Flashy Wheels

An Italian look for Cadillac

In an effort to broaden its market and appeal to younger buyers, Cadillac launched the subcompact Cimarron in 1981. More like a Chevrolet than a Cadillac, the $13,000 vehicle has failed to excite luxury-car buyers. Now General Motors is turning to a leading Italian car stylist in hopes of developing a sporty new Cadillac that may fit in better with the division's sumptuous line-up of Fleetwoods, Coupe DeVilles and Eldorados (sticker prices: up to $35,000). Cadillac has asked Sergio Pininfarina, 57, to design a two-seat convertible, named the Callisto after one of Jupiter's moons. The car will...

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