J.D. Power and Associates has released the latest results of its Initial Quality Study in which General Motors managed to grab eight segment awards, which is more than any other automaker. GMC ranked second overall in initial quality, climbing 10 spots, and was the top-ranked non-premium brand. Chevrolet also jumped 10 spots and ranked fifth overall and second among non-premium brands. Together with Buick and Cadillac, all GM brands performed better than the industry average of 113 problems per 100 vehicles.
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Cadillac has released the pricing for the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS, which starts at $46,025. The 2014 CTS sedan debuted at this year's New York Auto Show and will arrive in showrooms by this fall with an all-new design that is longer, lower and leaner. The 2014 CTS is five inches longer than the outgoing sedan, but is also 244 pounds lighter than the previous model. It is expected to be the lightest car in its segment.
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GM has announced that 2014 Chevy, Buick and GMC models will now come with a new two year/ 24k mile maintenance program that includes free scheduled service. For most 2014 vehicles, Chevy, Buick and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what's called for in the vehicle owner's manual maintenance schedule and oil life monitoring system.
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Being able to remotely unlock your doors and remote start your GM vehicle is now one of the standard services that GM is adding to its OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App. GM announced the new RemoteLink Key Fob Services program on Wednesday for OnStar-equipped 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models - even if the owner declines to pay for other OnStar services.
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Mary Barra, General Motors senior vice president, Global Product Development, has announced that GM will donate the first production 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport to the SAE Foundation. A live auction will be conducted by Barrett-Jackson later this year, and proceeds will be provided to the SAE Foundation for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics student outreach programs.
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Cadillac has announced that the 2014 Cadillac XTS will be available with the same twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 as the new 2014 Cadillac CTS. Even though the XTS is available with the same engine, its output will be slightly less than the CTS at 410 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The turbocharged engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and on the outside the turbocharged XTS will get a unique grille and deck lid badging.
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In addition to showing off the upcoming 2015 Cadllac ATS coupe at a national dealer meeting in Las Vegas last month, GM also gave dealers their first look at the new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. The 2015 Escalade is expected to be unveiled sometime this fall, with production kicking off in January.
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It's being reported that Cadillac previewed the upcoming Cadillac ATS coupe and new Escalade SUV to dealers last week. Although the media has yet to see either model, we do have a few more details about what we can expect from the ATS coupe.
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Traditional steering wheel paddle shifters allow the driver to manually control a car's transmission, but in the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the paddle shifters will enable the driver to temporarily regenerate energy and store it as electricity in the battery pack for later use. ELR's Regen on Demand feature is unique to the compact luxury coupe.
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With all of the focus on electric cars, hybrids and new CAFE rules in the news everyday, you might think that the days of the muscle car are long gone, but are they? While it's no longer common to see a large V8 stuffed under the hood of an everyday car, there are a few models that are still around to satisfy buyers that value horsepower over fuel economy. Enter the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V. It packs a supercharged 6.2L V8 with a whopping 556 horsepower that propels the CTS-V from 0-60 mph in an insane 3.9 seconds!
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Last week Cadillac took the wraps off the all-new 2014 CTS sedan in New York. The current CTS is offered in three versions: the sedan, coupe and wagon. There have been several reports that the wagon may not return for the next generation, but what about the coupe? It looks like Cadillac is still trying to decide the fate of the coupe.
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Cadillac has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Cadillac CTS the eve before its world debut at the New York Auto Show. The all-new CTS is now based on the same platform as the award winning ATS sedan and according to Cadillac, the 2014 CTS will be lightest car in its segment.
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We're only 24 hours away from the official debut of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS, but here's your first complete look at the new sedan! Over the weekend photos of the 2014 CTS leaked, but only provided a limited view of the anticipated Cadillac CTS. Now these new photos provide a complete look at its exterior and interior.
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The 2013 New York Auto Show officially kicks off this week and with that we can expect to see lots of leaked photos and information drop ahead of the show. The first official photos of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS have leaked online today just days before we see the new Cadillac on Tuesday night in NYC. These new photos don't show off the complete car, but give you your first look at the front and rear. From these photos its apparent that new CTS will get many of the same styling cues used on the ATS and XTS models
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Chrysler has announced the introduction of the 2014 SRT Viper TA (Time Attack), which is a street legal SRT Viper that has been optimized for the track. Based on the SRT Viper, the 2014 SRT Viper TA package improves the Viper's on-track capability with new components like a Bilstein Damptronic suspension system and an upgraded Brembo braking system.
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Cadillac is going to unveil the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS next week in New York, but today we have confirmation that it will be offered with a new twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine. The twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 is Cadillac's first ever twin-turbocharged engine and generates 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft. of torque.
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The Geneva Motor Show may be all the news this week, but at the end of this month the 2013 New York Auto Show kicks off. GM has confirmed plans to unveil five new models in "The Big Apple." On the menu this year will be the 2014 Chevy SS, a refreshed 2014 Camaro, the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS and the new Buick Regal and LaCrosse.
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It's being reported that GM is boosting production of its Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid models this year by 20 percent to a total 36,000 units. Sources confirmed with Automotive News that GM plans to build 1,500 to 3,000 a month this year.
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General Motors has kicked off production of the 2013 Cadillac XTS in China, which is an important milestone for Cadillac's growth in the world's largest auto market. "We are reaching the next level of Cadillac growth in China," said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac. "This expansion in localized assembly for our brand in China coincides with the strong momentum of our new product portfolio and significant growth in the dealer network."
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General Motors has announced a plan to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband. The first GM models to get 4G LTE will be most 2015 Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models available in 2014 through AT&T.
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Cadillac has announced the introduction of pair of new limited-edition models featuring custom paint will join the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series product lines this year. The Silver Frost Edition will be a special run of 100 CTS-V Coupes featuring a special low-gloss matte paint finish. The Stealth Blue Edition is a more traditional metallic finish and will appear on the CTS Coupe and the high-performance CTS-V in Coupe, Sedan and Wagon body styles.
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Since the arrival of the Cadillac ATS, sales of the older and slightly (barely) larger Cadillac CTS have slowed. Cadillac intends to fix that this fall with the arrival of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS, which will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.
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Cadillac CTS-V fans now have an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a CTS-V on the track. This month marked the public opening of the Cadillac V-Series Academy at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, where enthusiasts can register for one- and two-day immersions to learn the finer points of high performance driving in the Cadillac CTS-V. The "playground" outside Las Vegas features more than four miles of racetrack and 125 feet of elevation change. The V-Series Academy at Spring Mountain curriculum will continuously challenge participants with a blend of car control exercises and on-track performance driving, tailored to explore the capabilities of Cadillac's V-Series family.
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Cadillac is on a role right now with the 2013 Cadillac ATS being named North American Car of the Year and the introduction of the 2014 ELR, which borrows its powertrain from the Chevy Volt. WHat's next for Cadillac? It's being reported that GM has big plans for Cadillac, which will see Cadillac's lineup doubling over the next four years. It's being reported that Cadillac will increase its lineup to 10 models by 2016 with the introduction of a new flagship sedan, small crossover and a smaller model to compete with the BMW 1 Series.
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The wait is over! Cadillac has taken the wraps off the 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe that borrows its powertrain from the Chevy Volt and is also thefirst application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand. "ELR is an unprecedented combination of luxury, advanced engineering and progressive design in a coupe that is both sporty and environmentally friendly," said Bob Ferguson, Cadillac global vice president. "This is a pivotal moment in Cadillac's history, as we continue our product-driven expansion."
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The 2013 Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 just received top honors at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The Cadillac ATS received the North American Car of the Year award, while the Ram 1500 pickup received the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award. The decision was decided by a panel of 49 journalists.
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According to the vice president of Global Cadillac, Bob Ferguson, Cadillac is hard at work on a new small crossover that would be smaller than the SRX crossover. Ferguson recently told Automotive News "We're working hard on it."
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We're just a week away from the official unveiling of GM's latest electrified vehicle, the 2014 Cadillac ELR. The Cadillac ELR electric vehicle with extended range borrows its powertrain from the Chevy Volt. GM will officially take the wraps off the 2014 ELR at the Detroit Auto Show next week, but here's a new photo showing a prototype driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing.
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This morning General Motors is stating that it is the first U.S. automaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles in its home market in a single year that have an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or better on the highway rating. "Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off, and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "In 2013, we'll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. This will give us the most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers in the industry."
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GM has announced that it will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share. The share buyback is part of the Treasury's plan, also announced today, to fully exit its entire holdings of GM stock within 12 to 15 months. Treasury intends to begin its disposition of its remaining shares as soon as January 2013, consistent with a pre-arranged written trading plan.
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GM has released a teaser of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric vehicle ahead of its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, next month. The ELR is based on the Converj concept and will use the same extended-range electric drive system as the Chevy Volt.
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Following the debut of the Acura RLX concept earlier this year, Acura has officially unveiled the 2014 Acura RLX today in LA. According to Acura, the new RLX is "the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced Acura sedan, ever." The RLX will be offered with either a V6 engine, a hybrid powertrain and the first-ever application of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer.
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The 2013 Cadillac ATS officially arrived in Cadillac showrooms in September and even though Cadillac wants the ATS to steal would be BMW 3 Series buyers, the new sedan is also taking buyers from the larger Cadillac CTS. Sales of the older CTS have tanked since the arrival of the ATS with sales declining 40 percent in October.
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General Motors estimates that it will have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017, according to GM's top product development executive.
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The 2013 Cadillac SRX will be offered a new entertainment package featuring a Blu-Ray DVD player that extends Cadillac's CUE system for connectivity to the rear seats along with a redesigned gaming-style remote control that allows each of the 8" flip-up rear screens to play unique media. With CUE, users can pair of up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled devices at once. Also for the first time, rear-seat passengers can connect to and manage their own music players and playlists.
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The official EPA numbers for the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS have been released. The Cadillac ATS is available with three different engines, with the most fuel-efficient version being the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 202 horsepower tjhat is rated at 22 city and 33 highway mpg.
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Cadillac has announced that three of its models are being offered with a new safety system that can automatically stop the vehicle in low-speed conditions to help avoid crashes. Cadillac's Front and Rear Automatic Braking acts like a "virtual bumper," slamming on the brakes as a last resort to help drivers in heavy traffic or even in parking lots and driveways where the driver might fail to see another vehicle or object in his path.
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GM has announced that the first 2013 Cadillac ATS produced for a customer will be auctioned with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Team Joseph, a non-profit organization that funds Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.
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The all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS has just been named the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year, by the editors of the men's fashion and culture magazine. "The new ATS is Cadillac's spirited challenger, built to take on the world," says Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing. "Having its design and performance validated in this fashion is a meaningful step in our journey."
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