Aluminum door signs for the Cadillac CTS-V hatchback: What you need to know
The Cadillac CXR crossover has been getting a lot of attention for its design, and while it’s a big step up from the Cadillac ATS-CV, it’s not nearly as striking as it was back in 2013.
The new CTS hatchback’s aluminum doors look like they’re from a different era, and the doors themselves are designed to look like the originals.
But they’re not, because the aluminum louver doors are actually from the mid-1980s.
The design and the details are very similar to the ones that were used on the ATS hatch, but they are different.
The aluminum lumbar panels are still visible, and they’re just barely visible.
The lower louver panel is slightly different than the upper louver panels, which were redesigned for the new CX and then re-used on the 2016 CTS.
They’re made of a softer material that’s harder to scratch.
The upper panel is also slightly different from the lower panel.
The louver covers are thicker than the original panels, so they won’t stick to the doors, but the louver doesn’t have any real effect on how the doors look.
In a perfect world, these would be replaced by a thinner, more breathable material, but it’s far from impossible.
If you’re interested in how the CTS is designed, check out our story on the Cadillac’s styling and how it’s different from what you’re used to, and you can check out some photos of the new doors and louver for yourself at Car and Driver.