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?
This LS7-Powered, Lingenfelter-Modified 2001 Cadillac Catera Is The Car You’ve Been Looking For
Back in the mid-1990s, Cadillac wanted to flaunt an entry-level competitor which would take on counterparts from BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. Initially introduced as a concept named LSE, the Catera made it to the market in 1996 and stayed there until 2001. The car in question here is from the 2001MY, but it’s been… well, tweaked. And not by Cadillac.
Will This Abandoned 1970 Cadillac Deville Actually Start and Drive Home?
Most people would tell you not to buy a car with visible rust that’s been sitting in a field since the Y2K but that’s not what Vice Grip Garage is all about. No, Vice Grip’s mission is to save as many cars as possible and the fact that this Caddy’s been sunk in a valley bottom all the way to the chassis isn’t a good enough reason to not rescue it.
A New Video Showcases Every Aspect of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac Escalade has had a roller coaster ride its whole life. The first Escalade was introduced in 1998 and looked like a ripped-off version of the GMC Yukon Denali. Fortunately, GM and Cadillac improved things within a couple of years and launched a much different version with its own identity. Since then, the Escalade has been hitting rough patches all along. The 2021 model, that marks the fifth generation of the Escalade, and Cadillac has taken things up a notch in almost all aspects. It has the pizzazz and desirability quotient that the previous iterations didn’t.
A lot of details are splurging as we are approaching closer to the luxurious SUV’s release. Here’s a video by TheStraightPipes that covers the SUV in a highly detailed manner. This is what the folks from the channel highlighted about the 2021 Escalade.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Fuel Economy Comparison
Fuel economy might not be on the top of your priority list if you’re considering a large luxury SUV like the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, or the Lincoln Navigator. With gas prices relatively low this year, fuel economy gets pushed even further toward the bottom of the priority list. Be that as it may, you should probably know that the 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes in second place of the worst fuel economy competition, being beat out by only the Infiniti QX80 by just one mpg. So what kind of fuel economy does the Escalade deliver? 14 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg combined.
This Weird Rendering of an Off-Roading Cadillac Escalade Makes Us Uncomfortable
The Cadillac Escalade has hit rough patches throughout its life. It never really succeeded in the market, but it never clocked in volume low enough to be called off. The 2021 Escalade seems to be a mighty improvement over its predecessor and features a lot of niceties. In terms of off-roading capabilities, it will be a step above the current-gen, but it’s not an off-roader by any means. However, an Instagram user has transformed the SUV to conquer paths less traveled, and it’s a little weird.
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.
We Hope You Weren’t Planning to Buy a Cadillac CT4-V or CT5-V Blackwing This Year
As many other fellow carmakers, General Motors had its factories shut down because of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. The giant was supposed to maintain the lockdown until March 30 and reevaluate the situation at that point.
Since things aren’t showing signs of improvement in the U.S. and plants remain closed, the ripple effect created by the measure is beginning to affect GM’s portfolio, including brands like Cadillac.
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.
Cadillac’s Most Powerful and Advanced V-8 Sits on the Sidelines, but Why?
Last time we heard from Cadillac, it was busy launching the new Escalade. Before that, talk about the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V hot really heated up due to a report that said it won’t get the Blackwing V-8 and instead receive the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 found inside the CTS-V.
At this point in time, the Blackwing’s fate holds a lot of uncertainty, and the worst part is that Cadillac hasn’t got the slightest clue about how, where, and when to use the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 mill.
2021 Cadillac Escalade
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the fifth generation of the company’s luxury SUV. Unveiled at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, it replaces a fourth-generation SUV that’s six years old. Just like its predecessor, the 2021 Escalade shares underpinnings with the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. But unlike the old Escalade, it features an independent rear suspension, a first for the nameplate. It’s also the first production vehicle ever to feature curved OLED displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Power comes from a big-displacement V-8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, but Cadillac also offers a new 3.0-liter diesel engine, a premiere for the nameplate. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Is Like a Rolling Man Cave That Can Drive Itself
Long-considered the standard-bearer in the large luxury SUV segment, the Cadillac Escalade has yet to return to its once-lofty position, in part because of all the competitors that have arrived, taking a lot of the SUV’s shine in the process.
Cadillac’s understanding of the Escalade’s precarious position in its segment spurred the automaker to go all-in on the fifth-generation model. If Caddy wants the Escalade to return to its place at the cabisera of the full-size luxury SUV dinner table, nothing short of an ambitious offering would suffice.
Well, that offering has arrived. The fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade made a stunning arrival in Los Angeles with an all-new look, new engine options, and a cavernous interior that also happens to be packed with an incredible array of tech and entertainment features. If the fifth-generation Escalade’s debut is anything to go by, Cadillac’s swing-for-the-fences move may have just paid off.
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.
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.
The Cadillac CT6 fails, goes out of production after only four years
The Cadillac CT6, the company’s range-topping sedan and spiritual successor to the iconic Fleetwood, will be discontinued in January 2020. A highly anticipated vehicle that should have revived Cadillac’s presence on the full-size luxury, the CT6 leaves the scene after only four years in production. Although the discontinuation can also be attributed to the fact that General Motors is retooling its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for electric vehicle production, the CT6 was a disappointment sales-wise, with less than 40,000 units sold since its introduction.
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?
2020 Cadillac CT5-V
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V is a higher performance version of the 2020 CT5, the midsize sedan that replaced the old CTS in 2019. Nameplate-wise, the 2020 CT5-V is a replacement for the CTS-V, but the redesign is rather lackluster in the performance department. While the CTS-V had in excess of 600 horsepower and delivered more oomph than the competition, the CT5-V’s V-6 engine slips below the 400-horsepower rating. So while it can compete with cars like the 2019 BMW 5 Series and 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of styling, features, and technology, the CT5-V doesn’t replace the CTS-V as a competitor for the beefed-up 2019 BMW M5 and 2019 Mercedes-AMG E63. Check out our review to find out why.
2020 Cadillac CT4-V
The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is the company’s latest compact performance car and a replacement for the 2019 ATS-V. The CT4-V is based on the CT4, a sedan that’s set to break cover later in 2019. The CT4-V marks Cadillac’s return to the performance compact sedan market, currently dominated by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. However, the CT4-V doesn’t go against the high-profile BMW M3, and Mercedes-AMG C63 like its predecessor did.
While the 2019 ATS-V came with a V-6 engine rated at more than 450 horsepower, the 2020 CT4-V features a smaller engine with a smaller output. The new compact features the 2.7-liter four-cylinder that debuted in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado truck and hits the road with a little over 300 horsepower. Does it have what it takes to compete with Germany’s finest performance sedans? Let’s find out in the review below.
Cadillac Just Revealed the CT4-V and CT5-V, and I’m Pissed
Outside of the fact that you could have pretty luxurious American car with decent power, something that made the Cadillac ATS-V (and the last-gen CTS-V) stand out was the availability of a manual transmission. Cadillac dropped the manual on the CTS-V a few years back, so we didn’t expect the CT5-V to be offered with one, but the CT4-V certainly should at least be offered with the option. At least the ATS-V and CTS-V came with decent power. Well, now Cadillac has announced both replacement cars and, as it turns out, there’s no manual transmission and no power in sight. Does that mean those both cars are duds and should just be written off like the many other GM models that GM ruined in one way or another? Yeah, probably, and I’m pissed. What the hell is wrong with GM these days?