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Cadillac Wants a CLA-Fighter

Recently, Cadillac’s new head has been eyeing a car below the current ATS. One that would allow Cadillac to boost sales in the growing entry-level tier of the lux market where cars like the Mercedes CLA, Audi A3.

These cars are based on front-drive platforms which had us having nightmares that Johan de Nysschen might be thinking a Chevy Cruze based Cadillac might be appealing.

However, he is currently looking and taking Cadillac’s Alpha platform down a notch to fill the void. This could give Cadillac a strong differentiator in this space against the German front-drive (often with AWD systems) competition.

“The cost and packaging advantages of front-wheel dive are appealing. But Cadillac is the challenger brand”, explained de Nysschen. “We want to build our reputation as a purveyor of high-performance driver’s cars, so it’s better that we do it off a rear-wheel drive architecture.”

Smaller than ATS and rear-drive? Sounds promising Mr de Nysschen.

Let’s Listen to the New CTS-V Start-Up

Car and Driver snagged this short video of the new 2016 CTS-V starting up.

That’s quite the badass exhaust note to go with the car’s 640 supercharged horsepower.

Expect more details when the car officially debuts at the January NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit.

Enjoy.

2016 CTS-V

640 hp supercharged V-8

3.7 second 0-60

200 mph

Damn.

ATS-V Starting Price Announced

In an interview with USA Today, Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen let slip that the newly unveiled ATS-V would start at $63k.

How does that compare to the M3/M4 siblings?

M3 sedan starts at $62950 (according to our friends at kbb.com)
M4 coupe starts at $64950.

So, it appears the ATS-V will come in with a very competitive price.

It will take more detail to know how things shake out once the options start piling on and how the cars compare on the street or track.

ATS-V Reveal

0-60 in under 4 seconds.

6-piston Brembos.

Yummy.

R&T Exposes ATS-V

3.6l twin-turbo V-6 packing 450hp and 445 lb-ft. 

This out-powers handily the new BMW M3 in a similarly size and weight package. 

Yummy. 

ATS-V

Cadillac Trademarks a Whole Set of CT and XT Names

Cadillac had announced the name of their new top sedan, and previewed a new name scheme with the CT6. 

Recently we have also heard that the SUV portion of their lineup will rock names starting with XT. 

Well, as if to drive the point home, Cadillac has filed for trademark protection for the following names:

CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT7, and CT8 as well as

XT2, XT3, XT4, XT5, XT6, XT7, and XT8. 

This suggests that the previous flagship car, the CT6, will, in fact, fall below two additional models. This could see the top sedan overshadowed by a rakish 4-door coupe in the CT7 and under an, as yet unknown body style CT8.

The XT lineup is more in flux with rumor having the Escalade keeping its name and only 3 other crossovers on deck (SRX replacement as well as a model smaller and larger). This leaves 4 names for indeterminate products. Could Cadillac be planning coupe-esque crossovers like BMW’s X4 and X6? 

Source: <a href=”http://blog.caranddriver.com/if-a-vehicle-badge-involves-ct-or-xt-followed-by-a-number-cadillac-just-trademarked-it/“>Car and Driver</a>

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Cadillac Wants a CLA-Fighter

Recently, Cadillac’s new head has been eyeing a car below the current ATS. One that would allow Cadillac to boost […]

Let’s Listen to the New CTS-V Start-Up

Car and Driver snagged this short video of the new 2016 CTS-V starting up. That’s quite the badass exhaust note […]

2016 CTS-V

640 hp supercharged V-8 3.7 second 0-60 200 mph Damn. Like this:Like Loading…

ATS-V Starting Price Announced

In an interview with USA Today, Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen let slip that the newly unveiled ATS-V would start […]

ATS-V Reveal

0-60 in under 4 seconds. 6-piston Brembos. Yummy. Like this:Like Loading…

R&T Exposes ATS-V

ATS-V

3.6l twin-turbo V-6 packing 450hp and 445 lb-ft. This out-powers handily the new BMW M3 in a similarly size and weight […]

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