Cadillac News of the Week

2016 cadillac ats-v

Detroit has been pumping out nothing but quality as of late, and Cadillac looks to keep the trend going strong. An official competitor to BMW’s iconic M3 (and now M4), meet the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

There was a time when comparing the M3 to any type of Cadillac was literally an apples to oranges conversation. These days, things have changed. Packed with a 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 455 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, this thing means business. The power is transmitted…

Profitability in the automobiles market has been falling. The reasons for the shrinking bottom lines are manifold, but chief among them are as follows: Firstly, used car sales in the U.S., the second largest car market in the world, are on the rise. Since, these cars sell for low prices, automakers are being forced to offer discounts and incentives on new cars to remain competitive. A drop in average transaction price per vehicle sold reduces an auto company’s profitability. Secondly, in…

Beside the plethora of German models like the Audi RS4, Audi RS5, or the likes of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and the Volkswagen Golf GTI, if we are starting to look past the traditional performance cars we’re starting to see lots of newcomers.

And some aspects of the high-performance car game have changed deeply, thanks to cars like the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

Competing with the German manufacturers has been tough for the American premium brands, but Cadillac has had some drawing…

Even after six years with no major changes, the CTS-V is surprisingly spry. Certainly, you never forget that it’s a heavy thing, weighing in anywhere between 4217 pounds for the manual-equipped coupe to 4424 for an automatic wagon, but with 0-60 times of about four seconds and the ability to hit about 150 mph on COTA’s back straight, the Vs remain an absolute hoot on the track. Sure, some of its details – the blocky front fascia shapes and the spoiler on the sedan and coupe models, for…

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has revealed some new details about their future product lineup.

In an interview with Car & Driver, de Nysschen confirmed plans to offer diesel engines around 2019. Details are limited but the magazine is reporting there will be four- and six-cylinder options which were designed specifically for Cadillac. The executive also revealed with can expect an expanded V-Series lineup which could include up to six models. de Nysschen was coy…

Cadillac may be making headlines with its sporty, BMW M3-fighting ATS-V, but the luxury end of the business still has a ways to go. The brand doesn’t currently have the prestige to sell a car for a quarter-million dollars, but it might soon. That’s what CEO Johan de Nysschen told Reuters at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. “It is too early today for a $250,000 Cadillac,” he told reporters. “Fifteen years from now, it won’t be.”

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Since taking up the reins at Cadillac, long-time Audi exec and former boss of Infiniti Johan de Nysschen has been dropping plenty of hints about the American luxury brand’s future. Cadillac is in the midst of significant change, with the brand already announcing a new naming strategy plus a move of its headquarters to New York City. The next stage of the transformation will see some brand new product introduced, starting with a replacement for the SRX, the new CT6 range-topping sedan and…

This is a great story about Kids in Brooklyn that are trying to further their automotive education. I met most of these kids at the car show they held this summer.

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Within the halls of Automotive High School in Brooklyn, NY there exists a dedicated group of students known as the “Pit Crew.” For the past two years these students have been meeting after school to work on a 1968 Chevy C10 Pickup. Once the restoration is complete this truck will be sold at auction, and the proceeds will be used as scholarships to help these students continue their education after high school.

Cadillac XT Model Chat

This week on chat we discussed the new naming of the Cadillac Trucks to the XT designation. Will Cadillac keep using the word Escalade or not. We all agree it will be sad if they change the name of the Escalade since it is such a good branding term. Cadillac Chat – YouTube

Future Cadillac SUVs and Crossovers Will Carry

Future Cadillac SUVs and Crossovers Will Carry “XT” Badging – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Even though the first model to adhere to Cadillac’s new nomenclature is more than a year away, the strategy is gaining cohesion. Last week, the brand officially announced that its upcoming rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, which is due to hit the streets in late 2015, will bear the CT6 moniker. In the statement, the brand emphasized […]

Cadillac Recall: 

Recall Alert: 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX, 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X - KickingTires

Recall Alert: 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX, 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X – KickingTires

The Problem: An issue with the suspension system involving loose nuts could result in a loose joint and worn threads that could cause the toe adjuster link to separate, according to The Detroit News. GM is aware of three crashes and two injuries as a result of this condition, the newspaper reported.

Cadillac Car Show

Cadillacs at Brooklyn Car Show Video

Cadillacs at Brooklyn Car Show Video

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Automotive High School car show in Williamsburg Brooklyn. It was the first time I attended the show and am I glad I went. Besides the Cadillacs there were a lot of other classic cars that were real beauties. There were about 10 classic Cadillacs in …