May 23, 2013 |
General Motors says it is recalling 18,871 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossovers in the U.S. equipped with 18-inch rims to prevent a problem in which the wheel nuts might loosen. If the wheel nuts are loosened, it could result in a loss of control of the vehicle and increase the likelihood of an accident. GM says it has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to the problem and hasn't heard of any cases in which wheels have separated from the vehicles. In addition to the 18,871 SRX crossovers being recalled in the U.S., there are another 913 vehicles in Canada that have the same problem, GM said.
May 7, 2013 |
The Chinese appetite for luxury automotive brands, including Cadillac, has become so great that General Motors has won government permission to build a $1.3-billion factory near Shanghai, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission signed off on the plant, which will be located in Shanghai's Jinqiao district, GM said in a statement. Construction is to begin in June. GM said the planned production capacity for the factory is 150,000 vehicles.
April 3, 2013 |
A century of Cadillac production will be showcased during a car show April 13-14 in Las Vegas . “ Cadillac Through the Years ” will be held at the Town Square shopping center , 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S. It will feature more than 100 classic Cadillacs, including a 1903 Runabout built during the first year of production. The beauties from Michigan include a 1940 Series 75 Fleetwood owned by billionaire Howard Hughes and a 1948 Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet, one of only two ever produced and valued at $3 million.
March 27, 2013 |
In a series of vehicle debuts at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, General Motors moved to shore up several product lines with new or updated models - including announcing the return of its storied Camaro Z/28 muscle car. The automaker showed off how it was updating its entire Camaro line to improve aerodynamics, unveiled a redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan, refreshed versions of Buick's Buick LaCrosse and Regal models. "Product cycles are getting shorter across the entire industry, so everyone needs to keep up with the pace,” said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with auto information company Edmunds.com.
March 27, 2013 |
A decade after Cadillac first moved to ditch its image as stodgy purveyor of land yachts, General Motors Co.'s luxury brand is now poised to take on the world. It has long overshadowed Lincoln, its domestic luxury rival. Now Cadillac wants to crack into the premium market dominated by German heavyweights BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Key to that strategy is Cadillac's introduction Tuesday of a sleeker, more powerful CTS sedan at the New York International Auto Show, a move to better match up its lineup with the Germans.
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March 25, 2013 |
The driver of a Cadillac apparently lost his brakes after he left his steep driveway, flying down a hill and landing on the roof of a home, Glendale police said. The car crossed a yard and went airborne, coming to rest in the 400 block of Audraine Drive in the Glendale hills on Saturday evening. The Glendale Fire Department had to call in a crane to remove the vehicle from the home, but no one was seriously hurt. An 80-year old man was in his bedroom below. Authorities said he was startled, but otherwise fine.
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March 24, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating how a car landed on the roof of a home in Glendale on Saturday night. According to KTLA News, the driver of a Cadillac lost control of his vehicle and landed on the roof of a home. The Glendale Fire Department had to call in a crane to remove the vehicle. No one was hurt. The driver told authorities that the brakes on the car failed, according to KTLA News.
March 21, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Authorities were investigating whether a man involved in a high-speed chase and shootout in north Texas on Thursday was linked to the killing of Colorado's prisons chief. The man was driving a black Cadillac with Colorado plates - a vehicle similar to one seen outside the home of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections, before Clements was shot to death Tuesday night. Authorities did not release the suspected gunman's identity, but the Denver Post and the Associated Press reported that he was Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a parolee and a member of a white supremacist prison gang.
March 20, 2013 |
General Motors is recalling 26,582 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans to fix a software problem that could allow the vehicles' transmissions to slip suddenly from manual to automatic mode. Information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website said that the software problem may cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift to sport mode, removing any transmission-related engine braking effect. The NHTSA said that the risks of a crash are increased if engine braking is unexpectedly removed.
March 18, 2013 |
Though we don't yet have an official look at the all-new Cadillac CTS that will make its world premiere at the New York Auto Show, we do know what will move it. The company announced Monday that a trio of engines will be available on the 2014 CTS -- none of which are V-8s. The big daddy of the lineup (at least until the high-performance CTS-V comes out) will be a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6. GM says it will make 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and will go from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.