Category Archives: Cadillac

V2V Safety Standard on Cadillac CTS Sedans

Cadillac CTS Sedan V2V safetyCadillac doesn’t just reign superior when it comes to style. Safety matters, too! That’s why V2V safety technology is now standard on all Cadillac CTS sedans.

What does V2V stand for? It means “Vehicle-to-Vehicle” communications, and the addition of V2V to CTS sedans creates a communication network between vehicles. This new safety feature makes it easier to avoid accidents or traffic jams.

A Dedicated Short-Range Communications system and GPS work together to deliver messages between models. V2V alerts drivers of hazardous situations like slippery conditions, hard braking, and disabled vehicles.

But you, as the driver, don’t have to do anything. When a car approaches an intersection, V2V technology will scan for other vehicles, taking in information about their positions, speeds, and directions. With this information, the system suggests what issues there might be ahead of drivers.

“V2V essentially enables the car to sense around corners. Connecting vehicles through V2V holds tremendous potential, as this technology enables the car to acquire and analyze information outside the bounds of the driver’s field of vision,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac global director of Product Strategy.

With V2V, every commute will be that much easier. If you’re curious about how it works, come down to Richard Karr Motors and check out the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

Stunning Cadillac Escala Concept Shows Off Future Plans

Cadillac recently revealed their latest concept model at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: a larger sedan that shows off Cadillac’s design direction and sleek plans for future models.

The concept model is called the Escala, which is a Spanish word that translates to “scale,” which makes sense, given the model’s larger proportions. It seems with the Escala that Cadillac is going for a more intimidating, James Bond-style vibe.

As far as luxury sedans go, the Cadillac Escala concept is even larger than the newest Cadillac CT6, making it an interesting turn for the automaker. It’s clear that an entire family could fit in this gorgeous model, though it could definitely be driven by a supervillain, too.

The concept model also serves to show off what new tech Cadillac will likely be putting in their upcoming vehicles, including new headlights, a new, futuristic three-screen system, and more. It appears that they have a lot planned for 2017, technology-wise.

Lastly, the Cadillac Escala concept car is powered by an immense 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine, which we would love to see in a production version of this car.

For more information on what Cadillac has coming up, or to check out what they currently have in store, contact us or visit us anytime at Richard Karr Motors.

All-New Cadillac House In New York City Celebrates The Cadillac Aesthetic

Have you ever been sitting in a coffee shop and thought to yourself, “I wish I could peruse interesting and informative exhibits on various Cadillac models while I drink this double-shot cortada”? If so, you got your wish! You’ll just have to take a road trip to New York City to fulfill it. Could you think of any better excuse to hit the road?

Cadillac recently moved their headquarters from the Motor City to the City That Never Sleeps. The all-new Cadillac House will be a 12,000-square-foot space, which means it should have no trouble accommodating everything Cadillac hopes to hold there, namely, events, vehicle exhibits and most importantly, a coffee shop.

But when you visit, don’t expect some austere warehouse space. This is Cadillac, after all: the Cadillac House was designed by global design firm Gensler. Oh, and don’t expect just “car stuff”—Cadillac has asked Visionaire, an edgy art publication, to put up new interactive art installations quarterly.

According to Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer for Cadillac, the purpose of the Cadillac House in New York City is simple. The new experience center is “an exciting opportunity to bring to life the brand’s unique passion and perspective for beyond the automotive space.”

New 2017 XT5 Design Set to Hit the Road in April

Cadillac recently announced that the XT5 will hit the streets sometime in early April, giving auto enthusiasts everywhere something to anticipate. The 2017 XT5 design adds a new level of sophistication, combining a more compact crossover design with the latest in automotive engineering and technologies.

According to Cadillac, the XT5 is the first in a series of new models to carry the “XT” title, a new designation that is aimed at revitalizing the brand. The XT5 design will be bold, distinct, sophisticated, and will enhance driving dynamics.

The 2017 XT5 design is one of sophistication and the latest in automotive technology“The arrival of this sophisticated new crossover positions Cadillac well, as XT5 enters the most popular segment in the global luxury market,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “It’s pivotal to our ongoing growth, which is why we’ve developed XT5 from the inside out to provide customers more space, more technology, more luxury and more efficiency.”

New features include options like an award-winning Rear Camera Mirror System, up to four trims, Active Fuel Management, and twin clutch all-wheel drive among other things. The new model will also come with a powerful V6 engine and an electronically controlled rear differential. We can’t wait to see the XT5 hit the streets.

Take a Look at Cadillac’s Award-Winning Rear Camera Mirror

Cadillac has always been a leader in innovation and the modern automotive scene, with its abundance of new technologies and competitive inventions, hasn’t put a stop to this.

Cadillac has been the recipient of a wide variety of awards for their innovative new products, the most recent of which being the 2015 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award for Cadillac’s new Rear Camera Mirror.

The new Rear Camera Mirror is one of those inventions that seem so simple and so obvious that you’re half-amazed cars haven’t been designed like this since the dawn of the automobile (and the inception of the in-car camera system).

The Rear Camera Mirror is a rear-view camera that live-streams directly onto the rear-view mirror. It increases the driver’s field of vision by an estimated 300% through its ingenious lensing system and through the removal of in-car obstructions like headrests and passengers. The Rear Camera Mirror will be available on the new Cadillac CT6 sedan and Cadillac XT5 crossover.

Congratulations to Cadillac for their big win! This is the top prize from the lauded tech magazine, Popular Science, and is given out to only 100 inventions and innovations across the globe.

Don Draper’s Cadillac Coupe DeVille from Mad Men Auctioned Off

Although he wasn’t exactly Father of the Year, Mad Men character Don Draper did epitomize cool, from his rakish good looks, to his commanding boardroom presence, to his impeccable taste in cars. Is it any wonder he drove a Caddy?

In the last few seasons of the acclaimed AMC drama, Don (played by Jon Hamm) drove a gorgeous silver 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Recently, the classic car used in the show was auctioned off on Screenbid along with over 1,000 other props from the show. Everything from Don’s magazine rack (which sold for $850) to Roger Sterling’s electric razor (a steal at $200) was purchased by the show’s super-fans.

The true big-ticket item, though, was the DeVille, which ended up selling for $48,980 ($39,500 for the car, plus a 24% commission for auction host Screenbid). That’s more than three times what an average 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille is valued at ($13,000), so obviously being driven by Don Draper (or Jon Hamm) has increased the vehicle’s value exponentially in the eyes of some fans.

Looking for a Cadillac that still oozes sophisticated cool, but features some more modern amenities? Check out our current lineup here at Richard Karr Motors.

New Cadillac XT5 Revealed

New Cadillac XT5

The new Cadillac XT5 has officially been spotted! Images have surfaced of the new Cadillac completely uncovered, giving us great insight as to what we can look forward to. The new model will be replacing the SRX in the Cadillac lineup.

The design of the new XT5 is similar to what we’ve seen on the Escalade, CTS, and soon to be released, CT6. However, it is unique and will offer a different aesthetic that will fit seamlessly into the lineup. The XT5 features a large, egg-crate grille, dramatic headlights that are similar to the CT-6’s, and LED accents on the outside of the headlights.

The back of the new vehicle doesn’t look as prominent as the front; however, its curved taillights, sleek lines, and twin tailpipes are very pleasing to the eye.

We don’t have confirmation as to when the vehicle will be available, or where we will see it next, but we certainly are excited to get a good first look at it. Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll let you know more about the Cadillac XT5 as information is released.

New Cadillac CTS-V Features Plenty of Power for the Price

Cadillac CTS-V Features

If you’re looking for the perfect new luxury sports car to carry you around in style and comfort and impress the hell out of anyone you pass, you’re looking for the new Cadillac CTS-V. The CTS-V, which will be here in our inventory sometime this summer, has been redesigned for the 2016 model, and the Cadillac design team’s work definitely paid off.

The new CTS-V looks very muscular and aggressive, ready to take on any driving challenge you might have for it. Plus, it has a 6.2-liter V8 engine sitting under the hood. That gigantic engine is capable of gigantic numbers, too; it gets up to 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, both huge upgrades over the previous model. Also, the Cadillac CTS-V features Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and more.

“The new CTS-V is the most compelling example of Cadillac’s product substance and brand trajectory. The new CTS-V soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars,” Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac President, said. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance.”

The CTS-V knows that you’ll want to relive your achievements behind the wheel over and over, and so it comes with the Performance Data Recorder system first introduced on the Corvette. Come see us at Richard Karr Motors to learn more today.

Cadillac Announces Plug-in Hybrid for the CT6

Ever since the range-topping CT6 sedan was announced by Cadillac, we just keep getting more and more excited. And now, Cadillac is adding another phenomenal option: a plug-in hybrid for the CT6.

Cadillac made the announcement at the Shanghai Auto Show, but didn’t say when it would be available. The standard gasoline-powered CT6 will be coming to dealerships in December, with the plug-in hybrid coming later.

With the hybrid system, Cadillac says the fuel efficiency should be at least double what the gasoline-powered version will get. While Cadillac didn’t offer a number, industry experts expect it could be at least 40 mpg combined. It is also expected to offer a large enough all-electric driving range for most daily commutes.

“The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac to offer its first plug-in hybrid,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, in a statement. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced Plug-In Hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”

Which version of the all-new Cadillac CT6 would you prefer?

Cadillac CT6 Offers First-Ever Bose Panaray Sound System

Cadillac and Bose are teaming up to bring the first-ever Bose® Panaray® sound system to the first-ever Cadillac CT6. Joining forces for the first time in 1980, this isn’t the first rodeo for the two companies; and the result is an astounding sound system you won’t believe is meant for your car.

The Panaray is the first in Bose’s revolutionary new line of “Advanced Technology Series” sound systems. A whopping 34 speakers are littered throughout the cabin of the CT6 sedan to provide the optimum listening experience with clarity, precision, and high quality deep bass.

“We asked Bose to create something truly special for this new vehicle” an unbounded sound system, providing an audio experience unmatched in any other luxury automobile,” said Travis Hest, executive chief engineer for the CT6. “Cadillac CT6 customers will be elated by what they hear and feel when they switch on the Bose Panaray system.”

We at Richard Karr Motors have been trying to wait patiently for the arrival of Cadillac’s all-new sedan. However, when we learn of exclusive features like this Bose sound system, it makes the early 2016 release date seem forever away. Oh well; we all have to wait together, so at least we’re in good company.