1976 Cadillac Mirage Design Introduced Utility to Luxury

Most Cadillac aficionados are unacquainted with the rarest of Cadillac designs, the Cadillac Mirage. That is because this sinister-looking utility-coupe only had 204 ever built. The 1976 Cadillac Mirage design, a Gene Winfield inspiration, is based on the sprawling lines of the popular Coupe DeVille.

The Cadillac Mirage ended up as a utility land yacht with a luxury pedigree. What resembled an upscale Chevy El Camino was entirely Cadillac in its luxury driving experience. Because of the gas crisis in the 1970s, the Mirage’s huge 8.2-liter engine produced plenty of torque to get up and go, but only 200hp to conserve fuel once underway.

The 204-of-a-kind car provided for plenty of pickup truck capabilities with its queen-sized truck bed, while including features like a door for golf clubs to rest behind the passenger seat.

Although the Cadillac Mirage never saw its share of mainstream success, its plush features and utility appeal helped launch the luxury SUV genre of our Cadillac SUVs and Escalade trucks at DeVoe Cadillac.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac and Fairmont Hotels Provide Luxury Accommodations

Cadillac has announced its exclusive partnership with Fairmont Hotels, a premier hotel chain with locations in New York City, Washington DC, Shanghai, London, and much more. In its partnership, Cadillac vehicles will be provided for the convenience of hotel guests at all of their locations.

A fleet of more than 25 vehicles is already in use across the country, most notably at the San Francisco, Maui, and Boston locations. The fleet, which includes the next-generation 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac CTS, is packed with advanced technology—including built-in Wi-Fi. All guests at Fairmont Hotels have first-come, first-served access to courtesy rides to local destinations; however, priority is granted to Fairmont President’s Club members and guests on Fairmont Gold floors.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

“Together, Cadillac and Fairmont bring a special, bespoke experience to our customers,” said Melody Lee, Cadillac director of brand strategy and planning in a statement. “Our partnership is designed to showcase the best in product, service and premium customer interactions.”

The partnership between Cadillac and Fairmont Hotels will only further enhance Cadillac’s brand image as a true luxury automaker by providing convenient, luxurious, and stylish transportation for hotel guests.

While being chauffeured in a brand-new Cadillac sounds fantastic, we think owning your very own, brand-new Escalade or CTS sounds even better. Stop by DeVoe Cadillac to test drive one for yourself!

How to Have a Successful Road Trip

mapA catastrophic road trip can become a funny story, but only later, after you’ve survived, after you’ve recouped all of the unexpected costs. Why not be preemptive? We’ve thrown together some tips on how to have a successful road trip.

One way to avoid catastrophe is to make sure that your vehicle is up to snuff. Consider taking it to the shop for a tune-up. If you want to go DIY, that’s cool too. You can change the oil if your car needs it. At least check your oil levels. While you’re at it, check your coolant, brake fluid, and steering fluid levels as well. Top off your windshield wiper fluid too.

Consider bringing cash. How much? However much you’d think you’d need if your credit card got stolen.

Inspect your tires, including your spare if you have one. Make sure they are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.

Put together an emergency roadside kit. Include things like non-perishable snacks, a flashlight (with extra batteries), Fix-A-Flat, flares, first-aid kit, blankets, coolant, and basic tools.

We at DeVoe Cadillac know the trick is to expect some contingencies. That’ll get you in the proper state of mind.

New Cadillac SUV Debut Scheduled for LA Auto Show

2015 Cadillac SRXRumor has it that Cadillac is expected to reveal its next-gen SRX SUV at the LA Auto Show this fall, which will be one of eight new vehicles the company will unveil before 2020.

Its new SUV is expected to be monikered ‘XT5,’ stemming from the combination of Crossover Touring (XT) and a number that indicates the vehicle’s size within the company’s lineup.

“We are pretty confident that in our next generation of car; we take and leverage what already has been an outstanding product success for us, and infusing it with more advanced design, particularly newer technologies, we will be highly competitive,” Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said. Based on previous announcements from the ‘American Import’ company, we’re willing to bet the XT5 will also offer a hybrid or plug-in option.

Although the new Cadillac SUV debut won’t happen until November, don’t be a stranger to DeVoe Cadillac. Our array of stylish 2015 SRX Crossovers offer utility, safety, and comfort, making it the perfect option for your family.

Cadillac Plug-In Lineup to Expand with $12 Billion Investment

2015 Cadillac ELRAccording to reports from Bloomberg, Cadillac has confirmed its intention to present several plug-in vehicles and hybrid options for future models to solidify the ‘American-import’ brand as a luxury market leader.

With a $12 billion investment, “We [Cadillac] will roll out plug-in hybrids across our portfolio,” Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said. “It’s part of confirming the progressive nature of the brand. ”

De Nysschen indicated the Cadillac plug-ins will be able to improve fuel economy by running solely on an electric motor requiring a smaller, less-expensive battery than the Chevy Volt. The hybrid option will be powered by an electric motor until the battery runs low then the gasoline engine will work to recharge the battery–which can give consumers peace of mind when traveling out of range of a charging station.

Already in the Cadillac plug-in lineup is the Cadillac ELR coupe, released to the market last year, as well as the CT6, which comes in a hybrid option.

Be sure to come visit us at DeVoe Cadillac to see the Cadillac’s newest luxury lineup.

Cadillac ATS-VR Performance Dominates the Competition at Grand Prix Event

Checkered FlagDuring the recent Grand Prix race in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Cadillac Racing team dominated the competition. The new Cadillac ATS-VR is the culmination of Cadillac performance technology, combining lightweight design with high-octane power to ensure the brand always beats the competition.

According to a statement, the Cadillac ATS-VR performance is so impressive thanks to its 600-hp turbo-charged V6 engine. On top of that, a sports suspension, sports exhaust, and lightweight materials improve driving dynamics exponentially. The best part is that the racecar is derived from a stock car, proving what you can do with an ordinary Cadillac.

“Even if I got paid by the lap I earned every dollar today,” said driver Johnny O’Connell. “The Cadillac Racing guys have done a great job tweaking and tuning on the ATS-V.R. It was a hard race. You have every guy pushing each other so hard. Some have a pretty high level of aggression and we used that to our advantage. We are working hard on this new car.”

So far, the team has 26 wins, 91 podium finishes, and 22 pole positions. The Cadillac brand has won the World Manufacturer Championship five different times, proving that the automaker is more than just a high-end luxury brand. We at DeVoe Cadillac can’t wait to see what happens next.

New Cadillac V6 Engine Lineup Gets Boost from Innovative Twin Turbo

Cadillac has finally made the perfect balance between luxury and power. The American carmaker recently announced a new Cadillac V6 engine lineup and it includes an innovative 3.0-liter Twin Turbo engine that is sure to knock to socks off the industry.

“Cadillac’s elevation on the world stage is driven in great part by its advanced powertrain technology and the all-new 3.0L Twin Turbo powers past the traditional segment leaders with higher degrees of the performance and refinement their reputations were built on,” said Rich Bartlett, assistant chief engineer.

This innovative Twin Turbo engine makes other V6 engines shake in their boots, churning out 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. These powertrain numbers have helped make the engine one of the most power-dense V6 engines in the world, showing that Cadillac doesn’t mess around when it comes to its horsepower. The American carmaker has even made sure the engine is fuel-efficient by incorporating a fuel-saving stop/start system that helps reduce fuel consumption.

To learn more about the new Cadillac V6 engine lineup, don’t hesitate—contact DeVoe Cadillac today!

Cadillac Lineup

Cadillac Lineup

Six Types of Car Fluids You Should Change Regularly

fluidsHaving a car is a lot like having a kid. Okay, maybe they’re not a lot alike, but there are some similarities. On the one hand, they can bring smiles to your face—a joyride through the country is almost as good as hearing your baby’s first words, right? But they also require a lot of responsibility. With kids, there are plenty of dirty diapers to change. Luckily, with your car, it’s only some oil.

But some people think motor oil is the only thing that has to be changed (You know, that stuff you come into DeVoe Cadillac for every six months?). However, your car actually has six car fluids you should change regularly—and sometimes a seventh, if you’re really lucky.

  • Motor Oil: This is probably the oil with which you are most familiar. It is responsible for lubricating all the complicated parts in your engine to keep it from overheating, among other things.
  • Transmission Fluid: A good way to recognize transmission fluid under the hood is by looking for the dipstick. No, the other dipstick. Yes, the dipstick you recognize is for the motor oil, but the transmission fluid (which is responsible for lubricating the transmission) also features a dipstick to help you out.
  • Brake Fluid: If you want to stay safe behind the wheel, you’ll want to replace brake fluid as necessary (You do want to stop at intersections, don’t you?).
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid: Also known as the stuff you spray on your car for ten minutes while trying to get rid of ice in the winter, when it randomly gets cold here in Florida. Keep this liquid full so that you can clear your windshield as necessary.
  • Coolant (also known as antifreeze): Coolant/antifreeze keeps your engine from overheating or getting too cold. Pretty nifty, eh?
  • Power Steering Fluid: Much like motor oil and transmission fluid, power steering fluid is there for lubrication—to make steering your car much easier.
  • BONUS (Battery Fluid): If you are fortunate enough to have a maintenance-free battery, this does not apply to you. Those of you who do not have that luxury, however, will need to have the battery’s cells refilled from time to time.

Need help replenishing any of your essential car fluids? We at DeVoe Cadillac are happy to help! Make an appointment today.

Cadillac V2V Technology Makes MIT’s 2015 Top Ten List

The Cadillac V2V technology is truly something to be excited about. Although it hasn’t fully been released yet, the launch date will hopefully be coming sooner than you think. The technology is so innovative that it was recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and placed on the institute’s Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 list

V2V communication technology, otherwise known as vehicle to vehicle communication, is changing the way cars not only communicate with one another, but with their drivers as well. The new technology is built to continuously transmit information such as a car’s speed, location, steering angle, and state of braking. This allows cars to be aware of everything around and the potential dangers that could affect the drivers.

The V2V technology is currently being regulated by the US Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in hopes of bringing it to the market soon. Cadillac actually plans to bring the technology to one of its cars by 2017!

For more information about Cadillac’s V2V technology, or to check out the latest vehicles, visit us at DeVoe Cadillac.

Cadillac CT6 Powertrain Options Include Twin-Turbo V8

When Cadillac first announced its new flagship sedan, car industry experts couldn’t wait to see what the luxury American brand had to offer. Now, as the time for the big reveal of the Cadillac CT6 approaches, we are learning more and more about this brand-new vehicle. We have to say— we here at DeVoe Cadillac are excited.

During a recent interview with Jalopnik, an automotive weblog, new Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen discussed the possible Cadillac CT6 powertrain options. He mentioned that the powertrain options will vary, “starting with a two-liter turbo, up to, eventually, a high-performance advanced V8 turbo.” Though this statement isn’t exactly the most detailed, the possibility of combining the CT6’s lightweight body and a power-hungry twin-turbo V8 has us salivating. Combine this with the sneaky reveal of the CT6 during the 2015 Oscars’ preshow and it looks like Cadillac is offering what might be their best model yet.

For more information on the Cadillac CT6 and its debut later this month, check back with DeVoe Cadillac’s blog.