Spanning almost the entire width of the car, my BTS's eggcrate grille takes on different proportions than it's domestic stable mates.
C H O P S — Cadillac BTS. Slightly smaller than the CTS and is a five-door hatch primarily for the European and Asian markets. Full-hybrid drivetrain standard, with a similar rwd-biased electronically controlled all-wheel drive as new Audis. The USA will receive the smaller rwd ATS instead of this BTS.
The Newport nameplate is revived for the five-door, mid-cycle LX update and facelift. Shown is the Chrysler Newport Tourback in St. Regis Blue Pearl.
Chrysler Newport Tourback. Could have been an additional bodystyle at the mid-cycle LX bodies' refresh. Instead of the full wagon, the euro-market 300 might have been available in this 5 door version, the Newport TourBack. Domestic sales would have followed if there was demand for it.
I'm not really sure how I feel about either one of these chops. Some nights you have it, and some nights you don't. Started working on some old wood boards today, so my mind might be wandering away from the digital requisites and into the 'analog' phase again . . .