You can definitely see the Camry resemblance in the greenhouse, though I'm sure that was not Cadillac's intention, or even possible with the design timeframe and overlap between these two cars.
I will be interested to see what the interior of this car looks and feels like in person. In my opinion, there is quite a disparity between GM's photoshopped and touched up interior press pics, and what you see in person, and I've felt this way for the last few years with different Buicks, Cadillacs and Chevys. They seem to get the overall design right, and some of the details like a leather-stitched dash look nice, but when you sit in the car, flimsy plastic on the dash and steering wheel sours the ambiance, as does a gear shifter that feels like it was made by rubbermaid. The panel gaps also happen to be much wider when you're sitting in the driver's seat, the chrome trim literally feels flimsy, etc.
GM has come a long way, but still has a long way to go in this area, so I'll be interested to see how much progress they've made with the ATS.
there's TONS of differences between the camry and this cadillac in side profile.
front/rear overhangs / wheelbase.
camry has curve downward/upward on front door (see red pic above)
camry has curve inward on D pillar
cadillac is just 1000x more elegantly designed.
camry is ok for an appliance - gets the job done.
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The obsession with the "Ring" must end. For all out sports cars, fine. For cars that will be aimed at 30 years olds but bought by 70 years olds, they are doing it wrong.
Right on, Mike. Couldn't have said it better myself. In fact, that, to some extent, is also one of the (few) problems with the new Buick Verano (one marketing step below the ATS), which I have a very high opinion of. They did a superb job on the Verano's interior, hardware, materials, fit/finish, styling, features, and price....but then saddled it with a stiffer-than-necessary suspension and firm-riding, low-profile 45-series, 18" rubber.