Similar to the LS9 small-block V-8, GM integrates the intercooler of the LF3 V-6 inside the V of the engine instead of mounting it remotely. That reduces compressed-air travel and shaves turbo lag to minimal levels....More
Glamorous new sedans such as the ATS, CTS and XTS look and feel so avant-garde they betray Cadillac’s nearly 112 years of luxury auto making history. Add the all-new ’14 ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe to the cast.
The lease expirations also will arrive just weeks after the U.S. government fully divests its stake in GM, which might erase a black mark against the automaker in the eyes of consumer boycotting its products....More
The impeccably crafted and smartly engineered Cadillac CTS now deserves a place at the table alongside the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series. In fact, the CTS might be the one slicing the turkey this year....More
The third-generation CTS deserves five Michelin stars. It gets bigger. It’s more powerful and perhaps most of all, the sport sedan boasts interior styling, technology and functionality superior to any other in its class.
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
Despite limited availability, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra posted strong sales in October, combining for 59,163 deliveries. GM’s overall sales last month rose 11.4% to 226,402 units, according to WardsAuto data....More
The brand seeks to raise deliveries in regions it defines as emerging markets to about 15% of its global volume. These regions include Russia, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico and eventually South America, where it sells no vehicles at present....More
The ELR represents GM’s first luxury application of its EREV technology with its edgy exterior styling, an interior bathed in authentic wood, leather and metallic trim and tweaks to the propulsion system to make it sportier to drive....More
“We’re going to really work hard to find ways to market Cadillac so that we drive consideration beyond what it is today. It is too low,” Global Cadillac Vice President Bob Ferguson tells WardsAuto....More
While the Escalade’s redesign updates exterior lines to closely follow the brand’s sculpted look, the interior makes wholesale changes aimed at raising the SUV’s level of style, comfort and technological sophistication....More
The new Cadillac CTS with the base 2.0L turbocharged engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel-drive tips the scales at a sprightly 3,616 lbs. (1,640 kg). That’s more than 240 lbs. (105 kg) lighter than the previous-generation model....More
New models and inventive marketing are helping Cadillac make some headway, while Lincoln still is trying to find its footing. But it will be some time before any domestic nameplate becomes synonymous with luxury in California....More
The program had indeed been in flux at GM. More intriguing, however, is the fact that the automatic will not appear in the large pickups, SUVs and beefy sports cars as originally, and perhaps wrongly, assumed....More
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