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Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction

The Cadillac Escala concept has made its debut ahead of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and is said to preview the brand's new design direction. If the Escala is a true guide to what's coming up from the American luxury brand, future Cadillacs will have a smoother and more classically beautiful sense of style...

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Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays
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Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays

Cadillac has teased the interior of a new concept car that it will unveil later this week at Monterey Car Week. The concept car's interior will feature at least three free-standing curved OLED displays on the dashboard. The screen in front of the driver features a speedometer, navigation, and other functions typically associated with the instrument cluster...


Cadillac CT6 includes first surround-view recording system
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Cadillac CT6 includes first surround-view recording system

The top-of-the-range Cadillac CT6, which went on sale in the US earlier this year, is being touted as the first car in the world to come with a factory-fitted surround-view recording system. In addition to allowing drivers to view live video from the surround-view camera setup, the CT6 also lets them record footage, in one of two modes, onto an SD card located in the car's boot...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


Cadillac planning ultra-luxe Bentley rivals beyond 2020 - report
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Cadillac planning ultra-luxe Bentley rivals beyond 2020 - report

General Motors’ premium arm Cadillac is preparing a super-luxury SUV and sedan pair to rival the likes of Bentley by the end of the next decade, according to a new report. Following the release of the opulent Bentley Bentayga, along with its upcoming competition in the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls Royce SUV, Cadillac is reportedly planning its own player in the ultra-luxe SUV segment...


GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018
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GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018

General Motors has announced plans to introduce its new 10-speed automatic transmission in eight models by 2018. Developed in collaboration with Ford, the new 10-speed auto was first announced in 2013, alongside confirmation of plans for a nine-speed auto. Last week, Chevrolet became the first GM brand to debut the new 10-speed shifter with the unveiling of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 powerhouse...


Cadillac XT5 revealed: New premium SUV push begins
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Cadillac XT5 revealed: New premium SUV push begins

The all-new 2016 Cadillac XT5 has been unveiled, with the covers coming off in Dubai overnight ahead of an official premiere at the 2016 LA auto show later this month. Replacing the six year-old SRX, the XT5 joins the large CT6 sedan in Cadillac’s new ‘T-number’ naming strategy...


Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report
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Cadillac chief argues for more autonomy from GM - report

Johan de Nysschen, the head of Cadillac, has said his brand should have more autonomy within GM and rewarded for the profits that it generates. According to Automotive News, de Nysschen told a gathering of financial analysts that Cadillac will, by 2017, enjoy "a far higher degree of autonomy and self sufficiency" within the General Motors corporate structure, and outsiders will be able to see how much money it is making or losing...


Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne is reportedly considering his next move after an overture, earlier this year, to General Motors for a merger was rejected. Sources have told Bloomberg that Marchionne is considering alternate options after being privately and publicly rejected by the General...


Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, reportedly asked his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, about the possibility of merger earlier this year, but was turned down. A report in The New York Times claims that in March of this year, Marchionne sent Barra an email requesting a meeting to talk about a potential merger between the two automakers...


Cadillac 'perfectly suited' for Australian drivers
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Cadillac 'perfectly suited' for Australian drivers

Having confirmed its intentions to launch in Australia by 2020, Cadillac executives say the brand’s upcoming and even current range of cars would be perfectly suited to our market. Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2015 New York auto show today, Cadillac’s director of global marketing, Jim Vurpillat, confirmed the brand is confident in its appeal to Australian consumers...


Cadillac coming to Australia in 2020
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Cadillac coming to Australia in 2020

General Motor’s luxury brand Cadillac is gearing up for an Australia launch with its upcoming range of new vehicles that are engineered for right-hand drive. Speaking to CarAdvice at today’s New York auto show, the brand’s director of global marketing, Jim Vurpillat, confirmed the brand’s intentions to enter right-hand drive markets, such as Australia, by 2020...


Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan leaked ahead of New York debut
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Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan leaked ahead of New York debut

An completely undisguised image of the new Cadillac CT6 has leaked prior to the flagship sedan's debut in New York. Although the new Caddy isn't the much hoped for sedan version of the stunning Elmiraj concept, it does boast a number of firsts for GM's top-shelf brand...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Cadillac CTS-V sedan revealed with 477kW/855Nm V8
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Cadillac CTS-V sedan revealed with 477kW/855Nm V8

The high-performance Cadillac CTS-V has been unveiled a few weeks prior to its official launch at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Under the CTS-V's new bulging carbonfibre bonnet there's a version of GM's 6.2-litre supercharged V8, which has been tuned to churn out 477kW of power and 855Nm of torque...


Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror
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Cadillac CT6 to debut live streaming rear view mirror

Next year's range-topping Cadillac CT6 sedan will be the first car to feature GM's live streaming rear-view mirror. The Cadillac CT6 sedan will take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series when it launches towards the tail-end of 2015, and as part of its technology package, the luxury model will offer a digital mirror that live streams imagery from a camera mounted out the back...


GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems
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GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems

General Motors says it is now monitoring social media and automotive discussion boards to detect potential safety issues, and deal with them earlier rather than later. Dan Ammann, GM's president, told Bloomberg this week that the company has "to identify issues before they become a problem"...


Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019
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Cadillac wants 911 fighter after 2020, diesel-powered models by 2019

As part of plans by Cadillac to reassert itself to "a pre-eminent position among global luxury brands", the brand will add diesel engines to its lineup and would like to have a Porsche 911 competitor in the medium term. At the recent Los Angeles auto show, Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac, spoke to Car and Driver about his plans for GM's luxury marque...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


GM to slash platforms to four by 2025
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GM to slash platforms to four by 2025

General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has committed the company to reducing its number of platforms to just four. While the eyes of the world were on Paris, over in Detroit Barra and her executive team were the headline act at an investor briefing session in Detroit. There she told Reuters, among others, that the company would slash its number of platforms from today's 26 to four by the year 2025...