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Manual Equipped ATS has Stalling Issue

It appears there is a possible new issue vexing the ATS 2.0T with the manual transmission.

As you might recall, initial reviews of the ATS largely raved about the car’s handling but panned the manual transmission’s feel. These reports sent Cadillac back to the drawing board for bushing and shifter calibration to the point of ATS manuals being unavailable during the initial weeks of sales.

Now, it appears the cars have an engine computer glitch that causes cars to unexpectedly stall in neutral or with the clutch depressed.

This is apparently corrected with a recently released software fix, but hasn’t yet made it to recall status.

If you are having stalling issues with your manual ATS, get thee to your dealer ASAP before you find yourself stuck at a light with a non-running car.

Source: Jalopnik.com

Cadillac “LTS” Spied

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Chris Doane and Car and Driver have spied the new Cadilac large sedan undergoing testing.

This is not the new XTS (a car expected to see no second generation). Instead, Cadillac is building a new large rear-drive platform dubbed “Omega” and styled in some ways to resemble the recent Elmiraj concept. Cadillac trademarked the LTS name some time ago, so that may be how they will christen this new sedan, despite some desire among fans that they return to ‘real’ names. We won’t hold our breath for that sort of wholesale change.

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Pricing Announced

Cadillac has announced pricing of the 2015 Escalade and it follows their recent trend toward pricing in line with competition rather than trying to compete on price.

2015 Cadillac EscaladeStarting price of the latest Escalade is $72,690 (including destination), an increase over the prior generation of $3725. This places the Escalade in the thick of the luxury SUV market with only the starting price of Lexus’ LX being higher. Yep, Escalade is going to have a higher starting price than the Mercedes GL and Land Rover’s Range Rover offerings. We will have to wait closer to launch to get more detailed pricing, as it may turn out that the Escalade is a bargain compared to a fully optioned example of the competition.

Arguably, the Escalade does come with 20″ wheels, full LED lighting, as well as Magnetic Ride Control – all standard. Time will tell if the market will accept this bump in price.

The 2015 Escalade should be available this summer, once the factories finish their change-over for the new models.

ATS Coupe to Bow at Detroit Auto Show in January

The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is expected to be shown publicly for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan in January.

2015 ATS-V Coupe - courtesy Autoblog.comThis will set the stage for the ATS Coupe to go on sale in summer of 2014 as a 2015 model. Expected power trains may mirror the sedan though it is possible Cadillac will throw us all a curve and offer a manual transmission with more than just the 2.0T

There are no rumors yet as to when the highly anticipated ATS-V will debut (a model we know will be offered in coupe form from the most recent spy shots).

The Detroit show’s press days start on Monday January 13, but GM has a habit of showing off their most anticipated models the day before in other venues.

More details as they become available.

Source: Edmunds.com

Cadillac Shows Off 2015 Escalade Interior

Looking much more the part of a Cadillac interior this time than in generations past…

Enjoy.

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Cadillac Dropping the Laurels from Logo

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Cadillac is rumored to be working on a complete re-think of their logo in the coming months.

The reports are that the laurels that surround the Cadillac shield may be on their way out. We should see the new logo applied to a concept expected to be shown in August at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Sources quoted that are familiar with the work are suggesting that Cadillac plans a simpler design that might make positioning the logo on the nose of the car (up from the grill) easier than with the current design. Simple logos are the standard if you compare against the logos from Mercedes, Audi, Lexus. In this competitive set only BMW has a logo with colors (and only white and blue at that).

2014 Cadillac CTS GrillStrangely, this would suggest several changes to the new CTS that goes into production later this year (if it will carry the new logo). If you go back to photos of the 3rd gen CTS, we see the current logo not only on display but portions of the front and rear styling that are designed to work around the round-ness of the laurels. This could suggest either that the new CTS will be altered to fit the new logo’s design or that the new design is also going to circular.

Source: Automotive News

Cadillac Announces Pricing of XTS Vsport

Cadillac XTS VsportCadillac announced today the pricing of the new XTS Vsport as well as when it will go into production.

At $63,020 including destination fees, the Cadillac XTS Vsport packs a unique grill, standard 20″ wheels as well as Cadillac’s new 3.6l direct-injection, twin-turbo V-6. Packing 410hp and 369 lb*ft in XTS tune, the new V-6 is heavily upgraded from the non-turbo version and provides the top-shelf XTS plenty of power through an up-rated 6-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Cadillac made clear in their latest announcement that the Vsport is intended to slot between the max-performance V-Series cars and the standard offerings. This will, as in the case of the XTS, allow a performance line that is short of full V-Series performance…especially as it pertains to cars that would be simply silly in a V-Series trim (think Escalade, SRX, XTS). It also allows the V-Series to stay pure to their über-performance mission without also having to encompass (and be diminished by) cars like this XTS.

Production of the XTS Vsport will begin in August (along with the rest of the 2014 Cadillac line).

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