All-New Cadillac Lyriq Sells Out in 4 Hours

Cadillac Lyriq

On May 19, Cadillac’s first-ever all-electric vehicle went on sale at 9 a.m. By 1 p.m., the 2023 Lyriq sold out, leaving some customers waiting for the 2024s. Cadillac did not say how many Lyriqs were sold that day, but more than 233,000 had expressed interest. Further, GM expected about … Read more

Is GM Planning a Cadillac Sports Car?

Cadillac GTP Race Car

The Cadillac nameplate represents luxury, but it also includes performance, particularly with its three V-Series models. Indeed, the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing sedans along with the Escalade-V SUV accentuate this brand’s muscle. We know Cadillac and all GM brands are beginning the long pivot to electrification. This week, Cadillac opens … Read more

Here’s Your $150K Cadillac Escalade-V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

Are you ready for the most expensive Cadillac model ever? The 2023 Escalade-V is just that, a $149,990 tribute to luxury, technological geekdom, and performance. Packed with a supercharged V8, this high-performance model is the most powerful SUV in its class and heralds the marque’s 120th anniversary. To the surprise … Read more

Heated Seat Subscriptions and Other Tomfoolery

heated seats buttons

Car manufacturers are pushing subscriptions on buyers to bolster their bottom lines. If automakers have their way, you may soon pay a monthly charge for heated seats, remote start, infotainment system connectivity, and a host of other features or services included in the upfront price. Yes, tomfoolery abounds in an … Read more

GM Begins Production of Cadillac Lyriq EV

Cadillac Lyriq

Updated May 16, 2022, to reflect EPA-estimated range, pricing, and incentives. The Cadillac marque has gallantly served as GM’s luxury label for decades, known best for its big V8 engines powering humongous sedans and SUVs. Although only one V8 models survives, the Cadillac Escalade, this brand’s cachet still harnesses performance … Read more

Stout Driver: Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT4 V-Series Blackwing

The Blackwing gives the Cadillac CT4 luxury performance cred. Cadillac recently massaged its performance offerings in a not-so-insignificant way. The V-Sport line is gone with the existing and previous range-topping V-Series taking its place. At the top of this performance matrix is the Blackwing, this marque’s answer to Mercedes-AMG, BMW … Read more

Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?

Cadillac Lyriq

GM prepares for an EV future. But will they overtake Tesla? GM has bold plans in its quest to become the top producer of electric vehicles as soon as 2025. That’s the year when the automaker says it will have 30 pure electric vehicles available, including through its Cadillac, Buick, … Read more

About the Electric Cadillac Celestiq

2022 Cadillac Lyriq grill

The Celestiq in one of several all-electric models planned for Cadillac. GM, much as nearly every other major vehicle manufacturer has planned, promises to embrace electrification in a big way. This comes from a company that built the all-electric EV-1 in the 1990s, effectively launching the modern electric car era. … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Cadillac CT4

Cadillac delivers a compact sedan with a performance edge. Cadillac remains committed to sedans, with two new models for the choosing. The CT4 is this marque’s compact offering and the CT5 is its midsize model. As for the CT6, it’s gone as Cadillac focuses its attention on higher volume models … Read more

Cadillac V-Series Blackwing Preview!

All-new range-topping CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing models set to debut for 2022. If you’re a performance car fan, take note of what Cadillac has in store for its two remaining sedans beginning in 2022. Specifically, both the CT4-V and CT5-V will gain Blackwing editions, the latest nomenclature for the marque’s … Read more

Compact Performance:
2021 Cadillac CT4-V

V-Series performance comes to Cadillac’s smallest sedan. Luxury car sales have fallen through the floor, but manufacturers must still offer a few sedans to be taken seriously in the segment. The Cadillac CT4 is the smallest of three sedans (two as of 2021) offered by GM’s luxury arm and represents … Read more

Cadillac Gets Most Things Right
With the XT6 Crossover

The XT6 makes three Cadillac utility vehicles. As GM’s luxury brand, Cadillac is tasked with delivering to customers the ultimate in design, opulence, tranquility, and technical prowess. The marque largely meets its mission through the varying vehicles it currently offers. The Cadillac of old is gone – there isn’t a … Read more

Bigger Yet: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs

Chevrolet’s largest SUVs are completely overhauled for 2021, all-new models that are also larger than ever. The Chevrolet Tahoe (standard wheelbase) and Chevrolet Suburban (stretched wheelbase) are what make the bow-tie brand the top seller in a segment with few non-GM players, most notably the Ford Expedition. Count the Toyota … Read more

Introducing the All-New Cadillac CT4

Cadillac CT4 shows marque’s renewed commitment to sedans. Think the sedan market is dead? Think again. At least that’s exactly what Cadillac wants you to do. Most definitely, sedans sales have fallen steadily over the past several years and will likely see them fall further as consumers embrace utility vehicles … Read more

The History of the Cadillac XLR

Cadillac XLR

Declining Cadillac sales in the 1990s forced General Motors to take a hard look at its luxury division and that marque’s model offerings. New models were soon conceived including an Evoq concept, a two-door roadster that made its debut at a 1999 Detroit auto show. Five years later the Cadillac … Read more

A Trio of Cadillac Crossovers

Updated March 8, 2019, to reflect XT6 pricing. Cadillac crossovers will soon number three. Three Cadillac Crossovers Cadillac read the market correctly in the late 1990s, when it introduced its Escalade SUV. At the time, Americans were looking at utility vehicles as the people-mover of choice and the Escalade became … Read more

Compact Luxury Crossover: Cadillac XT4

Late to the SUV game, Cadillac has been playing catch up since. Sure, its flagship Escalade was one of the first luxury utility vehicles of its kind and the SRX (now XT5) followed five years later in 2004. But it has taken until 2019 for a third utility vehicle, the … Read more

Cadillac Unveils New Power Dense V-6 Engine

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 ushers in a new era for GM’s preeminent marque, a full-size sedan outfitted with leading-edge technologies. The new model debuts in New York at month’s end, a five-passenger vehicle set to take on Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In the chronology of Cadillac brand history, an 8.2-liter … Read more

Fabulously Unfrozen: February 2015 US Auto Sales

The eastern half of the nation has had quite a winter, with record cold, significant snows and paralyzing ice storms extending deep into the south. Despite the difficult conditions, consumers visited US showrooms in strong numbers, helping to propel February 2015 auto sales in a positive direction. Truck sales paced … Read more

Live, From the Washington Auto Show!

America’s Public Policy Show. Today, yours truly is in Washington, DC, for the annual press day at the Washington Auto Show. DC’s show is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where parking is non-existent and people are expected to get there by mass transit or on foot. Go … Read more

Gasoline Fuel Choices for Today’s Cars

Like all gasoline-powered Jaguars, this one requires premium grade gasoline.

Buy a new car, especially one that requires gasoline, and you may soon find that the grade of gasoline you thought it should take is not the correct one. Most service station pumps offer three grades of gasoline with octane ratings of 86 to 87 (regular), 89 (mid grade) and … Read more

Attainable Opulence: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Wow. There are very few cars I test drive that surprise me. I expect that certain vehicles will stand head and shoulders above the pack, including the Porsche Cayman among sports cars and the Toyota FJ Cruiser among 4×4 models. But I must tell you that Hyundai has trotted out … Read more

Great Leap Forward: Cadillac to New York

Big Apple relocation for Cadillac in the works. Fresh on the heels of its announcement that its upcoming full-bodied, top-of-the-range flagship Cadillac sedan would be be built in Detroit — starting in the fourth quarter of 2015 — GM announced this week that it will detach Cadillac from its main … Read more

Grand Cadillac to be Built in Detroit

New model will sit at the top of Cadillac’s model range. The worst kept secret in the automobile industry is this one: Cadillac plans to build a full-sized, rear-wheel drive sedan that will rival the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and the Audi A8. The top-of-the-range model has … Read more

GM Recalls Top 20 Million Vehicles Worldwide

That the General Motors Company is facing a recall crisis is understood. That the number of vehicles affected have pushed past the 17 million mark in the United States and 20 million worldwide boggles the imagination. Incidentally, the domestic number is more than five times the amount of vehicles GM … Read more

3 All-New Models for the Big Three in 2015

New 2015 models on the way. The Big Three automakers continue to fight back in a wide open US market. GM remains the market leader, but Ford and Fiat Chrysler continue to boost market share in various segments, sometimes at the expense of each other. For 2015, all three automakers … Read more

Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards Places Ford First Again

For the fourth consecutive year the Ford Motor Company has finished on top of the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards as presented by IHS Automotive at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit this week. Polk recognized 33 winner across a variety of categories including eight featured categories and 25 segment-level … Read more