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Looking Into the Mind Of Cadillac's President

Nov 24 2014 11:05 AM | Cadillac News
Since Cadillac has brought in Johan de Nysschen as its new president, the decisions made by him - such as the CT/XT nomenclature and moving some of their staff to New York - have caused many to experience a range of emotions from happiness to outrage. So we don't know how many people are going to feel about de Nysschen's thoughts about Cadillac in the future that he talked with a couple of outlets at the LA Auto Show.

First up is Reuters who reports that that de Nysschen sees Cadillac selling a $250,000 luxury sedan, but not anytime soon.

"It is too early today for a $250,000 Cadillac. Fifteen years from now, it won't be," said de Nysschen.

Next up is Car and Driver who got a flurry of thoughts from de Ny...

Volkswagen USA CEO Says Golf SportWagen Will Have AWD, AllTrack Will Be Coming In 2016

Nov 24 2014 08:15 AM | Volkswagen News
Sometimes the more interesting bits of an auto show aren't the vehicles on display. Its the senior executives divulging some intriguing information.

Case in point comes to us from Automotive News. Volkswagen of America's CEO, Michael Horn let out that the upcoming Golf SportWagen will be available with the company's 4Motion all-wheel drive system starting 2016. Also in 2016, the U.S. will also be getting the Golf Alltrack, a version of the SportWagen with increased ride height and body cladding.

“That’s what our dealers, our customers, are asking us for,” said Horn. "This will come in 2016 when we need it to refresh our volumes.”

What is causing Volkwagen to introduce all-wheel drive for the Golf and th...

Ford Releases Fuel Economy Numbers on 2015 F-150

Nov 22 2014 10:35 AM | Ford News
Ford has finally spilled the beans on fuel economy for the 2015 F-150 engine lineup for two-wheel and four-wheel drive variations. The fuel-economy numbers do put Ford in a good place for most half-ton gasoline competitors. But the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel still rules the roost in overall fuel economy with 20 City/28 Highway/23 Combined. Still Ford has an argument that the F-150 is the better value.

"Equipped with 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the all-new F-150 is a better value than even diesel-powered pickups. For instance, the $495 option on the Ford is significantly less than the $4,470 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel option.

In addition, with diesel prices currently 76 cents per gallon more at the pump, each 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel fi...

LA Auto Show: The Rest of the Reveals

Nov 20 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

Being a two person outfit is somewhat difficult when covering an auto show. With one on press release and story writing duty, and other trying to get pictures at the show, that means we can't cover all of the reveals. But that doesn't mean we're not go...

LA Auto Show: Lexus LF-C2 Concept

Nov 20 2014 09:35 AM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

California, a place known for its abundance of sunshine was the place that Lexus showed off a drop-top concept. The LF-C2 serves as a preview for design cues to come on future Lexus products. But it also likely gives us a sneak peek into a possible RC...

LA Auto Show: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Nov 20 2014 08:25 AM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has resurrected the Maybach nameplate for their new ultra-luxury flagship, the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600. Now if you were expecting Mercedes to do something dramatic with the return of the Maybach nameplate, then you'll be disappointed....

LA Auto Show: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept

Nov 19 2014 06:45 PM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

It has been a long time since the ZR2 nameplate has graced a Chevrolet pickup. But the brand could be planning a comeback of the ZR2 if a concept shown today at the LA Auto Show is anything to go on. Chevrolet pulled the wraps off the Colorado ZR2 con...