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    Cadillac To Remove Camouflage Sooner To Improve Quality

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      There is some reason to this madness

    Automakers try their hardest to keep new models under wraps for the longest time to keep the prying eyes of competitors and the media. But Cadillac is trying something a bit different.

    According to Automotive News, Cadillac will be revealing new vehicles about six or seven months ahead from the start of production. Currently, Cadillac reveals new vehicles about two to three months ahead. Why are they doing this? This is part of a push by Cadillac to work on improving the quality of new vehicles. Covering vehicles with camouflage hinders testing of aerodynamics and cooling systems in the real world.

    "If we want to achieve different results, we also have to be willing to change the processes we've used in the past," said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.

    "We want to put more of our development cars into the hands of ordinary drivers, not just engineers, so people can see how they perform in normal usage conditions, and that really requires the removal of camo."

    This is quite different from what other automakers have been doing recently. Take for example Honda with the latest Accord. They only introduced weeks before its on-sale date. The reasoning behind this is to prevent sales of the outgoing model from going belly-up.

    "The sales guys are concerned about that. That, obviously, is the reason why secrecy has been so paramount. Right now, I think getting the very best Cadillacs out there, that are a standard for the world, is top priority for me. If you do these things well, the sales will follow," said de Nysschen.

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    I totally agree with this in regards to real world testing to get the New Standard of the World auto for everyone! :metal: 

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    It makes sense because car makers are overly cautious about "not commenting on future product" or  trying to hide everything thinking it will affect sales, but it doesn't.

    First off, most people buy a car when they need a car, so if the turbo engine is a year away or the new model is next year, they aren't going to wait.  No one walks into a Toyota dealer to look at a Rav4 and thinks, hmm, maybe I should wait 11 months to get it because they are doing a mid-cycle refresh.

    Maybe on luxury cars buyers are more discerning, but I don't think a lot of buyers are going to be swayed on whether or not the new model is coming in a year.   On the flip side, by showing the car early, maybe they get a buyer who is only considering 3 row crossovers, and the RX wasn't an option before now.

    Plus people know when a new car is coming, these model life cycles are all on line anyway.

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    14 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    It makes sense because car makers are overly cautious about "not commenting on future product" or  trying to hide everything thinking it will affect sales, but it doesn't.

    First off, most people buy a car when they need a car, so if the turbo engine is a year away or the new model is next year, they aren't going to wait.  No one walks into a Toyota dealer to look at a Rav4 and thinks, hmm, maybe I should wait 11 months to get it because they are doing a mid-cycle refresh.

    Maybe on luxury cars buyers are more discerning, but I don't think a lot of buyers are going to be swayed on whether or not the new model is coming in a year.   On the flip side, by showing the car early, maybe they get a buyer who is only considering 3 row crossovers, and the RX wasn't an option before now.

    Plus people know when a new car is coming, these model life cycles are all on line anyway.

    I agree. I love my CTS-V but the more I drive it the more risk I run of seriously taking it to its limits on public roads. The car is so fuckin spectacular it isn't even funny. That being said.. I am actually holding off on a vehicle purchase of the CT6.. because it is promised that a V8 version is coming. I am willing to give up some HP, but not 240HP if I were to simply buy a CT6 3.0L TT. I would easily trade to the CT6 Platinum VSport with a  500HP(+) V8

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    Go figure on why Cadillac would drop hints that an Escalade V was imminent and this was all the rage in 2015 and here we are 3 years later just about and still no V edition. This is a failure of Cadillac leadership. It is not that hard to create a V edition.

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Go figure on why Cadillac would drop hints that an Escalade V was imminent and this was all the rage in 2015 and here we are 3 years later just about and still no V edition. This is a failure of Cadillac leadership. It is not that hard to create a V edition.

    Agreed and there is room above an Escalade-V for another SUV.

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    1 hour ago, smk4565 said:

    Agreed and there is room above an Escalade-V for another SUV.

    Room above? How much bigger can an SUV get than an ESV?? 

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    24 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    Room above? How much bigger can an SUV get than an ESV?? 

    SMK sees the G-Wagon as above the Escalade ESV Platinum. As such and since they charge double what they charge the Escalade ESV Platinum, He thinks Cadillac should have a V12 powered AWD with multiple off road capabilities that would slot in above the Escalade.

    In reality, GMC Needs a Professional Grade Hummer package for the Yukon that would cover everything the G-Wagon can do off road.

    Escalade just needs a V edition for both standard and ESV versions. They also need an AWD EV Escalade as that would trump anything MB, BMW or Range Rover currently has.

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    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    SMK sees the G-Wagon as above the Escalade ESV Platinum. As such and since they charge double what they charge the Escalade ESV Platinum, He thinks Cadillac should have a V12 powered AWD with multiple off road capabilities that would slot in above the Escalade.

    In reality, GMC Needs a Professional Grade Hummer package for the Yukon that would cover everything the G-Wagon can do off road.

    Escalade just needs a V edition for both standard and ESV versions. They also need an AWD EV Escalade as that would trump anything MB, BMW or Range Rover currently has.

    Ehhhh It might be priced above it but it is definitely much much smaller than an Escalade. It isn't double an Escalade ESV Platinum unless you're buying a G65. ESV Platinum 4WD starts at 100k and a G Wagen starts at 124k and 142k for a G63.

    G65 and 4X4(Squared) are 222k and 227k, respectively. Those are priced way out there but they're pretty extreme in their own manners. Random, but when I was in Orlando last week I saw a 4X4(squared)! 

    AWD EV Escalade would still lack what the Rovers do off road, it'd be a quick son of a B though! 

    Just found out you can get Brembos on an Escalde! Way cool! 

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    2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    Room above? How much bigger can an SUV get than an ESV?? 

    I don't think he was saying size-wise. I think he's saying more premium than the current platinum

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    3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    Room above? How much bigger can an SUV get than an ESV?? 

    Drew is correct, I mean more expensive than an Escalade not bigger.  You can run a mid-size SUV over $100k easily.

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    SMK sees the G-Wagon as above the Escalade ESV Platinum. As such and since they charge double what they charge the Escalade ESV Platinum, He thinks Cadillac should have a V12 powered AWD with multiple off road capabilities that would slot in above the Escalade.

    In reality, GMC Needs a Professional Grade Hummer package for the Yukon that would cover everything the G-Wagon can do off road.

    Escalade just needs a V edition for both standard and ESV versions. They also need an AWD EV Escalade as that would trump anything MB, BMW or Range Rover currently has.

    The G-wagon is above the Escalade and the problem with the Escalade is at the end of the day it is on a pick up truck frame and doesn’t have a glass panoramic roof like every other top luxury suv, it is super heavy, I think it has a solid rear axel, it has a lot of platform compromises.  

    What they need is an Omega platform SUV with CTS-V suspension and CT6 4 wheel steering and some sort of 500-600 hp V8 option.  Electrictified anything is welcome too.

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    53 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I don't think he was saying size-wise. I think he's saying more premium than the current platinum

    Ah, gotcha. Makes sense. 

    1 minute ago, smk4565 said:

    doesn’t have a glass panoramic roof like every other top luxury suv

    This is an option on much smaller and less luxurious vehicles.. My Escape had a panoramic roof and I don't think they're alone at this point. The F150, Edge, Explorer, and MUSTANG all have pano sun roofs. Everything Lincoln does as well, I think. 

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    Not every luxury vehicle must have every luxury option to be considered luxury..... I mean gosh, the Escalade doesn't even have those luxury plastic seats like the GLS has.... it only comes with real leather and it is still considered a luxury vehicle. 

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    19 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    The G-wagon is above the Escalade and the problem with the Escalade is at the end of the day it is on a pick up truck frame and doesn’t have a glass panoramic roof like every other top luxury suv, it is super heavy, I think it has a solid rear axel, it has a lot of platform compromises.  

    What they need is an Omega platform SUV with CTS-V suspension and CT6 4 wheel steering and some sort of 500-600 hp V8 option.  Electrictified anything is welcome too.

    Who Cares?

    MB uses their car platforms to build all their CUVs. So Guess based on your statement of the Escalade is a cheap SUV because it is built on a truck platform or the GM900 series then MB CUVs are even cheaper since they use the low class car platforms to build them.

    C Class MRA platform is also used to build the small CUVs.

    E class is on MHA as is the mid size CUVs.

    Seems the G-Wagon is the only body on frame SUV they offer and with that you get next storage section, plastic ring with next bottom as cup holders. 

    That is better than the heated or cooled cupholders in an Escalade? :stupid:

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    Actually, the mid& large MB SUVs (GLE and GLS) are on a dedicated SUV platform...not the E class platform.   The subcompact (GLA) and compact (GLC) CUVs are car-based, though.  

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    7 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Actually, the real MB SUVs (GLE and GLS) are on a dedicated SUV platform...not the E class platform.   

    I was curious and looked up their current 4 platforms and MB is stating that the MHA is was is used for the GLE, GLS and E class sedan unless all the news companies who reported this info is wrong. Just going by the news reports.

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    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Who Cares?

    MB uses their car platforms to build all their CUVs. So Guess based on your statement of the Escalade is a cheap SUV because it is built on a truck platform or the GM900 series then MB CUVs are even cheaper since they use the low class car platforms to build them.

    C Class MRA platform is also used to build the small CUVs.

    E class is on MHA as is the mid size CUVs.

    Seems the G-Wagon is the only body on frame SUV they offer and with that you get next storage section, plastic ring with next bottom as cup holders. 

    That is better than the heated or cooled cupholders in an Escalade? :stupid:

    The E-class is on the MRA platform, as is the s-class.  MHA platform is GLE and GLS only, the G-wagon is body on frame, with all new chassis for 2018.

    And I am pretty sure Cadillac fans would go nuts if there was a CTS-V crossover, or a Corvette ZR-1 powered mid-size crossover with a carbon fiber roof.

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    I was curious and looked up their current 4 platforms and MB is stating that the MHA is was is used for the GLE, GLS and E class sedan unless all the news companies who reported this info is wrong. Just going by the news reports.

    The W166/X166 platform (2011+ ML/GLE and 2013+ GL/GLS) is the platform jointly developed as the WK2 Grand Cherokee and Durango (and evolved from the previous WK).  Not a car platform.  

     

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    2 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The W166/X166 platform (2011+ ML/GLE and 2013+ GL/GLS) is the platform jointly developed as the WK2 Grand Cherokee and Durango (and evolved from the previous WK).  Not a car platform.  

     

    Yep and the new platform goes into use next year, the base GLE is said to weigh under 4,000 lbs in base trim which would be huge because that thing is obese now.   And not a car platform but the GLE63 is already on the Nurburgring...

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      The Premium Luxury and Sport models are available with a Platinum Package featuring an exclusive Sedona/Jet Black motif with Opus semi-aniline leather seating surfaces in Sedona Sauvage. These surfaces are distinguished with a custom, layered fading perforation pattern, fine contrasting seat piping and decorative chevron accents. Both front, heated, ventilated and lumbar massage seats feature additional bolstering and 18-way adjustability. The package complements the seats with upgraded leather-trimmed armrests and center console, unique carbon fiber decorative trim and a thicker-rimmed steering wheel with authentic magnesium paddle shifters and alloy pedals.
      Intuitive Technology and Connectivity
      CT5 delivers thoughtful technology integration by offering an intuitive in-vehicle experience with a heightened sense of control. This is provided in everything from vehicle controls that conform to the driver’s driving style to the latest, more personal Cadillac user experience2, which provides more intuitive ways to interface with the system, including phone pairing via Near Field Communication and a new rotary controller.
      CT5 also features standard Adaptive Remote Start and an available hands-free power-release decklid to further customers’ convenience and comfort. Adaptive Remote Start automatically activates features such as the available adaptive heated/ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and other climate systems, depending on the temperature. The hands-free decklid uses a motion sensor with Cadillac crest target projection that allows customers to activate the trunk release with their foot, supporting easy access.
      FEATURE FOCUS: SUPER CRUISE1
      Cadillac demonstrates its commitment to technology by bringing the Super Cruise driver assistance feature to the CT5. Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver assistance feature enables customers to drive hands-free on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada, using LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system and a network of camera and radar sensors. The driver attention system helps keep drivers engaged by detecting and signaling when drivers need to pay more attention to the road.
       
      Turbocharged Performance
      CT5 is powered by a 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo engine and 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. This standard propulsion combination offers responsive off-the-line performance with excellent low-end torque. The twin-scroll turbocharger and a unique three-step sliding camshaft help the engine optimize performance across the rpm band for a greater feeling of on-demand power at all speeds.
      Cadillac’s powerful 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 is available on Premium Luxury and Sport models, rated at an estimated 335 hp (250 kw) and 400 lb-ft of torque (542 Nm)5. Low-inertia turbochargers and a manifold-integrated liquid-to-air intercooling system help the engine produce exceptional power with virtually no lag and sustain it across most of the rpm band. Like the 2.0L Turbo, it is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift.
      Both engines employ technologies such as direct injection, camshaft phasing, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and automatic stop/start to balance performance, refinement and efficiency. Sound tuning via mechanical and electronic sources contributes to CT5’s optimized effect on the senses, with engine sounds tuned to augment the driving experience in a refined manner, while helping to minimize unwanted noise in the cabin.
      Evolved Driving Dynamics
      Building on the strengths of the superb RWD architecture that underpins Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive sedans, the first-ever CT5 is designed to deliver an exhilarating driving experience while maintaining the brand’s signature blend of performance, comfort and refinement.
      Evolutionary enhancements of the front and rear suspensions, including Cadillac’s signature double-pivot MacPherson-type front suspension, are designed to improve road isolation and driver feedback. At the rear, a five-link independent suspension contributes to the car’s excellent feeling of control.
      Additional chassis and driving dynamics features:
      Standard Bosch premium electric, rack-mounted power steering system. Capable, confident and precise eBoost brakes. Brembo front brakes are standard on the Sport model. Standard ZF MVS passive dampers. All-wheel drive is available on all models. Standard customer-selectable drive modes allow CT5 to adapt even better to driver preferences and changing road conditions. The modes — Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice and new My Mode — can alter the calibrations for transmission shifting, steering and brake feel, front/rear torque split (with the available AWD system) and vehicle sound character to customize the driving experience.
      CT5 can handle a variety of road conditions no matter the climate, thanks to all-wheel drive available on every model along with a diverse range of tire choices, including 19-inch all-season run-flat tires and 18-inch Michelin self-seal tires. All tire options allow drivers to continue driving during most punctures that would sideline conventional tires, for immediate replacement/repair.
      Coming Soon
      The 2020 CT5 makes its public debut at the New York International Auto Show April 19-28 and will be available for ordering this fall. It will be manufactured at GM’s Lansing Grand River facility, which previously received a $211 million investment to build the next-generation Cadillac sedans. Pricing and additional information will be announced closer to the start of production. 
    • By Drew Dowdell
      The First of GM’s All-New Pickups Posts a 20 Percent Q1 Gain
      Industry retail sales, consumer sentiment rebounding GM average transaction prices set new first-quarter company record Chevrolet Trax, Equinox and Colorado set first-quarter company sales records DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced today that it delivered 665,840 vehicles in the first quarter of 2019, with a selling mix of trucks, SUVs and crossovers above 80 percent. GM’s focus on these vibrant segments helped it earn the highest average transaction prices for any first quarter in the company’s history.
      The Chevrolet Trax, Equinox and Colorado all set GM first-quarter sales records and the GMC Acadia posted its best quarter ever. The all-new Cadillac XT4 was the best-selling vehicle in its segment and the Buick Enclave was up 28 percent versus a year ago.
      The all-new full-size pickups from Chevrolet and GMC are also off to a very strong start.
      “Our production launch was very smooth and crew cab sales are brisk, especially those with premium trims,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president, Sales Operations. “We look forward to improving availability of our wide-range of cabs, trim series and powertrains.”
      First-quarter 2019 average transaction prices for GM's all-new, light-duty pickups were $8,040 higher compared to their outgoing models in the first quarter of 2018, with the GMC Sierra leading the segment, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. Combined sales of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cabs — the first of the company’s all-new full-size pickups to launch — were up 20 percent year over year. Crew-cab production mix is currently running above 70 percent to meet strong customer demand, up 10 percentage points on average from the previous-generation trucks. More than 95 percent of the all-new GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab sales are high-end trims including SLT, AT4 and Denali. Availability of all-new regular-cab and double-cab pickups was very limited during the quarter due to launch timing, but full production of all cab styles started in March and they currently are arriving in dealer showrooms.
      GM will begin the next phase of its full-size pickup truck launch in the second half of the year with the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
      “We are bullish on pickups and expect to gain sales momentum throughout the year,” said McNeil. “We are installing capacity in Flint to build more HD pickups in total, more crew cab models, more dualies and diesel models, too, all in response to dealer and customer demand.”
      Other new models launching this year include the XT6, Cadillac’s first three-row crossover, and the CT5, Cadillac’s new luxury-sport sedan. The all-new Chevrolet Blazer is also gaining momentum, and the brand will begin national advertising for the vehicle during the second quarter as production ramps up.
      Solid U.S. Economy, Strong GM Operating Discipline
      GM sales in the first quarter of 2019 were down 7 percent year over year compared to a very strong first quarter of 2018.
      “After a slow start to the year, the retail SAAR has risen each month since January,” said Elaine Buckberg, GM chief economist. “Consumer sentiment continued to recover in March and the other key drivers of auto sales like employment, wage growth and household balance sheets are healthy. The Fed paused in raising interest rates, which eases a headwind facing auto sales. Overall, the U.S. economy is in solid shape, which bodes well for the industry outlook.”
      GM’s Commercial deliveries, which are another barometer of economic strength, grew at an average annual rate of more than 7 percent from 2012 to 2017 and were up 11 percent year over year in 2018. Commercial deliveries were close to flat to a very strong first quarter a year ago, even with limited availability of regular light- and heavy-duty pickups, and heavy-duty crew-cab pickups.
      GM has demonstrated continued strong operating discipline and is very well positioned heading into the second quarter:
      The company’s incentive spending as a percentage of average transaction price was 13 percent, down close to a full percentage point year over year, according to J.D Power PIN. GM’s per-unit incentive spending was down $175 year over year, as domestic competitors increased their spending in the quarter, according to J.D. Power PIN. Average transaction prices rose $938 to a first-quarter record of $35,881, according to J.D. Power PIN. Inventory is a healthy 818,967 units heading into the second quarter, which tends to be a strong quarter for industry sales.   QUARTER 1 (CALENDAR YEAR-TO-DATE) JANUARY - MARCH   2019 2018 %Change Volume   2019 2018 %Change Volume   Cascada 746 918 -18.7   746 918 -18.7   Enclave 12,580 9,869 27.5   12,580 9,869 27.5   Encore 24,606 25,468 -3.4   24,606 25,468 -3.4   Envision 7,623 9,696 -21.4   7,623 9,696 -21.4   LaCrosse 2,902 7,066 -58.9   2,902 7,066 -58.9   Regal 3,408 3,708 -8.1   3,408 3,708 -8.1   Buick Total 51,867 56,804 -8.7   51,867 56,804 -8.7   ATS 522 3,962 -86.8   522 3,962 -86.8   CT6 2,188 2,467 -11.3   2,188 2,467 -11.3   CTS 2,428 2,442 -0.6   2,428 2,442 -0.6   Escalade 6,819 8,111 -15.9   6,819 8,111 -15.9   XT4 7,026 0 ***.*   7,026 0 ***.*   XT5 13,278 14,845 -10.6   13,278 14,845 -10.6   XTS 3,734 4,898 -23.8   3,734 4,898 -23.8   Cadillac Total 35,995 36,727 -2.0   35,995 36,727 -2.0   Blazer 3,023 0 ***.*   3,023 0 ***.*   Bolt EV 4,316 4,375 -1.3   4,316 4,375 -1.3   Camaro 12,083 11,792 2.5   12,083 11,792 2.5   Colorado 33,494 28,859 16.1   33,494 28,859 16.1   Corvette 3,943 4,457 -11.5   3,943 4,457 -11.5   Cruze 23,311 39,855 -41.5   23,311 39,855 -41.5   Equinox 88,500 82,398 7.4   88,500 82,398 7.4   Express 17,215 19,774 -12.9   17,215 19,774 -12.9   Impala 13,259 14,067 -5.7   13,259 14,067 -5.7   LCF 559 530 5.5   559 530 5.5   Malibu 34,197 34,150 0.1   34,197 34,150 0.1   Silverado 114,313 135,545 -15.7   114,313 135,545 -15.7   Sonic 4,460 5,983 -25.5   4,460 5,983 -25.5   Spark 6,423 6,945 -7.5   6,423 6,945 -7.5   Suburban 11,029 14,725 -25.1   11,029 14,725 -25.1   Tahoe 20,853 23,643 -11.8   20,853 23,643 -11.8   Traverse 34,223 38,198 -10.4   34,223 38,198 -10.4   Trax 24,580 20,482 20.0   24,580 20,482 20.0   Volt 2,520 3,478 -27.5   2,520 3,478 -27.5   Chevrolet Total 452,401 490,919 -7.8   452,401 490,919 -7.8   Acadia 31,200 29,900 4.3   31,200 29,900 4.3   Canyon 6,954 7,213 -3.6   6,954 7,213 -3.6   Savana 6,566 4,797 36.9   6,566 4,797 36.9   Sierra 40,546 41,468 -2.2   40,546 41,468 -2.2   Terrain 25,364 32,964 -23.1   25,364 32,964 -23.1   Yukon 14,947 15,002 -0.4   14,947 15,002 -0.4   GMC Total 125,577 131,344 -4.4   125,577 131,344 -4.4   GM Vehicle Total* 665,840 715,794 -7.0   665,840 715,794 -7.0                     76 selling days for the QUARTER 1 this year and 77 for same QUARTER last year.  
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Cadillac will be unveiling the CT5 sedan at the New York International Auto Show next month. 
      The CT5 is build on the next generation of GM's Alpha platform and will come in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.  Power will be provided by either a 2.0T 4-cylinder or 3.0 Twin-Turbo V6.  Both engines will send power to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.  The CT5  will offer Luxury and Sport trims.
      In a video series called "Sensory Symphony", Cadillac slowly peels back the specially design camouflage film to trigger an ASMR response in the viewer while slowly revealing the car. This is to bring awareness to the CT5's auditory experience with active noise cancellation and other sound optimizations. 
      The Cadillac CT5 will be built at GM's Lansing Grand River plant. 

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    • By Drew Dowdell
      Cadillac will be unveiling the CT5 sedan at the New York International Auto Show next month. 
      The CT5 is build on the next generation of GM's Alpha platform and will come in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.  Power will be provided by either a 2.0T 4-cylinder or 3.0 Twin-Turbo V6.  Both engines will send power to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.  The CT5  will offer Luxury and Sport trims.
      In a video series called "Sensory Symphony", Cadillac slowly peels back the specially design camouflage film to trigger an ASMR response in the viewer while slowly revealing the car. This is to bring awareness to the CT5's auditory experience with active noise cancellation and other sound optimizations. 
      The Cadillac CT5 will be built at GM's Lansing Grand River plant. 
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