From an automotive enthusiast standpoint, Cadillac isn't a particularly exciting brand. The company does have the impressive CTS-V performance car that is very exciting. However, most of the products the company offers are grandma and grandpa boring to many people.
Cadillac's thinking big for its reinvention plans, but the new Cadillac ELR is a surprisingly compact four-seater coupe for the luxury tourer market, promising both eco-friendly performance and a cosseting ride. Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, and set to hit showrooms in early 2014, the ELR is based on Cadillac's Converj concept from 2011, and uses a small gas engine to supplement Li-Ion batteries and electric motors for 300+ mile range.
After suffering a fall in sales in 2012, Cadillac is planning to double its line-up through 2016, according to sources who are familiar with the proceeding. As part of the plan, Cadillac is looking at rolling out 10 crossover and car models over the next four years, which includes what could end up being its flagship sedan. Cadillac declined offering a statement on the claims.
Another day, another round of recalls it seems. Yesterday we heard that Subaru was recalling more than 600,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with accessory lights short circuiting and catching fire, but today it's GM's turn. The company is recalling right around 69,000 trucks, vans, and SUVs due to a steering column defect that could potentially allow the cars to roll away after being put in park.
If you know anything about SUVs and trucks from General Motors, you'll know that the company has largely been replicating their designs so that certain SUVs and trucks match each other. However, starting with their 2014 models, GM will be giving each of its vehicles a unique look to separate them from the pack.
Back in October, we reported that the Cadillac ELR, based on the Cadillac Converj concept vehicle, is slated to enter production in the latter part of next year. Now we have an official date for the vehicle's unveiling: January 15. The Cadillac ELR will have its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next month, according to a small announcement from GM.
Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.
In a move that everyone in the automobile universe is going to understand instantly as groundbreaking in the simple way in which it breaks from the history of the art, the Cadillac's new XTS allows drivers to re-arrange their gauges. It makes perfect sense here in our modern mobile world that we're able to re-arrange any display we're using - why not the environment in our vehicles? Thus is the idea here with the XTS, bringing on several different displays now that we've gone digital - effectively - in the luxury segment.
In August of 2011, we learned that the Cadillac Converj concept car would enter production and be called the Cadillac ELR. We didn't know at the time exactly when the vehicle would enter production. General Motors has officially announced that the ELR Coupe will enter production in late 2013.