Cadillac Needs to Nail the LYRIQ If It’s Going to be Even Remotely Successful
Outside of the Chevy Bolt, GM doesn’t really have any electric vehicles. The Bolt was a huge step forward with its 259 miles of range on a good day, but GM is definitely falling behind, and that’s why Cadillac is set to “spearhead GM’s shift to an all-electric future.” The LYRIQ that has been teased here is the first of many to come and will be powered by GM’s Ultimum batteries. It will also ride on the same next-gen battery-electric architecture that will underpin most Cadillac and Chevy EVs going forward. We’ll get our first full look at it on August 6th, but what exactly can we expect?
The Rumor Mill Says That the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Will Be Good for 650 Horsepower
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Cadillac practically sidelining the rather awesome and advanced Blackwing V-8. When we learned that the Blackwing V-8 wouldn’t be found inside the hotter CT5-V Blackwing, we were a little dumbfounded, and now it seems Cadillac is pulling a rather odd play from its book of moves. As it turns out, a new rumor says that the 6.2-liter V-8 is being reworked and will deliver 650 supercharged horsepower in the CT5-V Blackwing.
Cadillac Escalade Electric - Everything We Know
With the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade out and about, we can now turn our attention to the all-electric version of the big-boned luxury SUV.
Cadillac changed quite a lot of the Escalade equation, and although the flagship SUV still shares its platform with the likes of Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the new bag of goodies includes an independent rear suspension, curved OLED displays inside, and both gasoline V-8 and diesel straight-six engines. But how about the all-electric Escalade? What’s in store for the emission-free Caddy SUV? Here’s everything we know so far about the Cadillac Escalade Electric.
The Six-Figure Cadillac Celestiq Sounds Like an Attempted Money Grab That Will Fail
Let’s be honest, we you think about Cadillac, you think about mid-level luxury. They can be rather luxurious, but they are still GM and just really don’t compete with full-scale luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes, or even Audi. You damn sure wouldn’t cross-shop a Cadillac sedan vs. a Rolls-Royce or Bentley, though, would you? Well, as it turns out, GM and Cadillac think you will, and that’s why they are going to introduce the Cadillac Celestiq, an overly luxurious (or so they say) electric sedan that will sit comfortably in six-figure territory. A Cadillac…. In six-figure territory.
Get Ready to Shift Your Own Gears in the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing
Like most of you, we too were confused when Cadillac launched the less-than-stellar CT4-V and CT5-V last year, but it didn’t take long for us to learn that hotter versions, with the name “Blackwing” were on the horizon. We’ve yet to see these hotter, flagship sedans, but new information has finally come to light and now we have a slightly better view of what’s coming.
2021 Cadillac Escalade: What We Know So Far
Arguably one of the most recognizable modern Cadillacs, the Escalade is getting ready to say bye-bye to its fourth generation as the fifth is set to make a debut on February the 4th, 2020.
So far we’ve had a fair share of rumors joined by blurry shots of the big SUV’s interior an exterior cues, so we’ve put it all together to see what exactly do we know about and what to expect from the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
With the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Revealed, Someone Has Leaked Images of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade
General Motors has been busy rolling out new-generation versions of its SUV lineup. The all-new Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe have arrived and it looks like the next-generation Cadillac Escalade is about to follow suit. Leaked photos shared on the Instagram page cochespias show the 2021 Cadillac Escalade in full view.
There are several leaked photos of the fifth-generation Escalade, including one that clearly shows the luxury SUV’s front section. Another photo shows the side profile of the full-size SUV while a third photo gives us a glimpse of the Escalade’s posh interior. All signs point to significant changes for Caddy’s flagship SUV as it prepares to set its sights on the Lincoln Navigator.
Lacking Direction, Cadillac Ponders on High-Performance SUVs; What to Do with That Blackwing V-8
Do you know what Operation Fortitude is? Maybe some of you do. Well, it was an Allies deception plan before D-Day in WW2 that tricked Germans into thinking that Allies plan their invasion of Europe to happen in Norway. Allies created false radio reports, manufactured fictitious troop movements, and even deployed inflatable tanks on specific areas to trick the Germans. And it worked. The Germans did not have adequately prepared defenses on Normandy beaches. Allied troops landed and helped free the continent from the Nazis. So, what the heck does this have to do with Cadillac and GM?
I believe that GM is currently using a similar tactic to create fertile soil for the creation of the (hopefully) irresistible Blackwing Cadillacs. In this scenario, the 2020 Corvette C8 and all the hype around it may be like a "false troop movement," or an "inflatable tank," while the probable Blackwing V-series Cadillacs are the real deal that should bring in money and prestige. I know that this may sound like a lot to devour, but bear with me for a while.
A Cadillac Escalade With the LT4 From the Chevy Corvette and Camaro? It Could Happen
General Motors has made it clear that Cadillac will be the face of the group’s electric division. However, that doesn’t mean its focus is solely on electric vehicles. Muscle Cars and Trucks reports that Cadillac will offer a much more powerful engine in the next-gen Escalade. It has cited sources that claim that the new Escalade will be powered by GM’s LT4 V-8 engine. Will this stay for long, or is it a way to lure the customers to the brand before it moves to electrification completely?
If Cadillac Can’t Sell EVs, the Brand Will Get the Same Treatment as Pontiac and Saturn
General Motors’ decision to identify Cadillac as the lead brand towards its plans for electrification comes with a lot of weight and expectations. It could also be the key to Cadillac’s survival as an auto brand. GM’s newly appointed president, Mark Reuss, acknowledged as much in a conversation with Reuters. According to Reuss, electrification is the only place the General can take the brand if there’s any chance for Caddy to survive. It’s a delicate place to be in, but the changing winds in the auto industry have left General Motors with few options on the table for its once proud luxury marquee. If Cadillac doesn’t thrive as an EV brand, it could very well end up with the same fate as Pontiac and Saturn, two GM-owned auto brands that are no longer with us today.
2021 Cadillac XLR Successor
The Cadillac XLR was a high-performance, luxury roadster built from 2004 to 2009 on the same platform as the Chevrolet Corvette C6. The nameplate could return when GM introduces the mid-engined, C8-generation Corvette.
Although there’s no official confirmation from Cadillac, leaked photos of a key fob suggest that the luxury brand will soon unveil a mid-engined sports car with a retractable roof. More specifically, the drawings on the fob look like the upcoming mid-engined Corvette, but also show a convertible roof. The C8-generation Corvette will break cover in 2019, so the Cadillac might follow sometime in 2020, for the 2021 model year. That’s a long wait, so here’s a rendering of the luxury roadster and everything we already know about it.
GM Will Debut Something at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, but It’s Not the 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show is very nearly here, and we’ve been getting a steady stream of updates on some of the latest and greatest slated to show. Near the top of the list is the new Cadillac XT6, which looks to bolster Cadillac’s lineup with a more profitable crossover replacement for its current line of sedans. And although that’s exactly what Caddy needs to bolster sales, we were hoping to instead catch a glimpse of the new mid-engined C8 Corvette.
Gorgeous Cadillac Coupe Concept revealed in patent drawings
Cadillac-made coupes are sexy as hell. Unfortunately, they’re quite rare nowadays. With the CTS Coupe already discontinued and the ATS set to go into the history books beyond 2018, Cadillac will have no two-door models on offer in a few months. Fortunately, this may change soon with the arrival of the CT5, which replaces the CTS. A series of leaked patent drawings confirm that Caddy may offer a coupe version too, and it’s downright gorgeous.
BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz Get a Stay of Execution as Cadillac Announces No Halo Vehicle Until at Least 2022
Cadillac is not in any rush to launch a halo model. The automaker still has plans to do so, but it’s prioritizing the realigning of its product portfolio before a flagship Cadillac takes the scene. For now, Cadillac will put its focus on building its lineup of models, which will include three cars, three crossovers, and the next-generation Escalade. Eventually, the halo model will crown the entire lineup, but that model isn’t expected to arrive until after 2022.
Report: Cadillac Could Take on the BMW 8 Series, Audi A8, and Porsche Panamera with a Production Version of Escala Concept
The Cadillac Escala was one of the stars of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was unveiled primarily to showcase Caddy’s future design language, which the company planned to use on some of its production models. A little over a year later, the Escala is back in the headlines for an entirely different reason. According to reports, it’s now headed to production.
Cadillac Claims its Upcoming CT3 Will Be Faster Than both the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and Audi RS3 Around the Nurburgring
Cadillac is one automaker that’s making a dramatic and aggressive push in beefing up its lineup. That pursuit includes a small sedan, called the CT3, that will compete against German rivals like the Mercedes CLA-Class and Audi A3. Cadillac chief, Johan de Nysschen, dropped a few tidbits about the compact sedan, including the fact that it will come standard with rear-wheel drive. More importantly, its range-topping version will be faster than its competitors around the Nurburgring.
The Cadillac XT4 has been a sure thing for quite some time, being spotted as far back mid-2017 in heavy camo. We’ve neither seen nor heard much since then aside from a few by shots earlier this year. Now, Cadillac has finally confirmed that the new, compact XT4 will make its long-awaited debut at the New York Auto Show. Along with this announcement came a few teaser images, along with Cadillac’s round of commercials for the Oscars. That’s right; the all-new XT4 will star in its very own commercial during the Oscars.
Keep in mind that the XT4 is a big deal for Caddy. It’s an actually all-new model, meaning it doesn’t replace any model from the old lineup. It’s Caddy’s first big step into the compact crossover\SUV market, and it will compete against models like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 – a tall order to say the least. It’ll be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo mill with some 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Built on the D2XX platform, the XT4 will undoubtedly be front-wheel drive, with an optional AWD system available if you’re willing to pay for it.
The good news is that it’s on its way, and it looks like, based on the teaser, that it will practically print money for Cadillac. All three Oscar commercials will be played on Sunday, but to sweeten the deal we’ve included all three Cadillac commercials down below.
2020 Cadillac CT5 Spied For The First Time
The Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans are not long for this world, and will permanently bite the dust as soon as they reach the end of their production cycle in the next year and a half or so. As such, a fresh four-door replacement dubbed the CT5 is undergoing real-world testing as we speak, as evidenced by this new batch of spy shots.
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2019 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
The Cadillac CTS was introduced back in 2002 as a replacement for the Opel Omega-based Catera, and since 2013 it’s being sold in its third-generation version. Much like its predecessors, the current CTS is also available in a performance-oriented CTS-V version. On the flipside, both the coupe and wagon were cancelled for the third-gen model, and there’s no sign that they will return anytime soon. But what if Cadillac would change its mind and produce a high-performance grocery getter?
I’m obviously talking about the CTS-V Wagon, the shortest lived version of the nameplate. First introduced in 2011, the CTS-V Wagon survived only until 2014, when Cadillac decided to axe it due to demand. The death of the CTS Wagon also marked the end of the last mid-size luxury wagon built in the United States, leaving only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to compete in this niche. More recently, the Merc was joined by the new Volvo V90, but needless to say, wagon enthusiasts still don’t have too many options to choose from. So maybe it’s time Cadillac revives the CTS Wagon in both standard and V performance guises, especially with an updated third-gen sedan already in dealerships?
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2019 Cadillac CT8
When Johan de Nysschen joined Cadillac in 2014, the luxury brand promised a massive assault on the premium market with brand-new nameplates spread over several niches. Caddy also promised new, large sedans that would compete against the most luxurious BMW and Mercedes-Benz offerings. In 2015, Cadillac launched the CT6, the company’s most luxurious and technologically advanced vehicle to date. Slotted above the XTS, the CT6 became Cadillac’s range-topping model, but GM’s premium division said it won’t stop there, looking to create an even larger sedan. It goes by the name CT8 and it will arrive in showrooms for the 2019 model year.
Although it has yet to elaborate on the upcoming flagship, Cadillac launched a preview of the CT8 in the form of the Escala concept at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Described as the car that signals the company’s return to "the pinnacle of premium," which is a strong reference to the CT8, the Escala also previews Cadillac’s next-generation design language. This means that unlike the Ciel and Elmiraj, two stunning concepts that never made it into production, the Escala actually has a future as a vehicle you can buy in showrooms.
Thus we decided to create a rendering of what the CT8 might look like when it hits the market later this decade and speculate on what it might bring to the table based on what we already know about Cadillac’s current and upcoming technology and features. Find out more below and stay tuned for updates about the car that could become a modern day DeVille.
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