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LA Auto Show Coverage

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:02 PM - by

Quickly becoming one of the world's most important motorshows, the LA Auto Show is packing a long list of big debuts this year.

From small crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V to outrageous performance machines like the Shelby GT350 and Cadillac ATS-V Coupe there's no shortage of important products.

On the luxury end Mercedes will relaunch the Maybach brand with an ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class while Bentley aims to impress with a new Mulsanne-based convertible.

Other big debuts include the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the 2016 Acura ILX, Porsche Cayenne GTS, the
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LA: Chevrolet Reveals Colorado ZR2 Concept

Nov 19, 2014 - 7:03 PM - by nsap
Duramax diesel, suspension upgrades and cosmetic enhancements grace show truck
November 19, 2014
By: Nick Saporito

Every once in a while, automakers slip in a surprise auto show reveal, and Chevrolet did just that today with the Colorado ZR2 Concept in Los Angeles. The show truck demonstrates what is theoretically possible for Chevrolet to do with its all-new midsize pickup, as well as possibilities when equipped with the new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine.

The Colorado concept features tons of unique styling cues, like a unique front fascia with a bolder grille and a “power dome” hood complete with Duramax badges on each side, a homage to the Silverado HD.... [Read More]
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Official: Cadillac Reveals 2016 ATS-V

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:44 PM - by nsap
The fastest V-Series car ever.
November 18, 2014

After much teasing, Cadillac has officially taken the wraps off the 2016 ATS-V. In both sedan and coupe form, the new ATS-V is the fastest V-Series vehicle ever, with 455 horsepower and 445 foot-pounds of torque. All of that power comes from Cadillac's twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. A host of other enhancements also make up the 189 MPH ATS.

LOS ANGELES – Cadillac today introduced the 2016 ATS-V, expanding the acclaimed ATS product range and elevating the brand’s elite high-performance V-Series to its next generation.

Available in sedan and coupe... [Read More]
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ATS-V Revealed Confirmed to Have 450HP

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:36 PM - by dslay04

Pictures by Road & Track via Jalopnik

R&T's report about the ATS-V isn't online yet, but we sent an intrepid Jalopnik reporter all around Manhattan to find a copy of their Performance Car of the Year issue which is in print, wherein lies the secrets of the new ATS-V. Thanks to his legwork, we know the lowdown on Cadillac's new baby sport sedan and coupe.

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OpEd Cadillac CT? Convertible - What Do You Want?

Nov 11, 2014 - 10:49 AM - by MonaroSS
What should Cadillac offer as a Convertible?
November 12th, 2014
by MonaroSS

Please no more rising side crease

With the recent talk of a Cadillac Convertible here is my opinion of what Cadillac should do.

First I would style it after the CTS but build it on the ATS LWB Cadillac created for China. Why the ATS LWB and not the CTS? Because it needs to be sold in greater numbers, needs to be narrower to appeal more around the world and fit European and Asian narrower streets more comfortably. But it also needs to be on a longer wheelbase than ATS to make it a full 4 adult-seat convertible. And building it off ATS,... [Read More]
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Spent Some Time In an M235i Today. And a 335i M Sport.

Nov 01, 2014 - 8:07 PM - by Z284ever
I've been considering what should replace my 2006 CTS as a daily driver, lately. Whatever that car ends up being, it must have a manual trans. That really narrows my choices considerably. The only thing Cadillac has to offer with a third pedal is the 2.0T ATS - a car which, by the way, is high up on my list.

Today I decided to go drive the ATS's BMW competition. I drove a 335i M Sport. The only ones the dealer had available were AWD iXs with 8 speed autos. If I were getting one, it'd be the RWD with the 6 speed manual, but this is Chicago, and AWD sedans and coupes are de rigueur for dealer lots. God forbid it should rain or snow without four wheel drive. Obviously, the 335ix M Sport is a great car. It does all the things that you would expect a BMW to do really well. It stops great, it handles great, it steers great. The turbo N55, inline six is a gem. All of that has been said before. Other than engine, I honestly have to say that the ATS has a slight edge in chassis... [Read More]
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OpEd CT3 Two-Tone Convertible - Playing with Cadillac Styling Again

Oct 31, 2014 - 3:23 PM - by MonaroSS
Plenty for the Haters
November 1st, 2014
by MonaroSS

Toying with Your Baby's Styling Again

One thing I'd like to see come back is two-tone paint jobs....

Did these quick sketches to try some new styling themes on a number of different vehicles - so plenty for the haters with this post.

All my life Cadillac grilles were square and imposing with eggcrate cross bars. Sometimes in the center of the front clip,... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac lacks CUV's - What about this?

Oct 31, 2014 - 12:47 PM - by MonaroSS
Cadillac Getting it's Rocks Off
November 1st, 2014
by MonaroSS

Would You Buy This?

Here is part of an email exchange I had with a man who you may catch a glimpse of in a Transformers movie and another man moving to SoHo NY.... observation about the Opel Adam "Rocks" project could provide the cheapest fastest way to solve Cadillac's lack of CUV's. Holden added a hatchback to Cruze. If the stops were all pulled out how fast could you do
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In The Garage: 2015 GMC Canyon SLT

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:51 PM - by nsap
Canyon is in for review - here's the rundown.
October 29, 2014
By: Nick Saporito

GM dropped off a 2015 Canyon for review this week. It is brand new and a mostly loaded SLT Crew Cab model. Our initial impressions?

  • Extremely maneuverable for a pickup - very tight turning radius
  • Steering feel is better than the half-tons (more road feedback, stronger on-center)
  • Seats are extremely comfortable
  • This truck gets a ton of attention - it's literally caused traffic jams outside me office (dead serious)
  • It is sticker priced just above $36,000

Let me know if there is... [Read More]
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Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In R

Oct 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM - by BlackGTP
Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In Reverse
The Car Connection

ATS piece starts around 2:23

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The Official SEMA Show After Party, And Everyone's Invited.

Oct 17, 2014 - 11:33 AM - by
There's going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show's organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry. SEMA is one of the largest trade shows the city hosts every year, but normally admission is reserved for people who are there on "official" business. Typically, that means its a mostly off-limits mecca for modified car enthusiasts, but that won't be true this year because on Friday, November 7, much of the show will be publicly on display for "
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2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Head 2 Head Ep. 58

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:14 AM - by supraracer
2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Head 2 Head Ep. 58

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Commentary: Commuting By The Numbers

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:58 PM - by mikmak
Commentary: Commuting By The Numbers

Mick McWilliams
Australia Correspondent

04 October 2014

Have you ever wondered how much it was worth to achieve better fuel economy? Does the advantage of diesel fuel economy get lost in the cost of maintenance?

Holden have given us a few vehicles to have a closer look. In this introductory episode, I take the 2014 Holden Malibu CDX Diesel on my new daily commute.

At under $36,000 it appears to be quite good value.

At as low as 4.8 L/100kms (49 USSMPG) on the highway, that's getting closer to exceptional.

Full review to follow soon as well as comparisons against the 1.8 Cruze Sportwagon... [Read More]
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OpEd: Meet the Cadillac CT6

Oct 02, 2014 - 10:00 AM - by MonaroSS
Cadillac's CT6
October 2nd, 2014
by MonaroSS

This is 90% what CT6 will be

Credit goes to member dslay04 for pointing out the CAD drawing in the strategic plan thread that shows the CT6 body panels. Great catch!

As can be seen with the partial CAD overlay below - the render is a perfect copy of the CAD body and I just filled in the missing bits like glass, wheels. lower sill and rear bumper skin from the camo car photos. The only area of speculation is the front clip

So we got lucky and with that I could... [Read More]
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Cadillac Styling Project

Aug 17, 2014 - 12:19 PM - by MonaroSS
My Cadillac CT7 and CT9 Project - version 2.0
August 17th, 2014
by MonaroSS

Ten Days Ago I Let You Guys Down

I Hope Here to Make Amends

Last week I got a lot of reaction to my proposed retro styled CT7 and CT9 range, mostly negative. That may still be true with these renderings because people simply don't like the heavy retro look of the CT9; shown both as Glamour Drop Top and Neo Lead Sled (NLS) V-Coupe forms here. And people may also dislike the mild retro styling mixed with Art & Science of the CT7 Convertible, Coupe and V–Coupe, also shown here.

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Cadillac's CT7 v CT9 Stargazing

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:40 AM - by MonaroSS
What I would do for Cadillac's CT7 and CT9 range in the future
August 7th, 2014
by MonaroSS

Retro Design worked to restore past Glory
for Mustang and Camaro
Why not Cadillac?

We know Cadillac has an Omega sedan (let's call it CT7) on the way to take on the might of the Benz S-Class and the other Germans. But what about the Omega+ super sedan above that? We heard it was cancelled, as it was not different enough from CT7. Will new Cadillac Tsar Johan de Nysschen revive CT9, and how would he make it not only different from CT7 but also make a bold statement in that elite and rarefied market space?

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