General Motors did its best to try and keep things distinct between its many divisions during the 1980s, but “cookie cutter” cars become the norm.
However, in 1990, that was supposed to change with the introduction of the GM10, or W-body, vehicles. Between the W-bodies, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick and Oldsmobile would receive a family sedan, though each slightly different.
While the Lumina played breadwinner, Pontiac received the Grand Prix with an optional turbocharged four-cylinder and Buick played the luxury game with the Regal sedan, featuring the tried-and-true 3800 V6 engine as an option. But, it was Oldsmobile, the experimental division, that had the most interesting W-body vehicle in the 1990 Cutlass Supreme.
Not only did it arguably wear its styling the best, especially from the rear, but it also received a high-output, four-cylinder engine mated to a manual gearbox. That’s nearly unheard of by American automaker standards, especially in 1990.
... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/07/rewinding-to-look-back-on-the-gm-w-body-cars-video/
Feast your eyes on the new Carbon Black package for the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V. Offered on the 2017 ATS-V Sedan and Coupe, the Carbon Black sport package “further enhances the engaging performance and striking design” of Cadillac’s compact super sedan and super coupe.
The Carbon Black package for the 2017 ATS-V offers the following content:
- 2017 ATS-V Sedan
- 2017 ATS-V Coupe
- Exterior colors:
- Velocity Red
- Black Raven
- Phantom Gray Metallic
- Red Obsession Tintcoat
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Interior colors
Pricing for the 2017 ATS-V with the Carbon Black sport package has not yet been announced. We expect pricing information to be released when 2017 model year vehicles go into production in the August/September 2016 timeframe.
Carbon Black Sport Package For Non-V ATS
The Carbon Black sport package is also available for the (non-V) 2017 Cadillac ATS, albeit with slightly different content. See more on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Carbon Black sport package.
... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/07/cadillac-ats-v-carbon-black-sport-package-announced/
In 1967, Mary Kay Ash walked into a Lincoln dealership in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband Mel had just launched Mary Kay Cosmetics just four years ago, and now she was looking for a car that could suit her newfound success. She wanted it customized, something in a powdery pink, a light shade that matched the shade of blush in the cosmetics compact she carried. A salesman approached. Before she could even open up the compact, he stopped her: “Little lady,” he said, “go home and get your husband. And when you come back, we’ll get you into that Lincoln.”
So the story goes, as oft-repeated by corporate spokespeople as necessary. (To be fair, Mary Kay never mentioned Lincoln by name.) The year she founded her own business, Mary Kay had quit her job of 25 years when she found herself passed up for a
... read more at: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/news/a29271/mary-kays-pink-cadillacs-were-nearly-lincolns/
The Cadillac ELR has long been considered a failure for Caddy, and now it looks like the company is finally going to give it the Old Yeller treatment. According to Automotive News, Cadillac’s CEO Johan de Nysschen has confirmed that the brand is killing off the plug-in hybrid coupe after this generation’s run is complete, likely around 2018.
Since its introduction in 2013, the ELR’s sales have struggled. Much of the blame for this has been put on its costly original price tag of $75,995 and the fact that it lacked the performance associated with the rest of the brand. Being a coupe probably didn’t help either. In response, last year Cadillac added more power to the ELR and dropped the price by $10,000 for the 2016 model year. Alas, it was too little too late—Cadillac only sold 1,024 examples of the ELR in 2015.
While the demise of the ELR isn’t surprising, it is kind of a shame. The ELR had major issues, but
... read more at: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/news/a28070/goodbye-cadillac-elr/