The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is already becoming a huge success, and it isn’t even available yet. With just a couple more months until consumers will be able to purchase the amazing new vehicle, we thought we’d take a couple minutes to let you know about something that many drivers overlook at times; the audio system.
For the 2015 Escalade, it’s getting a system as advanced as the Escalade is luxurious. The Escalade is going to feature a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System.
The Centerpoint surround system is going to be the most advanced audio system that a Cadillac has ever received. Bose is provided the 2015 Escalade with 16 strategically placed speakers, including 5 custom speakers that add crystal clear sound throughout the cabin.
But wait, there’s even more. Helping to make your music experience even better are 1” tweeters in each mirror patch and each rear door, as well as speakers in each of the rear doors and D-pillar. Oh, and have we mentioned the dual woofers in the front doors and under the front center console?
“Bose’s expertise is in perfect alignment with Cadillac’s progressive integration of advanced technology. With the standard all-new Bose audio system in the Escalade, we continue to elevate the level of luxury offered to our customers,” said Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus.
The Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System is going to come standard on all trim levels of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, which will be available at our Indianapolis Cadillac dealership in the next few months!
The 2015 Escalade is set to feature a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System.
The 2014 SRX receives 5 star safety rating from the NHTSA.
While Cadillac is most widely known for its luxury, many people do not realize that the brand also takes a lot of pride in the safety of their vehicles as well. That is why we would like to take some time to brag about the 2014 SRX five star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Each year, the NHTSA takes every vehicle that is going to be out on the roads, and puts it through rigorous testing to determine which ones are the safest, and which ones consumers should look to avoid if they are concerned with what will happen during an accident.
This year, after putting the 2014 Cadillac SRX through its testing, the NHTSA has rated the vehicle with the following scores:
- Four star frontal crash rating
- Four star rollover crash test rating
- Five star side crash test rating
- Overall five star rating
This is not the only safety rating scale that the 2014 SRX has scored well on this year. In fact, the SRX received an overall rating of “Good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on their crash tests. The SRX was even able to receive a rating of “Good” on the small overlap test, which many vehicles have been unable to pass.
The 2014 SRX comes standard with a long list of safety features, including six airbags, side blind-zone alert, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and rear cross traffic alert.
So if you’re in the market for an SUV that has the perfect combination of luxury and safety, then you need to check out the 2014 Cadillac SRX.
The 2014 CTS has been honored with a nomination for World Car of the Year.
Each year, a group a 69 automotive journalist from all around the world inspects, analyzes, studies, and examines hundreds of cars to determine which one will be named the World Car of the Year. With their list narrowed down to a mere 12 cars, Cadillac would like to announce that the 2014 CTS has been named one of the finalists.
The CTS is looking to add this incredible award to its already great list of accolades that it has achieved this year, including Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best, and Road & Track’s Best Luxury Sedan. The CTS is also in the running for World Car Design of the Year.
But the CTS is not the only Cadillac that was noticed for the World Car of the Year Awards. The all new Cadillac ELR, and the Cadillac Escalade were both chosen as finalists for the World Luxury Car of the Year.
If you’re as anxious for the announcement as to which car will be selected as the Overall World Car of the Year, you’re going to have to find a way to wait. The winner of World Car of the Year will not be officially announced until April 17 at the New York Auto Show.
It is an honor just to be nominated as a finalist for any of the World Car of the Year categories. But we would love to see the 2014 Cadillac CTS bring home another amazing accolade.
Cadillac is excited to announce that the 2014 CTS has been named Drivers’ Choice by MotorWeek.
Consumers may be fascinated with all the new cars that made their debuts at the North American International Auto Show, but Cadillac wants to remind people that there are still some incredible cars that are already available. For instance, the 2014 CTS sedan, which was just named Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Luxury Sedan by MotorWeek.
The 2014 CTS sedan finished ahead of over 20 other vehicles in the Best Luxury Sedan category. The eight judges for the award selected the vehicle based on five criteria:
- Fuel efficiency
- Dollar value
“The CTS has become actual competition against European cars. All of the sophistication you would expect to find in a worthy sport sedan are there. From its Magnetic Ride Suspension to its powerhouse Twin Turbo V6,” said Ben Davis, MotorWeek road test editor.
Last year, the CTS received a number of awards, including Motor Trend Car of the Year, Car and Driver’s 10 Best, and Road & Track’s 2013 Luxury Car. So it comes as no surprise that the 2014 CTS sedan is back on the same track.
The judges at MotorWeek complimented the CTS on its standard 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 272 horsepower while still maintaining an EPA estimated 20/30 MPG city/highway. But for those who would like a little more power, there is also a V6 engine with 321 horsepower, or 3.6L Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 with 420 horsepower.
The 2014 CTS sedan is clearly one of the best luxury vehicles on the market today. So if you’ve been putting off stopping by your local Indiana Cadillac dealer, quit making excuses and come in today!
Engineers of the Cadillac CTS get a firsthand look at the interactions between sales/service personnel and the consumer.
If we were to ask you where auto engineers worked, you’d probably say in a factory or a lab. And for the most part, that’s correct. But you probably don’t really ever think about them because you don’t see them at the dealership. You don’t see them out selling the cars that they help design. That might be changing soon, thanks to Cadillac engineers.
Starting last year, engineers of the new Cadillac CTS began learning about what goes on dealership sales floors, as well as in the service bays. The idea is that by seeing firsthand what consumers do and do not like, it can help in the designing process.
“The engineers who have experienced this program have initiated or enhanced product improvements already underway. They are acting as change agents for their departments, and their lessons fuel the customer-centric culture at GM,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain.
Cadillac engineers were given month long tours of Cadillac dealerships, where they shadowed sales and services personnel. While shadowing, they engineers could see/interact with customers, thus gaining a better understanding of what consumers were really looking for in an experience with Cadillac.
Overall, Cadillac engineers participated in approximately 2,000 tours. And with all the knowledge and experience that was gained through these tours, engineers plan on creating Cadillacs to give consumers exactly what they want.
Bob Ferguson recently hinted at the possibility of an Elmiraj production vehicle.
Yes, there have been a number of rumors surrounding the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept Car since it was unveiled many months ago. Everyone loved the car, but there was question as to if it would actually fit in with Cadillac’s lineup. At first, it seemed like a no-brainer that Cadillac would produce the Elmiraj for the public. But as time went on, more and more reasons came as to why the car would never make it. But, recently, Bob Ferguson hinted at an Elmiraj production vehicle.
When asked about why Cadillac made the Elmiraj just to be a concept car, Ferguson (who is the Vice President of Global Operations) replied with “I don’t think we should make concepts just for concepts. That seems wasteful to me. We should make concept cars with the idea of what’s really going to translate into the marketplace.”
Does that mean that the Elmiraj is for sure going to make it to the production line? No. But Ferguson went on to talk about how he has a strong enthusiasm for the car, and he would love to see a high end vehicle LIKE THE ELMIRAJ become the new flagship that Cadillac has been looking for.
So what do we know for sure?
Consumers really want to see an Elmiraj production vehicle. Bob Ferguson is excited about the Elmiraj and what it represents for the company. And that even if the Elmiraj doesn’t become the flagship that Cadillac is looking for, something similar to it is in the works.
All we can do now is play the waiting game. Over the next few months we hope to learn more about some of the new models that Cadillac has promised this year (like the ATS Coupe and ATS-V). But let’s be honest, we all want to see the Elmiraj sitting in the showroom at our Indianapolis Cadillac dealership.
The Cadillac Crest has been one of the most recognizable symbols in the auto industry since the brand first started over 111 years ago.
There are many symbols that are unmistakable from any other. The McDonald’s Arches, the Nike Swoosh, Apple’s Apple are three logos that the moment you see them, you know exactly which brand you are looking at. The same can be said about the unique and prestigious Cadillac Crest, which is getting revolutionized for the upcoming model year.
The Cadillac Crest has been around since the start of the company over 111 years ago. And just as the brand has grown and evolved, so has the crest.
With each new era in Cadillac’s history, there has come a new crest to reflect the upcoming change. In all, there have been 38 variations to the design. However, there have only been 6 designs that were actually placed on new Cadillacs.
“Our goal was to evolve the emblem design to integrate with the new vehicle form while maintaining the core graphic elements that preserve its strong brand recognition,” says Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive design director.
The new Cadillac Crest was first seen on the 2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept Car. This new crest was meant to symbolize the upcoming designs that could be expected from Cadillac: lower, longer, and leaner.
Cadillac is very excited about their new crest, as well as the new lineup of cars that the crest can be seen on, including the all new ELR and 2015 ATS Coupe.
The 2014 Cadillac SRX is one of the models available for a test ride during the NAIAS thanks to Uber.
One of the most exciting times of the year for the auto industry is the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Experts and car enthusiasts from all over the world gather to see the first unveilings of the year for the auto industry. But sometimes, it’s not enough to look, you just have to touch. That’s why Cadillac has teamed up with Uber to give consumers a first-hand experience in one of their new Cadillacs.
From Sunday January 12- Friday January 17, car experts and enthusiasts alike will be able to request a ride in either a 2014 SRX or 2014 Escalade thanks to Uber.
The company will be allowing those attending the NAIAS to use a smartphone app to request a ride in one of the new Cadillac vehicles. To request a ride, users will need to download the Uber app, select the Cadillac option, and then “Request”. At that time, either an SRX or an Escalade will be on the way to pick you up and take you on a 15 minute ride around the downtown area.
“Cadillac’s partnership with Uber gives auto show attendees the opportunity to experience a new Cadillac vehicle,” said Melody Lee, director, brand and reputation strategy for Global Cadillac.
Uber is also going to be offering users a chance to receive $20 off of their first ride by entering the promo code “Cadillac” in the app.
The 2014 Escalade can seat you and up to 5 of your friends, while the 2014 can seat you and 3 of your friends. But be aware, the availability of ride times is limited.
Cadillac has recently started releasing more information about the 2015 Escalade features.
There has been a lot of talk about the next generation of Escalade since it was first revealed several months ago. And with the start of the new year, Cadillac has decided to release some information about the 2015 Escalades features.
While we do not have all the specs of the new Escalade, we can provide you with some relevant details that you might find interesting.
Coming standard on the upcoming Escalade, consumers can find:
- 20” dual 7 spoke chrome plated aluminum wheels
- Rear Vision Camera
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- CUE infotainment system with Natural Voice Recognition
- 12” reconfigurable instrument panel
- Leather interior with heated/cooled front and second row seats
- Heated, leather wrapped steering wheel
While this is only a small list of 2015 Escalade features, you can find a more in depth list here.
We are only a few short months away from the arrival of the next generation of Escalade, and we want all of our anticipating consumers to know we will be the first to let you know when this amazing vehicle reaches our Indiana Cadillac dealership.
Left Lane News tells Cadillac what they think about their new lineup in a 2014 CTS Review.
In recent months, Cadillac has been very vocal about their desire to become more of a global competitor. And their 2014 lineup appears to have the edge that they are looking for. The 2014 CTS has already caught the eye of the writers of Left Lane News, who have reviewed the CTS in full detail.
The first thing that got the attention of Left Lane News was the CTS’s first ever four cylinder 2.0 liter turbo charged direct injected unit. But don’t let the four cylinder fool you, it puts out 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Testers were also impressed by the new longer, leaner body of the 2014 CTS. The sleek new exterior design gives off the look of a sports car.
Cadillac’s upgraded CUE infotainment system was also highly talked about by the tester from Left Lane news. The large touchscreen made it easier for navigating through, and will help drivers maintain focus on the road (although the tester did mention that having optional hard buttons would probably be nice).
So what’s the bottom line of this 2014 CTS Review? Left Lane News loves the new CTS, saying that it “manages to surpass the hype”.
If you still don’t know if you’re quite sold on the idea that Cadillac is going to become a global competitor, then why don’t you stop by your local Indianapolis Cadillac dealer and test drive a 2014 CTS for yourself.