Posted on April 14, 2015
According 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.
Posted on April 8, 2015
During 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.
Posted on April 1, 2015
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!
Posted on March 25, 2015
Having 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.
Posted on March 18, 2015
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.
Posted on March 11, 2015
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.
Posted on March 4, 2015
Last September, Cadillac made some exciting announcements concerning advanced assisted driving features and technologies. The automaker has created Cadillac V2V technology, which will be a car-to-car communication system that should greatly improve on-road communication and safety between people in different vehicles. Recently, the V2V system has been recognized as one of the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 by MIT.
The system is being tested by GM, Ford, and University of Michigan in Detroit, where they are trying to implement the system together with the MDOT system. They demonstrated the technology by showing a vehicle call ahead to one in front to warn it about a hidden oncoming vehicle. That’s just one example of what makes the V2V technology so important—and potentially life-saving.
“More than five million crashes occur on U.S. roads alone every year, and more than 30,000 of those are fatal,” MIT Technology Review stated. “The prospect of preventing many such accidents will provide significant impetus for networking technology.” The V2V technology will be deployed on the 2017 Cadillac CTS model, which should hit the market sometime in 2016. Come see us at DeVoe Cadillac to learn more.
Posted on February 25, 2015
The revamped 2015 Cadillac Escalade has taken the car industry by storm and shows no sign of slowing down. The all-new Escalade is refreshed and more refined than ever before. It’s one of the largest SUVs on the market and is available as a standard or long wheelbase.
The essence of luxury is felt throughout the entire length of the interior. Decorated in wood trim, leather, and suede, elegance oozes from every inch. Power may not be a word used to describe every SUV, but in the case of the Escalade, power is a certainty. Equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, along with a magnetic ride control suspension, the Escalade provides a refined, yet dynamic ride.
The 2015 Escalade has amped up its technological features as well. With a multitude of standard features—including blind spot monitors and forward collision warning—the Escalade also includes a full rear entertainment system with a descending 9” touchscreen display.
There’s no denying the genuine comfort of the revamped 2015 Cadillac Escalade and all it has to offer. Come to DeVoe Cadillac to see why everyone loves the new Escalade!
Posted on February 18, 2015
This past November, Cadillac revealed the 2016 ATS-V to the world. This is the first compact performance car for the brand and will enter into production this spring. However, you can already order your 2016 Cadillac ATS-V from any Cadillac dealership, including here at DeVoe Cadillac.
The ATS-V is available as both a sedan and a coupe. It will feature a twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder engine rated at 455 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. It will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and will have a top speed of 189 mph. You can choose between a six-speed manual with Active Rev Match and a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic with launch control.
“The V-Series is the ultimate expression of Cadillac’s re-ignited product substance and the passion at the core of our brand,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president, in a statement. “The ATS-V expands the V-Series lineup, bringing a new kind of performance character to Cadillac. Lightweight, agile and potent, the ATS-V will make an ideal pairing with the larger and even more powerful all-new 2016 CTS-V midsize sedan, which arrives later this summer.”
Pricing for the 2016 ATS-V will start at $61,460 for the sedan and $63,660 for the coupe. Additional performance features include Brembo high-performance brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, integrated chassis control, and more.
For more information on the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and to place your order, stop by DeVoe Cadillac.
Posted on February 11, 2015
Earlier this week, Cadillac announced its plans to reveal an upcoming CT6 flagship sedan on March 31st, having invested around $300 million into a Detroit assembly plant to build the units, which could possibly be one of the year’s most popular.
According to GM, the new CT6 will be made with all new techniques from the materials themselves to the various procedures—a change that will be made across the board at Cadillac before the finished products go on sale much later this year.
In the meantime, we’ll have to wait until the New York International Auto Show, where the vehicle is slated to get its debut. March may only be a month away, but to us at DeVoe Cadillac, it feels much further.
Hopefully some images of the vehicle, which is Cadillac’s first flagship model in quite some time, will leak before March 31st. Are you looking forward to the Cadillac CT6 March reveal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.