Archive for October, 2007
October 31, 2007 - 5:59 pm
The SLS, a stretched version of the STS that was designed for the Chinese market now will have a second market to call home – the Middle East.
In the first quarter of 08, the lengthened version of the STS, with a ritzier interior than we get even in the 2008 STS and built in Shanghai, China will go on sale in several markets of the Middle East (a place where Cadillac is doing quite well already).
Read on for the official press release:
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October 31, 2007 - 8:00 am
GM has graciously allowed the CaddyEdge.com access to one of the new 2008 CTS’ for a road-test.
I’d love to hear areas that you all would like me to focus on during my time with the car – features you’d like to know more about, parts of the car you care about but have never seen any reviews cover, etc.
We will have the car for a few days starting on November 16th. So get your requests in now.
October 22, 2007 - 4:00 pm
Business Week has had their turn reviewing the new 2008 CTS.
They seem to find that the car meets or beats the competition with only a few criticisms that I, for one, disagree with.
They love the styling and find the new interior to be better than that in the 3-series or the C-class. They appreciate the available manual transmission (though they neglect to mention that it isn’t available with the all-wheel drive system they also like).
They seem to take exception to the price of the CTS, which they mention is in the same ball-park as the German competition (heaven forbid that Cadillac get as much for an equal car – even one that is admittedly more spacious than the competition).
They also seem to take Cadillac to task for having an older average buyer – rather than noting that the CTS has brought Cadillac’s buyer age down significantly.
All in all, another glowing review of the new CTS.
Business Week: Cadillac’s Stellar CTS
October 22, 2007 - 8:08 am
The Hollywood Insider – a well known blog, that gets lots of tips about upcoming product – has a post showing a photoshop rendering of what the CTS coupe might look like when it debuts.
Interestingly enough, there is a comment after the post from someone claiming to have inside information about what is coming.
Of note from the commenter:
- The rendering in the post is wrong.
- The actual name of the car will be the CTC.
- A convertible version is being considered.
- The engine will be a 3.7l version of the direct injection engine with 320hp (this starts to sound a bit too much like the Infiniti G37 coupe – so take this item with a grain of salt – at least that the engine will only be 0.1 liters bigger).
- A multi-pane sunroof like that in the Pontiac G6 will be available.
- The CTC will debut at the New York auto show in April 2008.
(of course, the fact that this commenter says the wagon is not approved even though we know it is part of the UAW contract for the Lansing, MI plant makes me wonder a bit about his/her credibility)
Check out the post and its comments over at:
THE: Cadillac CTS Coupe
October 21, 2007 - 8:07 pm
Cadillac has taken this year’s manufacturer’s championship in the SCCA Speed World Challenge after the final race of the season at Leguna Seca. Additionally, Andy Pilgrim finished second and Lawson Aschenbach finished third in the driver’s championship standings.
Since the CTS has just been redesigned and the new CTS-V is not expected for another year – it is expected that Cadillac will officially announce next week that they will be taking a year off in this race series.
Check out the entire press release below:
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October 20, 2007 - 10:17 pm
This weekend marks the season finale for the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT series at Laguna Seca.
Cadillac’s CTS-V’s will start in second, fourth, and ninth on Sunday. Cadillac will only need to finish in sixth or better to guarantee the manufacturer’s championship.
Check out the press release below:
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October 19, 2007 - 3:13 pm
Update: While Autoweek.com is reporting that this is true – our contact with GM PR will not yet confirm that Cadillac is indeed getting out of the SCCA series, though we were told an announcement will be made soon.
Cadillac announced today that they would not be competing in next season’s SCCA Speed World Challenge.
This appears to be an effort to not campaign the previous generation CTS-V race cars while waiting for the new CTS-V to debut – rather than any concerns about money spent or lack of success by the team.
The team to make their return once the next CTS-V is available.