Cadillac

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 »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Why Cadillac's marketing boss has mixed feelings about 'Poolside' ad

10:22 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Cadillac's “Poolside” commercial, featuring a middle-aged rich guy bragging about America's work-hard ethos, has generated mixed sentiments -- for Cadillac's own marketing chief.... Read More »

 

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers.... Read More »

 

Cadillac clears the air on 'Poolside'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Cadillac's "Poolside" ad for the ELR plug-in hybrid has provoked a lot of debate about American values since its airing during the Winter Olympics telecast. Is it a salute to American capitalism or a xenophobic ode to materialism?... Read More »

 

Rumored rwd Cadillac LTS spied

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
After more than a decade of rumors, a big, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan looks to be a go.... Read More »

 

Lexus keeps J.D. Power dependability crown; GM scores 2 spots in top 5

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Lexus again is the most dependable auto brand after three years of ownership while two General Motors marques joined the top five, J.D. Power and Associates said today.... Read More »

 

GM sells record 348,000 units in China in January

6:36 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors, which lost its title as China's largest foreign automaker last year, said deliveries rose 12 percent in its biggest market on demand for Buick and Wuling vehicles.... Read More »

 

Marketing boss says Cadillac is no BMW or Audi (and that's good news)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Cadillac has touted its cars as having the performance cred to take on German luxury makes -- occasionally even calling out BMW in its advertisements.... Read More »

 

Caddy pinpoints ELR prospects

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2014
Cadillac will pump out plenty of commercials for its redesigned 2014 CTS sedan during the Winter Olympics this month.... Read More »

 

GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January.... Read More »

 

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