It happened Tuesday night, at General Motors design studio in North Hollywood, Calif., during an event prior to the Wednesday opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The four-passenger Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept unveiled Tuesday is aimed at luxury car buyers who live in congested metropolitan areas. The car is small, a little shorter and several inches wider than a Mini Cooper.
The concept signals three things.
Two, it's a response to BMW and Mercedes-Benz, both developing similar-sized cars for the United States and other markets.
Three, mini-size doesn't mean boring or boxy. The Cadillac concept is a stylish head turner.
The world has indeed changed.