over eh years like the Elmiraj or the Ciel, but these never made it to production.
The last Cadillac 2-door coupe, so far, was the ATS coupe seen above. Produced from 2015 to 2019. It basically looked like a straight-2-door version of the sedan with zero added style. Which is exactly what a 2 door coupe should not be. Unsurprisingly, when the ATS became the CT4 in 2019, the coupe didn’t make the transition, due to “poor sales”.
There is no logical reason why anyone would pick a 2 door car over a 4 door one. Except for style and personality, and better proportions. A coupe that doesn’t have any of this is DOA.
Let’s hope that GM finds it in their hearts to finally offer a very good-looking 2 door coupe in the future EV world. One that offers tons of personality and some well-needed Cadillac style.