Cadillac gets a Volt, HP wants WebOS somewhere--how about cars? AAA takes on OnStar. Can you sell your parking spot? And we drive the Mercedes CLS550Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 229 SHOW NOTES
General Motors has officially given the green light to an electrically driven Cadillac called the ELR.
The ELR, which was called the Converj as a concept car, will use the same powertrain system as the Chevy Volt. The car will have a lithium ion battery pack and electric motor to propel the car. When the batteries are running low, a 4-cylinder gas engine kicks in to generate enough charge for the battery to power the motor.
GM said yesterday that development of the ELR is just under way. It will announce details on timing and price later today.
The ELR … Read more
The site Green Car Reports learned from a GM insider that Cadillac has given the go-ahead for a production car based on the Converj concept it showed off at the 2009 Detroit auto show. The Converj concept is driven by the same series hybrid system as the Chevy Volt.
The Converj is a two-door sport coupe using an electric motor to drive the wheels. A gas engine works in conjunction with a lithium ion battery pack to provide electricity.
According to Green Car Reports, the Converj-based car would get an updated version of the electric power train used in the … Read more
If you've been eyeing a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe but feel like 556 horsepower just isn't going to cut it, perhaps Hennessey Performance's limited-edition Caddies are more your speed. The performance turning house plans to produce a dozen 1000 horsepower Twin Turbo CTS-V Coupes next year that have been customized inside and out.
The performance-tuning house has been offering 1000 horsepower Cadillacs for a while, but setting the limited-edition CTS-V apart from other souped-up Caddies is its modified body and custom interior. Like the V1000 upgrade offered on all CTS flavors, the sports coupe will be outfitted with … Read more
New miles per gallon regulations have carmakers facing a new reality, connected navigation is No. 1 in tomorrow's dashboard, Ford tries new sounds for electric cars, and we check out the next Honda CR-V.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 226 SHOW NOTES
Chevrolet and Buick are starting to implement their new infotainment platforms in vehicles, but Cadillac's future communications system is still tightly under wraps. But not for long. The performance brand will soon introduce its new technology offering for its 2013 models, according to the blog's news source.
To date, the technology Cadillac is best known for is found under the hood--not on the dash. BMW, Mercedes, and Audi are rapidly integrating more technology … Read more
The ultimate Caddy has to be the CTS-V Coupe, with its wild looks, devastating power, and great handling. The cabin tech is quite good as well, but not head of the class. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech and put the pedal down!
You can also read CNET's full review of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe here.
General Motors today made another announcement regarding allocation of the $2 billion in U.S. plant investment.
The automaker will add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment and expand the Arlington Assembly Plant.
Currently, the plant's 2,400 hourly and salaried employees make Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.
"This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning full-size SUVs that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing the features and functionality they've come to expect," GM Manufacturing Manager Larry Zahner said Thursday. "We remain committed … Read more
With a supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 producing 556 horsepower, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is one fast machine. Stomp on the gas in first gear and you are in for all sorts of fun, from the car twisting and turning under tremendous torque to the surprised looks of Porsche and BMW owners as you fly past them. And the future car look of the Coupe body perfectly fits this outrageous performance.
But the CTS-V Coupe is also significantly refined, a snarling tiger in a tuxedo. Magnetic ride suspension technology keeps its tires gripping pavement and maintains stability in fast cornering, making … Read more
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