Archive for September, 2006
September 27, 2006 - 9:36 am
Earlier this month, Paul Lienert at the Detroit News got a chance to review the XLR-V.
I think his first sentence tells quite a tale:
The 2007 Cadillac XLR-V is not only the best Cadillac on the market today, it may be the best car built in America, period.
Read the rest at:
The Detroit News: 2007 Cadillac XLR-V roadster
September 22, 2006 - 9:15 pm
The Flint Journal is reporting that GM is investing $300 million in the Flint Engine South plant (currently the source of GM’s 4.2l inline 6-cylinder engines for the GMT360 line of SUV’s – such as the Chevrolet Trailblazer) in order to begin production of the high-feature VVT V-6 used in the current line of Cadillacs.
The V-6 engines are currently produced in Ontario, Canada.
Production in Flint will first be used in the CTS, and as production increases, V-6 engines for both the SRX and STS will come from this plant.
Read all about it at:
MLive.com: Engine Plant Fires Up
September 8, 2006 - 8:02 am
Over at the Lansing State Journal, we find that Cadillac has a small oversupply problem.
The week of October 2nd, Cadillac will idle their plant in Lansing to allow inventories of our favorite Sigma-based Cadillac models drop a bit.
As you may remember, Lansing builds the CTS, CTS-V, STS, STS-V, and the SRX. Sales of many of these are down this year – resulting in the oversupply.
Read about it at:
Lansing State Journal: GM Plans One-week Lull at Cadillac Plant
September 7, 2006 - 4:54 pm
While Europe is not yet a major market for Cadillac, they are continuing their push to be a major player in the worldwide luxury market by expanding their offerings in Europe.
Examples of this renewed push include:
The introduction of the brand new Escalade SUV, all-wheel drive version of the STS as well as STS with a new 6-speed automatic transmission, and a new 6-speed manual and automatic with sport mode in the BLS, all late in 2006.
The introduction of the 2007 SRX with a new, much more refined interior package at the beginning of 2007.
The introduction of the STS-V and XLR-V high-performance cars during the first quarter of 2007.
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September 6, 2006 - 12:31 pm
GM announced today that they will begin in the 2007 model year by offering a 100000 mile / 5 year powertrain warranty on all 8 brands in the GM fleet, including Cadillac.
In addition, roadside assistance is now good on all 2007 and newer models for the same 5 year / 100000k as the powertrain warranty.
For Cadillac, the bumper-to-bumper warranty remains at the, still impressive, 4 year / 50000 miles.
Now that GM is standing more firmly behind their ever improving quality, we can see if that stems the company-wide slide in market share (Cadillac being one of the few bright spots in that regard).
September 5, 2006 - 2:58 pm
Cadillac recently released all the details of their 2007 model year vehicles.
Now, you can check out all the info/changes/stats in the CaddyEdge Models page.
Highlights include the new SRX interior, expanded use of the 6-speed 6L50 automatic, as well as new 7th Generation OnStar with turn-by-turn direction feature (without a dedicated navigation screen).