Archive for August, 2009
August 19, 2009 - 5:53 am
The nominees have been announced for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year competition.
This award is presented each year at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit and is the result of voting by dozens of journalists across several media.
This year’s list of nominees includes both the 2010 CTS Sport Wagon on the car side and the 2010 SRX on the truck side (providing at least the potential of an all-Cadillac podium in January).
Good luck Cadillac!
August 11, 2009 - 6:11 am
Sub-CTS rear-drive (all-wheel drive optional) is well into development.
CTS coupe and CTS-v coupe will be on sale next year.
While these were the only product announcements given, they do confirm that the sub-CTS will be, at least on paper, a potential competitor to the BMW 3-Series. There is a fair possibility that this will be the fabled ‘Alpha’ platform product we’ve been waiting for.
No announcements were made about the high-end Cadillac sedan that has been on-again/off-again for some time now. However, it would seem odd to us if Cadillac spent money to make a real rear-drive small sedan and then built a product positioned above the CTS on a glorified version of the Malibu’s Epsilon platform. Even all-wheel drive would make this a mere shadow of what a Cadillac deserves to be.
We’re sticking to our expectation, despite rumors still floating in some circles, that the upper-end Cadillac will be based on a rear-drive architecture and be targeted squarely at 7-Series/S-Class competitors.
August 10, 2009 - 10:11 pm
On Tuesday, GM is expected to make some future product announcements. Today, however, they are showing off some new Cadillacs to ‘social media’ types in hopes of generating some buzz.
First off – the Cadillac ATS is the new 3-series fighter that will come in both sedan and coupe forms.
Secondly – the XTS is the name of the STS/DTS replacement we’ve been hearing about.
It is possible GM could show off one or both of these on Tuesday at their 8am EDT press conference. Stay tuned for details.
Cadillac has confirmed that the new CTS coupe will debut in May of 2010 as a 2011 model.
The V-Series version will be available at launch.
Time to start saving your pennies, everyone!