Cadillac CT6 Will Join an Elite Group of Luxury Cars

Cadillac has announced that 2015 will see the launch of a new, high-technology car called the Cadillac CT6, which will be positioned at the very top of the automaker’s luxury range.

When it arrives here at DeVoe Cadillac, the CT6 will not replace the CTS, XTS, or any other product lines. Instead, it will expand the brand upward and aim to join the most elite group of top-class large luxury cars in the world.

Cadillac CT6

The CT6 is currently in development, and will utilize advanced lightweight materials as well new body construction techniques which will help reduce fuel consumption while enhancing driving dynamics and even safety.

The car will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where GM has recently invested $384 million dollars, including unique tools and equipment to build the CT6.

“The Cadillac CT6 continues our brand’s elevation and global growth,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac chief marketing officer. “CT6 will constitute an entirely new approach to the prestige sedan, emphasizing a dynamic driving experience and advanced technology.”

The Upcoming Cadillac Lineup Promises to Turn Heads

Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we couldn’t be more excited about the new lineup Cadillac plans to announce. The automaker recently revealed that it will be releasing five to ten more models before 2020, making drastic changes for its future.

upcoming Cadillac lineup

CEO Johan de Nysschen made several remarks about what the upcoming Cadillac lineup has in store for drivers. The long-awaited flagship will most likely come toward the end of the decade and be called the CT8 or CT9.

According to Jalopnik, de Nysschen said, “Cadillac has ‘just signed off on’ a range-topping luxury sedan that will come to the market at the end of the decade and likely will be called CT8 or CT9.” This new flagship would be made to leave German luxury-sports cars in the dust.

The upcoming Cadillac lineup will also feature a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6, as well as two new crossover models and a luxury sedan. The recent release of the new CT6 has already generated buzz as a new approach to luxury. With this many innovative new designs in mind, 90% of Cadillac’s lineup be all-new, promising to revolutionize the auto industry.

American Airlines and Cadillac Team Up on Airport Transport System

There’s a reason that complaining about air travel has become cliché, why it’s the go-to subject for hack comedy. The reason is simple: air travel, despite its conveniences, is often extremely stressful and frustrating. American Airlines and Cadillac are teaming up to change that. The two companies are partnering on the Luxury Airport Transfer Program, which will start in Los Angeles this month.

Airport Transport System

Travel from Terminal to Terminal in an Escalade

The new airport transport system allows ConciergeKey members to hitch a ride in Cadillac vehicles to their specific departure gate, bypassing all the stress of the airport. “American and Cadillac are two iconic American brands, both in the process of redefining the contemporary American luxury experience,” said Suzanne Rubin, president, AAdvantage Loyalty Program. “This is just the beginning of the opportunities we see with our partnership with Cadillac, and we are thrilled to be able to offer these benefits to our customers.”

Imagine air travel this stress-free! Now, what would you say if we told you all your traveling, even just your routine trips to the grocery store, could be this relaxing? That’s the Cadillac driving experience; so, come see us at DeVoe Cadillac today to begin your journey to luxury today.

New Cadillac Global Headquarters Takes Company to Big Apple

new Cadillac global headquartersIt’s well known in the car industry that Cadillac is revamping its image with the goal of reestablishing itself as a global luxury brand. Through a combination of a strong, appealing lineup and a bright future, it’s safe to say that the American carmaker is successfully doing so. Now, Cadillac is taking this move toward superstardom one step further—literally. The General Motors’ luxury division is moving to a new location, from the American car Mecca of Detroit to New York City.

“With the relentless upward repositioning of successive new-generation Cadillac products, the next logical step is to provide Cadillac more freedom to cultivate the brand in pursuit of further global growth,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “Cadillac’s mission is to reinstate the brand to a pre-eminent position among global luxury brands, a bold challenge requiring a distinct and focused new organization. More than a division or brand, Cadillac is becoming a center of excellence for our company.”

The new Cadillac global headquarters, which will be located in the Soho area in a modern loft office building, will be the first of many new changes Johan de Nysschen, the new head of Cadillac, will implement. The company is even making itself a separate business unit, meaning that though the company remains part of General Motors, it will be separated from its existing status of a GM brand.

For a look at the luxurious new Cadillac lineup, make sure you stop in to DeVoe Cadillac today!

Name for Cadillac’s Flagship Sedan Is Revealed

After a few months of teasing, the name for Cadillac’s flagship sedan is finally made known: the CT6. This full-size, rear-wheel-drive car will be the largest in the Cadillac lineup and will compete with the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

“The Cadillac CT6 continues our brand’s elevation and global growth,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac chief marketing officer, in a press release. “CT6 will constitute an entirely new approach to the prestige sedan, emphasizing a dynamic driving experience and advanced technology.”

And, it seems the CT6 will be leading the way toward a new naming structure for the entire Cadillac brand. Cadillac says future models will get familiar lettering like “CT” and then a number to designate its relative size and position in Cadillac’s lineup, for example, the current XTS could become the CT5.

The Cadillac CT6 will be assembled in Detroit at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant as part of a $384 million investment. Production will begin late in 2015.

Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we are incredibly excited by this new flagship sedan and can’t wait to get it on our showroom floor sometime in 2016.

Tips to Getting the Best Car Loan Rate

Loan delinquencies and automobile repossessions in the US are on the rise as a result of too many Americans getting in over their heads with new car purchases. One factor that can quickly send us over our budgets are our car loan rates. We apply, shop around, and choose the best rate we can find, right? What if we told you that you can take a few extra steps to ensure you achieve the best car loan rate possible?

Before you head to the dealership, make sure you do your homework.

Know your budget. Do some calculations, run numbers, and figure out how much you feel comfortable spending each month. Don’t stretch yourself to the limit; instead, give yourself some ‘just-in-case’ wiggle room. Remember, your monthly payment won’t be just a payment for the car itself – you need to factor in insurance and interest rates. And, don’t be caught off guard by one-time fees, registration, and taxes at the time of purchase.

best car loan rateCheck your credit report. Know your credit scores from each of the three major credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. “You want to check all three because you don’t know which one the lender will use and you want to give yourself time to fix any mistakes,” said Gerri Detweiler, director of consumer education for Credit.com. “I found a mistake when I went to buy a car a few years ago, and if I hadn’t straightened it out, it would have cost me a lot of money.”

Shop around. Search around for loans with good rates. Dealerships can often offer some of the best rates, but keep in mind that advertised rates carry a disclaimer no matter where you look – those rates are for customers with excellent credit.

Choose the shortest loan you can afford. While it may seem appealing to choose the longest term loan possible for their small payment, keep in mind that every month you carry that loan, you’re paying interest. Loans that carry long terms generally have higher interest rates, making your car more expensive in the long run.

Learn more about tips and tricks to obtaining the best car loan here.

Now that you have your ducks in a row, stop by Devoe Cadillac. We’ll help you find a car and financing that fits into your budget.

Look Ma, no hands! Cadillac to introduce hands-free, foot-free driving

Cadillac is always looking for the next big thing, and in our opinion, we think they have it! The brand is planning an introduction like no other for 2017. Cadillac is planning to sell cars that can drive in partially in auto-pilot. This means that your car will be able to take its own steering wheel and pedals and will drive itself down the road.

An equipped Cadillac will “talk” to the other cars on the road to decide speed, direction, and performance on its own. Cadillac has high hopes that these partially self-driving cars will keep traffic flowing smoother and will also cut down on the number of accidents.

The new Cadillac technology is being called intelligent car technology and will first roll-out on high end Cadillacs. We can expect that the rest of GM’s brands will follow suit into the future as the new technology becomes more commercialized. The new technology will come in handy as you cruise through congested areas. “Super Cruise” is an option that will be available which will keep the car in its lane.

Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we can’t wait to see what the brand has in-store for the future! Be sure to check back for the latest self-driving Cadillac news!

GM Invests $233 Million Into Cadillac SRX Assembly Plants

Cadillac SRX Assembly Plants

2014 Cadillac SRX

When you have something great, there’s no reason you shouldn’t invest in it, which is why it comes as no surprise that General Motors recently announced a combined $233 million investment into Cadillac SRX assembly plants. The American carmaker will invest $185 million into its Spring Hill, Tennessee manufacturing complex to make small gas engines and assemble the next-generation SRX, while also investing an additional $48.4 million into their Bedford, Indiana plant. These investments will help GM support the newest addition to the Ecotec engine family.

“The new Ecotec engine family represents the most advanced and efficient small displacement gasoline engines in GM’s history,” said Arvin Jones, GM North America manufacturing manager. “It was a good business decision to produce this powertrain in Bedford and Spring Hill. Both teams have strong performance records, especially in quality.”

Spring Hill will be one of six assembly plants around the world that will be producing the newest Ecotec engine, which will be joining the ranks of 11 other engines varying from a 1.0-liter to a 1.5-liter. For more information on this new engine family, make sure to contact DeVoe Cadillac today!

Why August is the Best Month to Buy a Car

best month to buy a carIf you’ve had your eye on a new car, but haven’t made your move, August is your month. While the rest of us are just starting our ‘shopping days left until Christmas’ countdown (oh, you don’t do that?) dealerships are already calling it quits for 2014.

Generally, the next model-year cars begin making their way to dealerships in September, and historically, dealers begin to offer aggressive deals on their current model year cars still in stock during the summer months. According to John Krafcik of TrueCar, brands have started selling 2015 models even earlier than usual this year. That makes this August the best month to buy a car and snag a great deal.

Truecar.com breaks down average new vehicle price by month, and finds that, consistently, summer months result in the lowest transaction prices, while December tends to be the most expensive month to purchase a car.

“This is a great example of the power of data, which shows dealers are clearing out older inventory in August,” says TrueCar founder and CEO Scott Painter.

TrueCar data also debunked the myth that the end of the month is the best time to purchase a new car. In fact showrooms tend to be slower in the first few days of the month, but buyers are saving an average of $390 over days later in the month. In addition, the best day of the week to buy a car is Sunday, and the worst is Friday.

You’ll have to act fast though, since August is quickly winding down. With Labor Day sales in full swing and dealers offering great deals to clear older inventory, you might just score that new car at a steal. Stop by DeVoe Cadillac to get your deal before it’s too late!

Will A Full Size Cadillac LTS Be Revealed at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance?

Cadillac has confirmed to Top Gearthat their range-topping full size sedan, which will likely be called the LTS, will make its debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We shouldn’t be totally surprised though, as the full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class competitor has been right under our noses for several years.

In 2011, Cadillac debuted the incredibly good-looking Ciel concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a full-size convertible coupe that paid homage to the cars that helped make Cadillac famous. Two years later, Cadillac revealed their Elmiraj concept, an even more handsome full-size coupe which embodied the first hints of Cadillac’s future ‘Art and Science’ design philosophy. Now, we can expect the coup de gras: Cadillac’s full-size luxury LTS sedan at next year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Cadillac isn’t saying much about the rumored LTS, but a Cadillac insider did say that “the design of the car is now locked somewhere between the CTS and the Elmiraj, and it will be built using an aircraft-style mixed materials strategy. So not exclusively aluminum like Jaguar and Audi. And not all steel or carbon fibre like others.”

Cadillac LTS

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

The Cadillac LTS will be designed to compete with the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series and will be the first car built on GM’s ‘Omega’ platform. Power will come from either a twin-turbo V6 or V8, and it will be rear-wheel drive.

Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we cannot wait to see what Cadillac has in store for the LTS. Is it 2015 yet?