TO THE EDITOR:
Hard to understand how General Motors, with access to amazing design talent, has blinders on when it comes to market wants. It continually misses the mark on interior design and quality throughout its lineup, especially Cadillac ("Lincoln is winning the battle against Cadillac," Richard Truett, autonews.com, Jan. 13).
When I saw the CT6 introduction at the New York auto show, I was pleased to see the attractive exterior, being instantly disappointed the interior was not up to the same level of luxury. It didn't compare to the look, feel or design of Audi's A6, let alone the Mercedes S class it was supposed to compete with. Sadly, the Genesis launch car had a richer feel and look.
The XT5, the same story. Recently, I saw the excellent XT4 only to be left wondering what they were possibly thinking about when they approved its mismatched interior design. Given the late arrival to market, and the beautiful, unique-to-Cadillac exterior, it's astounding to me that they failed to knock this utility vehicle out of the park.
Now I am reading about the XT6, and the pictures I've seen of the interior design are unacceptable. My first impression was Oldsmobile Aurora, not Cadillac "Standard of the World." In the annual 10 best list from Car and Driver, the Chevrolet Camaro was passed over for the Ford Mustang because of interior design and execution.
BARRY BONGIOVI Sales consultant, Elite AutosearchMorristown, N.J.
Elite Autosearch is an automotive leasing and purchasing agency.