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Cadillac Planning CUV Blitz

Latest addition will target downsized imports like BMW X1.

by on Nov.19, 2015

The Cadillac XT5 at its LA debut, along with Caddy Pres. Johan de Nysschen and GM global product development director Mark Reuss.

With the official L.A. Auto Show debut of the Cadillac XT5, the Detroit luxury brand plans an unprecedented assault on the booming utility vehicle market, with three other crossover-based models under development.

That’s one more CUV than Caddy officials had previously confirmed, has learned, the latest planned addition meant to target the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. It will enter one of the world’s fastest-growing vehicle segments, senior company officials said.

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“We keep expanding the plan,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of the Cadillac brand. The decision was made because such compact utility vehicles are experiencing “strong growth in China, and as more Millennials enter the luxury segment that will expand growth in the U.S., as well.


First Look: Cadillac ATS V-Series

New coupe set to make 450 hp.

by on Nov.11, 2014

Cadillac reveals its new ATS-V muscle car.

A week ahead of its formal debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we’re finally getting a look at some official images of the all-new Cadillac ATS-V coupe.

And in line with an earlier report from, it appears that the new pocket rocket will be churning out a blistering 450 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque from an upgraded version of the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 currently offered in the Cadillac CTS V-Sport model.

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That will put it slightly ahead of the new BMW M3/M4 models in the horsepower wars, but just slightly under the new Mercedes-AMG C63.

Cadillac is hoping that the new ATS-V will put a much-needed halo around the brand. General Motors’ flagship division has won plenty of praise for its compact line but sales, so far, have lagged expectations.


Cadillac to Reveal New ATS-V at LA Auto Show

New performance model will be first from Caddy to go with a V-6.

by on Aug.28, 2014

The ATS is going high performance with a V-Series option that will be on display at the LA Auto Show in November and in showrooms in early 2015.

Cadillac will introduce an all-new performance model at the L.A. Auto Show in November, the new ATS-V sedan expected to target the formidable compact luxury segment benchmark the BMW M3.

It will be the first new V-Series model introduced in several years, and precedes the next-generation CTS-V model that Cadillac is also developing. That model is expected to debut early next year as one of several key new offerings the maker is currently working on, including an all-new flagship sedan.

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The new ATS-V will be powered, according to several Cadillac sources who have spoken to, by a version of the twin-turbo V-6 that was launched recently for the new CTS V-Sport, and is expected to match or slightly exceed the power of the latest BMW M3, which also uses a twin-turbo V-6 powerplant. (more…)

First Look: 2013 Cadillac XTS

Caddy inadvertently releases pic ahead of public preview.

by on Nov.11, 2011

Cadillac will officially unveil the new 2013 XTS sedan at next week's L.A. Auto Show.

There are some basic rules on the Internet, like being careful before hitting “Reply All,” and for an automaker like Cadillac making sure you don’t publish a pic on your consumer website before you want the media to find it.

But that’s precisely what General Motors did when it put up a shot of the new Cadillac XTS, the big luxury sedan that will be making its debut at the L.A. Auto Show next week.  Caught in the act, so to speak, the General Motors division decided to make it official confirming what everyone already knew.

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The XTS is likely to be one of the most important products Cadillac has released in years.  It replaces two slow-selling models: the rear-drive STS and front-drive DTS, and is aimed at providing a more upscale compliment to the brand’s current best-seller, the midsize CTS.