Cadillac News

  • 2011 Cadillac SRX

    It may be the most star-crossed program in recent automotive history, and now it's apparently dead. According to Reuters, General Motors has canceled work on the planned plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac SRX crossover sport utility. The canceled SRX plug-in would have been the second GM car, after the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, to plug into grid electricity to recharge a lithium-ion battery pack that provides all-electric running. Too costly, too late? Unnamed sources gave several reasons, among them that the SRX plug-in would have lost money, that the changes it...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
    2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Wins Rocky Mountain Automotive Press New Vehicle Award

    The Cadillac brand has seen a lot of change over the last decade and the good news is most of it is positive. Sure we saw the loss of the XLR from the list of family group models, but overall the brand has been moving onward and upward. The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), an organization of...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
    Small Cadillac Takes Big Honors From AutoWeek

    Cadillac isn’t known for producing small cars, but that may be changing for the brand that was once called the “Standard of the World.” The Cadillac CTS coupe is a foray into a new market for Cadillac. That isn’t to say that the company hasn’t ever produced coupes...

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    Chevy's Got the Volt; Will Cadillac Be GM's Hybrid Leader?

    Among car buyers, none of the four surviving General Motors brands are really associated with hybrid vehicles. Now that customer deliveries have started for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, GM's other brands will need some green cred too. What's the future of GM's Two-Mode...

  • 2012 Range Rover Evoque
    Range Rover Decides Hybrids Make Most Sense For Gas Guzzlers

    The 2012 Range Rover Evoque--the stylish new baby "soft-roader" that's Land Rover's smallest-ever luxury vehicle--will not be offered with a hybrid-electric version to improve its gas mileage. That's the word from John Edwards, Land Rover's global brand director, who noted that in Europe, the...

  • 2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
    Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept: Is It Cadillac’s Foray Into the Micro Car Market?

    At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Cadillac revealed something that might have surprised the media and consumers alike. If you missed it, the debut at the LA Auto Show was a small concept car called the Urban Luxury Concept or ULC. The ULC isn’t your father’s Cadillac concept, though it...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra power when the battery pack is depleted, Chevrolet is keen to push the car’s green credentials. Built at the Hamtramck plant in Michigan, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will go on sale this fall at an MSRP of $41,000 - $8,000 more than Nissan’s all-electric 2011 Leaf. So what vehicles get made alongside the 2011 Volt at GM’s flagship assembly plant?  Small hatchbacks? Fuel-efficient eco-warriors? How about a 4.6 liter V8...

  • 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Air Vents
    GM Greens Its Auto ACs With Greenhouse-Gas-Friendly Coolant

    Among the many substances emitted by autos back in the "good old days" were the refrigerant gases that would leak from older auto air conditioners. Freon, also known as R-12, was replaced starting in the early 1990s with R-134a, which did less damage to the ozone layer. Now concern has expanded to...

  • 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid
    Two-Mode Hybrid System: GM's Larry Nitz on Lessons Learned

    The Two-Mode Hybrid system for large sport utilities and trucks hasn't exactly set the world on fire. In 2006, General Motors, Daimler and Chrysler (then a single company) announced a partnership, soon joined by BMW, to develop the Two-Mode Hybrid system for large rear-wheel drive vehicles. But...

  • Ford Escape Hybrid Cargo Space (Seats Up)
    Roundup: Hybrid SUVs and Crossovers from Ford, Toyota, Chevy

    Our reader Celeste wrote to ask us about available hybrid SUVs and crossovers, and we thought our answer might be useful for the site. At the moment, there are three main hybrid SUVs sold in the U.S. Each of them also has variations sold under other brands. All are likely to be durable, as their...

  • First Ride: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: Best Cadillac Coupe…Ever?

    A Coupe That Is the Essence Of Performance

  • Power Hybrids: Luxury Green Muscle Machines

    Can hybrid vehicles deliver on muscle performance? Is it necessary to sacrifice luxury for fuel economy? To answer these questions, I took two luxury hybrid vehicles, the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, for a week-long test drive through Southern California. The 2010...

  • 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

    While the auto industry in general offers an average incentive of more than $1,000 off the sticker price of any new vehicle, many buyers somehow assume this doesn't apply to hybrids. Oh, but it does. You can get money off pretty much any hybrid out there at the moment, since gasoline prices are far from the heights they reached in 2008. Back then, you'd pay list price and more--if you were lucky enough to find a dealer who wasn't outright gouging. Top 10 hybrid discounts Using actual pricing data provided by our partner TrueCar on thousands of January and February sales, our colleague Bengt...

  • Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
    Cadillac XTS Car of the Year for 2011, Plug-In Hybrid Version Coming

    The Cadillac brand has made great strides within the past few years.  Several of their vehicles have been awarded based on their performance, efficiency, and design.  The European automakers have something to worry about as Cadillac has presented comparable vehicles at relative bargain prices...

  • Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
    2010 Detroit Auto Show: Cadillac XTS Concept Revives GM's Plug-In Hybrid Hopes

    Say "luxury hybrid," and very few people think of Cadillac. Sure, the Escalade Hybrid large luxury sport-utility vehicle has been around for a few years, but Cadillac has no hybrid sedans. That may be about to change, if the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

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    Four-Way Two-Mode Hybrid Project Ends, Lab Closes; Now What?

    The Two-Mode Hybrid project was hailed as a model of technical cooperation when it was announced five years ago. But now the partners are going their separate ways, and the complex hybrid system may end up solely as a General Motors technology. GM said in late 2004 it would partner with Daimler and...

  • Cadillac Converj Concept
    GM To Produce Cadillac Converj

    According to a report in the Detroit News today, General Motors will forge ahead with plans to produce the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle (EREV). Though Cadillac would not confirm the story, a source close to the company's production plans says that the Converj was part of a...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette goes like stink. Its 430-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 is the epitome of all-American performance. And that's just the base car. The supercar contender ZR1 model heads straight into the stratosphere. The Vette is an icon, and GM messes with it at its peril. So a throwaway line in Automotive News set hearts pounding and Corvette fans sweating: If it had to, General Motors would do a hybrid-electric Chevrolet Corvette to meet Federal fuel-economy standards. We think that's a great idea. Here's why: What would you say to a 750-plus horsepower Vette...with better gas...

  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
    GM Recalls Escalade, Yukon and Tahoe Hybrids

    In response to a faulty fuel sensor control module, GM is recalling 13 of its 2009 models.  Among the 27,188 vehicles affected are the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, the GMC Yukon Hybrid and the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the faulty module can...

  • 2008 Dodge Zeo Concept
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    Cadillac to Unveil E-Flex Coupe Concept at NAIAS

    Kate Walsh may be driving something altogether different in her future Cadillac commercials, but it could be just as sexy (the car, that is) as her CTS. Cadillac is expected to unveil an E-flex concept coupe at the upcoming auto show in Detroit. The concept is expected to look "bolder" than...

  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
    GM Two-Mode Hybrid SUVs Selling Slow, Dirt Cheap on eBay

    Big gas-electric Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades come cheap online as dealers ditch them.