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Cadillac electric crossover previewed

The first-ever electric car from Cadillac has been previewed ahead of its release in a few years time. As we've previously reported, the as-yet-unnamed Cadillac crossover will be the first production car to use General Motors' new electric vehicle platform. The EV platform can accommodate a variety of battery sizes, and can be configured to for front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive setups...

2020 Cadillac XT6 unveiled

The new Cadillac XT6 crossover has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Design-wise the new seven-seat SUV has front and rear ends largely inspired by the 2016 Escala concept, although it misses out on that vehicle's slinky proportions and silhouette. Available features include an 8...

Cadillac to lead GM's electric car push

General Motors (GM) has confirmed Cadillac will become its "lead electric vehicle brand", and be the first to offer a vehicle based on its new EV platform. In a shareholder statement declaring its outlook for 2019, the company said Cadillac will "introduce the first model from the company’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture"...

Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...

Toyota Japan to start subscription service, Cadillac suspends its program

Toyota has announced it will start a subscription service for Japan in 2019, a day after Cadillac confirmed it's suspending the Book by Cadillac service in the USA. Details about the Toyota's new Kinto subscription service are a bit vague right now, with the company still working through its operational details...

Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report

Cadillac has put the development of diesel engines on hold, as the wider industry pushes toward hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. According to a report by Automotive News, Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said "markets may be changing more quickly" than the company first anticipated. "Going forward, we will focus on electrification," he told the industry journal...

Cadillac XLR driver trapped for 14 hours by electric door release

An elderly Cleveland man spent 14 hours trapped in his 2006 Cadillac XLR, after a flat battery rendered the electric door release useless. Although there's a manual backup release, the man wasn't aware of it, and didn't have the owner's manual on hand to research the way out. He told the Detroit Free Press he wanted to take the drop-top Cadillac for a spin before Detroit winter rendered it impractical...

GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia

General Motors (GM) hasn't ruled out another tilt at bringing Cadillac to Australia, suggesting its entire product cupboard is open to our market, provided the business case stacks up. Speaking with media in Port Melbourne, Mark Reuss, General Motors vice president and head of global product, said head office is "certainly capable" of putting right-hand drive Cadillacs on Australian roads...

2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has added the 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade to the ever-growing list of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall. As affected vehicles age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

Cadillac ATS to be axed

The Cadillac ATS sedan looks set to be discontinued after this year, just six years after being introduced as a competitor to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Cadillac spokesperson, Donny Nordlicht, said: "Production of the ATS sedan is ending due to extensive plant upgrades, expansion and re-tooling to prepare for the next generation of Cadillac sedans"...

Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss

Johan de Nysschen has been suddenly deposed as president of Cadillac, with his place being taken by Steve Carlisle with immediate effect. Carlisle steps up from his previous role as head of GM Canada. Between 2010 and 2014 Carlisle was the head of global product planning, and prior to this he served as head of GM's south-east Asian operations and, briefly, head of sales in the US...