Cadillac

Barra steers a course set by Akerson

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra doesn't seem eager to discuss the glass ceiling that shattered with her elevation to GM's top job this month or whether her appointment can help transform the company's stodgy image.... Read More »

 

Cadillac aims for double-digit growth

4:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Cadillac is planning for sales growth of at least 10 percent in the United States this year as it rolls out at least three new or redesigned vehicles, dealers were told at the make meeting.... Read More »

 

Q&A: BILL PEFFER

After '13 surge, Caddy eyes an encore

6:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Cadillac sales jumped 22 percent last year. General Motors' luxury brand has a chance to continue the momentum with new and redesigned entries such as the just-launched ELR plug-in hybrid and the 2015 Escalade scheduled to arrive in the spring, says Bill Peffer, who took over in October as the brand's U.S. vice president of sales and service.... Read More »

 

Q&A: HOWARD DRAKE, CADILLAC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Cadillac dealers adjusting to busy transition

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Howard DrakeTo say Cadillac has been going through a busy transition would be an understatement. In the last 18 months the brand has introduced two new nameplates -- the XTS large sedan and ATS compact sedan -- and launched the redesigned CTS mid-sized sedan. The new ELR plug-in coupe and the redesigned Escalade SUV roll out during the first quarter.... Read More »

 

2015 Cadillac Escalade drops bare-bones model, starts $8,000 higher at $72,690

2:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade will start at $72,690, including shipping, a jump of nearly $8,000 from a base 2014 model.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac plans several variants of successful ATS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Cadillac wants to leverage the success of its ATS compact sedan with a few variant models.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Higher Caddy prices force dealers to adjust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Sharply higher prices on some of Cadillac's new vehicles are creating sticker shock -- for dealers. "We're not used to having product that can go toe-to-toe with the Germans. Now we've got that," said Howard Drake, chairman of the Cadillac National Dealer Council. "But dealers aren't used to selling head-to-head, price-to-price against them. That's a huge adjustment."... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac's big moment in song

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
It's been a long time since Cadillac has been the subject of a love song. Not since Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" or Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" has a ballad for a luxury car brand generated as much traction as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's ode to Cadillac, "White Walls."... Read More »

 

GM picks Steve Hill to succeed Batey in U.S. sales post

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors today named Steve Hill as vice president of sales and service in the United States to replace the promoted Alan Batey, the latest move in a broad shuffling of the company's executive ranks triggered by the retirement of CEO Dan Akerson.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global chief Bob Ferguson vows.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac ATS coupe sets sights on rivals BMW, Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Cadillac will try to build on the success of its ATS compact sedan with a two-door coupe as the luxury brand vies to keep pace with a proliferation of models and variants offered by German rivals.... Read More »

 

GHOST OF OLD GM?

Overproduction, hefty spiffs sink residuals of Cadillac ATS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A year ago, the ATS had among the highest residual ratings in the competitive compact luxury market, better than those of the BMW 3 series. But ALG's latest ratings put it toward the bottom of the pack, citing an overly ambitious volume forecast that left Cadillac dealers with inventories routinely exceeding a 140-day supply, more than double the level that's considered healthy.... Read More »

 

JAKE LINGEMAN

Cadillac, Uber partner to offer taxi rides

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Cadillac and taxi service Uber will be helping out journalists and visitors at the 2014 Detroit auto show. The app-based ride service will pick up attendees of the show in a 2014 Cadillac SRX or an Escalade, free of charge.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Aluminum F-150, sporty cars from Chevy, BMW, Lexus add pizzazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
Ford will make the biggest splash of the Detroit auto show with the redesigned 2015 F-150. At other brands, sporty cars will dominate the headlines. Chevrolet will show the high-performance Corvette Z06. BMW will unveil redesigned M3 and M4 cars. And Lexus will show a sporty car whose V-8 delivers 460 hp, sources say.... Read More »

 

GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment.... Read More »

 

Ford names ex-GM exec Butler to lead global connected vehicle unit

10:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Ford has hired Don Butler, a longtime General Motors executive who resigned from the company in August, to lead its new global vehicle connectivity department.... Read More »

 

Left-hand-drive lineup stifles GM in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors has done surprisingly well in Japan's shrinking market, notching three straight years of rising sales. But a dearth of right-hand-drive vehicles stymies hopes for higher volume. The redesigned Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Corvette promise another sales boost. But because both are left-hand drive, their arrival means there will be only two nameplates in GM's eight-model lineup with the steering wheel on the correct side for Japan.... Read More »

 

OFF TO THE RACES

U.S. sales through November 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Here's a look at numerous rivalries involved nameplates, brands and companies after 11 months.... Read More »

 

Elmiraj's buff book buzz is nice, but the brass buzz is even better

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The throngs of onlookers ogling Cadillac's Elmiraj concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month were nice. But Clay Dean, head of global advanced design for GM, had another audience in mind: the GM brass who ultimately would need to OK a production version of the big coupe.... Read More »

 

GM, Chrysler sales lifted by strong demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors’ November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands, while the average price of a GM vehicle rose to a record high of $34,896.... Read More »

 

Mercedes rides $29,900 coupe to wider U.S. luxury lead over BMW

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Mercedes-Benz widened its luxury-vehicle lead over the BMW brand in November as sales of the new entry-level CLA coupe contributed almost all of the Daimler unit’s gain in the United States market.... Read More »

 

THE DEALER SPEAKS: MICHAEL CANNON, CANNON MOTOR CO., OXFORD, MISS.

Football star's journey from the gridiron to the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Michael Cannon, a Memphis State college football standout who dreamed of being a head coach, had just gotten his first big break when the death of his father, a small used-car dealer in Calhoun City, Miss., made him rethink his life's path.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Buick can coexist with Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Buick can definitely coexist with Cadillac.... Read More »

 

GM: Design, technology distinguish ELR from Volt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
General Motors believes that the Cadillac ELR luxury coupe will be a brand-building halo car that will drive showroom traffic when the plug-in hybrid goes on sale in January.... Read More »

 

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