Archive for February, 2007
February 27, 2007 - 11:30 am
February 19, 2007 - 3:08 pm
Over at LeftLane News, they are running some spy shots that seem to show a mildly facelifted SRX (new taillights, etc.) in what can only be described as V-Series trim.
The fenders sport Buick-esque port holes that suggest V-8 power. The front bumper has mesh accents that suggest a connection to the V-Series cars. The headlights have black accents in place of the amber signal/reflectors on their outbound edges.
It is mentioned in this article that a sports model of the SRX has been rumored for some time, but the recently announced Sport package was taken by many to be the fruition of that rumor…perhaps there is more up Cadillac’s sleeve.
Wouldn’t a supercharged Northstar V-8 make for an interesting addition to the slow-selling SRX?
Read all about it at:
LeftLane News: Spied – Cadillac SRX-V? Performance pack? Model facelift?
February 19, 2007 - 11:35 am
GM has made a name for itself in the blogging community with their FYI and Fast Lane blogs – giving fans a way to hear directly from and give feedback to the powers-that-be at GM.
Well, what did I discover today, but a Cadillac-specific blog that they added at the end of January that follows the development engineers of the CTS.
Interesting stuff for us Caddy fans.
Check it out:
Cadillac Drivers’ Log
February 15, 2007 - 11:54 am
Say what you will about Forbes’ coverage of the auto industry (spotty at times) or love of lists (oh, does Forbes love its lists)…but when a brand makes the cut – people listen.
This time around, at least it isn’t a made up list of the ‘sexiest cars’ or some such. This latest list is the best selling luxury cars. Hard facts dominate – but Forbes still manages to mangle the results by making subjective decisions on what brands qualify as luxury.
Cadillac made the cut and managed to put 3 nameplates in the top 10.
The list and its 2006 sales total are listed below:
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February 15, 2007 - 9:27 am
Business Week is running a great piece about the design resurgence at GM. As part of this are a photo gallery of some of the things GM is looking into.
One picture, that is possibly an unintentional leak, is this picture of an interior that we know and love from the Chinese-only SLS but sporting a new steering wheel straight from the 08 CTS. As you can see on the nav screen, this interior is actually an STS – confirming that the STS will very soon get the upgraded interior that Cadillac put in the SLS but wouldn’t confirm as being destined for a mid-cycle refresh of the STS.
Expect the refresh of the STS to appear as a 2008 model.
Also shown is this concept rendering of a possible key fob that Cadillac might use to help enhance the image of the brand as well as to serve as advertising to those who might see your keys. No word on when we might see the new fobs, if ever.
It is wonderful to see how seriously GM is taking design and it looks like Cadillac is to be one of the prime beneficiaries, as it should be.
Read all about it at:
Business Week: GM’s Design Drive Hits the Road
February 8, 2007 - 7:50 am
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, AZ has announced that they will be aquiring a fleet of 2007 CTS-V sedans.
Beginning on February 12th, 2007, students will begin using the cars in the High Performance Driving classes.
Check out the school’s courses at:
Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
…and now the press release.
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February 7, 2007 - 7:48 am
As you may recall, Cadillac recently announced that they would begin selling cars this year in South Africa. SA is a relatively unknown hotbed of automotive enthusiasm…so this is a good move on Cadillac’s part.
So, it is only understandable that the local press would be getting their hands on, and reviewing the product Cadillac will be sending their way.
Up first is Motoring.co.za’s review of the BLS. This is an interesting read in that they seem to like the car just fine but it is at odds with what Cadillac is seen as in that area of the world.
I laughed out loud when they mentioned they thought the BLS was a bit big. Wait until they get their first crack at an Escalade.
Motoring.co.za: Cadillac BLS – no fins, no flash, plenty of style