French seams and CTS parking brakes

08 CTS Nav and EntertainmentEdmunds got to speak with Eric Clough, Cadillac interiors director of design. A couple interesting things came out of the discussion.

1. What the heck are French stitching/seams and why is Cadillac making such a fuss over them in their new interiors.

2. What is going on with the foot-operated parking brake in the new CTS? (hint, it is going away in 2009, but not in the way you might initially expect).

Check out their short interview at:

Inside Line: Details on ’08 Cadillac CTS, Including Tutorial on French Stitching