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Car Lot of the Future May Have No Cars

Cadillac considers switching to virtual showrooms

(Newser) - With sales slipping—down 12% in 2016, according to Automative News —Cadillac is considering going virtual with some of its 925 dealerships. First and foremost, having a dealership that doesn't need to contain actual cars would drastically reduce overhead, the Wall Street Journal reports. Secondly, PC Magazine believes... More »

Latest GM Recall: 221K Cadillacs, Chevy Impalas

Parking brake arm is at issue

(Newser) - General Motors has issued yet another recall, this time affecting some 221,000 vehicles worldwide. Model year 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impalas have been recalled over an issue with the electronic parking brake, the Detroit News reports. The cars "may experience poor vehicle acceleration, undesired deceleration, excessive... More »

GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs

64K Cadillac sedans also called back

(Newser) - As it deals with reports of a possible 303 deaths linked to ignition-switch problems, General Motors is issuing another recall—this time of 1.2 million SUVs and several hundred thousand other vehicles. The company needs to fix wiring for a side airbag in the SUVs, CNNMoney reports. Customers may... More »

Cadillac Gets Its First Car of the Year Award

And Dodge walks off with Truck of the Year

(Newser) - Cadillac won North American Car of the Year for the first time in the award's 19-year history, with the honor going to the ATS at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Dodge Ram 1500 was named Truck of the Year, the first win for... More »

New Cadillacs to Warn Drifting Drivers

Seat will vibrate, for non-embarassing warning

(Newser) - We've all done it. At some point you're driving and you get distracted, or you start to nod off, and your car starts to drift out of its lane. If you're in the market for a new Cadillac, your car may soon have your back. The Cadillac... More »

Another Wealth Flub? Romneys Like Their Cadillacs

Mitt says his wife drives 'a couple' of them ... just like you!

(Newser) - Mitt Romney, he of the $10,000 bet and lack of concern for the very poor , stepped in it a wee bit today with another comment whose unintentional subtext was: Yeah, I have a lot more money than you. While talking to the Detroit Economic Club, he spoke, appropriately, about... More »

Here Comes the Plug-In Cadillac

It'll use the same drive train as the Chevy Volt

(Newser) - Looking to ride like an environmentally conscious gangster? Well good news: GM has officially greenlighted its long-rumored plug-in Cadillac, sporting a slightly suped up version of the Chevy Volt’s drivetrain. It’ll be based on the Cadillac Converj concept car it first showed off two years ago , though it’... More »

GM Recalls 47K Cadillac SRXs Over Faulty Air Bags

Passengers in the rear might be at risk

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling more than 47,000 Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles in the US because of a problem with the passenger side air bags. The vehicle’s right-side head protection air bag won't inflate in a crash if no one is in the front seat, said the National... More »

Obama's 'Beast' No Match for Irish Ramp

Limo bottoms out on way out of US Embassy, prez forced to take backup car

(Newser) - President Obama's "Beast" limousine is built to withstand assassins' bullets, bombs, and terrorist attacks—but apparently not Irish speed bumps. The 18-foot-long, 8-ton Cadillac was leaving the US Embassy for Moneygall today when it bottomed out on a ramp that the low-rider couldn't clear, reports the Daily ... More »

GM Recalls 1.5 Million Cars After Reports of Fire

At least 5 vehicles caught fire thanks to washer fluid

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the wake of reports that at least five have caught on fire thanks to a problem with their heated windshield washer system. The recall covers vehicles made from 2006 to 2009 across a host of lines, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, and... More »

Tiger Lost Consciousness; Wife Helped Free Him

Investigation on hold until after golfer gets some rest

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was unconscious for 6 minutes after his SUV collided with a fire hydrant and tree near his Florida mansion early this morning, and his wife heard the crash and helped free him from the vehicle. Elin Nordegren, a former model, used a golf club—she presumably had quite... More »

Tiger OK, Has Cuts on Face: Agent

Golfer out of hospital after early-morning car crash

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is out of the hospital and doing well after an early-morning car crash in which he suffered facial lacerations. The superstar golfer hit a fire hydrant and tree with his Cadillac SUV, and his condition was initially reported as serious, the designation for any patient transported by ambulance.... More »

GM Longs to Build Electric Cadillacs

Car could boost brand's image but hurt automaker's bottom line

(Newser) - Old dreams apparently die hard at GM. For months, the automaker has been yearning to build a gasoline-electric luxury Cadillac, but the Treasury Department and naysayers within the company say the price tag would be too high. Now, with the company dramatically reorganized, the Cadillac Converj could be coming to... More »

Cash for Clunkers Buying New Guzzlers

(Newser) - The Obama administration is hyping the cash-for-clunkers program as a chance for Americans to buy more fuel efficient cars, but not all buyers are going greener. Bulky SUVs and even trucks can be purchased with the $3 billion government subsidies, reports AP. Washington is refusing to release detailed records of... More »

GM Will Declare Bankruptcy June 1: Insiders

(Newser) - General Motors will file for bankruptcy protection Monday, insiders tell Bloomberg. The company has apparently decided that it cannot make the government-mandated June 1 deadline to shed $44 billion in debt. The timeline is unclear, but bondholders' agreement today to forgive debts in exchange for a stake in the “... More »

Meet Obama's 'Beast'

Secret Service says 44's impenetrable vehicle is most sophisticated in the world

(Newser) - The latest limousine to join the presidential fleet is essentially a tank with a Cadillac exterior, Wired reports. The armored vehicle—code-named “Stagecoach” but dubbed “The Beast” due to its makeup—is the world’s most sophisticated car. The Secret Service and General Motors refuse to divulge specs... More »

Lexus Most Reliable, Again

(Newser) - A new study by JD Power and Associates places Lexus on top for dependability for the 14th straight year, AutoWeek reports. Filling out the rest of the top five most dependable brands, with reported problems per hundred vehicles sold:
  • 2. Mercury (151)
  • 3. Cadillac (155)
  • 4. Toyota (159)
  • 5. Acura
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GM May Cut More Jobs, Brands

Only Cadillac, Chevy deemed safe as automaker struggles to return to profitability

(Newser) - GM is considering slashing thousands of white collar jobs, while simultaneously selling off or discontinuing even more brands, the Wall Street Journal reports, in a furious attempt to return to profitability. For years GM has resisted shrinking its large stable of brands, even as rivals Ford and Chrysler committed to... More »

Lawmakers Give Up Guzzlers—Grudgingly

Energy bill amendment forces House reps to ditch taxpayer-funded gas-guzzlers

(Newser) - Last year's energy bill requiring House members to drive eco-friendly vehicles—if taxpayers are footing the bill—has some reps turning green at the thought of giving up their gas guzzlers, reports the Los Angeles Times. "I guarantee you my district is not upset that I'm driving a Chevy... More »

Cadillac CTS Wins Car of Year

(Newser) - Cadillac's CTS won Motor Trend’s 2008 car of the year honors today, reports the AP. Editors said the $32,990 entry-level luxury sedan stood up to BMW and Mercedes, and proves Detroit can build a competitive sedan—despite years of focusing on SUVs and trucks. "The CTS obliterates... More »

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