Halloween is almost upon us. And of course, that means your thoughts will have turned to which cars are best to survive a zombie apocalypse. After all, whose wouldn’t?
In honor of National Superhero Day, we’re taking a look at auto tech that gives today’s drivers their very own superpowers – no need to slide into the nearest phonebooth for a costume change.
Cadillac currently offers four sedans, and it’s getting ready to axe three of them.
By 2019, the Cadillac ATS, CTS, and XTS will be history, leaving just the CT6 and two new replacements to handle sedan duty at Caddy dealerships. Not surprisingly, Cadillac is joining the masses in whittling down its sedan offerings to make room for SUVs and crossovers.
Sales for the sedans have been falling, and Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen is ready to take action to make sure Caddy remains a relevant and compelling brand. Continue reading >>>
Sometimes the auto industry’s deepest secrets are revealed in the comment sections of blogs.
If, of course, the president of an auto company wants to correct an ill-informed writer.
That’s what happened last week when the outspoken leader of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, read an article on which he couldn’t resist commenting. In the process, he mapped out the company’s product plans for the next few years.
The original article detailed Cadillac’s product delays, changes to the upcoming product line, and the debut of the Cadillac Escala concept.
Evidently, not all of the information presented was correct, and De Nysschen called the writer out.
There are some things we replace, and other things we repair. I have no qualms replacing a toothbrush every couple months, or buying a new pair of running shoes after a few hundred miles. When it comes to more expensive items, however, my point of view shifts dramatically. Companies like Patagonia have made a strong push against disposable merchandise, offering repair services for their products and encouraging shoppers to fix their gear rather than just throwing it away and buying replacements. It’s a commendable, environmentally friendly decision—and considering the price tags on Patagonia products, one that’s appreciated by shoppers, too.
Of course, when it comes to repairing vs. replacing, nothing trumps the auto industry. Drivers spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars per year keeping their cars on the road and, try as a I might, I just can’t visualize disposable cars showing up anytime soon. YourMechanic.com connects car owners with mechanics and in doing so has amassed an impressive data set breaking down the average cost of ownership by brand and specific model, including the maladies that most commonly afflict each brand.
Here’s a little scenario for your Thursday morning:
You have decided you’d like to consider the purchase of a Cadillac ATS. You like it because it’s built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Camaro and you’d like to experience the car first-hand before making your final decision.
It’s been a long time since you’ve driven a Cadillac and you’re excited to see how far the brand’s cars have progressed since the days of your grandfather’s Seville.
You head to your local dealer after doing hours of online research only of find…
A touchscreen where you can do more online research, but no cars to test drive.
Believe or not, that’s a real plan proposed by Cadillac.
If you heard the term “Standard of the World” 100 years ago, only one thing would come to mind: Cadillac. Fast forward a bit and you see the famed automaker enter a dramatic decline, followed by a powerful resurgence. Cadillac is going through a bit of a renaissance right now. Less than two decades ago, we saw the likes of the Cadillac DeVille roaming the streets. Sporting lackluster looks and even worse build quality, the DeVille is second only to the simply awful Cadillac Cimarron on the list of duds produced during Cadillac’s dark age. Thankfully, we have left those depressing days behind, and Cadillac is once again churning out pure gold in the form of cars like the impressive Cadillac CTS, comfy Cadillac Escalade and awesomely fun-to-drive Cadillac ATS. This fast ascent continued at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, where Cadillac unveiled the beautiful 2016 Cadillac CT6.
Bad things happen when brake lines leak. Who’s to blame when they do?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has wrapped up a 5-year investigation into the cause of rust on the undercarriages of about 5 million GM vehicles.
The problem has been the rusting of brake lines on 2007 and older Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC pickups and SUVs. Usually an investigation of this magnitude results in an expensive recall and the mandatory repair of affected vehicles.
This time the NHTSA let General Motors off the hook and blamed someone we can’t sue for the problem:
What’s the trendiest, most hip and creative center in all of America?
Some might say Cupertino. Some might argue that it’s Mountain View.
Seattle get could a few votes, and so could Boston.
Narrow the parameters to include cities that are best for automotive innovation, and Detroit and Los Angeles are obvious candidates.
But New York City? The nation’s busiest metro is great for advertising and fashion… but for cars?
Whether it makes sense to us or not, General Motors has chosen NYC as the new corporate headquarters for Cadillac. The first big change will be an entirely new naming scheme.
There are two great ironies in this world.
The Cadillac name, throughout the ages of its existence, has survived as a stand-in for luxury, even as the cars themselves have lost much of their cachet over the years.
Today we see and hear “the Cadillac of such-and-such,” over and over, as the name stands for the highest attainable levels of quality.
That’s great irony number one. Today’s Cadillac models, while fine cars, aren’t associated with the best of the best.
Great irony number two is this:
There’s isn’t currently a “Cadillac of Cadillacs.”
However, that is about to change.