Archive for February, 2010
February 26, 2010 - 10:00 am
The BurlappCars site has posted a rendering of the new ATS based on the spy photo (also suspect by many GM and Cadillac followers) we posted a while back.
While it is obvious that they were working from the spy shot, it appears that they have the hood too low and long to match what you see in the photo.
But, we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring this to you all as well.
Source: Burlapp Cars
February 24, 2010 - 7:26 am
As you may have seen elsewhere online, pricing has been announced on the seat option we told you about over a month ago.
The Recaro sport seats, previously only available on the CTS-V, will now be an option on the non-V CTS sedan (and coupe when it goes into production in a few months).
The option will cost $2800 and provide a much sportier seating option than previously available to those of us without the means or need for supercharged, V-8 power.
February 21, 2010 - 2:57 pm
GMI News is reporting that Cadillac is not listing a Northstar equipped level of the 2011 STS.
If this marks the end of the Northstar, it might also suggest that the DTS ends production at the end of the 2010 model year due to its only offering the Northstar.
We knew that the Northstar was near the end of its life, this just gives us the first sign that its end is near.
February 16, 2010 - 7:00 am
GM global vehicle line executive for full-sized trucks, Rick Spina, has confirmed that the next Escalade, thought to be moving to the unibody Lambda chassis used by the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia, will actually stay body-on-frame.
Given recent up-tick in sales of the GMT900 based SUVs (think Suburban, Yukon, Tahoe, and Escalade) GM has decided to invest in a new version of the platform and this will result in a new version of these body-on-frame, rear-drive SUVs being built to replace the current models.
The advantage of the body-on-frame design is normally higher load and tow ratings than a unibody design can match – making it the more desirable design for full-sized SUVs.
This will also cement the Escalade EXT’s future as well (a unibody version of the super-short-bed version of the Escalade would have been difficult to pull off).
Source: Automotive News
February 15, 2010 - 2:56 pm
Part 1 – Overview
Part 2 – Our test car
Part 3 – Exterior and Design
Part 4 – Interior and Electronics
Part 5 – Ride and Performance
Image galleries – SRX Review Pics | SRX Pics from Cadillac
It is impressive how well Cadillac’s design language translates into multiple segments. We all know how well it has worked in previous products, but who knew it would work on a crossover this well. Also as or more impressive is how much the look has grown and matured in the second round of Cadillac’s Art & Science design language inspired products (we have to thank Bob Lutz who came on board and publicly panned the original look that the first SRX shared with the original CTS and the XLR and forced the designers to work this hard). However, the language, post-Lutz, is certainly still recognizable as being from the same overall theme in the new cars – the execution is just a quantum leap better.
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February 11, 2010 - 1:00 pm
GMInsideNews has some details on how the new SRX is doing vs. the previous model…
Cadillac SRX retail sales were up 218 percent vs. last year, the fifth consecutive month it has gained more than 100 percent year-over-year
SRX gained approximately 15 points of retail share in the Mid-lux SUV crossover segment (Jan. 2009 vs. Jan. 2010)
Very nicely done, Cadillac. It appears that chasing the Lexus RX is working.
February 10, 2010 - 3:49 pm
Hennessey, maker of higher performing versions of just about any car of note, has just shown off the V700 package for the CTS-V.
Those of you familiar with Hennessey naming likely already know that this car is putting out at least 700hp (707 @ 6300 to be exact) with 701 lb*ft of twist.
With this much power, it should be no surprise that they are claiming 3.3 second 0-60 times with a top speed of 211 mph.
Note: Hennessey also offers V600, V650, and V800 packages for the CTS-V.
Below, you’ll find their video showing their take on the V doing its thing: