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Here Are 14 Cars That Are Getting the Ax

Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Focus, and a dozen others

(Newser) - If you think you're seeing more SUVs and crossovers on the road, you're not imagining things. That's because automakers are making what USA Today calls a "sweeping shift" into those types of vehicles—which also means they're dumping more-traditional passenger cars from their lineups. The...

A 'Surprise' Among GM's 6 Discontinued Cars

The Cadillac CT6 was the 'tech halo' for the brand

(Newser) - Now that General Motors' big announcement that it will be shuttering five plants in North America and slashing thousands of jobs has started to settle in, more details are emerging on the vehicle production that will be affected. Included in the business restructuring is a shift away from sedans, which...

Cadillac's Oscars Ad Insists America Isn't So Divided

Ad is trying not to be partisan, but will likely be talked about

(Newser) - Cadillac insists its Oscars ad is "neither a political or social statement," but some might see it differently. The ad, which starts with scenes of street protests, says that while the media might tell us "we are a nation divided," the truth is that "we...

Over Owning? Cadillac Tries a New Idea

It's launching a monthly subscription service

(Newser) - It's kind of like Netflix, but with Cadillacs instead of movies. The car company is experimenting with a modern twist on car ownership: Don't own at all and instead try out a new vehicle every month or close to it. In a press release , the company says it...

Cadillac Distances Itself From 'Alt-Right' Casting Call

Employee of casting agency is fired after posting

(Newser) - Cadillac is quickly distancing itself from a casting call for an upcoming commercial that called for real "alt-right (neo-Nazi)" people to apply. The car maker says it did not authorize or approve the casting notice, which was posted Friday by a casting service called the Cast Station, reports Reuters...

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...

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...

GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs
  GM Recalls 1.2M SUVs 

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...

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...

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...

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...

Plug-In Cadillac ELR, Based on Converj, Announced by GM
 Here Comes the Plug-In Cadillac 

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’...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tiger OK, Has Cuts on Face: Agent

 Tiger OK, Has 
 Cuts on Face: 

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....

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...

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...

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 “...

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