Cadillac has released a new video on the Ciel Concept.
In this piece we get to see the car's designers talk about the Ciel, its inspiration and origins.
Cadillac's design director Clay Dean, along with exterior design manager Niki Smart and interior design manager Gael Buzyn, all provide their take on the elements of a car that "maintains that bold swagger that Cadillac is really know for," according to Smart.
The Ciel, which means 'sky' in French, was named to highlight Cadillac's French ancestry but also to reference the car's core inspiration - Highway 1 in California, the Golden State, where its designers say the open-top caddy was meant to be driven.
Under the bonnet of the Ciel is a twin-turbo 3.6 liter V6 with 425 bhp (317 kW / 431 PS) and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm) coupled to a hybrid transmission powering an all-wheel-drive system.