Cadillac CTS Interior Designed With The Year 2025 In Mind

As cars slowly move away from fossil fuels and major driver input on the road in the next decade, their interiors are bound to become more stylish and in a way, less functional.

Today’s car interiors are designed to be practical and useful, with functionality being a main factor, since the driver needs to be able to execute multiple types of commands manually.

In the future, however, things should change, with some people suggesting that the interior of your car will be a place where you can relax, work or enjoy the vehicle’s many interactive functions.

This particular rendering was posted to Behance and comes courtesy of Ray Yu, a designer who took the modern day Cadillac CTS, looked at its interior design features (like the trapezoid structures and driver-centric layout), and made a couple of changes.

Just kidding, he made more than a couple. In fact, if it wasn’t for the badge on the folding steering wheel, you probably wouldn’t know what type of car this was. A closer look however does reveal some classic Cadillac features, although we wouldn’t bet on this type of futuristic design being ready within the next 8 years – since 8 years ago car interiors were more or less the same as they are today.

Overall, there are plenty of things to like about these designs, especially if you’re into these next-level speedboat-like aesthetics. Also, the seats feature embedded displays directly into the hard wood frame, while the windshield basically becomes a new screen once Autonomous mode is activated. Not a bad way to spend your day.


  • John

    VW’s design in the other recent post looks better.

  • TheBelltower

    This seems to be a GM thing to do. Put out a bunch of hackneyed sketches of swoopy dashboard designs with the intent of getting people excited. The problem is, everyone is onto their game. GM needs to not only make the design look good in pictures, but make their interiors feel like money. These designs are not very good, nor do they suggest that the execution will be any better than they ever have been. To leapfrog the Germans, Cadillac will need to offer Bentley/Bugatti levels of design and quality, at mass production prices.

    • SgtBeavis

      Normally I’d agree, but this wasn’t put out by GM.

      • TheBelltower

        I assumed that it was a study project done on behalf of Cadillac. Maybe I was wrong and it wasn’t.

      • Cobrajet

        Just like the Escala concept.

    • Status

      I agreed with you up until you said “Bentley/Bugatti levels of design and quality, at mass production prices”. That’s simply a contradiction in terms, and an impossibility.

      If they’re going to offer Bugatti/Bentley levels, they’re going to correspondingly demand Bugatti/Bentley prices. Cadillac would have to move upmarket considerably, and therefore would no longer hold a captive audience with the middle class (where Cadillac should have never settled in the first place).

      But to build something in mass production makes it the exact opposite of being a luxury. Luxuries are exclusive. Mass produced items sold at mass produced prices are little better than a commodity (also something that Cadillac foolishly shot itself in the foot 60 years ago and hasn’t been able to recover from).

      • TheBelltower

        I brought up Bugatti and Bentley because they are both manufactured by the same company. For the most part, there is nothing intrinsically valuable to a Bentley other than scarcity and the ability to offer bespoke finishes. With GM’s purchasing and manufacturing power, these levels of quality should be easy for GM to mimic, if not the bespoke options. I brought up Bugatti because there is intrinsic value to the components. If you take the components apart, they are beautiful inside-and-out. Areas of the car that you may never see are finished to Class-A levels. This is where Cadillac generally falls flat. They cut corners where they don’t think people will notice. And clearly, people do notice. What are Class-A surfaces to GM wouldn’t cut the mustard in a VW or Audi Q5. Let alone their S8, R8 flagship. Certainly not in an S-class.

        Sorry to be so wordy. What I intend to say is, Cadillac needs to stop benchmarking the S-class. They need to pull apart cars that are in an entirely different class. Everyone, including Hyundai, is aiming at the S-class. I believe that benchmark is too low because, right now, only MB and maybe BMW has the ability to establish what the executive class is. The only way Cadillac will ever be able to gain entry as a real luxury player is to rise to a level that S-class buyers aspire to own.

        • Astonman

          “The only way Cadillac will ever be able to gain entry as a real luxury player is to rise to a level that S-class buyers aspire to own.”
          I like that thought

  • dumblikeyou2

    Sure it’s different, but its design is all zeros and ones. And that fembot; puhleez

  • no25

    2025 isn’t that far away (7-8 years). That’s only one (maybe two) more design(s) of the CTS before an interior like this. So, what I am saying is that I don’t see the auto industry changing that much in 8 years. It’s a good design, but probably for later in the future. Just my opinion.

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  • gary4205

    Dear “journalist”….cars will still be burning fossil fuel 100 years from now!

    • Status

      Fortunately, you haven’t got more than 10 years left in you.

  • Bash

    Yeah yeah, keep showing us those beautiful sketches ideas that zero percent of them will make it to the production lines.

  • Marty

    So, are we finally getting the useless steering wheel that we have seen in concepts for… since forever? Yee-ha.

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