Archive for November, 2006
November 28, 2006 - 1:51 pm
A day before the media days of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Cadillac announced a premium trim level of the DTS, STS, and XLR coined the ‘Platinum Series’.
As you may remember, Cadillac has shown Platinum badged Escalades in the past.
Each model is marked by dressed up interiors and other nice touches like unique wheels, paint colors, etc.
Expect to be able to pick up an XLR or STS Platinum Series early in 2007 with the DTS Platinum Series now bowing until August 2007 as a 2008 model year.
See more images of these in our image gallery.
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November 22, 2006 - 1:00 pm
Well, it appears that rumors of the stretched DTS being called the DTS-L (rather than, a more consistent with recent product announcements, DLS) are true.
Cadillac released these two photos earlier today showing how the DTS-L has a broad C-pillar that hides rear passengers (much like in a Rolls Royce sedan) and monstrous rear-seat legroom.
More details closer to the LA auto show reveal.
November 17, 2006 - 11:42 am
JD Power has released their latest Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI). SSI is a measure of customer satisfaction with the new vehicle purchase process.
Scores are based on a 1000 point scale. This year, the industry average was 847.
Cadillac came in second to Jaguar with a score of 891.
Here are the top brands:
1st place – Jaguar – 912
2nd place – Cadillac – 891
3rd place (tie) – Lincoln and Porsche – 889
5th place (tie) – Lexus and Saturn – 887
See the entire report from JD Power at:
JD Power SSI study
November 16, 2006 - 5:10 pm
Rumors broke today that Cadillac will show a stretched version of the DTS at the Los Angeles auto show. The car is expected to be 8″ longer and compete directly with a similar stretched version of the Lincoln Town Car. (a standard DTS is shown here)
The extra length goes almost exclusively to the rear seat passengers and should provide incredibly luxurious levels of leg room.
It is not yet known exactly what name this car will carry (especially given the new stretched STS is badged the SLS). Rumors have the car labeled the DTS-L, but we wouldn’t bet against DLS at this point.
November 16, 2006 - 4:46 pm
GM plans to offer a new high-tech key fob this spring as an option on the Cadillac Escalade.
The fob, which is part of a $150 option package, will contain an LCD screen and not only be for door lock/unlock, remote starting, and panic alarms.
The new screen will also contain status information on such vehicle items as tire pressure, fuel level, and even if the doors are locked or not.
GM also claims that the new fob will work at distances of 5 to 6 times that of a conventional fob.
November 14, 2006 - 10:23 am
Well, we’ve successfully moved the Caddy Edge to a new hosting company.
However, as you may notice, the thumbnails in our image gallery are not appearing correctly.
I will be working to fix this glitch soon. In the meantime, you can still browse images in the gallery (including lots of photos of the interior of the SLS, which should become the 2008 STS interior), you just can’t navigate visually yet.
Thanks to Cheers and Gears for posting these interior photos.
November 13, 2006 - 10:56 am
Automotive News is reporting that GM has named Wolfgang Schubert as executive director of sales and marketing for Cadillac, Hummer, and Corvette in Europe.
This is a brand new position and is yet another sign of how serious GM is of pushing these brands in the European market.