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Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XLR, Cadillac STS, Automotive News
Mar 26, 2013 (5:19 pm)
"On Wednesday, the brand is expected to unveil the latest incarnation of its CTS at the New York International Auto Show. Cadillac is again promising to use the $40,000 and up car to challenge rivals such as BMW's 5 series and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz E-class for buyers.
"The CTS was the vehicle that began the Cadillac renaissance," said Robert Ferguson, Cadillac's global brand chief. The new model "is a cornerstone vehicle for us and will keep the momentum going."
Can the New Cadillac Catch Up to BMW? (WSJ)
#6187 of 6195 building sales and image
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2013 (4:21 am)
"General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand is off to its best start in the U.S. since 1976, with the all-new ATS and XTS sedans fueling sales growth.
Sales for the luxury brand are up 38 percent year-to-date and Bob Ferguson, vice president of global Cadillac, said he’s optimistic U.S. sales for the brand will jump by 30 percent for all of 2013. And the brand has its sights set on more growth in the years to come."
Cadillac rides new models to best start since '76 (Detroit News)
#6189 of 6195 Re: Pricing [rayainsw]
Jun 14, 2013 (6:47 am)
Indeed, this is a bold move. Finally moving the CTS towards the middle lux competition - but with a significant price increase, and some weird configurations. It might undercut the competition - but not by much, and the sticker prices of the Germans are notoriously soft anyway. The new CTS looks really nice, but if it offers the same car for the same price as the rest - it might be a tough road.
#6190 of 6195 "American" car buyer?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2013 (8:00 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to a recent buyer of a car from a manufacturer that is widely considered "American"--e.g. Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Cadillac-- who has not previously owned an "American" car. If this is you, please send your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, July 1, 2013 no later than noon Pacific.
Jul 03, 2013 (3:56 pm)
"Cadillac has dropped plans to build a $100,000-plus flagship sedan, a decision that now could lead to the development of a range-topping coupe or sports car, possibly with an unconventional powertrain.
The prospective Mercedes-Benz S-Class competitor was under review for several years, but the business case for the high-end Cadillac sedan didn't add up, insiders said."
Cadillac May Shift Focus to Flagship Coupe or Sports Car
#6192 of 6195 Re: half staff? [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 04, 2013 (2:23 am)
They are apparently still building an S-class or 7 series competitor, ( at least size wise) just not a flagship sedan above that ( though the articles I have been reading are conflicted on that). It would probably not be a good idea not to have a sedan above the CTS as the want to complete with BMW and Merc and be a "true" luxury brand. A halo car wouldn't be a bad idea either, but they still need the larger sedan as well to truly compete.
#6193 of 6195 Re: half staff? [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 05, 2013 (5:25 am)
Looks like my 2007 DTS is going to end up being a long-term (decades)member of my fleet like my 1989 Brougham unless Cadillac gets its act together.
Nov 09, 2013 (9:40 am)
"The first two generations of the CTS, the brand's only rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, are among Cadillac's bestsellers, often outpacing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series.
For 2014, the CTS gets even better.
The all-new version — rolling into dealerships this month — now takes direct aim at its mid-size rivals, with added equipment and sophistication to justify a higher price tag."
2014 Cadillac CTS likely to help brand gain ground (LA Times)