Cadillac

Phone shrines, electronic shifter and infotaining: What people think of the Cadillac XT5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015

Cadillac, notably lacking in the hot crossover market, is betting a lot on the XT5 as a replacement for the SRX, the brand's aging but still top-selling nameplate in the U.S. Here is a look at what some critics and others are saying about the crossover.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Pressure on XT5 to deliver amid Caddy's lineup quagmire

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Cadillac and its dealers are counting on the clean-slate redesign of the XT5 crossover to help the brand snap out of a sales funk before an influx of fresh product begins arriving in 2018.... Read More »

Cadillac to launch holiday ad campaign for Escalade

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Cadillac will launch a broad advertising campaign for the Escalade in time for the holiday shopping season, the first significant marketing effort behind the big SUV since the current design went on sale more than 18 months ago.... Read More »

Ford expects SUVs to become 40% of U.S. market by 2020

6:23 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Baby boomers emptying the nest and their adult offspring starting families are driving demand for sport utility vehicles, which will account for two in five new auto sales in the U.S. by 2020, according to Ford.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Spotlight will shine mostly on practical cars and crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Automakers are leaving the drama to Hollywood. Instead of image-driven luxury models or topless boulevard cruisers, the big news at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show will be more mundane: Think Buick's LaCrosse or Hyundai's Elantra.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM's learning curve on lightweighting

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

The lightweight body of the new Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan is the most complex ever made by General Motors.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

New recruiting approach helps stores hire women

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Titus-Will Automotive Group revamped its recruiting process almost two years ago. Since the change, the retailer has hired 28 women for sales and service jobs, nearly tripling the number of women in those departments.... Read More »

Cadillac overhauls midsize crossover with slimmer, roomier XT5

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Cadillac's new XT5 midsize crossover is lighter and roomier than the outgoing SRX, the first of four new crossovers planned in coming years to fortify Cadillac's patchy lineup. The replacement for the SRX, Cadillac's top-selling nameplate, the 2017 XT5 will be powered by the all-new V-6 engine introduced this year in the ATS and CTS.... Read More »

GM gives Shop-Click-Drive a big push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

General Motors is rolling out the first marketing effort for its 2-year-old online shopping tool, Shop-Click-Drive, citing its success in attracting customers who want to handle as much of the car-buying process as possible outside the dealership.... Read More »

GM China sales rebound, set monthly record on strong Buick volume

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

GM's China sales rebounded strongly and reached a record monthly high in October after a three-month decline as robust demand for Buick models fueled a 15 percent increase year on year to 327,037 vehicles.... Read More »

GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models.... Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to start at $54,490

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Cadillac's highly anticipated CT6 large luxury sedan will begin selling at $54,490 in the spring, Cadillac said today. The CT6, Cadillac's answer to the rear-wheel-drive luxury sedans from German automakers that have dominated the segment, will begin production in January.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford, GM innovate to remove weight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Despite cheap gasoline prices in the U.S., the march to remove weight from light vehicles continues.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge.... Read More »

Acura, Cadillac fall the most in Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

New transmission systems designed to boost fuel economy and infotainment proved troublesome for the auto industry this year, with Acura and Cadillac taking the biggest falls in Consumer Reports' 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Lexus brings knife to horsepower gunfight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Looking to avoid a bare-knuckle horsepower brawl with its storied rivals, Lexus is positioning the first-ever GS F as the friendly performance sedan.... Read More »

GM global sales fall 3.1% in Q3

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

GM's global sales fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter even as North American sales of trucks and crossovers accelerated.... Read More »

GM plans mixed-materials strategy for cutting weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Don't expect General Motors to copy Ford's move to an aluminum-intensive body for GM's next-generation full-size pickups when they debut in a few years.... Read More »

GM dangles special pricing to families of dealership staffers

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

General Motors is looking to boost sales by offering steep discounts to a vast new buying pool: families of U.S. dealership employees.... Read More »

A clash of styles for Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen and GM product development boss Mark Reuss are having a running debate over Cadillac's edgy styling.... Read More »

GM rides crossover, retail volume to 13% advance

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

GM's U.S. sales rose 13 percent in September on strong crossover demand and a 17 percent rise in retail deliveries.... Read More »

Cadillac wants to push Escalade into the $100,000-plus market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Cadillac is considering a dramatic move upmarket for its hot-selling Escalade, as Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maserati enter the premium six-figure market for superluxury SUVs.... Read More »

THE MANHATTAN PROJECT

Cadillac lures a new corps of marketing pros

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Why would a cadre of relatively young marketers leave established, top-shelf brands for a daunting reclamation project -- one that even Cadillac's top executives acknowledge could take a decade? In short, they see an unprecedented chance to reboot a 113-year-old brand, a name once synonymous with greatness.... Read More »

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