CTS Coupe spied again…this time in profile/front

AutoBlog.com has spotted the new CTS Coupe undergoing testing. This time we get a view of the side and front end (disguised, of course).

CTS Coupe ProfileOddly, it seems that the rest of the world has just noticed what we saw in the C&D spy shots a few days back…no exterior door handles.

Yeah guys…we noticed that – but thanks for the additional eye candy. Oh, and they also seem to have forgotten that this is how the XLR does things as well (mentioning only the Corvette as a precedent for this layout within GM).

Of course, we would notice these things, wouldn’t we? 😉

Check out Autoblog’s pics and not-so-insightful commentary on the CTS Coupe over at:

AutoBlog.com: Cadillac CTS Coupe Caught with No Door Handles!

  • bluebaby

    Please hurry, does that mean this September it comes out? say yes also bluetooth?

    thanks

  • The Coupe is expected to be a 2010 model year – which would mean early 2009 at the absolute earliest.

    More likely is when the normal 2010’s go into production (July/Aug 2009).

  • Thanks for the info. Maybe Cadillac has come up with some new technology to open and unlock the doors. Remeber they have been a leader in the past for such inventions.

    I don’t think it will be bluetooth because it is easy to hack and not too secure. Could be something similiar like a rfid tag. They could also use a card to start the car and eliminate the keys all together.

  • Vinny,

    The tech to open the doors is proven…there should be a pressure switch on the inside of the door, within the opening at the trailing edge of the door (where you’ll stick your hand).

    As for bluetooth – I think bluebaby is talking about bluetooth as a means to integrate a cell phone with the car (like in many other luxury cars). Cadillac goofed by releasing the 08 CTS with no built-in bluetooth capability…they have said this will be corrected for the 2009 model year (and certainly should be available on the coupe as well).