Archive for December, 2007
December 27, 2007 - 10:44 am
December 23, 2007 - 8:55 am
GM just announced that they are recalling over 275,000 2005-2007 vehicles, including several Cadillacs.
The problem involves leaking pinion seals of the differential.
Affected are the rear (and front – in all-wheel drive vehicles) differentials of the CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS, and STS-V.
Expect a recall notice from Cadillac if you own one of the affected models in the coming weeks.
December 13, 2007 - 2:12 pm
GM has recently trademarked a series of names in Canada and Europe that appear to give insight into Cadillac’s new model names.
The names are:
Here’s our best guess as to what each represent:
DT7 – large, rear-drive sedan that competes against the BMW 7-series
CT6 – mid-sized coupe that competes with BMW’s 6-series (see the pattern?)
CT5 – currently called the CTS and, with some added features, replacing the current STS
BT3 – Alpha-based sedan similar in size to the BMW 3-series
AT1 – BMW 1-series competitor
DTX – simply, the next Escalade (finally bringing the entire line under one name scheme)
CTX – the new SRX
BTX – the upcoming Theta-based compact crossover
Read LeftLaneNews.com’s take on the new names at:
LeftLaneNews.com:Trademarks Reveal Possible New Cadillac Naming Scheme
December 12, 2007 - 4:11 pm
Every year, a select group of jounalists get together to name the best new car and truck on the market.
Winners will be named during the press days of the Detroit auto show.
The voting allows each judge a total number of votes that they can allocate as they see fit. The other finalists this year should leave GM smiling as they have (including the CTS) four of the six finalists.
Car of the Year Finalists:
Truck of the Year Finalists:
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Good luck Cadillac.
December 11, 2007 - 6:25 pm
Part 1 – Overall impressions
Part 2 – Interior and Storage
Part 3 – Electronics and Entertainment
Part 3 – Electronics and Entertainment – Part 2
Part 4 – Ride and Drive
Oh, the tightrope that a company like Cadillac must walk when making a car like the CTS.
Old-time Cadillac faithful expect a pillow-soft ride that hammers into submission every pothole, expansion joint, and texture – and do it all in complete silence.
New-age luxury/sports sedan buyers expect taut handling, tight and communicative steering, and want to know what the road is telling them – basically a sportscar with room for five.
How can Cadillac expect to balance these two conflicting demands with the new CTS?
Quite simply, they don’t. If you want old-time Cadillac traits – go buy a DTS (or maybe a Lincoln Town Car before Ford discontinues them).
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December 7, 2007 - 10:00 am
Edmunds has spied the new CTS-V during a photo shoot.
Obvious in these shots are the new hood bulge (thankfully _not_ the same hood shown on the CTS Sport concept at SEMA) as well as the new mesh grills, brake cooling ducts, new wheels, and other styling tweaks.
Edmunds is also reporting that a supercharged 6.2l V-8 with at least 525hp will power the new V through either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic (very likely with paddle shifters).
Check it out at:
Edmunds.com: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Uncovered
December 4, 2007 - 9:17 am
Cadillac has announced that, with the new CTS, they will be bringing Cadillac to the Australian market.
Initial offerings will be just the direct injection 3.6l V-6 mated to the 6-speed automatic and available with 2 suspension packages. Availability of the lesser V-6es or the European market’s diesel, manual transmissions, or all-wheel drive have not been announced (though could easily be added as demand warrants (though plenty of sites are reporting that the diesel is a definite for the 2009 model year).
Sales begin in the 4th quarter 2008.
Check out the entire press release below:
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