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GM Bringing 11 EVs Based On New Platform, Hints At Cadillac ELR Successor 16
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Electric Vehicles, GM, Reports on 11 16th, 2017


General Motors has revealed its new modular platform for electric vehicles will be used on at least 11 different models.

According to the company, the platform will be used to underpin an assortment of different vehicles in various segments across multiple brands. The company was coy on specifics but confirmed the platform builds on knowledge learned from the Chevrolet Bolt and Volt and will have an all-new battery system that is “structurally integrated” into its design.

The platform will be used to underpin a dizzying array of all-new models including two “centroid entries.” They include a compact SUV and a luxury SUV that is likely bound for Cadillac or Buick.

Various versions of the platform will also underpin a small SUV, a compact crossover, and a luxury compact crossover. There will also be large seven-passenger crossovers in both standard and luxury form.

GM went on to say the platform has enough “bandwidth” for a low-roof car that resembles a hatchback and a luxury low-roof car that appears to be a coupe. The latter model could potentially be a successor to the slow-selling Cadillac ELR.

The models will have a range in excess of 300 miles (482 km) thanks to high-density battery packs which uses cells that cost less than $100 per kWh. The new batteries will have a larger footprint but they will be shorter and offer an improved DC Fast Charge technology.

GM is betting big on electric vehicles because the company believes they can sell one million units annually by 2026. In order to support this growth, the company will “partner, incentivize and/or invest when necessary” to create a robust electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The company will also use data from OnStar and Maven to determine the best locations for chargers.

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Cadillac House Celebrates Successful Racing Season With Huge Miniature Race Course 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Motorsport, racing on 11 15th, 2017


The Cadillac House in New York is celebrating the company’s successful racing season by unveiling a new installation called “Visionaire Racing.”

Set to open to the public tomorrow, the installation is billed as an “action-packed interactive exhibition” that is based on “1980s Japanese cult miniature 4WD model-making and racing competitions” known as Mini Yonku racing. As part of the exhibit, visitors are invited to purchase miniature race cars and then decorate them with a colorful design. Once the cars are finished, fans can race them on the largest “Mini4wd” track on the East Coast.

Besides building their own miniature race cars, fans can check out a number of real Cadillac race cars including the DPi-V.R No. 10, DPi-V.R No. 31, and the ATS-VR which was driven in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship. Cadillac will also be showcasing two CTS-V models in Glacier Metallic and Vector Blue.

The exhibit runs through mid-January and will be open between noon and 7 pm on weekdays (noon to 5 pm on weekends). The Cadillac House will also be hosting a Mini4WD racing challenge with qualifying rounds on Saturdays in December and a grand championship on January 7th.

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Cadillac Offers $5,000 Off An Escalade To Tackle New Lincoln Navigator 8
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Ford, GM, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports on 11 8th, 2017


Cadillac is targeting Lincoln customers with its latest offer on the Escalade, as the new Navigator starts to roll out nationwide.

Any customer that will trade in a 1999 or newer Lincoln model will get a $5000 discount on a Cadillac Escalade, according to Bloomberg which confirmed the offer with GM.

This marks the beginning of an aggressive strategy for Cadillac which understandably wants to defend its dominant luxury SUV against the all-new Lincoln Navigator. Ford is also launching the new Expedition, which is also expected to steal some of the market share GM enjoys in the segment.

Lincoln’s new Navigator starts at $73,250 (including shipping) and comes packed with 75 new features, including WiFi hotspot and clever assist and packaging systems. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade starts at $75,290 (including shipping) and the $5,000 incentive can be grouped with several other deals the company is currently offering to either a purchase or a lease.

Ford’s desire to steal market share from GM in the really profitable full-size SUV segment isn’t a secret. “The profit pool is enormous for these large, body-on-frame SUVs,” Bob Shanks, Ford’s CFO, said earlier this year. “Right now, General Motors gets a disproportionate share of that. We can do better.”

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China Officially Becomes Cadillac’s Largest Market 7
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac, china, Reports on 11 7th, 2017


The Chinese are continuing to purchase Cadillac models in record numbers, helping the American carmaker to record its 17th month of consecutive sales growth.

Last month, Cadillac shifted 17,018 units in China, significantly more than the 13,931 vehicles it sold throughout the United States and a healthy 36.1 per cent higher than the 12,502 Cadillacs sold in China in October 2016.

In year-to-date sales, Chinese customers have purchased 141,643 models from Cadillac. By comparison, 127,777 have been sold in the United States, 4.1 per cent less than the same time period last year. By comparison, the Chinese year-to-date sales are 58.2 per cent greater, allowing China to official become Cadillac’s biggest market.

In January, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said China could become the brand’s largest market within three years. Evidently, even he was unable to predict the huge spike in demand that would come from China throughout 2017.

Looking beyond China and the U.S., sales have improved in Canada, South Korea, Russia, and Japan.

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China Officially Becomes Cadillac’s Largest Market 7
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac, china, Reports on 11 7th, 2017


The Chinese are continuing to purchase Cadillac models in record numbers, helping the American carmaker to record its 17th month of consecutive sales growth.

Last month, Cadillac shifted 17,018 units in China, significantly more than the 13,931 vehicles it sold throughout the United States and a healthy 36.1 per cent higher than the 12,502 Cadillacs sold in China in October 2016.

In year-to-date sales, Chinese customers have purchased 141,643 models from Cadillac. By comparison, 127,777 have been sold in the United States, 4.1 per cent less than the same time period last year. By comparison, the Chinese year-to-date sales are 58.2 per cent greater, allowing China to official become Cadillac’s biggest market.

In January, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said China could become the brand’s largest market within three years. Evidently, even he was unable to predict the huge spike in demand that would come from China throughout 2017.

Looking beyond China and the U.S., sales have improved in Canada, South Korea, Russia, and Japan.

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Toyota Tops Consumers Reports Reliability Ratings, Cadillac Finishes Dead Last 20
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura TLX, audi, BMW, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac, Chrysler, Consumer Reports, Dodge, GMC, GMC Acadia, Jeep, LEXUS, RAM, Subaru, subaru impreza, TOYOTA on 10 20th, 2017


Consumers Reports recently released its reliability ratings, much to the chagrin of Tesla, and the results show some surprises.
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Cadillac Positively Dominated IMSA Prototype Racing In 2017 10
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Cadillac, Dallara, IMSA, racing on 10 10th, 2017


Certain manufacturers we've come to expect to dominate endurance prototype racing: Audi, Porsche, even Toyota or Peugeot. But Cadillac?
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U Spy Cadillac Testing Fleet Of Four-Door Prototypes 8
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 10 8th, 2017


Ever since Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen confirmed the arrival of a new sedan called the CT5, models such as the ATS, XTS and even the CTS have had their days numbers.
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GM Announces A Selection Of Discounts For Costco Members 4
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Reports on 10 4th, 2017


As the end of the year approaches, General Motors has announced a host of special deals and discounts for Costco members.
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2018 Cadillac XT4 PHEV Getting Ready For An Assault To Ze Germans 21
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac Scoops, Cadillac XT4, Scoops, U Spy on 09 21st, 2017


Cadillac continues the development of its hotly anticipated XT4 crossover, with the prototype still wrapped in heavy camouflage.
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Absolut Puts This Copper Caddy Cab On Duty In New York 14
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Cadillac, Classics, taxi on 09 14th, 2017


New York taxis are yellow… right? Usually, sure. But someone evidently forgot to tell that to the people at Absolut, who have hit the Big Apple in this brilliant copper cab.
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Corvette C8 Could Be Launched Next Fall With A Small Block V8 Engine 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet, Corvette, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


After years of speculation, Chevrolet is finally going to build a mid-engine Corvette.
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2020 Cadillac Escalade To Have An Independent Rear Suspension 7
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Reports on 09 7th, 2017


The Cadillac Escalade is one of the brand's most important models and a new report is indicating the next-generation SUV has been delayed by approximately six months.
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$71,290 Will Get You A Cadillac CT6 With Super Cruise 5
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Reports, Tech on 09 5th, 2017


It has been confirmed that luxury car buyers will be able to purchase a 2018 Cadillac CT6 equipped with the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system for as little as $71,290.
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Cadillac CTS Interior Designed With The Year 2025 In Mind 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Cadillac, Cadillac CTS, Renderings on 09 3rd, 2017


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.
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