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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...

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Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report
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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
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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...


The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars
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The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars

There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves to the point where they almost overshadow the brands they come from. Take Mustang and Corvette for instance, which have broken the bonds of their Ford and Chevrolet parents and grown into brands of their own...


The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes
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The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes

Australia might not be the manufacturing epicentre of its own automotive ecosystem anymore, but there was once a time when being ‘Australia’s own’ was the only chance car brands had at success. There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves, though – to the point where they almost overshadow the brands that delivered them...


CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!
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CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...


GM 'certainly capable' of bringing Cadillac to Australia
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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
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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
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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"...


(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants
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(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants

Seeing Machines is seeking 30 test drivers to get involved in a new self-driving trial in Canberra. The trial is designed to improve on the company's driver-monitoring technology, which currently features in the Cadillac CT6 (pictured). Rather than focusing on the car, it'll focus on how self-driving systems impact driver behaviour...


Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss
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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...


2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York
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2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York

Cadillac has unveiled its new XT4 mid-size crossover in New York, aimed at shaking the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3's establishment in North America. With turbo power, a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and a premium interior, it doesn't exactly break the mould, but that's not really the point here. Power in the edgy Cadillac crossover comes from a 2...


2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debuts twin-turbo V8
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2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debuts twin-turbo V8

The 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport has been revealed this week ahead of the New York motor show, boasting an all-new twin-turbo V8 engine. Headlining the specifications list is an in-house 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8, generating 410kW of power and 850Nm of torque. While Cadillac doesn't quote performance figures for the CT6 V-Sport, the twin-turbo V8 is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission...


GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability
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GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability

The director of autonomous integration at General Motors says claims by Tesla of its cars being able to conduct full level five SAE-certified autonomous driving are entirely false. Speaking to the Australian media in Detroit today, Scott Miller, GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration, said Elon Musk is "full of crap" when it comes to claims of the level five capability of current and upcoming Tesla vehicles...


GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge
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GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge

General Motors has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the first two of which are expected in the next 18 months alone. According to Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of product development, GM believes in an electric future but is realistic about its rollout and timeframe...


2017 Seoul motor show: On the ground in Korea
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2017 Seoul motor show: On the ground in Korea

Started in 1995 and run biennially since 2005, the Seoul motor show is one of Asia's biggest auto shows behind Tokyo, Shanghai, and China. And while it may be smaller than the major European and US shows, this year CarAdvice was invited along to check it out first hand...


Cadillac: Australia still a part of its future game plan
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Cadillac: Australia still a part of its future game plan

General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac has confirmed that building right-hand-drive vehicles is very much part of it future game plan, once it has further established itself a global player. Having previously come extremely close to launching the brand in Australia, Cadillac now appears to be gearing up for another go in the new decade...


Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal
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Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen finished 2016 as the world's number one automotive company, edging out Toyota, which has just reported its global sales numbers for last year. Both companies are expected to finish well ahead of General Motors, which should take out the final podium spot. Earlier this month, the Volkswagen Group announced that it had sold a total 10,312,400 cars and trucks throughout the 2016 calendar year, a 3...


Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang - UPDATE
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Holden invests $6 million in Euro 6 emissions testing laboratory at Lang Lang - UPDATE

Update 24/10/16: Following on from the details released last month, CarAdvice today toured the emissions testing and calibration facility at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground. The total spend will reach $8.9 million and sees Holden increase its emissions and calibration team to over 100 employees, cementing it as a global player within the General Motors engineering world...


Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction
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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...