Waiting for glittering new car models to come to market is not something engine heads are ever likely to do with any level of ease, but it’s something we have to do nonetheless. With 2015 firmly underway and new models like the Ford Mustang RTR and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 already on the horizon, we’re at least being satiated. But it’s not really enough. Continue reading
GM has released pricing information on the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan. The new CTS will arrives in dealerships this fall. The luxury sedan starts at $46,025 for the entry-level version fitted with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. Its makes it to $7,000 more expensive than the current Cadillac CTS. But the new CTS is 5-inches longer and 244 pounds lighter, and in base trim, also quite faster than its predecessor hitting the 0-60mph in 6.1-seconds.
The NHTSA has issued recalls for the newest 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX models due to a problem with the software for the transmission controller. The transmission could accidentally be shifted to Sport mode, which would reduce the amount of engine braking drivers experience. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says this could increase the risk of a crash. So, about 27,000 vehicles will be recalled for fixing this problem and updating software.
Great news for monster SUV’s fans. Here is a spy video of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade test mule with full camoflauge.
The Escalade, Cadillac’s most expensive model, reducing its sales by 16.3 percent last year; from 15,079 units in 2011 to 12,615, the long wheelbase ESV by -3.6 percent to 8,083 deliveries and the EXT pickup truck version by -5.0 percent to 1,934 units.
The Saab 9-4X (U.S. customers knows her brother as Cadillac SRX) has been given a “Top Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that the Saab should also get the thumbs up? Yep.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the 9-4X a “Top Pick” because the luxurious crossover received top scores in front, rear and side-impact crashes while including standard stability control. Like the Cadillac SRX, the 9-4X also scored a top score of “Good” in the roof crush test. To receive the top score, the 9-4X’s roof had to hold at least four times its overall weight. In this case, the IIHS lumped the 9-4X with the SRX and gave it the exact same weight ratio of 4.14.
With the Saabs top safety rating its not hard to see why this is a fantastic family car. Whether your going on the school run or going offroad you can rest assured you’ll be hard pushed to make any car accident injury claims in this.
GM have announced a recall of certain 2009 and 2010 m.y. Cadillac CTS models. The notice covers around 50,000 units worldwide, 11,147 of which were sold in the United States.
According to NHTSA, jam nuts on the vehicles’ suspension could come loose over time, eventually allowing the toe link to completely separate from the vehicle. If this happens, the rear wheel could turn in or out, making the vehicle difficult to steer. GM says that owners may hear a metallic clanking noise in the rear of the vehicle as a warning before this happens.