Some of you probably know that late night talk show host, Jay Leno, is a huge car fanatic. Basically if Jay isn’t interviewing a celebrity, he’s probably driving one of the many cars he owns, or he’s interviewing someone for his popular Youtube Channel “Jay Leno’s Garage”. Basically what Jay does is bring people to his garage and interviews them about either the new car they’ve been working on, or the classic car they’ve restored.
Well just the other day Jay brought in Frank Saucedo, Director of Advanced Design for GM, and Chris Thomason, Vehicle Chief Engineer for GM, to talk about the new Cadillac ELR. Check out the video below as Jay walks around and drives the ELR for the first time. Enjoy!
Pretty cool, right? Our favorite part was when Jay makes a comment about how many hybrids these days are like veggie-burgers. They look like the real thing, but they just aren’t. The Cadillac ELR looks great, gets amazing gas mileage, and has all the power you need. Needless to say, all of us here at DeVoe Cadillac are excited for the arrival of the ELR sometime early next year. Keep checking our blog, Facebook, and website for more info!
The first day of summer is officially June 21st. Do you know what that means? It’s the time of year when many people hit the road for, you guessed it – road trips!! Can you tell I have a special place in my heart for road trips?
For whatever reason, I always loved road trip vacations when I was younger, and I still do to this day; but now I realize that road trips aren’t really as care free as I thought they were when I was just a little tyke. Road trips take a lot of planning, and, when you’re driving, they take a lot of responsibility. When you’re the one behind the wheel on a road trip, you can’t just doze off whenever you want. Here are a few tips to help all you road-trippers out there stay awake while driving:
Get enough sleep before hitting the road. It may seem like a bright idea to leave at 10 at night because there won’t be much traffic, but in reality, if you drive at a time when you’re body is used to sleeping, you are much more likely to fall asleep. Don’t risk it!
Turn the heat off when you’re feeling a little sleepy. When you create a nice, warm, comfortable environment in your car, chances are you’ll fall asleep. It may be uncomfortable, but try turning on the A/C and a good talk radio station to keep your mind active.
Stay away from energy drinks. Contrary to the name, energy drinks and other sugary drinks will leave you feeling very tired after a short burst of energy. Instead of sugary drinks, try drinking water and eating foods that keep your hands busy, such as trail mix.
All of us here at DeVoe Cadillac hope these tips come in handy for you! Basically, just remember to get enough sleep and keep your mind active when you’re driving long distances. And of course – remember to have fun!
The past few months have been incredibly exciting for Cadillac. The 2014 CTS was just recently revealed, and the ATS and XTS have been winning award after award. So, needless to say, pretty much everyone’s focus has been on Cadillac’s awesome new cars – and that’s great! But we wanted to switch gears a little bit (no pun intended) and remind people that the most acclaimed large SUV is now available at DeVoe Cadillac. That’s right – the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is here, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This thing is a beast and you simply need to get behind the wheel of one to fully appreciate it.
If you’re in the market for a large, luxurious SUV, stop by DeVoe Cadillac and take a 2013 Cadillac Escalade for a spin. We think it will be pretty obvious why the Escalade has developed such a stellar reputation over the years.
It was only a matter of time until Cadillac announced that the new 2014 CTS would also be available in the V-Series. The Cadillac V-Series, if you didn’t already know, is a lineup up Cadillac’s that have been taken to the next level as far as performance goes. Essentially, a Cadillac CTS-V is a racecar that is street legal.
The Cadillac website says it best: “With a rear-wheel drive platform built to deliver a bold challenge to the world’s most revered sport cars and a 556 HP V8 engine that responds to the slightest inclination of your foot, the V-Series is the ultimate representation of Cadillac’s steadfast refusal to leave well-enough alone.”
The new 2014 CTS will be available this fall. For more information on the 2014 CTS, the CTS-V, or any other Cadillac vehicle, please contact DeVoe Cadillac at 888-484-3984.
Most people have probably seen one of the newer Cadillac vehicles driving around town or at a car dealership. And it’s obvious upon first look at a new ATS, XTS, or CTS that Cadillac has stepped up their game on the exterior of their cars. But what you may not know is how much Cadillac has been stepping up their game on the interior of their cars.
In the video below you will get a better look at what goes into the interior of the Cadillac XTS. Specifically, you’ll get to see how much care and thought goes into the fine leather that covers most of the XTS’s luxurious interior. See it for yourself, below:
As cool as it is to see the interior of the XTS on a Youtube video, it’s a lot better in person. If you’re interested seeing how finely crafted the XTS is in person, stop by DeVoe Cadillac in Naples, Florida.
Here at DeVoe Cadillac we often hear people say things along the lines of “I’ve been waiting forever to get one of these!” That’s how we came up with the idea for the Forever Event. This event is for people who have been waiting “forever” to get behind the wheel of a new Cadillac. And right now, leasing a new Cadillac is more affordable than ever! Check out the video below to see just how affordable a new 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0L Turbo is:
See what we mean? The wait is over. Swing by DeVoe Cadillac today and do what you’ve been waiting forever to do – take home a Cadillac.
Summer is a great time of the year. Of course, like any other kid, I always loved summer because of the warm weather, and time off from school and homework. But do you know what doesn’t look forward to summer at all? Your car. Extreme summer heat can be devastating to your car’s engine. However, if you drive a Cadillac, you can rest easy! The engineers at Cadillac test all their vehicles in extreme conditions, including extreme heat, to make sure your car will be able to perform when you need it most.
They also test other things in their extreme heat chamber… such as a fancy cake. Enjoy!
If you would like to take a new Cadillac ATS, like the one you just saw in the video, for a test drive, please stop by DeVoe Cadillac in Naples, FL. We would love to help you find the car of your dreams!
Cadillac is currently in the process of developing some driving technology that would make the Jetsons proud. Essentially this technology would allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel whenever they find themselves in certain driving situations, such as bumper to bumper traffic or long road trips, and allow the ‘Super Cruise’ system to take care of the driving.
According to Jon Capp, GM’s director of Global Active Safety Electronics and Innovation, ““Super Cruise is designed to give the driver the ability of hands-free driving when the system determines it is safe to do so. Before we introduce this capability on a production vehicle we must put the system through rigorous testing and technology refinement.”
All of us here at DeVoe Cadillac are excited to see this technology in Cadillac vehicles later this decade!
Jeremy Salinger, General Motors R&D manager for Super Cruise, demonstrates semi-automated driving that could be available on Cadillac models later this decade. (Photo / General Motors)
April is National Car Care Month, so while you are out doing the yard work or fixing up your house next weekend, why don’t you extend some of that TLC to your car? It might even return the favor by giving you a hassle-free summer. After doing some research, we found some basic maintenance practices from the Car Care Council that will put your car in peak performance.
1.) Check the Battery to make sure the connection is clean, tight, and corrosion-free. Replace it if necessary.
2.) Check all fluids -and we mean all! Everything from the engine oil to the windshield washer solvent.
3.) Check wipers and lights to make sure everything is working properly. Wipers need to be replaced for the April rain showers, and lighting could get you a ticket if one burns out undetected.
These are just a few of the many maintenance procedures you should inspect on your car this April. For a detailed inspection, feel free to contact our certified service department at Devoe Cadillac.
If you’ve been keeping up with our blog you probably know that the 2014 Cadillac CTS is going to be revealed tomorrow at the New York Auto Show. But what you may not have known is that you can watch the live reveal right from the comfort of your own living room couch! That’s right – you don’t need to get a plane ticket to NYC to catch all the action – all you need to do is follow this link and enjoy the show. The reveal is scheduled for tomorrow, March 26th, at 7:15PM ET.
Let us know what you think of the remodeled CTS by leaving us a comment after the reveal!