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Cadillac Muscles Up With Limited-Edition CTS-V Coupe

The “last chapter,” as all-new V-Series debuts next year.

by on May.12, 2014

The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe gives aficionados something drive until the maker introduces a V-Series line-up next year.

Cadillac is saying “out with the old” in a way that performance drivers might appreciate. The luxury maker is launching a limited-edition version of the CTS-V Coupe for 2015 that it calls the “last chapter” for the current two-door, and a placeholder for the all-new V-Series line-up it is promising to introduce next year.

The CTS Coupe itself is a holdover, a two-door version of the previous-generation luxury sedan that Cadillac recently updated. The maker has been providing mixed signals about whether it actually will have a new version of the CTS Coupe in the future. For now, it is focusing the spotlight on the smaller 2015 ATS Coupe it introduced at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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But the CTS Coupe has plenty of fans who appreciate its aggressively angular design, arguably the most aggressive to emerge from the Cadillac styling studios since the maker adopted its distinctive Art & Science design language a decade ago. (more…)

Cadillac Considers More Battery-Car Options

Maker also developing business plan for Elmiraj concept.

by on Oct.31, 2013

Cadillac is looking at adding other battery-based vehicles that would follow the ELR plug-in, shown here.

Even though its new plug-in hybrid, the Cadillac ELR, is still nearly two months from launch, the Detroit luxury maker is giving serious thought to adding more battery-based vehicles to its line-up, TheDetroitBureau.com has learned.

Other models could include an even larger and more upscale offering than the compact ELR, confided Caddy’s global sales chief Bob Ferguson, who said the technology could generate significant interest among buyers – both at home and abroad – who don’t have General Motors’ flagship brand on their radar screens.

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In a wide-ranging discussion, Ferguson also told TheDetroitBureau.com that there is growing support inside GM for transforming the well-reviewed Elmiraj concept vehicle into a production vehicle – and as quickly as possible, though formal corporate approval is not yet a certainty.

“I’m so optimistic about how well (the Cadillac ELR plug-in) will do, especially on the West Coast and in the Northeast,” said Ferguson during a one-on-one discussion with TheDetroitBureau.com. “It will bring us a lot of new customers, I’m sure.”

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Caddy Considering ATS Coupe, V-Series Variants – and more.

Catching up to the imports.

by on Jun.27, 2012

Cadillac is looking at a variety of additional ATS variants for the near future, including a V-Series and possibly an ATS Coupe.

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With the upcoming launch of the Cadillac ATS the once-dominant luxury brand hopes to begin the difficult task of rebuilding its once-lofty reputation and challenging such import stalwarts as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

The ATS is not only the first compact Caddy model line in three decades but the marque’s first product to offer a four-cylinder engine – two, in fact – since the dreaded Cimarron, a vehicle whose mere mention evoked reflexively painful winces during a preview of the new ATS this week.

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Specifically aimed at the luxury compact benchmark, the ATS will debut in sedan form with a choice of three powertrain packages.  But numerous Cadillac insiders revealed to TheDetroitBureau.com that this is likely just the beginning.  An array of additional ATS variants likely will follow.  Among those under serious consideration are an ATS Coupe and the seemingly requisite V-Series version.

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