Archive for March, 2009
Due to the economic downturn, Cadillac is seeing a major setback in its efforts to sell product in Europe.
As you may know, Cadillacs along with Hummers and Corvettes were distributed in Europe by Kroymans Import Europe – which has just recently gone under.
This leaves Cadillac with little presence in Europe as they are now down to the GM-owned stores in Britian, Russia, and Switzerland.
Additionally, the reduced sales (already a fairly low number) has made GM re-think offering the 2.9l diesel in the CTS and STS – immediately limiting their future appeal in a region of the world where easily half of all cars are diesels.
Let’s hope this is a temporary setback and that GM and Cadillac come out of this soon so they can resume their push into international markets.
Cadillac announced today an in-car wifi system for the CTS.
The system begins with a dealer installed cellular modem/AP combo that connects to a 3G data network and converts it to a standard wifi network with data speeds of up to 800kb/s.
Initial cost is $499 for the hardware and monthly service goes for $29.
This puts Cadillac in fairly exclusive company in offering wifi Internet access in moving cars – a trend that is likely to spread over time.
Cadillac has released the below video talking about the new SRX.