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Detroit motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

With head offices for Ford, GM and Fiat-Chrysler, Detroit is to America’s motor industry as Nashville is to country music. It's the homeroom of companies that once laid claim to being industry influencers, so it shouldn't be surprising to hear the Detroit motor show is a whopper...

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Cadillac electric crossover previewed
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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
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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
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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"...


Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM
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Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM

Mark Reuss, who was once the managing director of Holden, has been appointed as the president of General Motors, effectively immediately. He replaces Dan Ammann, who has been president since 2014. Ammann has stepped down to take control of Cruise, the company's autonomous driving division...


GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs
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GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs

General Motors has announced plans to reduce salaried staff in the US by 15 per cent, and could close up to five factories there. The company has "unallocated" production from three car factories (Oshawa, Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown), and two engine and transmission plants (Baltimore and Warren) after 2019...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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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
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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...


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...