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With sales up 38% year over year, Cadillac is the fastest growing major auto brand in the US market.
Lead by sales of the new ATS, which is seeing 70% of its buyers coming from other brands. With the XTS sales thrown in, Cadillac saw sales of their sedan lineup 112% up over last year.
Escalade saw its highest sales since 2008.
Sales in Jan, Feb, March, April, May, and Year to Date
Sales data courtesy GMInsideNews.com
Check out Jay Leno’s garage where he takes the new Cadillac ELR extended range electric for a spin.
We must be getting close to production and on-sale with a slow and steady ramp-up of publicity for this sibling of the Chevy Volt.
Cadillac has announced pricing for the next CTS and its higher than before…$7000 more to start.
This is in keeping with the CTS’ new mission to take the right directly to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class. The CTS starts at $46025 with destination. This undercuts BMW by $1800 and Mercedes by almost $5900.
The base CTS comes with the same turbo, direct injection engine as the mid-tier ATS. The new CTS will also offer the option of a non-turbo 3.6l V-6 as well.
Step up to the twin-turbo 3.6, and the CTS (known as vSport) will start at $59995, undercutting comparable 5′s and E’s by about $2000.
Lighter than the competition, matching on size and technology, and significantly cheaper? Sounds like the new CTS will do well in the market when it goes on sale in the fall.
Cadillac recently revealed the details of the planned changes to the XTS large sedan.
As announced earlier this year when the CTS Vsport model debuted – the XTS will get a new top engine in the form of a twin-turbo 3.6l Direct Injection V-6. In this application, it will be backed exclusively by a 6-speed automatic and the XTS’ all-wheel drive system.
Output is down slightly from its application in the CTS, with the XTS packing 410hp and 369lb*ft – torque is constant from 1900-5600 (down from the CTS Vsport’s 420hp and 430lb*ft – torque peak in this application ranges from 2500-5500rpm).
In addition to the new top engine, the turbo XTS also gets a unique grill treatment (shown in the photo above).
Other new features of the 2014 Cadillac XTS include:
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Over at Carscoops.com (previously CarScoop on Blogger)…we have this picture, that appears to have been taken at a recent presentation, giving clues into the look of the next ‘Slade.
Combining aspects of the ATS and CTS lighting with a wrap of the light into the fender line, we can also see strong connection to the current Escalade Platinum LED lighting. Could this suggest a move to standard LEDs on the next Escalade?
We should see the new flagship SUV later this year with an expected on-sale date in the first half of 2014.
April 24, 2013 - 12:43 pm
Well, that didn’t take that long.
We have been speculating lately about the nature of a coupe offering from Cadillac on the Alpha chassis and how they might choose to follow the Audi model of building a model sized between Alpha (ATS) and Alpha+ (CTS) to allow the styling of the current CTS coupe to continue. The assumption we were going on was that ATS was too small to support the rakish lines of the CTS coupe and the new CTS is too large to carry a coupe offering without looking somewhat cartoonish.
Now we have this spy shot of what seems to be an ATS coupe in the flavor of a BMW 3-Series coupe with a unique roofline, but maintaining the headroom of the sedan. In other words, trade the show-car good looks and roofline of the CTS coupe for the practicality needed in an ATS-sized model.
Of course, we will need to see further spy shots in the future to help dial in if this is merely a coupe-ified ATS or a more unique model. Given the level of finish on this car, we’d expect a coupe to hit next year, possibly as a 2014.
Cadillac’s Bob Ferguson has confirmed that Cadillac is well on its way to building a sub-SRX sized crossover to compete with the likes of the BMW X3, Mercedes GLK, and Audi Q5. The vehicle, hinted at before in other interviews from other Cadillac execs, would live on the Alpha platform developed for the ATS, expanded to underpin the 2014 CTS, and expected to underpin a coupe that would be sized between the ATS and CTS.
The new crossover would likely possess interior room not much smaller than the SRX – allowing the next SRX to grow in size (much like BMW grew their X3 to close to X5 size right before they released a larger X5).
However, based on the light-weight Alpha chassis would allow Cadillac to undercut the SRX’s 4000+ lbs by hundreds of pounds. We’d expect something in the 3600lb range when it debuts.
Expect the new crossover in 2-3 years as a 2016-2017 model.
Source: Automotive News