Cadillac CT6 Surround-View Camera Operates Like a Dashcam

Plenty of cars on the market have already employed technology like rear back-up cameras, blind spot monitors, and similar technology to make the experience of driving even safer. However, 360-view cameras present an even newer advancement in the realm of vehicles security. Cadillac takes advantage of this with the CT6 surround-view camera, which employs four exterior cameras and a recording feature that allows the Cadillac CT6 to capture its surroundings on video.

2016 Cadillac CT6

The surround-view camera and the recording system can be easily accessed through the CT6’s infotainment system touchscreen as long as the vehicle has been fitted with the proper equipment options. Drivers can select from two modes; the first mode uses the front and rear cameras to record while you’re driving, while the second activates the surround-view cameras automatically when your parked vehicle has been “disturbed” in order to catch any break-ins on film.

The Cadillac CT6 surround-view camera feature comes standard with a 32-gigabyte SD card, which allows for up to 32 hours of filming. Even better, you don’t have to go through and manually delete what you don’t want; when the card is full, it will just record over previous data. The surround-view camera can be used both for performance purposes or to keep your vehicle safe and secure.

Delicious July 4th Recipes for the Family Cookout

cookoutJuly means the middle of summer break, high temperatures, trips to the pool, fireworks, and—best of all—cookouts. If you’re having your family over for a cookout and fireworks show this Independence Day, you might be looking for some unique July 4th recipes to liven up the menu.

Appetizers

People like to snack while they wait for the grill to fire up, so keep your company happy with summer finger food like deviled eggs, spinach dip, or Mexican-style treats like salsa verde or pico de gallo. Try making homemade chip dip for a classic favorite.

Main Dishes

Nothing says 4th of July like some grilled food. Provide alternatives to the traditional burger and hot dog options like grilled shrimp, skewered chicken, corn on the cob, and barbecued ribs. Try marinating the meat overnight ahead of time to give dishes an extra kick, or even look into veggie burgers for any herbivores in your family.

Dessert

Everyone love sweets! Red, white, and blue strawberry shortcake is a festive option, or you can cool off with homemade fudge pops, fruit pops, or try your hand at making your own ice cream. There are plenty of July 4th recipes available, so be creative and have fun to make your cookout more interesting!

Canoeing and Kayaking at the Pelican Bay Estuary

Looking for something to do in North Naples? If you’re a member of Pelican Bay and you like the idea of spending the day paddling through the Pelican Bay estuary in a canoe or kayak, you’re in luck. The Pelican Bay Foundation provides members with access to canoe and kayak rentals at the North Boardwalk at Inner Clam Bay. All you have to do is fill out a waiver, head to Tram Station #6, and they’ll do the rest.

There are two sessions during which you are permitted to rent canoes and kayaks. The first session, the morning session, takes place from 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The afternoon session takes place from 12:30 PM until 1 hour before sunset. Upon renting your canoe or kayak and heading out into the estuary, you will be outfitted with life-jackets and given a key to unlock the gate, a map of Clam Bay, and your paddles.

When preparing for your journey through the mangroves, it is recommended that you and everyone in your group be in comfortable clothing, wear bugspray and sunscreen, and keep your cell phone in a watertight case or Ziploc in case of emergency. Keep in mind that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by two adults.

There are a few rules to keep in mind when you’re out enjoying the Pelican Bay estuary: while kayaks are permitted in the Gulf of Mexico, canoes are not, and the person renting the watercraft must sign a watercraft waiver and abide by the Policies and Procedures set forth by the Pelican Bay Foundation. Additionally, you will have to sign a “hold-harmless” release for the key, paddles, and life-jacket.

Spend a day in the water at the Pelican Bay Estuary!

Cadillac CT6 Sedan Finds Sweet Spot in Luxury Market

Luxury brands aren’t typically lauded for their affordability, but Cadillac’s current lineup is turning heads in the industry thanks to the sheer value. Reviewers from all over are turning their attention to the brand and praising the lineup’s cohesive style, intelligent design, and the amount of standard features packed in for a relatively affordable price in comparison to competitors.

Among these, the full-size Cadillac CT6 sedan is one of the most acknowledged, and for good reason; with a starting price less than $55,000, the CT6 has just as much quality as competitors with price tags upwards of $100k.

2016 Cadillac CT6

James Derek Sapienza of Cheatsheet was quick to point out that the 2016 CT6 is comparable in terms of length, convenience, and cabin space to rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which boasts a hefty sticker price of around $97,000. That doesn’t mean the CT6 is a knockoff, however; the Cadillac CT6 stands strong as a frontrunner of the luxury sedan segment with a base horsepower of 265 and the option of a 400-HP V6, an interior decorated with upscale hand-stitched leather, and the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

Other optional features include a high-end Bose Panaray sound system with 34 speakers, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and several packages that provide features like a sunroof and ventilated front seats. There’s even an auto-dimming rearview mirror that functions as a widescreen backup camera. The updated CUE infotainment system and improved interior acoustics make the Cadillac CT6 more comfortable and convenient than ever.

The Cadillac CT6 sedan harkens back to a time of classic American luxury without diminishing the car’s modern appeal. Power, performance, comfort, and more can all be yours in the 2016 CT6 at a relatively low price in comparison to competing sedans.

Dr. Dre’s Cadillac Escalade Is the Hottest Celebrity Vehicle Around

Celebrities are often known for having the best-of-the-best. Therefore, it should be no surprise to anyone that rap artist Andre “Dr. Dre” Young just bought himself a Cadillac.

Dr. Dre’s new ride is a customized 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Becker Automotive Design in Onxnard, California is the company that did the customizing work. They worked on implementing Dr. Dre’s custom Strut grille and unique wheels. The music artist was fully involved in the design process and worked with Becker Automotive Design to create his perfect vehicle.

The customized Cadillac Escalade ESV probably cost around $200,000–which barely puts a dent in Dre’s net worth of $700 million! Of course, a normal Escalade does not cost anywhere near that amount, as it is the customized work that increases the cost.

Not many photos have been released of the Dr. Dre’s Cadillac Escalade, but Becker Automotive Design did publish a few pictures of previously-customized Escalades. The inside of the vehicles looks just as nice as a private jet!

2016 Cadillac Escalade

We are sure that Dr. Dre will love traveling the country and signing deals in his new Cadillac Escalade. If you are interested in owning your own Escalade, stop by DeVoe Cadillac.

Upscale Cadillac XT5 Is an Instant Hit in China

We at DeVoe Cadillac are excited about the upcoming launch of the 2017 Cadilac XT5. This fantastic new vehicle will be arriving at our dealership soon! However, while we wait a bit longer in the United States, the vehicle has recently launched in China.

The American luxury brand is a popular choice in China. Wang Yongqing, SAIC-GM President stated that “the upscale Cadillac XT5 is targeted at individuals who embrace innovation.”

This is based on Cadillac embracing the social leaders and professionals with the new XT5. The vehicle is perfect for individuals who foresee new outlets of creativity while celebrating their ambition and success.

2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

Yongqing also stated that, “The overall design, comfort, performance and technology of the XT5 will meet their desire for a crossover that embodies modern American luxury.”

Cadillac is embraced as a youthful brand by Chinese millennials and the XT5 is already experiencing great success on the market across the People’s Republic.

The2017 Cadillac XT5 has either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and is powered by a 2.0-liter LTG turbo four-cylinder engine.

For more information on the 2017 Cadillac XT5, and to experience true American luxury, visit us at DeVoe Cadillac.

Cadillac ATS and CTS Receive Black Chrome Trim Packages

2016 Cadillac CTSThe Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans are often-overlooked, hidden gems when it comes to vehicles known for performance-focused engineering. These models are widely praised by critics for their smooth but powerful driving dynamics and responsive handling.

In an effort to draw attention to the sedans’ performance-oriented excellence, Cadillac has decided to give them an optional makeover that grants the vehicles an extra visual kick with edgy Black Chrome trim packages.

The Black Chrome package differs slightly between sedans. The ATS Black Chrome receives the After Midnight premium paint finish, 18” alloy wheels, upper and lower grilles in Black Chrome, gloss black window side moldings, a Black Chrome rear fascia accent, and body color door handles. Body color choices include Black Raven, Phantom Gray Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat, Crystal White Tricoat.

The CTS Black Chrome, on the other hand, only gets the After Midnight wheels and the Black Chrome accented grille, with a choice of three colors for the body: Black Raven, Phantom Gray Metallic, or Crystal White Tricoat.

For the ATS, the Black Chrome trim package can be applied to the Luxury Collection and Performance Collection models, regardless of whether they have all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and what sort of engine lies under the hood. The CTS offers the package on the Luxury, Performance, and Premium Collection models.

The Black Chrome trim packages are available now for both the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans at any Cadillac dealership, including DeVoe Cadillac. They join past cosmetic-oriented special editions released by the brand, such as the Crystal Frost versions of the ATS-V and CTS-V and the Crimson Sport edition released for last year’s ATS.

New, High-End Cadillac Luxury SUV in the Works

While the Cadillac Escalade has long been a name associated with luxury and the finer things in life, Cadillac has plans to catch up with other, more renowned names in the luxury vehicle segment, steadily improving the value of the brand’s lineup and moving up-market.

Now, with the announcement that GM’s luxury brand will be refocusing on the SUV segment in order to compete with the recent market shift toward crossovers and SUVs, a Cadillac luxury SUV is said to be in the works that will be more high-end and luxurious than anything we’ve seen from Cadillac before.

While Cadillac itself has not mentioned anything specific regarding the move, AutoGuide reported recently that a new SUV that will be known as the XT9 is currently in the works, which will serve as the brand’s halo SUV. The Cadillac XT9 reportedly will come with a big price tag as well, somewhere in the realm of $250,000 to $300,000. However, the SUV’s launch will be far-off, with a projected release date falling somewhere in the late 2020s.

If and when the Cadillac XT9 does make its mass-market appearance, it will likely be joined by a sedan counterpart called the CT9. Currently, Cadillac has a CT8 sedan forthcoming that will slate above the CT6 in terms of high-end opulence and luxury, but the CT9 will surpass even that.

2016 Cadillac CT6

The new Cadillac luxury SUV, along with its entirely-speculative sedan counterpart, will be produced in order to compete with other high-end names in the luxury segment, such as Rolls-Royce, Bentlet, Lamborghini, and other big brands long associated with opulence. As all of these brands shift their attention to SUVs and crossover, Cadillac prepares to compete with a secret SUV of its own.

Fun Beach Activities That Don’t Involve Playing in the Water

Spring is well on its way now that March is here. However, the ocean water is still a little chilly! Fortunately, there are plenty of fun beach activities that don’t involve the water for everyone to enjoy.

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One of the most active and enjoyable beach activities is a fun round of volleyball. All you need to start having a good time is a net, a ball, and a group of players!

Flying a Kite

Spring is the perfect season to go out and fly a kite. With strong spring winds rolling in, you will be able to lift your kite up to where the air is clear and send it soaring!

Searching for Seashells

With a keen eye and a leisurely pace, you can stroll along the shoreline and look for discarded seashells from the ocean to add to your collection.

Gathering Around a Campfire

When the sun starts to go down, you can still have fun by gathering around a campfire, enjoying roasted marshmallows, and singing some classic campfire songs together.

Cadillac Plans 2017 Cadillac XT5 Release in April

2017 Cadillac XT5When it comes to creating luxury sedans, Cadillac is the king! However, Cadillac is not a brand that merely rests on its success. Instead, Cadillac is looking to enter the luxury crossover segment in a big way.

According to a Cadillac press release, the automaker will introduce the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Crossover in April.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the first vehicle in Cadillac’s upcoming lineup of luxury crossover vehicles. The new luxury crossover will be available in four trim levels, including a Platinum model.

The XTS will also be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, capable of producing up to 310 horsepower!

“The arrival of this sophisticated new crossover positions Cadillac well, as XT5 enters the most popular segment in the global luxury market,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “It’s pivotal to our ongoing growth, which is why we’ve developed XT5 from the inside out to provide customers more space, more technology, more luxury and more efficiency.”

For the most luxurious ride you can find in a crossover, be on the lookout for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 release next month!