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Cadillac President Opens Up About Future Lineup, Promises A Handful Of EVs 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XT4, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Cadillac didn't have anything to show at the North American International Auto Show but that didn't stop president Johan de Nysschen from revealing a handful of new models are on the horizon.
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Cadillac Boss Criticizes “Extremely Clunky” Apple CarPlay 19
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apple, Cadillac, Reports, Tech on 01 19th, 2018


In recent years, Apple CarPlay has flooded the market and for many, it is hugely convenient and a serious time saver. However, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen isn’t a big fan of the system.
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Mercedes AMG E63 vs Cadillac CTS-V: This Comparison Might Surprise You 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac Videos, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 18th, 2018


The all-new Mercedes-AMG E63 has arrived looking for the crown of the best super saloon but first it needs to have a chat with the Cadillac CTS-V.
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900 HP BMW M3 Is Confident Ahead Of C63 And CTS-V Drag Race 17
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M3, BMW Videos, Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Russia, tuning, Unlimited 500, video on 01 17th, 2018


Since the BMW M3 is by definition a super-sports sedan, you can't really call it a sleeper, can you? However, with 900 horses on tap, this particular E90 model could take just about anyone, and anything, by surprise.
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2019 Cadillac XT4 Will Reportedly Debut In New York 17
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac XT4, New York auto show, Reports on 01 17th, 2018


Cadillac has reportedly confirmed the 2019 XT4 will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show which kicks off on March 28th.
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Scoop: 2020 CT5 Sedan To Open A New Chapter For Cadillac 12
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac Scoops, Scoops on 01 12th, 2018


The first spy shots of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 have landed, giving us a first taste of the upcoming executive sedan.

The upcoming Cadillac CT5 will replace both the ATS, CTS and XTS when it arrives in the market sometime in late 2019. According to Cadillac’s president, the company wants to “rebalance” its sedan portfolio, which admittedly has too many members at the moment.

The all-new Cadillac CT5 will be based on the new version of GM’s Alpha architecture, with inside sources indicating that it will only use the long-wheelbase version of the platform. Both rear- and all-wheel drive versions will be on offer.

The engine range will include a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 3.6-liter V6 as well as a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 for the range-topping V model. Cadillac is also reportedly planning a plug-in hybrid version based on the four-cylinder models.

The upcoming Cadillac CT5 is expected to enter production in Q2 or Q3 of 2019 at the Lansing Grand River plant, with sales to begin towards the end of the same year.

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2019 Cadillac XT4 Tackles The Arctic Circle For Some Last Minute Winter Testing 10
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac Scoops, Cadillac XT4, Scoops on 01 10th, 2018


Cadillac’s lineup is heavy on sedans and light on crossovers but that’s about to change as the company is putting the finishing touches on the all-new XT4.

Designed to compete with rivals such as the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, the XT4 will become the company’s entry-level crossover when it is launched later this year. Cadillac has been tight-lipped about the model but the latest spy photos show the crossover will follow in the footsteps of the XT5 and feature a prominent grille, a relatively short hood, and angular styling cues.

The camouflage hides most of the styling details but we can see the model will have an upward sweeping beltline, roof rails, and a rakish rear window. Other highlights include a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen has previously said the model will be offered with an “entirely new series of efficient and powerful engines.” That’s not much to go on but rumors have suggested the crossover could have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces at least 275 hp (205 kW). The engine is expected to be connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive system. Later down the road, Cadillac is expected to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant.

Reports have suggested the Cadillac XT4 will be built alongside the Chevrolet Malibu at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas. This isn’t too surprising as the crossover is expected to ride on the C1XX platform which is related to the E2XX platform which underpins the sedan.

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Chinese Demand Drives Cadillac Sales To Second Best Year Ever 9
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac, china, Reports on 01 9th, 2018


Cadillac has just reported the second-highest sales year in its history, thanks largely to skyrocketing demand in China.

A total of 356,467 vehicles were delivered by Cadillac in 2017, a 15.5 per cent sales increase over the previous year. Despite this increase, sales of the brand’s vehicles actually fell by 8 per cent in the United States from 170,006 in 2016 to 156,440 last year.

However, China more than made up for this. In fact, Cadillac reports a 50.8 per cent increase in sales in China, soaring from 116,406 in 2016 to 175,489 deliveries by the time the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2017. In a timespan much quicker than Cadillac predicted, China has become the brand’s largest market.

The most popular Cadillac currently on sale is the XT5 crossover with 143,905 examples delivered to customers throughout 2017. Additionally, ATS sales rose 17.2 per cent and the average sales price of a Cadillac in the United States continues to increase, currently sitting at “well above $54,000.”

“The resurgence of the brand is underscored by our attaining the second-highest total sales figure in Cadillac’s 115-year history,” said Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen.

“Our objective of rapidly establishing a second volume hub for the brand to complement our U.S. operations has been attained, as our Chinese business grew exponentially, leaving us well-positioned for sustained growth going forward.”

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Cadillac XT4 Inches Closer To Production As The First Test Vehicles Roll Off The Assembly Line 8
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac XT4, Reports on 01 8th, 2018


The compact crossover segment is booming and luxury automakers have been enjoying strong sales of models such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes GLC. Cadillac is notably absent from that list but that’s about to change as the company is putting the finishing touches on the all-new XT4.

Designed to slot beneath the larger XT5, the XT4 will become Cadillac’s entry-level crossover when it is launched later this year. The company has been coy on specifics but Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen used to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to announce the model will be offered with an “entirely new series of efficient and powerful engines.”

There’s no word on specifics but the model is expected to be offered with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive system. Spy photographers have also snapped photos of a plug-in hybrid variant which should appeal to eco-conscious buyers.

Cadillac hasn’t said much about the model but Bloomberg is reporting the vehicle will be built at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas. The publication says the plant has already begun building test versions of the crossover and states the vehicle will use “similar underpinnings” as the Chevrolet Malibu which is also built at the plant.

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Cadillac ATS Sedan Could Be Dropped For 2019 18
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac ATS, Reports on 12 18th, 2017


The Cadillac ATS serves an important role as the company’s entry-level sedan but new documents suggest the model could be going away for the 2019 model year.

According to VIN codes unearthed by The Truth About Cars, Cadillac will only sell the ATS in coupe form in 2019. That would be a drastic change as the ATS is one of the company’s best-selling sedans.

Carsalesbase data shows Cadillac sold a combined total of 21,505 ATS sedans and coupes last year but that’s down significantly from the 38,319 units that were sold in 2013. This year looks particularly bad as the company has only sold around 12,000 units in the United States through November.

CTS sales have also fallen significantly in recent years as Cadillac sold 15,911 models in 2016 which is a drastic drop from the 31,115 units that were sold two years prior.

Cadillac wasn’t feeling too talkative about the ATS’ future but Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently said “We have to rebalance our sedan portfolio” and this will eventually lead to the elimination of the ATS, CTS, and XTS. All three models are set to be replaced by the new CT5 which is slated to start at around $35,000.

Later on, the company will introduce a new entry-level sedan which is set to compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA-Class.

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Cadillac’s Racing Prototypes Have Changed A Bit In 67 Years 13
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Cadillac, Classics, IMSA, Le Mans, Motorsport, racing on 12 13th, 2017


Cadillac has been around for a long time. 115 years, to be precise. In that time, it has raced extensively, and as you might expect, its racers have changed a lot over the decades.

Jordan Taylor got to find that out for himself first-hand this week at Daytona, where he drove the 1950 Cadillac Series 61 Le Mans racer known as “Le Monstre.”

French (as you might have guessed) for “the monster,” the one-of-a-kind racing prototype was rebodied in aluminum with a streamliner shape to take on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950 (alongside a production-bodied version of the same). It ultimately finished eleventh, but its jet-age shape made an impression or two.

Nearly seven decades later, Taylor found it to be a radically different driving experience to the Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype he drove to victory in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The two endurance-racing prototypes are both powered by Cadillac V8 engines, but that’s about where the similarities end.

Le Monstre‘s engine displaced 5.4 liters and produced just 160 horsepower, where the DPi-V.R dispatches 6.2 liters to the effect of 580 hp (in accordance with series regulations). Where the new one uses Brembo disc brakes to keep its 2,050 pounds of curb weight in check, the old one used drum brakes to anchor its 3,700 pounds.

“On the first lap going into the Bus Stop, I went for the brake, and I am not sure I’ve ever driven anything with full drum brakes before,” said Jordan. “When I got up high onto the banking, I looked left at the DPi-V.R on the inside and felt like I was going to fall out of the car. The relative lack of safety back then, and lack of support around the driver were crazy feelings.”

“You don’t get the sensation of how steep the Daytona banking is in the Cadillac DPi-V.R at over 170 mph,” continued the new IMSA champ. “I couldn’t imagine what it was like doing over 130mph down Mulsanne lap-after-lap for 24 hours. It was a great experience to be able to drive a car with such a great Cadillac history.”

Le Monstre is currently part of the Collier Collection at the Revs Institute in Naples, Florida, about four and a half hours south of the Daytona Motor Speedway where Jordan got to drive it for four laps at the end of the last IMSA test session of the year.

“Getting the chance to drive a car that raced in the 1950 Le Mans 24 Hours was super-exciting,” he said of the experience. “Besides trying to learn a three-speed column shift, I had to turn the steering wheel past 90 degrees to get it turn. Combine that with the car weighing 3,700 lbs. on skinny tires – it was a handful.”

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Cadillac CTS V-Sport Adds A Touch Of Style With New Morello Red Edition 12
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Cadillac, Cadillac CTS, new cars, USA on 12 12th, 2017


Cadillac has introduced the 2018 CTS V-Sport Morello Red Edition.

Designed to appeal to drivers who want to stand out from the crowd, the special edition features a modestly revised exterior with a Black Chrome grille, Gloss Black window trim, and a “V-Sport base spoiler.” The limited edition model will only be available in four colors including Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Phantom Gray Metallic and Satin Steel Metallic.

The styling changes continue in the cabin as drivers with find Jet Black Recaro leather seats with suede inserts and red contrast stitching. The model also has red armrests, carbon fiber trim, and a sueded microfiber steering wheel.

Like the standard model, the Morello Red Edition is powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 420 hp (313 kW) and 430 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the rear-wheel drive sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

The Morello Red Edition package costs $4,000 and it is available on both the $62,190 CTS V-Sport and $72,290 CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury.

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U Spy 2019 Cadillac CT6 With Escala Concept-Inspired Refresh 7
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 12 7th, 2017


Cadillac continues the development of the facelifted 2019 CT6 in Colorado, where our reader Brett Borgard spotted them unloading a camouflaged prototype out of a truck.

The car is still covered in camo tape and the only thing that sticks out is the new front fascia which takes inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept. We’ll remind you that the Escala was based on the CT6 sporting a four-dour coupe-style body with a liftback and a 500-horsepower 4.2L twin-turbo V8.

Expect to see the new 2019 CT6 sporting a similar front grille and sleeker-looking headlights, features that will eventually pass on to every future Cadillac model – redesigned or new.

The company is already offering the current CT6 with its Super Cruise semi-autonomous system and the updated model is expected to add more premium features into the mix, including high-tech systems and more luxury in general.

There are some rumors talking about Cadillac finally offering a pair of high-performance variants, in the form of a CT6 V-Sport and a range-topping CT6-V. If that’s the case, then expect to see an upgraded twin-turbo V6 hiding under the bonnet or even an upgraded twin-turbo V8 engine, as seen on the Escala Concept. The plug-in hybrid version will also stay.

Expect to see the car for the first time in production form within the next 12-18 months. 

Thanks to Brett for the shots!

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GM Rolls Out Its New Marketplace App, Will Allow Drivers To Order Coffee From Their Car 5
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Videos, GM, GMC, Tech, USA, video on 12 5th, 2017


Getting your morning cup of Starbucks is about to get a lot easier if you drive a General Motors vehicle as the company has just announced it is rolling out its all-new Marketplace.

Billed as the “industry’s first commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases,” the Marketplace is essentially an app that resides on the infotainment system of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles. The app will be rolled out to millions of existing 2017 and 2018 vehicles and doesn’t require a separate data plan.

A handful of companies have created their own Marketplace sections and these include restaurants such as Applebee’s, IHOP, TGI Fridays, and Wingstop. Other notable partners include Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Shell, and ExxonMobil.

The services vary by company but Starbucks fans can place their order through the app, while drivers looking to hit up TGI Fridays can make reservations at a restaurant and time of their choosing. While no one really needs to order coffee from their infotainment system, the Parkopedia option is interesting as it will allow drivers to “find, reserve, and pay for parking, all at the click of a button.”

The service will be available to approximately four million drivers in the United States within the next 12 to 18 months and GM’s Vice President for Global Connected Customer Experience, Santiago Chamorro, said “The average American spends 46 minutes per day on the road driving. Leveraging connectivity and our unique data capabilities, we have an opportunity to make every trip more productive and give our customers time back.”

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Cadillac Launches New Championship Edition ATS-V And CTS-V 30
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Cadillac, Cadillac ATS-V, Cadillac CTS-V, new cars, racing on 11 30th, 2017


In order to celebrate winning the 2017 IMSA Manufacturer, Driver, Team and Endurance titles, Cadillac has put together a new Championship Edition spec for its three high-performance models.

Prices start from $72,190 for the Championship Edition ATS-V Sedan, while the Coupe costs upwards of $74,390. Meanwhile, the larger CTS-V is priced from $105,730.

So whether you choose the 2018 ATS-V or the 2018 CTS-V, you can now get them with either a Black Raven or Crystal White tri-coat exterior paint, plus Cadillac V-Performance graphics on the hood and rear spoiler.

Other notable aesthetic additions are the Red Obsession side-view mirror caps, DPi-V.R graphic on the quarter windows, red Brembo brake calipers and the V-Series wheels (19″ for the CTS-V and 18″ for the ATS-V) with Midnight Silver painted pockets.

Inside, the cars feature a Performance Data Recorder with Cosworth Toolbox, a sunroof, rear camera mirror and the Morello Red detail package, which includes the Jet Black Recaro race-inspired seats, red front and rear door armrests and Morello-accented high gloss carbon fiber trim.

Both models are equipped with Cadillac’s Carbon Fiber package, which adds a carbon fiber front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler and rear diffuser. The CTS-V however also comes with the Luxury Package, offering tri-zone climate control, heated rear outboard seating positions, power rear-window sunshade, manual rear side-window sunshades and a 110-volt power receptacle.

Cadillac will only build a total of 200 Championship Edition cars, all of which scheduled to arrive at select Cadillac dealers across North America in December.

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