As media days for the 2014 North American International Auto Show come to a close, Detroit prepares for the onslaught of visitors to the show that is boasting some 50 concept and new model debuts from automakers. Before the doors open to the public in Motor City Jan. 18-26 we bring you a photographic look at the rest of whatRead more
Cadillac has a new compact car. It is called the ATS and it is almost enough to forgive the luxury division at GM for that horrible first foray into the compact segment dubbed Cimarron, the turtle-like Chevy Citation knock-off of the 80s. Almost.
ATS arrives as an all-new, lightweight entry luxury sedan in rear-wheel drive architecture offering a trio of
Cadillac, like so many automakers, has gone through a product transformation of late. Adding new models, discontinuing others, all the while attempting to reach new clientele without losing the base customers that got them here.
Large, luxurious land yachts have always been the staple at Cadillac but to look at the current lineup one would be left scratching their head.
Day Two at the North American International Auto Show did not have as full a schedule as Day One, but it was filled with much ballyhooed introductions that for some (yours truly included) were the most exciting of the show.
In addition to foreign and domestic automakers bringing their wares to the Detroit Show, there are many third-party companies demonstrating
Cadillac has taken the wraps off its new ELR extended range electric vehicle that is based on the Chevy Volt architecture today.
ELR is the production version of the Converj Concept that made the rounds a few years back.
“ELR is an unprecedented combination of luxury, advanced engineering and progressive design in a coupe that is both sporty and environmentally
Kicking things off on the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit were the announcements of Car and Truck of the Year. This year’s honors went to the Ram 1500 for top truck/utility, and the Cadillac ATS was named North American Car of the Year for 2013.
The winners were selected by a jury of 49
The BMW 3-Series luxury sport sedan has long been held up as the “industry standard” in its segment and for 2012 the Bavarian automaker gives us the sixth-generation of this modern icon.
Globally, however, the 5-Series sedans sell better and here in the states sales have fallen off a bit for the champ. The reason? The field has become so
Talk about taking technology for granted, how about the electric starter?
Cadillac is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its debut of electric start technology that first appeared in its 1912 Cadillac Touring Edition.
Before this ground breaking innovation, cars were a bit “cranky.” Literally. Back then it took a hand crank and some muscle power to turn over the motor
As the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit gets into the full swing of things I am still recuperating from the whirlwind adventure known as media days.
NAIAS played host to more than 5,000 media representatives from all over the globe during the first two days of the annual event in Motown. Some 35 press conferences and many
It has been a busy week for the technology divisions at General Motors as several major news announcements have graced the Gear Diary inbox.
Kicking things off is Cadillac and its new Cadillac User Experience or “CUE” system set to arrive in 2012 in the upcoming XTS and ATS sedans and SRX crossover.
CUE will pair entertainment and information data
The Cadillac SRX is all-new for 2012 – under the hood that is. The current generation luxury crossover came to life a couple of years ago after a complete transformation that brought SRX from a “don’t-call-me-a-wagon” wagon to a modern sport-luxe utility.
Sharing the same platform as the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, the 2012 SRX now sports one engine
Prepare to be shocked. Sticker-shocked that is. Are you sitting down? I am about to give you the window sticker price of the new 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV I recently tested. Set your faces to stunned …
88 – and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout no Benjamins either. 88 grand, 88 large, ochenta y ocho mil, 88 Grover Clevelands.
Innovation can lead to great things. That is the concept behind a new series from CNN and Cadillac called “Cadillac Business Unusual” that debuted Feb. 28.
Fearlessly individual. Unfazed by risk. Relentlessly Optimistic.
Cadillac salutes business visionaries who are using their passion, ingenuity and drive to set new standards of success. Chris Hardwick hosts a road trip across America as
I love new technology when it hits the automotive market, but sometimes I just cannot help wonder if someone else did not think of this first. Two releases I spotted this morning jumped out at me, and I was overcome by a strong sense of déjà vu.
First, Ford Motor Company:
Ford is aggressively accelerating its commitment to wirelessly connected
Put on a fresh pot of coffee, day two in the CES Garage in Las Vegas was a busy one and includes such topics as in-car device charging, HD Radio, linking cars to people, finding your way, “SYNC”ing your ride, “Link”ing your ride, Blu-Ray in the car, Blue Link in the car, minimizing driver distraction, maximizing potential of the 4G
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Poetic words meant for lovers and lyricists. In the real world things don’t always go accordingly. My situation refers to the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon that I recently spent a week with.
Here are the words I penned last year during my first experience with the new Caddy:
“The vehicle we enjoyed at this
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The best-kept secret at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show was the unveiling of the CTS Coupe Concept from Cadillac. No pre-show hype or buildup surrounding this baby, all the drool during the reveal was real. And in less than three years this hot little number is rolling off production lines nearly unchanged from the original concept.
I wonder if GM and OnStar have been listening (lurking)? Some of their recent technology announcements have had a bit of a Seattle drawl to them but this latest comes complete with images featuring – Ta Da! – the iPhone as the mobile interface device. OnStar has announced they are expanding remote interface with your new GM vehicle right fromRead more
Once again automakers rolled out some eye candy at the annual North American International (Detroit) Auto Show. And once again it leaves many of us wondering which of the vehicles on display will actually make it into production, will they be affordable and are they really practical. Inspired by this, I am rolling out a list of 10 things to
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When General Motors held its annual media drive regional program for new product, we thought it odd there was no mention of Cadillac, especially given the fact the luxury marque was launching two all-new vehicles this fall.
Those questions were put to rest this week during a unique event dubbed “Cadillac’s Culinary Christmas
As General Motors enters its new generation, we are still testing vehicles designed and produced in its former life.
The brand may have been resurrected, but much of what consumers will see over the next few years are the same products GM has been delivering – which is to say that while there are many bright spots in the lineup,
I guess we should have seen this coming, and many have been predicting it – the new General Motors does not include the Pontiac (or Saturn or HUMMER) brand. I will be sad to see it go as I have many fond memories of legendary nameplates such as Firebird, GTO, LeMans, Bonneville and even Grand Prix. Ever since GM beganRead more
DETROIT, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ — A jury of 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada has selected the Hyundai Genesis as the 2009 North American Car of the Year and the Ford F-150 as the 2009 North American Truck of the Year.Read more
GM is rolling out the third two-mode hybrid fullsize SUV later this summer.
We got a first drive in the new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid recently as the automaker visited with members of the automotive media at the Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas.