General Motors will begin importing a second model from China, the plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 after the gasoline engine CT6 goes on sale later this year.
The gasoline engine CT6 goes into production next month at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where workers assemble the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric car, the Chevrolet Impala, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac ELR.
On Sunday, Buick unveiled its Envision midsize crossover, which will go on sale in the U.S. this summer. Workers at one of GM’s joint venture factories in Yantai, China, produce the Envision.
Despite protests from the UAW, Envision is being imported because it’s been sold in China for more than a year and it fills
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2014 Subaru Forester
It seems there’s interest in vehicles with love, as our video road test of the 2014 Subaru Forester was our most watched video. It features more interior space, better packaging, and more miles per gallon, we can
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The 2014 Cadillac ELR is an entirely new kind of Cadillac. It’s not only a compact luxury coupe, but the first-ever plug-in model for the luxury brand. It’s a high-style, premium range-extended electric car, with a battery range of 37 miles that’s extended by a gasoline for a total driving range on one tank of as much as 345 miles.
The ELR’s most flattering angle comes from those numbers–when viewing it as a less practical relative of the groundbreaking Chevy Volt. Seen as a luxury sport coupe, the ELR falters. It’s an uneasy fit in the Cadillac fold, and its breathtaking price gives even spendy green drivers pause.
If its stats sound suspiciously like the rather less glamorous or luxurious Chevrolet Volt, there’s good reason: The two cars share powertrains, if not body styles and other running gear. Fundamentally, the ELR employs
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With the ELR, Cadillac attempted to redefine the idea of the personal luxury coupe—around plug-in capability, and an all-electric range that’s longer than most Americans’ daily commutes, plus chiseled good looks and one very plush cabin. The only thing missing, arguably, was a price tag set within the realm of sanity. At more than $75k, it was hard to make an argument for the ELR, even if you did your best to ignore the cachet of the Tesla Model S, or could see past the CLA45 AMG that would perform above and beyond and get better mileage on longer highway trips.
The brand may have sent a foul ball spinning into the bleachers, but it’s not yet willing to say that it struck out with the ELR. After sitting out the 2015 model year completely, Cadillac’s extended-range electric coupe (or plug-in hybrid) enters the 2016 model year with $10k price
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