|Manufacturer||Cadillac (General Motors)|
|Production||2011 (Concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body style||4-door convertible|
|Engine||Twin-turbocharged 3.6 L direct injection V6|
The Cadillac Ciel is a hybrid electric concept car created by Cadillac and unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Cadillac Ciel has a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter direct injection V6 producing 425 horsepower and a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology. The Ciel is a four-seat convertible with a wheelbase of 125 inches. The concept car was developed at GM Design's North Hollywood Design Center.
The Ciel comes with rear suicide doors, and the interior features a smooth wooden dashboard with a simple gauge look. The word "Ciel" is French for "sky"- which is what the designers had in mind when they made the vehicle.
In 2012 and early 2013, Cadillac contemplated developing a production car based on the Ciel. However, in July 2013, they decided not to pursue the venture.
At the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Cadillac unveiled a new concept, the Cadillac Elmiraj, which is similar in design to the Ciel, except it is a coupe. Both vehicles were designed by Niki Smart.
The Cadillac Ciel was featured in the 2015 movie adaptation of Entourage as a gift from talent agent Ari Gold to the main character Vincent Chase for the success of his directorial debut in the fictional movie, Hyde.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cadillac Ciel.|
- Ciel concept car specs
- John Neff (2011-08-18). "Cadillac Ciel Concept designed for decadent drives up the coast". Autoblog. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- Jerry Garrett (2011-08-19). "Cadillac Ciel Concept: A Hybrid Flagship Docks at Pebble Beach". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Cadillac Ciel Concept Celebrates the Journey". The Wall Street Journal. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Wall St. Cheat Sheet » Automobiles » GM Decides the Cadillac Ciel Isn't Worth the Cost". The Wall Street Cheat Sheet. 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
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