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Cadillac Confirms Flagship, To Be Built In Detroit In 2015

Sep 19 2014 11:45 AM | Cadillac News

New Top End Cadillac to be Built in Detroit in 2015

DETROIT – Cadillac announced today it will elevate its growing portfolio with a new, top-end, high-technology car. The as-yet unnamed Cadillac will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
The addition of this new Cadillac is part of a previously announced $384 million investment in the facility on Detroit’s east side. Tools and equipment unique to the Cadillac model were installed recently.
“The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Currently in development, this new rear wheel driv...

Cadillac Heads To The Drawing Board To Solve CTS Sales

Sep 05 2014 01:25 PM | Cadillac News
Despite rave reviews, the Cadillac CTS has been slipping in sales. Sales in July slipped 29 percent, while August saw another 35 percent drop. This is a the opposite of what is happening in the luxury marketplace as sales are currently up six percent. A possible cause to this is the base price of the CTS has climbed $6,000 from the previous model.

“While it may have been a terrific car, it may not have been perceived as having earned its stripes for that kind of pricing against the Germans. Cadillac has just not earned its way to charge the kind of premium that the Germans can get,” said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst with Autotrader.com.

Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac's chief marketing officer said in a recent interview...

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 | William Maley in 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 differ...

Cadillac Adds Some Platinum On The 2015 Escalade

Aug 12 2014 09:15 AM | William Maley in Cadillac News

New Platinum Collection, Added Features Elevate Escalade Craftsmanship and TechnologyEntire SUV line gets 8-Speed transmission, Surround View camera and 4G LTE connectivityDETROIT – Cadillac today announced numerous enhancements to the just-launched 20...

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

Cadillac Names Johan de Nysschen PresidentCadillac to operate as global brand, more distinct business unitDETROIT – General Motors today announced the appointment of Johan de Nysschen as President – Cadillac. de Nysschen will be responsible for all asp...