Next-generation Cadillac models will have all-new headlamps that are more streamlined in their form and function. The 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan has a light-emitting diode and high intensity discharge lights, creating a sleeker face for the lightest car in the class.
The new headlamps have 16 indirect fire LED lights, with 8 LEDs starting on the fender, with the remaining 8 lining the front bumper and doubling as turn indicators. This eliminates the need for additional lights and keeps the new aesthetics clean. All LEDs are also day-time running lights, adding drama to the front of the vehicle.
The main headlights also function as both a low and high bean, and Active Forward Lighting helps drivers see better around turns by turning with the steering direction. "The CTS is the first Cadillac to combine DRL and turn signal under the same lens. Giving the HID projectors a dual purpose allowed us to shorten the front headlamps and give the CTS the most dramatic signature lighting of any Cadillac to date," said Brian Smith, CTS exterior design manager in a recent interview.
Debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Cadillac CTS offers expanded performance, more luxury, and sophisticated technology. Now in its third generation, the CTS has engineering and design cues from the architecture of the ATS sport sedan. Production will begin this fall in Lansing, Michigan for the Cadillac CTS.
Source: General Motors