Drives a 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe and a 1988 Pontiac Trans Am GTA.
In the past, I've had a 5th gen Camaro, a CTS sedan and coupe, two 3rd gen Firebird Formulas, a convertible 4th gen Trans Am, a Reatta, a couple of Monte Carlos, an Avenger coupe, a couple of Cavalier hatchbacks, a Saturn SC1, and a Cherokee.
I have a feeling that next year we will see 1-2 Cadillac "concepts", one of which I hope is a production Ciel, or at least Ciel-inspired.
BTW they just stopped offering the V8 for the SC-v6, and you will find most of the manufacturers will follow suit as they get closer to the CAFE deadlines. V8 will still be offered in the performance versions for the forseable future, although now force fed.
This line has me very excited... Not so much because of the Escalade itself, but what it may mean for GM's trucks in general. 6.2???
Details regarding the 2014 Escalade have been minimal, though GMI has been told to expect a lighter Escalade with more power.
Current Vehicles: 1939 Chevrolet Master 85, 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, 2011 Suburban K2500 LT (pulling a 2008 Jayco Jayflight G2 31BHDS), 2007 Yukon Denali, 2016 Impala LTZ Midnight Edition, 2006 G6 GTP Coupe
Past Vehicles: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT Crew Cab; 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp G
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I would guess reveal schedule as Detroit production ELR, New York production CTS, and Los Angeles 2013 as the Escalade reveal? Putting their reveal about 6 months prior to selling.
(1) The 3rd Gen CTS will not hit the market in 2013. If it is to do so, we'll already have uncloaked cars shown in the first half of this year. As a general rule, manufacturers also do not like to launch two core products in the same year; launches are usually staggered. You won't see the 3-series and the 5-series revamped in the same year for instance. Doing so dilutes marketing resources and market attention between the two. So you usually do not do it the same year. All indications point to a CTS renewal in 2014 as a 2015 model.
(2) If it's me, I'll forget the ELR as a Volt based Hybrid. The Volt isn't selling worth a damn. The body style is very attractive and I'll use it for the ATS coupe. As far as Hybrids go, a better investment will be an electrified rear differential probably on the order of 30hp and a 0.8kWh battery pack behind the rear seat backs. This will achieve better mileage improvement than eAssist -- it'll be 150% the motor power and electric storage. This is more than enough to fully capture regenerative energy and effectively reuse it in assist. It is also small and light enough not to seriously affect the mas of the vehicle. Most importantly though, such a setup can be used on just about every Alpha platform car with just about any of the existing engines. For the ELR, a 2.0 liter turbo re-tuned with a Miller cycle camshaft and providing about 200 hp will provide both very good (for a hybrid) overall performance and better economy than can be achieved with either the 2.5 or 2.4 NA engines. Alternatively, as a more performance biased Hybrid and it can use the 270hp 2.0T with the 30hp differential-generator-motor providing enough power to offset the ~200 lbs of extra weight. This will deliver uncompromising performance with enhanced economy. This is something the market sorely lacks.
Last edited by dwightlooi; 08-17-2012 at 01:53 PM.
What happened to Cadillac's 2.9 diesel?
Straights are for fast cars, corners are for fast drivers.
1992 Supra Turbo (Modified)
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ RS (Trifecta Tune Coming Soon)
Nissan Murano SLE AWD
Chrysler Conquest TSI (Modified)
Toyota Celica ST
'77 COTY Chevrolet Caprice Classic w/F41 option
(2) The Volt isn't selling worth a damn. /QUOTE]
Getting your sales updates from Fox News?
Compared to all other electrics out there it is kicking ass..more than 4 times Leaf sales and more than all other "main stream" electrics out there combined. But vs. Camry, you're right.
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