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Cadillac's Chief Engineer: SRX Redesign and Flagship Coming Next Year

Aug 18 2014 08:45 AM | Cadillac News
Cadillac has some big things coming in 2015. Dave Leone, Cadillac’s chief engineer told reporters last week in California that 2015 will see the introduction of the long-rumored and speculated flagship. Possibly wearing the name of the LTS, this news seems to confirm a report from earlier this month which said the model would debut at next year's New York Auto Show.

Along with the flagship, Leone also said that 2015 will also see a redesigned SRX and the ATS-V.

“This is going to be a fantastic year for Cadillac,” Leone said.

Source: Bloomberg

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General Motors Exec: ELR Is Not Our Tesla Competitor

Aug 14 2014 01:45 PM | Cadillac News
Many people see the Cadillac ELR as General Motors' direct competitor to the Tesla Model S, but GM's head of global product development, Mark Reuss says it isn't.

“People like to say the ELR is, but it’s really not. It’s a different car, it’s a different price point. It’s way-different technology,” Reuss said.

Ruess goes onto say that he isn't sure if the company has a direct competitor to Tesla.

So why do many people consider the ELR a competitor to the Model S? Probably from a quote from former GM CEO Dan Akerson back in September.

"If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac,”

Source: The Detroit News


Cadillac Adds Some Platinum On The 2015 Escalade

Aug 12 2014 09:15 AM | Cadillac News
Even though the Cadillac Escalade is quite fresh, Cadillac has a number of changes in store for it in the coming year to keep it the thick of the luxury SUV battleground.

The big change is the introduction of the Platinum trim for the Escalade. The Platinum trim adds a bit more shine on the exterior with additional chrome trim, twenty-two inch wheels, Cadillac's new crest, and Platinum badges. Inside, the Escalade Platinum gets Nappa semi-aniline leather in a choice of either beige or gray; suede microfiber headliner, heated and cooled seats for the front, eighteen-way power seats, and three screens for rear seat passengers (two seven-inch screens in the headrests, and a nine-inch screen in the center).

Other change...

Under Consideration: Cadillac Escalade May Get VSport, V6 Engines

Jul 15 2014 09:15 AM | William Maley in Cadillac News

A recent report from Automotive News says Cadillac is thinking about adding more engines choices to the the Escalade. David Schiavone, the Escalade's brand manager says a twin-turbo V6 and turbodiesel V6 are being talked about for the model. The twin-t...

Johan de Nysschen Steps Down From Infiniti, Becomes President Of Cadillac

Jul 12 2014 09:30 AM | William Maley in Cadillac News

After spending two years at Infiniti, Johan de Nysschen has stepped down from his position as President and become the president of Cadillac. The news was announced yesterday in a press release by General Motors. In his new role, the 54-year-old will b...

New Badge, Tech For The 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan

Jul 09 2014 11:30 AM | William Maley in Cadillac News

The wreath-less Cadillac badge that debut on the ATS Coupe will soon be appearing on the 2015 ATS Sedan. That's not the only change in store for the ATS sedan for the 2015 model year though. Along with the badge, the 2015 ATS sedan gets some revised s...

Cadillac Not Giving Up On Europe

Jun 26 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in Cadillac News

For the longest time, Cadillac has been trying to crack the European market. All of its attempts so far have fallen flat. The brand's latest attempt featuring the ATS and CTS has been shelved for the time being due to financial problems and finding bet...