August 14, 2003 |
General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac luxury brand Wednesday topped a J.D. Power & Associates survey of customer satisfaction with their dealers, while its Saturn brand slumped from first to fifth. The world's largest automaker led the survey for the fourth straight year. Porsche moved up to second from eighth in the annual study by the Westlake Village-based research company. Cadillac was second in 2002. Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln remained third and its Mercury brand rose to fourth from ninth.
December 25, 2002 |
Cadillac celebrated its 100th birthday this year but is following a design philosophy that focuses on the road ahead with only an occasional glance in the rearview mirror. Starting with the 1999 Evoq concept, the luxury division of General Motors Corp. adopted a bolder look highlighted by sharp edges and creases. Those touches carry over to the CTS sedan and the SRX, a sport utility vehicle that Cadillac plans to unveil next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
September 11, 2002 |
AUTOS * General Motors Corp., the world's biggest auto maker, recalled about 280,000 Cadillac DeVille sedans from the 2000 to 2002 model years to fix seat belts that might not stay locked in a crash. The auto maker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that front lap or shoulder belt retractors may fail when the car slows more than 21 mph before a crash. No problems or injuries have been reported by owners, after failures were noted in crash tests as early as November 2000.
November 7, 2001 |
A new line of high-performance Cadillacs intended to compete with Mercedes-Benz's AMG cars and BMW's M-tuned vehicles will be launched as early as 2003, General Motors Corp. has announced. The cars, which will feature a new dual-overhead-cam V-6 engine, are part of an extensive series of product launches in the next few years that GM executives hope will help regain some of the market share the company has lost during the last three decades.
August 18, 2001 |
Cadillac, once the cream of the crop among luxury automobiles, has fallen far and fast: No. 1 just 2 1/2 years ago in U.S. luxury sales, it is No. 6 so far this year, trailing marques such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Lincoln. To put a stop to the slide and, it hopes, boost Caddy back to the top of the heap, General Motors Corp. is spending nearly $4 billion in the next several years to polish its luxury line's image with a new fleet of cars and trucks.
July 4, 2001 |
Nostalgists best start stocking up on hankies: Detroit auto makers are getting ready to give the boot to two of the nation's biggest, and oldest, luxury car models. Say bye-bye to Cadillac's Eldorado, right, and Lincoln's Continental. The vehicles are victims of America's love, affair with sport-utility vehicles, changing market demographics, and political and economic pressures to improve fuel economy.