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Cadillac celebrates 15 years of V-Series sub-brand with new 2019 Pedestal Editions

Before we knew its Cadillac’s V-Series sub-brand is already celebrating its 15 years of existence. To give this ultra-high-performance luxury sub-brand a fitting celebration, Cadillac is introducing limited run models to be dubbed as the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Editions.

The 2019 Pedestal Edition will be applicable for the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Super Sedan. Aside from celebrating the successful 15 years of the Cadillac V-Series sub brand, the 2019 Pedestal Edition serves as a grand farewell to the third generation of the V-Series. Soon enough, the fourth generation of the Cadillac V-Series would arrive, heralding a new era of luxury high-performance at Cadillac.

The Pedestal Editions of the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan are distinguished from their regular counterparts through a number of aesthetic modifications. These include a commemorative application of Bronze Sand Metallic exterior color, Black Chrome trim and Black Chrome grille surround.

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Cadillac puts diesel engine development on hold due to declining demand

It is better not to expect any new diesel engines from Cadillac, the luxury vehicle division of General Motors. After all, following much considerations of a number of factors, the top management of Cadillac has now decided to stop the development of diesel engine within the luxury carmaker.

During the North American launch of the Cadillac XT4 compact crossover in Seattle, Washington, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle revealed that the luxury car brand is indeed re-evaluating diesel technology. He noted that Cadillac has been working on diesel technology. However, the conditions in the markets around the world – especially their attitude towards diesel engines – have been changing more quickly than the company has anticipated.

It is well known that for the past years, Cadillac had been concentrating its engine development works on diesel mills, in particular four- and six-cylinder units. This diesel engine development work forms part of the luxury carmaker to further penetrate the premium car market in Europe. In addition, Cadillac was also planning to create and offer a number of vehicles powered by diesel engines in the US. In fact, the new XT4 was slated to have a version powered by diesel engine, as slated to arrive before or by the end of the decade (2020). GM’s luxury division had also expected to introduce diesel engines in more of its models.

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2018 New York Auto Show: 2019 Cadillac XT4 is priced $6000 lower than the XT5

Selling SUVs is one of the most successful strategies for luxury automakers. This is most likely the reason why Cadillac is again, going to introduce another SUV to its range. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 arrives at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and will be placed beneath the existing XT5, when it comes to size and pricing, as it becomes available this fall.

When you first see the XT4, you will notice that it is generally sleeker than the XT5, but part of it is also because it is smaller. To be more specific, the XT4 has a shorter wheelbase (by 3.1 inches) compared to the XT5. Its overall length is then 8.4 inches shorter, while its height is almost two inches down. With a smaller car, expect it to weigh less than its bigger brother as well, now weighing at 3,660 pounds compared to the XT5’s weight of 3,985.

One thing that the 2019 XT4 brings with it would be the design. The highlights include the chrome trimmed black mesh grille up front, with L-shaped LED running lights, the LED taillights and the subtle spoiler. The hood gets some creases that give it a bulge, while roof rails and black lower plastic cladding hint that this XT4 can do everything. It also sits on a set of 18 inch wheels that come as standard while 20 inch ones are offered as an upgrade.

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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport now has a 550 horsepower V8

Cadillac CT6 will apparently be getting a major power upgrade since the new V Sport model will be the first model to get a direct injected 4.2 liter biturbo V8 that is said to carry out 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) and 627 pound feet (850 Newton metres) of torque in the top output, but there will also be a smaller, 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) version.

The engine, supposedly has a completely clean sheet design. In fact, the engineering emphasized that despite the compact packaging, this can still produce substantial performance. Cadillac has this thing they called the “hot V” where the exhaust exits from the valley between the heads, instead of on the outside like that on most V8s. Aside from that, it also works with the two twin-scroll turbos in the exhaust that manifolds at the top of the engine. According to the automaker, this set up does not only create a tighter package, but also reduces turbo lag.

The engine is also made with lightweight materials like an aluminum block and pistons to cut down on weight. There is also a forged steel crankshaft and pistons, ensuring that the powerplant can handle the turbo’s 20 pounds (1.38 bar) of boost.

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Over the past racing season, Cadillac has seen a wealth of success on the track. In fact, they took home the IMSA Weather Tech championship for the 2017 season. On one hand, Konica Minolta took home the Team championship; and on the other hand, brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor brought home the Driver’s championship. To celebrate their success on the track, the American automaker will offer a couple of minimally modified performance vehicles to mark this occasion.

Having said that, it will be the ATS-V coupe and sedan, as well as the CTS-V sedan that will be getting a special Championship Edition to celebrate the success. Customers can choose from two exterior finishes including Black Raven or Crystal White Tricoat.

To make it stand out from the rest of the models, it gets unique side view mirrors caps finished in Red Obsession. It also gets DPi-V.R. graphics on the quarter windows, red Brembo brake calipers, and forged polish-finished alloy V-Series wheels. All the red bits and pieces will definitely make it stand out from the rest. Don’t you think?

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The battle for dominance in the market for large, luxurious body-on-frame sports utility vehicles is already heating up even before Ford commences sales of its new Lincoln Navigator SUV. This comes as GM decided to offer a trade-in deal that sees $5,000 off a new Cadillac Escalade.

Ford is all set to begin sales of the new Navigator SUV sometime next week. It is a massive improvement over the current iteration. There is also a massive step-up in price, with the new Lincoln Navigator having a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $72,055. As a new generation vehicle that boasts of being a far cry from the current version, the Lincoln Navigator is attracting a lot of attention, and that could potentially translate to huge sales.

On the other hand, GM is offering the Cadillac Escalade for the 2018 model year. While it is not an outgoing model, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade hasn’t received major enhancements since the 2015 model year. Although the Cadillac Escalade is expected to remain a dominant force in its segment, its sales superiority is being challenged heavily by the new Lincoln Navigator. In short, GM will be having its hands full defending its position in the luxury SUV segment until it rolls out a new generation -- or even a major update -- of the Cadillac Escalade.

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The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V sedan will be getting a new paint job that will give it a unique icy feel. Dubbed the Glacier Metallic Edition, this special model was built in celebration of Cadillac’s 115-year history. That’s why only 115 examples will be built. When looking at this high performance four-door sedan with its cool light grey exterior, you will be reminded of an overcast winter afternoon.

Moving into the mechanical bits, the limited-edition CTS-V will have the same set up as the standard models. This means that it will still be getting the 6.2 liter V8 that produces 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) and 630 pound-feet (855 Newton metres) of torque, that will work hand in hand with an eight-speed automatic gearbox giving power to the rear wheels.

As expected, the CTS-V Glacier Edition will be quite expensive, with an asking price of $103,885 including destination. For comparison’s sake, the standard version of the sedan starts at $87,990 - that is an additional $15,895 for the special edition model.

Read the entire article 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is perfect for winter, deliveries begin in September

Cadillac again makes an effort to revive one of its oldest models, the XTS, for the 2018 model year. Last month, a couple of photos have been leaked which suggested that the large luxury sedan is leaning towards a more family friendly car with new design elements. But there is no need to speculate as we now have full details from the company.

The new photos that were released show that most of the noticeable upgrades are seen in the car’s front and rear fascia. In fact, a lot of people say that the XTS’ new look makes it look more like a CT6. The full-sized sedan now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, with the headlights looking more angular. A new grille is now the focal point of the face. The company completes the exterior of the XTS with a new set of 19- and 20-inch wheels, and Brembo front brakes that come standard. What’s new for the car would be the optional Magnetic Ride Control as well as the Rear Air Leveling - both are firsts for the XTS. These features are meant to improve chassis dynamics and comfort, and also reduce noise.

Inside the cabin, customers have options such as the new Platinum-exclusive Maple Sugar and Jett Black trim to cover the interior with. And another upgrade the Cadillac XTS has been given is the next-generation infotainment system that none of the previous models have got. Every bit of the interior is wrapped in leather, complemented by a microfiber suede headliner, and premium wood trim. Overall, creating a luxurious and upscale atmosphere. That’s not all, the sound system has been upgraded to a new eight-speaker Bose audio system, and there are four USB ports where customers can charge their devices.

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One of the main features that have appealed to Cadillac’s customers is its Cadillac User Experience system or CUE. This is once again expected to change as the brand recently revealed that it will be coming out with the next generation of its CUE system. Offering an interface that is more intuitive and more personalized, the new CUE is slated to make its official debut with the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

Customers in the U.S. market should expect this to arrive at their favorite dealerships within the first quarter. After the 2017 CTS, Cadillac will then be including this new system with 2018 XTS and the 2018 ATS. The brand disclosed that other product ranges will have the same system in their future model years.

Many are already familiar with this system but this next generation dynamic platform now allows modification over time in order to meet the connectivity needs of the customer, which itself is continuously evolving. In addition, it fully utilizes the Cloud to allow for better personalization. That said, connection navigation is still present and applications can be downloaded through the Collection app store.

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Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who think that the first generation of the CT6 (short for Cadillac Touring 6) might be getting a little older, the US premium carmaker is readying a plethora of updates and upgrades for its range-topping sedan.

According to a recently published order guide, Cadillac is giving the CT6 sedan quite a number of tweaks and updates that should allow it to become more competitive while still attracting customers and delivering a better user experience.

For instance, Cadillac has deleted four exterior colors from the 2018 CT6 color palette -- Dark Emerald Metallic; Moonstone Metallic; Red Passion Tint coat; and Phantom Gray Metallic. While the premium carmaker deleted these four exterior colors, it also added three new tones as it hopes to refresh how the new 2016 looks like. These new exterior colors -- Red Horizon Tintcoat; Satin Steel Metallic; and Stone Gray Metallic – are available for a fee. When the 2018 Cadillac CT6 is availed on a Platinum grade, the Stone Gray Metallic exterior color could be specified for no additional charge.

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One of the good things about some car-sharing service is that you could switch from one vehicle type to another. For instance, a user usually prefers a coupe or a small car for the travel from home to office. But, when going to an adventure where utility is a requirement, it’s likely that there will be a switch to an SUV.

This is the kind of car-sharing service that premium carmaker Cadillac wants to offer the public. Called “Book by Cadillac,” this car-sharing service allows members full access to the carmaker’s vehicles, without worrying about the hassles and costs of leasing, buying or financing. The main difference is that Cadillac’s car-sharing fleet is composed of its current premium vehicles that offer a whole new level of luxury and comfort from non-premium cars. It primarily targets the growing number of drivers who prefer luxury. Interested individuals could enroll as members of the Book by Cadillac with a flat monthly fee – no more and no less – of just $1,500.

Once one becomes a member of Book by Cadillac’s car-sharing service, he or she could choose to drive any of the available vehicles in the fleet. These vehicles include the Cadillac XT5, CT6, Escalade and V Series – all of which are specified Platinum Level Trim and are of the current model year. Access is given on-demand, with any request pursued through an app installed in a smartphone.

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Car enthusiasts will be happy to know that after 14 years of not being seen in the tracks, Cadillac is slated to make a comeback to endurance racing. Cadillac has confirmed that starting 2017, its Daytona Prototype, the DPi-V.R, will be part of the DPi class under the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship organized by International Motor Sports Association, or IMSA. Officially, the brand will be fielding its racers again on January 28, 2017, during the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Powering it is the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine developed by Earnhardt Childress Racing which can deliver an output of 600 hp (447 kW). This is the very same engine that was fitted in the Dayton Prototypes of Chevrolet. It has the same displacement as those seen in the Escalade SUV and even the supercharged CTS-V sedan.

In addition, it has been fitted with the Dallara LMP2 chassis, the same component in models that race in the FIA World Endurance Championship and even the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There is one difference in that due to changes implemented to the IMSA rules, Cadillac, as well as the other brands, is now allowed to put in small improvements parts like the wheel arches in the rear, side pods, and the nose. The objective was that it would help differentiate the various racers from each other. With this, automakers can also give fans an idea of what the production versions may have.

Read the entire article Cadillac returns to endurance racing with entry of DPi-V.R prototype in 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series

American premium brand Cadillac has rejoined in the hybrid green race as it announces that it will commence sales of its first plug-in hybrid vehicle in spring 2017. This is not the first time that Cadillac has offered a plug-in hybrid luxury vehicle as the premium carmaker had the Cadillac ELR in its lineup starting 2014 model year. However, low sales of just over 2,400 units (2013 to 2015) had prompted Cadillac to shell out the ELR, which ended its production February this year.

Soon enough, Cadillac will be able to reenter the green auto market with the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, which can be purchased at $75,095, excluding $995 in destination charges. However, this amount could further be lowered once green incentives are applied.

Basically, the vehicle is a 2017 Cadillac CT6 but with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. According to Cadillac, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be offered in the United States with equipment comparable to the current Premium Luxury model, which is next-to-top in the range. In addition, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is provided with standard equipment that is offered as optional in the conventional CT6. These include Rear Seat Infotainment system, a Rear Camera mirror and Enhanced Night Vision.

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Custom car builder Ringbrothers is making a splash at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, by unveiling three new creations derived from Chevrolet, Cadillac and Ford models. Ringbrothers is also displaying at the 2016 iteration of the famed SEMA show what it dubbed as the world’s fastest Winnebago. In addition, Jim and Mike Ring will be announcing something big with regards to their new partnership with Prestone Products Corp. at the 2016 SEMA show.

Ringbrothers’ three new builds to be shown at the 2016 SEMA Show include the 1948 Cadillac Series V fastback named “Madam V,” a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro dubbed “G-Code,” and a 1965 wide-body Mustang convertible called “Ballistic.”

Ringbrothers called Madam V – a customized model built for Wes Rydell and his wife Vivian -- a monumental feat of engineering. It is basically a fusion of vintage and modern Cadillac, employing a customized steel body of the 1948 Cadillac as well as two new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V units. Madam V is displayed at the booth of muffler maker Flowmaster (#22351) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.

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Cadillac has this thing where they debut their concept cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2011, the very impressive Ciel concept was unveiled at the said event and two years later, the stunning Elmirai concept took its stage. Now just before this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Cadillac introduced the world to its newest concept car – the Cadillac Escala concept.

The Escala concept is named after the Spanish word for “scale” and even though it sounds like the Cadillac Escalade, there is nothing in common between the two. The former is actually a contrast to the latter – the Escalade is an imposing SUV while the Escala is a low, sleek styled four-door coupe.

The Escala shares the same platform as that of the CT6 but is expected to outperform the latter. It has a wheelbase stretched from 12 cm to up to 3.2mm compared to the CT6 and is longer and larger by half a foot, a total of 210.5 inches long. It was made of the same mixed-materials that have been used in the CT6 and also comes in rear wheel drive.

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Only a few people would have the guts and the money to ask for all of the customization options for a vehicle. And Dr. Dre is one of them. Dr. Dre recently received the delivery of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV. This is not your ordinary Escalade, which is Cadillac’s flagship SUV. This is the ESV. This is the longer version of the Cadillac full-size SUV.

Typically, the Cadillac Escalade ESV fetches a price that does not even reach hundreds of thousands of dollars – standard trim starts at $73, 965 (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees -- even when equipped with the top and latest specs and features.

However, the fully customized Cadillac Escalade – a work of custom luxury tuner Becker Automotive Design – reportedly stripped around $200,000 off Dr. Dre’s pockets. That amount would be just a penny for the man, considered that he is thought to have a net worth of around $700 million.

Read the entire article Dr. Dre’s new maxed out Cadillac Escalade ESV cost him around $200,000

As it begins hitting up showrooms by April, the carmaker announced that the 2017 Cadillac XT5 base model bears a $39,990 sticker price. Compared to its predecessor, it is relatively more expensive by nearly $1,400. However, it is considerably cheaper than other popular luxury midsize crossovers.

The price difference between the XT5 and the SRX is quite overwhelming. The top-trim Platinum model with standard all-wheel-drive comes at $63,495 while the 2016 SRX is priced at $52,725 tops. Aside from the Platinum and the base model, the XT5 is also offered in other trims: Luxury and Premium.

The former starts at $45,890 while its SRX counterpart was priced at &44,635. The Premium model, on the other hand, starts at $53,890 and is more expensive by about $5,000 than the comparable SRX trim. Built on a new platform, the XT5 features an all-new 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that is said to be more powerful and fuel-efficient than the 3.6-liter engine of the outgoing SRX.

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Cadillac has taken the covers off its latest offering -- the 2017 Crossover Touring 5 or XT5. This is the company’s first luxury crossover, which will kick off its planned expansion for the new crossover series. The XT5 premiered at the Dubai Auto Show and also appeared at the Los Angeles auto show as well.

The company says that production of the XT5 is slated to start in the spring of 2016 and these will be released to the U.S. and China markets. The “XT” designation of this crossover represents an important aspect of the Cadillac’s growth plan.

According to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, the XT5 will be the first of four crossovers that the brand will be releasing and expects it to enter the most popular market when it comes to luxury cars. Since the XT5 is a crucial part of its planned growth, the company developed it in its entirety from the inside out while continuing to keep in mind the need for customers to have more of everything, from efficiency, to luxury, space, and of course technology, adds de Nysschen.

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Dealers for the Cadillac have announced that they have started accepting orders for the brand’s newest luxury compact performance vehicle, the 2016 ATS-V. Production of the car had started in the spring. The new model comes in two variations, the sedan and the coupe. The 2016 ATS-V has a twin turbocharge, giving users the experience of having a luxury car with excellent performance.

It has both the sophisticated road manner expected from the Cadillac brand and the track capability. The twin turbo of the 2016 ATS-V has a 6-liter engine capable of reaching 455 horsepower and a maximum torque of 445 lb-ft. It has a maximum speed of 189 and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds.

The twin turbo is supported by a 6-speed Active Rev Match with no-lift shifting and launch control, or an 8-shift paddle automatic transmission that features both a launch control and a Performance Algorithm Shift. The 2016 ATS-V sedan has a retail price of $61,460 while the coupe version starts at $63,660. Interested buyers can order the units from their dealers or visit Cadillac’s website at

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Sales of Cadillac’s ELR Coupe, its first-ever electric vehicle, have been dismal. In the last 18 months, just 1,835 Cadillac ELR Coupes were sold in North America. TrueCar said that dealerships located in New York City have been selling the ELR for slightly lower than $50,000 – which means that 35% was cut from the sticker price.

“A great learning exercise” is how Cadillac marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus describes the company’s experience with this car. To be fair, the ELR Coupe is only one of several electric cars that are being offered lower than their sticker prices. Presently, buyers have been flocking to larger, less frugal vehicles amid cheaper gas prices.

However, the discount on the ELR is particularly drastic. Cadillac is aware that the primary problem with the ELR is the fact that the green technology it uses, including the powertrain and the battery, is used in the Chevrolet Volt (which has a $35,170 sticker price). It’s difficult, if not impossible, to justify the price difference with only some luxurious cockpit leather, LED headlamps, and olive wood trim to make the ELR stand out.

Read the entire article Cadillac exec admits that poor-selling ELR Coupe was overpriced