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BMW takes the luxury brand lead in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz in May as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States so far this year. The BMW brand boosted sales in May by 17 percent, helped by a 28 percent jump in deliveries of SUVs and crossovers, such as the X3, which more than doubled to 5,723 units from a year earlier.... Read More »

 

BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying rising disposable income.... Read More »

 

No decision on Elmiraj, but Welburn says reviews are great

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Worldwide reaction to the Cadillac Elmiraj concept has been so far, so good.... Read More »

 

THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 500 new trucks, SUVs for flawed airbag sensor

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
General Motors is recalling about 500 new pickups and SUVs to fix a potential flaw in the sensor that controls the airbags. The recall is to fix "a potentially faulty supplier part in the sensing and diagnostic module that controls the vehicle air bags" on 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models, GM said in an e-mailed statement.... Read More »

 

THE GM RECALL

GM issues 4 more recalls covering 2.4 million U.S. vehicles

11:39 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
General Motors is recalling 2.42 million cars, trucks and SUVs in four separate safety recalls in the United States, raising its recall total for the year to more than 13.6 million vehicles. GM said today that it expects to take a second-quarter charge of about $400 million, mostly to cover the cost of recalls announced during the period. That includes a $200 million charge from five recalls that GM announced late last week.... Read More »

 

Cadillac prices ATS coupe from $38,990

3:53 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe, which goes on sale by the end of the summer, will start at $38,990, including the $995 destination fee, General Motors said today.... Read More »

 

GM offers dealers $5,000 for Cadillac ELR test drives

4:04 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
General Motors is offering Cadillac dealers a $5,000 incentive to offer test drives of its ELR plug-in hybrid, which has gotten off to a slow start since its launch five months ago.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Cadillac ELR

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Suppliers to the 2014 Cadillac ELR include Plastomer, Burgess-Norton, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol, YH America, TRW, Coastal Automotive, Martinrea, Eagle Ottawa, Haartz, Grupo Antolin, HellermannTyton, Eberspaecher, Fisher Dynamics, ElringKlinger, GKN Driveline, General Bearing, Filtran, American Axle, ZF Lenksysteme and ContiTech.... Read More »

 

GM recalls 2013 Cadillac SRX on lagging acceleration issue

9:28 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
GM is recalling about 56,400 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles because of possible delays in acceleration linked to a computer program that controls the transmission, federal regulators said today.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Limited-run CTS-V coupe on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Cadillac plans to make a limited-edition CTS-V coupe for an abbreviated 2015 model year, closing out a five-year run that helped the brand earn back credibility among luxury buyers.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

After strong surge in 2013, Cadillac stumbles in Q1

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Cadillac last year began billing itself as the industry's "fastest-growing full-line luxury brand." It was a short-lived distinction. Cadillac sales fell 7 percent in the first quarter, to 39,588, compared with a 1 percent gain for the industry overall and an 8 percent rise in the luxury segment.... Read More »

 

GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX

3:19 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis.... Read More »

 

Cadillac, Buick top service satisfaction rankings for 1st time

1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Cadillac overtook Lexus to top a survey of customer satisfaction with luxury dealership service departments, giving General Motors twin victories in a study by JD Power and Associates. Buick led the mainstream category, ahead of GMC and Chevrolet in the top five.... Read More »

 

The upside of poking fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Since Ford's video hit the Web in late March, Pashon Murray, founder of composting company Detroit Dirt, said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from media, talent agents casting commercials and businesses with consulting offers.... Read More »

 

GM's March sales gain 4% with boost from big pickups

4:55 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Aided by increased sales of full-sized pickups, General Motors' U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 4 percent in March from a year earlier to 256,047 units. GM said that its retail sales were up 7 percent and that it had gained retail market share.... Read More »

 

CHARLES CHILD

Cheesey key told a sad story

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
What I recall about the Rick Wagoner years boils down to a key.... Read More »

 

SEAN GAGNIER

Ford vs. Cadillac: C-Max video spoofs rich-guy ELR spot, speaking to the common man

3:49 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Instead of portraying an ELR buyer as smug and boastful, Ford hits on the same themes that Cadillac did -- hard work, entrepreneurship and environmentalism --- and paints the buyer of a C-Max Energi as someone who wants to make a difference.... Read More »

 

Cadillac's European retail schemes could be adapted for U.S.

March 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Cadillac plans to open several test-drive centers, stand-alone service facilities and pop-up storefronts across western Europe. The idea is to expose prospective customers to Cadillac products without forcing them to visit a dealership.... Read More »

 

The many schools of thought on F&I school

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Completing the College of Automotive Management's online F&I program in 2011 changed Derek Spady's life.... Read More »

 

Cadillac's European retail strategy may be adapted for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Cadillac's latest effort to gain a toehold in Europe involves test-drive centers, stand-alone service facilities and pop-up storefronts -- ideas that could make their way to the United States.... Read More »

 

GM: More work to do on safety turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
In the wake of last month's recall of 1.6 million 2003-07 small cars, General Motors seemed determined to insulate itself from the fallout by characterizing the delayed response as symptomatic of the old GM's problems.... Read More »

 

Marketing boss spits in Cadillac's alphabet soup

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Cadillac's alphabetic naming structure -- CTS, SRX, ELR and so on -- has its share of critics. Count new marketing boss Uwe Ellinghaus among them.... Read More »

 

The many schools of thought on F&I school

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Completing the College of Automotive Management's online F&I program in 2011 changed Derek Spady's life.... Read More »

 

Caddy spot sparks praise, draws scorn

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Cadillac's "Poolside" commercial, starring a middle-aged rich guy bragging about America's work-hard ethos, was positioned right on the fault lines of America's great cultural divide. And the cheers and jeers are making national news.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

ELR 'Poolside' spot is refreshing

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Successful brands are meaningful, different and salient, and their advertising should be, too. The ELR commercial hits on all three, in my opinion.... Read More »

 

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