Cadillac’s wreath-less badge debuted on the, not yet for sale, ATS coupe. It appears from these shots over at AutoEvolution that the new badge may quickly make it across the line. This is the less than one year old CTS and it is already sporting a new grill featuring the new badge. We expect that […]
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He will replace Bob Ferguson, who will return to his post at GM as their chief lobbyist. This is a win for Cadillac as the main criticism of Mr. Ferguson has been that he was not a ‘product guy’ and de Nysschen certainly is.
In his departure from Infiniti, he cited a desire to move back to the United States from the Asian brand’s Hong Kong headquarters.
There is a very good chance that Cadillac will be a better fit and will take advantage of Mr de Nysschen’s knowledge of the US market, buyer’s desires, as well as positioning Cadillac more powerfully against the German rivals. Continue Reading →
Cadillac has been considering a unibody crossover based on GM’s Lambda platform (Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia) for some time.
Rumor had them waiting for the next major re-engineering of the platform so they could have more freedom to add power trains beyond the current chassis’ 3.6 V-6.
There were even rumors that they would abandon the body-on-frame chassis and badge the new entry Escalade.
However, latest rumors have Cadillac management walking away from that plan largely due to expectations that they would be too late to that party to be a serious player.
So, with this change, we expect an ATS-based small crossover, the SRX, and the Escalade to be Cadillac’s ultimate people-mover lineup.
Expect the new small entry and new SRX to bow in the next 2-3 years.
Cadillac’s wreath-less badge debuted on the, not yet for sale, ATS coupe.
This is the less than one year old CTS and it is already sporting a new grill featuring the new badge.
We expect that Cadillac will quickly move to update the grill and interior of all the models (perhaps all this year) to reflect the new logo. Continue Reading →
Cadillac is taking their range extended show on the road in California in an effort to introduce trend setters to the benefits of GM’s take on electric-powered luxury.
The ELR will be available for test drives in an outdoor lounge setting where customers can learn about the coupé while enjoying refreshments.
Dates and locations are:
May 3-4 The Grove
May 9-10 Americana at Brand
June 20 – 21 Dwell on Design
San Francisco Bay Area
May 15 Google Campus
May 17-18 Santana Row
May 24-25 Village at Corte Madera
June 7-8 Union Street Festival
Expected to go toe-to-toe with the new BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, the new CTS-V is expected to pack a supercharged 6.2l V8 similar to the one in the recently announced Z06 Corvette.
This will likely endow the V with upwards of 600hp.
Expect the new V to be available in sedan body style only, like the new CTS that has dropped its coupe and wagon variants. Sales should start in 2015 as a 2016 model.
It appears there is a possible new issue vexing the ATS 2.0T with the manual transmission.
As you might recall, initial reviews of the ATS largely raved about the car’s handling but panned the manual transmission’s feel. These reports sent Cadillac back to the drawing board for bushing and shifter calibration to the point of ATS manuals being unavailable during the initial weeks of sales.
Now, it appears the cars have an engine computer glitch that causes cars to unexpectedly stall in neutral or with the clutch depressed.
This is apparently corrected with a recently released software fix, but hasn’t yet made it to recall status.
If you are having stalling issues with your manual ATS, get thee to your dealer ASAP before you find yourself stuck at a light with a non-running car.