Cadillac to Reveal CT6 at the 2015 New York Auto Show

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General Motors' luxury brand is planning to make a big splash at the last big auto show of the season; Cadillac announced it will unveil its new CT6 sedan on March 31, the eve of the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

Related: Cadillac to Build New Flagship Sedan

The CT6 will be the brand's flagship sedan and positioned above the XTS; it will be the first vehicle to use Cadillac's new alphanumeric naming structure. The rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan will be built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and go on sale late this year.

Click here for more of the story from the Detroit News.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

How Two Powerful Sedans Stack Up In Detroit

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Automakers aren't being shy at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. On Monday, high-performance machines like the Ford GT and Acura NSX were revealed. Today, a couple of high-performance sedans were rolled out for all to gawk over.

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Cadillac's all-new CTS-V and Lexus' first GS F may seem similar at a glance of their beefier wheels, bulging wheel arches and likely uncomfortably bolstered seats, but under the hood they're quite different. One of them is designed to be a beast with specs that are hard to match by any car on the road, while the other hopes to elevate itself to performance-enthusiast consideration.

We wonder how far apart they'll be when prices are announced, but here's how some of their other numbers stack up.

By David Thomas | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Photo Gallery (20 Photos)

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Cadillac unveiled the third-generation of its CTS-V at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The performance-tuned sedan wears a carbon-fiber hood with an integrated functional air extractor vent that helps flow air through the mesh grille and over the top of the car.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Cadillac CTS Discounted Up To $3,000

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Automotive News reports (subscription required) that Cadillac will drop pricing immediately on certain trim levels of the CTS by up to $3,000. GM redesigned its premium brand's luxury sedan for the 2014 model year, and it arrived in late 2013 with a price hike of more than $6,000. Sales in 2014 fell 3.8 percent compared to 2013 — not exactly the pace you'd expect for a redesigned car.

Related: 2016 Cadillac CTS-V: First Look

But Cadillac will reportedly dial back the car's pricing. In a memo obtained by Automotive News, the brand told its dealers it will trim sticker prices by $1,000 to $3,000 and add more features to certain trim levels. We reached out Cadillac for full pricing but didn't hear back. Still, Automotive News says that with the CTS' 3.6-liter V-6, the Premium and Performance trims fall $3,000 apiece. Prices for certain turbocharged 2.0-liter trims will fall $2,000, but the base model (also with the turbo 2.0-liter engine) remains the same $46,340, including a destination fee.

That still positions the CTS as a bargain alternative to midsize luxury cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which both start above $50,000. It doesn't necessarily mean you'll save as much cash on a CTS, as Cadillac executives have said they want to reduce the brand's reliance on incentives. For the new CTS, those are steep: Citing research firm Autodata, Automotive News noted that the average CTS needed $9,213 in total incentives to sell in 2014, which is much higher than the E-Class ($7,219) or 5 Series ($6,831). Lower MSRPs will all but certainly prompt GM to scale back incentives, but that, in turn, could bolster the car's resale value down the road.

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By Kelsey Mays | January 7, 2015 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 83,572 GM Trucks, SUVs

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Vehicles Affected: About 84,000 GM trucks from the 2011-12 model year, including certain Chevrolet Silverado and Avalanche pickup trucks and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; GMC Sierra pickup trucks and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs and Escalade EXT pickup trucks. Certain 2007-14 models from that group with previous repairs may also need this recall because of defective replacement parts.

The Problem: If the cabin is warm, a faulty ignition lock actuator could cause the key to stick in the Start position when you turn the car on. (That's past the Off, Accessory and Run positions.) If you drive with the key stuck in Start and the cabin temperature falls or you hit a bump, the key could release from the Start position and rotate all the way past Run into the Accessory position. That would turn off the car, disabling important systems like power steering and airbags.

The Fix: The actuator is too large, spokesman Alan Adler told us, and a warm cabin may cause the piece to expand even more. GM dealers (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC) will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing if needed, according to The Detroit News. Adler told us GM expects fewer than 500 cars to need the repairs.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GM at 800-458-8006 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Kelsey Mays | January 2, 2015 | Comments (5)

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: First Look

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Competes with: BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Looks like: A meaner, wider CTS with lots of extra aero bits

Drivetrain: 640-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: TBD

Related: More 2015 Detroit Auto Show News

We all knew the third generation of the CTS-V was coming at some point, and after Cadillac unveiled the new, smaller ATS-V sedan and coupe at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this year, we knew it couldn't be far away. And right we were: Cadillac has pulled the covers off of its flagship performance sedan several weeks ahead of its official public debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Like its predecessor, the new CTS-V does not disappoint. Meant to go head-to-head with the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the CTS-V builds on an already lightweight, sophisticated platform to create what looks to be a phenomenal automobile.

By Aaron Bragman | December 21, 2014 | Comments (4)

Cadillac Debuts Video Rearview Mirror in 2016 CT6

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Cadillac announced Thursday that the 2016 CT6, its forthcoming flagship car that signals a brand-wide nameplate change, will offer streaming video of what's behind you in the center rearview mirror. The video overlays the mirror, but drivers can switch back to the mirror view at the touch of a button. Cadillac estimates it will improve the field of vision by 300 percent, as it removes passengers, head restraints, window pillars and the vehicle's roofline from your line of sight.

Related: Cadillac Changes All Model Names to Alphanumeric, Starts With CT6, Etc.

It reads a lot like Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror, but that has yet to reach our shores. And it won't be the first time an automaker has streamed real-time video of what's behind you. Tesla and Land Rover have true rearview cameras — not just backup cameras — that do just that.

Like Nissan, Cadillac claims the camera reduces glare and picks up your surroundings even in low-light situations. The display itself is a TFT LCD, or thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display, that measures 1,280 by 240 pixels; it draws video from a rear-mounted high-definition camera lens with a specialized coating to repel water and dirt.

By Kelsey Mays | December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV

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Vehicles Affected: More than 1,000 model-year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV luxury SUVs

The Problem: The passenger-side instrument panel top cover may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, causing a reduction of adhesion between the spacer fabric and the vinyl show surface. This could cause inconsistent passenger airbag deployment, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash necessitating airbags.

The Fix: Cadillac manufacturer GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel top cover for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GM at 800-458-8006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Video

Cadillac wants to battle its luxury competitors — especially BMW — on every front. The 450-horsepower ATS-V coupe and sedan are its attempt to unseat the German brand's M3 and M4 from atop of the performance luxury heap. Kelsey Mays takes a look at the terrible twosome from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show in this video.

By David Thomas | November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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The updated exterior style of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V sedan and coupe — both making their debut now at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show — goes a long way toward injecting some magic into the meh of their predecessors. V-Series flourishes like flared fenders, aggressive-looking front- and rear-end style and additional performance flourishes flirt with the line between elegant and ostentatious.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

That aesthetic extends to the interior, as well, with a faux-suede-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and optional 16-way-adjustable and microfiber-covered Recaro performance seats. That's in addition to a Performance Data Recorder that captures high-definition video of the forward view for a post-race self-critique right on the car’s multimedia touch-screen.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 19, 2014 | Comments (3)

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