2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 Updates

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 were all-new models, but the automaker isn’t waiting around for the competition to catch up. For the 2021 model year, both cars are getting enhanced features and style. Check out the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 updates below.

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Wireless connectivity technologies

Leave your cables at home. The Cadillac CT4 and CT5’s infotainment system has been upgraded to include wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone support, making it easier than ever to stay connected on the go. And for the first time, the CT4 and CT5 are offered with a high-definition, 12-inch digital instrument cluster.

Improved driver-assist features

Cadillac knows the importance of safety. For the 2021 model year, the CT4 gets new smart safety features like standard Front Pedestrian Braking and a Safety Alert Seat. Additionally, both the 2021 CT4 and CT5 now get standard Buckle to Drive, a new standard feature that helps ensure your teen driver can’t drive off without fastening their seat belt.

Cool new style

Got someone to impress? The 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 updates include two new exterior color options: Infrared Tintcoat and Rift Metallic. These look particularly nice with the blue or red Brembo® V-Performance front brakes. Inside, you can also opt for a Modena leather steering wheel, which not only looks good but feels good as well.

Visit ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, to get an in-depth look at the luxurious Cadillac CT4 and CT5 and check out their enhanced features.

Cadillac adds the new Luxury trim to the 2021 XT6

If you have always wanted to drive a Cadillac and you need three rows of seats, the Cadillac XT6 can be a great, more affordable alternative to the larger Escalade. The XT6 crossover is one of the newest additions to the Cadillac lineup and was just added for the 2020 model year. For the 2021 model year, the XT6 will be even more affordable with the addition of a new base Luxury trim.

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The XT6 Luxury model will have similar styling to the Premium Luxury model, especially with the Galvano grille surround. The Sport model, on the other hand, has a black grille that sets it apart from the rest of the lineup.

As far as performance goes, the XT6 Luxury comes with a new standard engine. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you are looking for more power, the Premium Luxury and Sport trims will still come with a 310-horsepower V6. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The Luxury trim will come well-equipped with premium features such as heated front seats, a power liftgate, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Bose® audio system, and wireless Apple CarPlay® And Android Auto™ compatibility.

To learn more about the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Luxury — or to explore the brand’s other vehicles — don’t hesitate to contact us at ELCO Cadillac.

Future Cadillac EV Could Be Called SYMBOLIQ

You’ve already met the Cadillac LYRIQ, the first all-electric vehicle from Cadillac that’s forging a path to a brighter future. But Cadillac isn’t planning to stop with one dynamic luxury crossover. A recent trademark filing suggests that Cadillac is planning to leverage the names SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ.

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According to GM Authority, Cadillac filed to trademark the names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July. While trademarked names don’t always pan out with actual vehicles, it seems that the intent is to build on the impressive debut of the Cadillac LYRIQ with a full lineup of electric vehicles.

In August, Cadillac finally revealed its long-awaited LYRIQ electric luxury crossover. The wait was well worth it: The LYRIQ is looks the part of the Cadillac of the future, and it sets a strong precedent for future Cadillac EVs to come.

The Cadillac LYRIQ is the latest vehicle to offer Super Cruise™ hands-free technology and will blaze a new trail with a dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display. Taking a cue from the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the LYRIQ boasts a 33-inch-diagonal LED display that spans the driver’s viewing area for a fully immersive experience.

Performance and efficiency are also key to the Cadillac LYRIQ with an advanced Ultium battery system, near-50/50 weight distribution, and available performance all-wheel drive. Cadillac also expects the LYRIQ to return 300 miles of range on a single charge, making it great for daily driving and long road trips.*

The Cadillac LYRIQ show car will inspire the production version set to arrive at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, in the near future. Once the LYRIQ becomes a success, don’t be too surprised if you hear about the Cadillac SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ following close behind. Cadillac looks to lead the charge in making electrified driving a reality, and you’ll find all of its advances right here at ELCO Cadillac.

*Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Cadillac reveals details on the 2021 XT6

The Cadillac XT6 was an all-new addition for the 2020 year. Now, the automaker is gearing up for its second model year with some exciting updates. The 2021 XT6 will feature a new trim level, new engine options, and even more color choices.

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For the 2021 model year, Cadillac ads a new base trim level for the XT6. The lineup will now include the Luxury trim, along with the previous Premium Luxury and Sport trims. This will make the 2021 XT6 more accessible and affordable for many families who crave a luxury driving experience.

The Luxury trim will come standard with premium features like an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment display, leatherette upholstery, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and various driver safety aids.

Also new for 2021 is a new engine. The XT6 will now come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower. It will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 310-horsepower V6 engine will still be available as an option.

Cadillac will also give you more choices when it comes to exterior styling. The 2021 XT6 will have three new color options: Infrared Tintcoat, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, and Wilder, making it easier than ever to find the hue that matches your personality.

Keep your eyes on the ELCO Cadillac blog for up-to-date news on the 2021 XT6, as well as info on all things Cadillac.

Tom Brady’s Cadillac Escalade Could Have Been Yours for Just $300,000

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For the celebrity-obsessed, paying thousands of dollars for meet and greet tickets to shake hands and snap a photo with your idol for 30 seconds is well worth the cost. However, what kind of price tag does a super fan put on the opportunity to touch the same steering wheel and get road rage in the same spot as your favorite celeb? For devotees of legendary football player Tom Brady, the price of that experience is a mere $300,000.

Tom Brady, an avid car collector with a panoply of luxury vehicles in his sizeable garage, recently placed his 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV for sale at Becker Automotive Design. While the price might seem a bit steep considering you could buy three top-of-the-line next-generation 2021 Escalades for roughly the same price, this is no ordinary Escalade.

Tom Brady’s Escalade has just 13,000 miles, features custom rugs and interiors, electric reclining seats, a 32-inch television, and a lengthened frame for an extra spacious interior. Per Mr. Brady himself, “With such limited time in my busy schedule the ESV gave me those extra minutes to study my play book, make phone calls and be with my family.” Unfortunately for Tom Brady fanatics with $300,000 lying around, the Escalade in question has sold. Lucky for you, ELCO Cadillac has several brand-new Escalades in stock if you’re in the market.

No Planned Electric Future for Cadillac CT4 and CT5

Like most General Motors brands, Cadillac has committed to developing and releasing more all-electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to go green and revolutionize the roadway. For traditionalists, this has caused significant trepidation about the future of gas vehicles.

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Thanks to a recent announcement from Cadillac regarding the fate of the CT4 and CT5, fans of fossil-fuel-powered cars and electric skeptics can rest easy knowing that not all Cadillacs will be electrified just yet. According to the luxury automaker — as reported by industry website Car Buzz — the luxury automaker does not intend to introduce all-electric – or, for that matter, gas/electric hybrid – versions of the popular CT4 and CT5 sedans.

Fans of the CT4 and CT5 will be even happier to hear that the V-Series variants of the beloved performance sedans will don the prestigious Blackwing badge. Better still, Cadillac confirmed that both the CT4-V and CT5-V will have the option to be equipped with a manual transmission for extra control. Other premium performance features like V-Mode, Super Cruise, and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 will also be available for the powerful sedans.

The 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, which will be available in limited quantities later this year, are expected to be the fastest Cadillacs ever produced.

Keep it tuned to the ELCO Cadillac blog for more news on all of Cadillac’s models, electric and otherwise.

Cadillac XT6 named one of MotorTrend’s safest SUVs of 2020

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When choosing your next family SUV, you know you want something that is safe and gives you the luxury features you crave. You can get both in the 2020 Cadillac XT6. Not only is it a spacious, three-row luxury SUV, but it was recently included in MotorTrend’s list of the Safest SUVs for 2020.

The XT6 earned high praise for its safety systems. It received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA. These ratings can make you feel secure knowing the Cadillac XT6 will work hard to protect you and your family, should anything unfortunate happen.

You get an added boost of confidence from the wide range of advanced safety features on the XT6, many of which come standard. These features include Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking, Parking Assist, an HD Rear-Vision Camera, and Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

If you still want more, the XT6 is also available with features like Rear Pedestrian Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, an innovative rear camera mirror, and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Along with the security the XT6 gives you, it also comes standard with premium features like heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, and a sunroof.

If you want to experience the exceptionally safe, award-winning Cadillac XT6 for yourself, pay us a visit at ELCO Cadillac and go for a test drive.

Cadillac hopes to be 100 percent electric by 2030

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Cadillac has seen the future, and it’s electric — or at least most of it is. Late last year, Reuters reported that the head of Cadillac, Steve Carlisle, announced that all – or a majority – of its vehicles would be 100 percent electric by 2030. That means that within the next decade, we’ll be able to watch the automaker that defined American luxury completely redefine the EV market and up the game for the rest of the industry.

If you follow the Cadillac brand closely, you’re probably not surprised by this news. Cadillac has dabbled in electric vehicles a fair amount up to this point, and has mentioned its plans for an all-electric future multiple times. Moreover, it just announced an all-new, fully electric crossover SUV called the Lyric.

There’s been a fair amount of speculation regarding what might happen to some beloved Cadillac models if the brand moves forward with its electric future? Cadillac was sure to say its lineup might be mostly electric by 2030, meaning fan favorites, like the Escalade, could theoretically continue as a gas model, even if an EV version is also on offer.

While you and the rest of the world wait to learn more about Cadillac’s upcoming electric crossover – as well as their future lineup – feel free to stop by ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac and experience the vehicles that represent the current pinnacle of American luxury.

Meet the Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom

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Cadillac is revolutionizing car shopping with the all-new Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom experience. Unveiled at the end of last year, Cadillac Live puts visual technology and video chat in the hands of product specialists to help customers find the car that’s right for them. Imagine shopping for a new car without ever having the leave the comfort of your home.

How does it work? So far, Cadillac has only launched the program in Canada, but it works by giving a dealership product specialists an iPhone X, an Osmo Mobile gimbal, and a Bluetooth headset to conduct a chat session with car buyers online. Not only can specialists show off ten different vehicles and their features, they also have a tablet app that lets you demo color schemes, trims, and more.

The idea behind the Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom is twofold. First, many luxury car shoppers switch automakers if the car-buying process is simpler with a different brand — one reason Cadillac is aiming to streamline the process as much as possible. Additionally, Cadillac Live appeals to those who might not live in the vicinity of a dealership but still want a personalized shopping experience.

The new virtual showroom is set to come to the US shortly as well, first to California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York before the rest of the country. This is just one of many ways Cadillac is revolutionizing the car-buying experience, like they’ve defined the luxury vehicle market for decades.

While you’re waiting for the Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom to roll out nationwide, consider paying us a visit at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac for a tour or a test drive.

Source: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/15/cadillac-live-usa/

How To Tell When You Need New Tires

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What is the most important safety feature on your Cadillac? While your first instinct might be to say something like your brakes, rearview camera, or even automatic emergency braking, the answer is your tires. Your tires are the only things that keep you in contact with the road. If even one of your tires fail, you are going to have a hard time stopping and staying in control, which is why it is so important to know when it is time to get new tires for your Cadillac.

Check the Tread

The grooves in your tires are called the tread. The tread pattern helps give you traction by cutting through anything on the road and keeping your car steady. Over time, the rubber will wear down and the tread will not be as effective. Your tread should be more than 2/32 of an inch deep. To measure the tread, take a penny and put it in between the grooves with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tread is too shallow, and you need new tires. Do this in multiple places on all four tires.

Tire Age

Regardless of the tread depth, the rubber that makes up your tires will eventually break down. Most tire manufacturers recommend that you replace your tires every ten years.

Managing car maintenance can be difficult, but we’ve got your back. If you have any questions, stop by ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac and we’ll get your ride road-ready in no time.