The Truth About Cars » Cadillac CTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review: More Than Brute Force http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-cadillac-cts-v-review-more-than-brute-force/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-cadillac-cts-v-review-more-than-brute-force/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301241 It’s been almost two decades since BMW unleashed the E39 M5 on the motoring public, and the sport sedan segment has chased its ghost ever since. Not long after the BMW was crowned mythic perfection, Cadillac made a substantial shift in its development focus to court younger, more performance-minded buyers. Since then, Cadillac has generously […]

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It’s been almost two decades since BMW unleashed the E39 M5 on the motoring public, and the sport sedan segment has chased its ghost ever since. Not long after the BMW was crowned mythic perfection, Cadillac made a substantial shift in its development focus to court younger, more performance-minded buyers. Since then, Cadillac has generously […]

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Can CT6 Fix Cadillac’s Troubled Car Division? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/can-ct6-fix-cadillacs-troubled-car-division/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/can-ct6-fix-cadillacs-troubled-car-division/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213249 Forget the SUVs for a moment. Cadillac sold more than 100,000 cars in 2013 with similar totals achieved by the ATS, XTS, and CTS. The market has expanded since then, albeit not nearly as much on the car side of the ledger as in the light-truck portion. Nevertheless, Cadillac will likely sell fewer than 70,000 […]

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Forget the SUVs for a moment. Cadillac sold more than 100,000 cars in 2013 with similar totals achieved by the ATS, XTS, and CTS. The market has expanded since then, albeit not nearly as much on the car side of the ledger as in the light-truck portion. Nevertheless, Cadillac will likely sell fewer than 70,000 […]

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Cadillac Gives Us Another Reason to Not Buy a CTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cadillac-gives-us-another-reason-not-buy-cts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cadillac-gives-us-another-reason-not-buy-cts/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209945 Cadillac announced Monday that deliveries of its 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan — or CT6 — will begin in March with a starting price of $54,490 when equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new top-of-the-range Cadillac sedan will also be available with a 3.6-liter V-6 paired with all-wheel drive and a $56,490 price tag or Cadillac’s […]

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Cadillac announced Monday that deliveries of its 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan — or CT6 — will begin in March with a starting price of $54,490 when equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new top-of-the-range Cadillac sedan will also be available with a 3.6-liter V-6 paired with all-wheel drive and a $56,490 price tag or Cadillac’s […]

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Chart Of The Day: Cadillac CTS Sales Are Down 41% In 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-cadillac-cts-sales-41-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/chart-day-cadillac-cts-sales-41-2015/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1088321 In each of the last five months, General Motors has failed to sell more than 1,800 copies of the CTS. Sub-2K CTS sales months are unheard-of. Even in 2012, when CTS volume slid 15%, Cadillac averaged 3,914 CTS sales per month in the United States and never fell below 2,300. CTS volume dropped 31% in […]

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In each of the last five months, General Motors has failed to sell more than 1,800 copies of the CTS. Sub-2K CTS sales months are unheard-of. Even in 2012, when CTS volume slid 15%, Cadillac averaged 3,914 CTS sales per month in the United States and never fell below 2,300. CTS volume dropped 31% in […]

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De Nysschen: Cadillac ATS & CTS “Will Disappear”, XTS “Will Not Be Replaced”, Cadillac Will Exit Livery Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/de-nysschen-cadillac-ats-cts-will-disappear-xts-will-not-replaced-cadillac-will-exit-livery-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/de-nysschen-cadillac-ats-cts-will-disappear-xts-will-not-replaced-cadillac-will-exit-livery-market/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:19:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1039169 It got a little buried in the rush of news out of the New York Auto Show, but GMInsideNews reports that at the private introduction of the Cadillac CT6 last week, the night before the NYIAS media preview, Cadillac head Johan de Nysschen confirmed that the existence of the CT6 flagship will make the current XTS large […]

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It got a little buried in the rush of news out of the New York Auto Show, but GMInsideNews reports that at the private introduction of the Cadillac CT6 last week, the night before the NYIAS media preview, Cadillac head Johan de Nysschen confirmed that the existence of the CT6 flagship will make the current XTS large […]

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De Nysschen Back Tracks As Cadillac CTS Gets $3,000 Price Cut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/de-nysschen-back-tracks-cadillac-cts-gets-3000-price-cut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/de-nysschen-back-tracks-cadillac-cts-gets-3000-price-cut/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:43:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973321 “That’s not going to happen…Either you have to bring your volume aspirations into alignment with reality and accept that you will sell fewer cars. Or you have to drop the price and continue to transact at the prices where you were historically. I think the logical conclusion is that it’s better to build off a […]

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“That’s not going to happen…Either you have to bring your volume aspirations into alignment with reality and accept that you will sell fewer cars. Or you have to drop the price and continue to transact at the prices where you were historically. I think the logical conclusion is that it’s better to build off a […]

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Chart Of The Day: How The Last Cadillac CTS-V Fared http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/chart-day-last-cadillac-cts-v-fared/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/chart-day-last-cadillac-cts-v-fared/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:49:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=964106   From the Twitter page of Juan Barnett comes a breakdown of sales of the last-gen Cadillac CTS. Including the CTS-V. As expected, wagons were a bit player in the CTS lineup. The V wagon made up just half a percent of the total sales, while making up around 8 percent of V sales. But given […]

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  From the Twitter page of Juan Barnett comes a breakdown of sales of the last-gen Cadillac CTS. Including the CTS-V. As expected, wagons were a bit player in the CTS lineup. The V wagon made up just half a percent of the total sales, while making up around 8 percent of V sales. But given […]

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V Ditches Manual Gearbox, Multiple Bodystyles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/2016-cadillac-cts-v-ditches-manual-gearbox-multiple-bodystyles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/2016-cadillac-cts-v-ditches-manual-gearbox-multiple-bodystyles/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:52:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963938 There will be no manual transmission for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, but that’s ok. If you’d like a coupe, or a stick shift, there’s always the ATS-V. On the other hand, the CTS-V is the only place to get a supercharged V8. In this case, it’s a variant of the Corvette Z06’s LT4 engine, making […]

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There will be no manual transmission for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, but that’s ok. If you’d like a coupe, or a stick shift, there’s always the ATS-V. On the other hand, the CTS-V is the only place to get a supercharged V8. In this case, it’s a variant of the Corvette Z06’s LT4 engine, making […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/capsule-review-2014-cadillac-cts-v-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/capsule-review-2014-cadillac-cts-v-sport/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=894298 This is not a luxury sedan. It is not an upscale family sedan. The Cadillac CTS V Sport is a performance car sheathed in an overtly Cadillac body. Lightweight body parts. Brembo brakes with optional performance linings. Two turbos. Two driven wheels out back. Staggered tires with 275s out back. It’s not the numbers – […]

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This is not a luxury sedan. It is not an upscale family sedan. The Cadillac CTS V Sport is a performance car sheathed in an overtly Cadillac body. Lightweight body parts. Brembo brakes with optional performance linings. Two turbos. Two driven wheels out back. Staggered tires with 275s out back. It’s not the numbers – […]

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Bloated Inventories Lead GM To Idle Cadillac Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/bloated-inventories-lead-gm-idle-cadillac-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/bloated-inventories-lead-gm-idle-cadillac-plants/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:45:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=888081   Back in May, we reported on the rather fat inventory levels of Cadillac’s products, examining through the context of the one product with less than 100 days of supply – the SRX crossover. A few months later, dealers are tight on the newly redesigned Escalade, but the inventory picture for Cadillac’s car lineup hasn’t […]

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  Back in May, we reported on the rather fat inventory levels of Cadillac’s products, examining through the context of the one product with less than 100 days of supply – the SRX crossover. A few months later, dealers are tight on the newly redesigned Escalade, but the inventory picture for Cadillac’s car lineup hasn’t […]

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Cadillac Predicts Sales In China To Triple by 2016, Or Was That Globally? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/cadillac-predicts-sales-in-china-to-triple-by-2016-or-was-that-globally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/cadillac-predicts-sales-in-china-to-triple-by-2016-or-was-that-globally/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:48:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482463 Watching the live streaming video of Cadillac’s reveal of the all-new larger and lighter 2014 CTS last night in New York City, something GM Vice President Global Cadillac Bob Ferguson said caught my ear, about Cadillac tripling its sales over the next three years. That’s quite an improvement, so after the event I watched the […]

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Watching the live streaming video of Cadillac’s reveal of the all-new larger and lighter 2014 CTS last night in New York City, something GM Vice President Global Cadillac Bob Ferguson said caught my ear, about Cadillac tripling its sales over the next three years. That’s quite an improvement, so after the event I watched the […]

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2014 Cadillac CTS: The Standard Of The World? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-cadillac-cts-the-standard-of-the-world/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/2014-cadillac-cts-the-standard-of-the-world/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:55:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482301 Having just picked up a Chrysler 300C, I would have told you that it’s the last American luxury car on sale today. Now I’m not so sure. Despite foisting on us the dreadfully mediocre XTS,Cadillac has had an ace up its sleeve the whole time. The 2014 CTS, shown here, doesn’t look like a 5-Series […]

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Having just picked up a Chrysler 300C, I would have told you that it’s the last American luxury car on sale today. Now I’m not so sure. Despite foisting on us the dreadfully mediocre XTS,Cadillac has had an ace up its sleeve the whole time. The 2014 CTS, shown here, doesn’t look like a 5-Series […]

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Cadillac Product Offensive: CTS, ATS Coupe And More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/cadillac-product-offensive-cts-ats-coupe-and-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/cadillac-product-offensive-cts-ats-coupe-and-more/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477276 In a month’s time, we’ll have our first look at the new Cadillac CTS, when GM takes the wraps off of its new luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show. The new CTS is merely the first in a wave of new cars for Cadillac, along with the already unveiled ELR plug-in hybrid. Also […]

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In a month’s time, we’ll have our first look at the new Cadillac CTS, when GM takes the wraps off of its new luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show. The new CTS is merely the first in a wave of new cars for Cadillac, along with the already unveiled ELR plug-in hybrid. Also […]

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Cadillac Wagon Here To Stay http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/cadillac-wagon-here-to-stay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/cadillac-wagon-here-to-stay/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:15:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440358 Even as the German brands are moving away from wagons and towards freak-of-nature pseudo-crossovers like the BMW 5-Series GT and Audi Allroad, Cadillac is standing by their station wagons – and coupes, for that matter. But there may be some product shuffling involved. Car and Driver recently spoke with Cadillac regarding the future of their […]

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Even as the German brands are moving away from wagons and towards freak-of-nature pseudo-crossovers like the BMW 5-Series GT and Audi Allroad, Cadillac is standing by their station wagons – and coupes, for that matter. But there may be some product shuffling involved. Car and Driver recently spoke with Cadillac regarding the future of their […]

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2012 Cadillac CTS Premium Collection with Touring Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2012-cadillac-cts-premium-collection-with-touring-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2012-cadillac-cts-premium-collection-with-touring-package/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:26:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427493 How time flies. Five years ago the second-generation Cadillac CTS had just debuted at NAIAS. While prettier than the original, it was also fresh, exciting, and proof that Bob Lutz’s General Motors could turn out a damn fine car when it really wanted to. People who hadn’t owned a GM product for decades bought one, […]

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How time flies. Five years ago the second-generation Cadillac CTS had just debuted at NAIAS. While prettier than the original, it was also fresh, exciting, and proof that Bob Lutz’s General Motors could turn out a damn fine car when it really wanted to. People who hadn’t owned a GM product for decades bought one, […]

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