Recently, we found out that Cadillac would be showing off their new flagship car at the New York Auto Show in April. Now, Cadillac has announced not only the production timeframe but also the factory that will be tasked with building the new car. GM’s recent $384 Million investment in their Detroit-Hamtramck plant, that also builds […]
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Recently, we found out that Cadillac would be showing off their new flagship car at the New York Auto Show in April. Now, Cadillac has announced not only the production timeframe but also the factory that will be tasked with building the new car.
GM’s recent $384 Million investment in their Detroit-Hamtramck plant, that also builds the Cadillac ELR among other GM products, will enable the factory to produce the new flagship starting in the 4th quarter of 2015.
Built on GM’s new Omega platform, designed exclusively for this uber-Cadillac, the new car’s name will be announced in the coming months (though rumors abound of it being called ‘LTS’). Additionally, Cadillac confirmed that the new car, expected to be a large 4-door sedan, will slot above the XTS in the lineup. For at least some time, the XTS will remain (likely as a hedge against seeing a drop in overall sales to Cadillac traditionalists if the XTS disappeared).
There are reports of the brake staying partially engaged after being released. This could lead to premature brake wear as well as leading to excessive heat and risk of fire at the parking brake wheels.
Dealers will apply a software update to correct this issue.
XTS owners should keep an eye out for an official notice in the mail in the coming weeks.
It’s going to be a Cadillac auto show season this year.
After the recent revelation that the Cadillac flagship is expected at the NY show which caps the US auto show season, we have now heard that the first show of the season, the Los Angeles show in November will feature the debut of Cadillac’s M3 fighter, the ATS-V.
Expected to pack a twin-turbo V-6, the ATS-V has been rumored to out-power the new M3 handily.
Press conferences are scheduled on November 18-20, so we’ll know on one of those days a lot more about the new hot Cadillac.
We can’t wait.
Cadillac has confirmed to Car and Driver that their S-Class/7-Series competitor will be officially unveiled at the 2015 New York auto show.
Press days for this show are likely April 1-2, so we will see the new big Caddy on one of those days (unless Cadillac decides to show the car off at a special event away from the show – likely given the range-topping nature of the car).
What isn’t confirmed is the car’s name. Cadillac trademarked LTS a while back, but the new head of the brand means that plan could easily change before April.
An April unveiling would suggest an on-sale date in fall 2015 as a 2016 model.
Source: Car and Driver
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.