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Lincoln Changes MKX New Car Smell for China

Brand caters to cultural preferences with new entry.

by on Jan.13, 2015

The new car smell that Americans love so much, isn't well liked by the Chinese, which caused Lincoln some problems with the new MKX.

While the development of a new vehicle is a team effort, but at some point every bit of a car eventually falls into the hands of engineers.

“We are focused on delivering engaging and refined luxury vehicles with innovative and thoughtful technologies,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln, during the unveiling of the MKX at the North American International Auto Show. “The all-new Lincoln MKX reflects that focus.”

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In the case of the new MKX, engineers were faced with an unusual problem: interior odors. (more…)

Cadillac Taking on Market Leaders with Aggressive Product Plans

New chief lays out future product cadence.

by on Jan.13, 2015

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen outlined his ambitious product plan to fill out Caddy's line-up.

If the folks from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz heard the sounds of cannon shot flying by during the two-day media preview of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s no surprise. And those shots very likely were launched from the Cadillac stand nearby.

Vowing to take the fight to the enemy, Cadillac’s new global President Johan de Nysschen has outlined an aggressive product launch program that will begin to fill in critical holes in the Detroit maker’s line-up.

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“We’re here to disrupt, to shatter the status quo and change perceptions,” de Nysschen declared during the unveiling of the new 640-horsepower CTS-V sedan. “We will take on the market leaders head-on with vehicles aimed at where they are strongest.” (more…)

First Look: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

Corvette Performance from a midsize luxury sedan.

by on Dec.22, 2014

The new Cadillac CTS-V is the luxury brand's first production model to break the 200 mph wall.

When General Motors flagship brand launched its then-new ATS sedan several years ago, it sounded a warning shot to competitors with an audacious ad campaign dubbed “Cadillac v the World.” In hindsight, it might have wanted to wait a bit, because the all-new Caddy CTS-V promises to be the true world-beater.

Set to debut at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, the third-generation, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will not only be larger and more lavishly equipped, but it will also deliver an awesome upgrade in performance. The new supercharged 6.2-liter LT-1 V-8 will punch out a neck-snapping 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.

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To put that into perspective, that’s 84-hp more than the Gen-2 CTS-V and a mere 10 ponies less than the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

The most powerful production model ever to bear the Cadillac crest, the new V sedan will launch from 0 to 60 in a mere 3.7 seconds. It also becomes the first Caddy road car to ever break the 200 mph top speed barrier.


Cadillac to Launch New Flagship in Late 2015

by on Sep.19, 2014

The new flagship is expected to show the strong influence of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe.

Cadillac will fill a long-open gap in its line-up when it launches production of an all-new flagship sedan late next year, the as-yet unnamed “high-technology” car set to be produced at General Motors’ “Poletown” plant in Detroit.

The new model, expected to go up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8, is expected to introduce the new Super Drive system GM CEO Mary Barra announced earlier this month which will allow autonomous driving on highways. The broader goal is to reposition Cadillac as a serious contender in the premium luxury market it once dominated, especially as the brand expands its global roll-out.

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“The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Currently in development, this new rear wheel drive-oriented sedan uses completely new, custom-designed materials on a unique vehicle architecture.


Cadillac Adds New ATS Coupe to Line-Up

New 2-door expected to be nimbler, "more fun to drive."

by on Jan.14, 2014

Cadillac has beefed up the performance and handling of the new-for-2015 ATS Coupe.

Cadillac’s downsized ATS sedan is about to be joined by a new coupe – which is making its debut today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And it promises to be a seriously fun ride.

The 2015 ATS Coupe is the smallest 2-door ever offered by Caddy, and it follows a very different design direction from the earlier, over-the-top CTS Coupe and reflects the general toning-down of the edgy Art & Science design language Cadillac first introduced more than a decade ago.

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“What you see is a clear progression for the brand,” explains Andrew Smith, Cadillac’s new executive design director, adding that the goal was to blend the familiar Cadillac hard creases on softer, more “subtle forms.”


Cadillac Plugs In with New ELR

Taking battery technology upscale.

by on Jan.15, 2013

GM takes plug-in technology up-market with the debut of the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

For General Motors, the good news is that sales of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid tripled last year. The bad news is that demand was still barely half of what the maker had hoped for.

Some analysts – and more than a few GM insiders – believe sales might have been significantly stronger had the maker first offered its extended-range electric technology in a more upscale product where buyers would be more willing to absorb the price premium.

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That theory will be put to the test later this year with the launch of the long-awaited Cadillac ELR at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.  Based on the popular Caddy Converj concept, it shares the basic drivetrain technology found in the Chevy Volt but adds plenty of upscale features and some distinctively eye-catching styling.

“There is no other vehicle that combines guilt-free motoring in such a dynamic package,” contends Mark Adams, the design director on the Cadillac ELR project.


Cadillac’s New ELR Spotted in Camouflage

Plug-in to debut at Detroit Auto Show.

by on Jan.08, 2013

There's a Cadillac ELR under the camouflage - seen during tests on the back roads of Southern California.

With somewhere close to 60 new products set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week, manufacturers are looking for ways to get their own new products to stand out from the crowd, and has received – and posted a number of teasers and preview images in recent days.

One of the more intriguing shots to land in our e-mailbox comes from Cadillac.  The image you see here may bring to mind some of MC Escher’s surrealist works – or perhaps an inkblot test – but under the camouflage is the all-new Caddy ELR plug-in hybrid set to debut at Detroit’s Cobo Center next week.

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The maker has been keeping an equally tight wrap on details, giving just the vaguest outline of what the ELR will bring to the market – and how it will differ from the current Chevrolet Volt plug-in.

“Cadillac customers are going to enjoy the unique features ELR will bring to the market. We’re going to change the way people think about luxury and electrification,” Chris Thomason, ELR’s chief engineer, hints.


Sneak Peek: 2014 Cadillac ELR Plug-In Hybrid

An upscale take on the Chevrolet Volt.

by on Dec.18, 2012

Cadillac teases the production version of the ELR.

Officially scheduled to debut on January 15 at the North American International Auto Show, Cadillac is offering a sneak peek at the new ELR plug-in hybrid, its upscale take on the Chevrolet Volt.

More accurately know as an “extended-range electric vehicle,” or E-REV, the Caddy ELR is expected to not only feature a more luxurious interior but also an upgrade to its battery-based driveline that will deliver improved performance and possibly enhanced range.

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Though the maker is holding details for its Detroit Auto Show news conference, Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, recently suggested, “The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology. People will instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its distinctive, signature look and true-to-concept exterior design.”


Cadillac Planning Numerous Product, Concept Roll-outs in 2012 – 2013

New crossover, update of Ciel premium luxury model in mix.

by on Jan.13, 2012

Advanced designer Clay Dean's studio is busy working up new Cadillac products, including a follow-up to the ultra-luxury Ciel, shown here..

It’s been a busy few months from Cadillac, what with the L.A. Auto Show launch of the new XTS premium-luxury sedan and the introduction in Detroit of the new ATS entry-lux model.  “But we’re not getting any time off,” a senior Caddy official told during a background conversation at the Detroit Auto Show.

For his part, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss acknowledges there are a number of “open spaces” in the Cadillac line-up, and that it will be essential to fill at least some of them if the maker aims to regain a level of competitiveness against the dominant German and Japanese luxury brands, like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.

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Reuss declined to discuss specifics for Cadillac’s expanded line-up, but in a series of background conversations, company officials provided an outline that hints at an aggressive new product strategy that will bring at least one, and possibly two new crossovers to market, while we will also be seeing a follow-up to the well-received Ciel super-premium luxury concept that Caddy rolled out at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last August.