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/

Cadillac Launches XT6 Campaign with Russo Brothers

XT6 Russo Brothers

The Russo brothers, best known for directing several “Avengers” films, recently partnered with Cadillac to unveil to the long-awaited XT6. Cadillac knows XT6 customers are ready for an adventure, and what better way to kick off the adventurous XT6’s campaign than with the highest ever grossing film directors of all time.

Deborah Wahl, Cadillac’s chief marketing officer, said of their decision to team with the Russo brothers, it “was the perfect way to bring this vision to life.”

Cadillac offers a wide array of paint and interior schemes on the XT6, but the Russo brothers seemed to have their eyes on the striking Shadow Metallic finish with a tan leather interior.

The title for the project, “Crew Ready,” seems to indicate the XT6 is ready to take you and your “crew,” anywhere you need to go. All set to the tune of Diplo’s “Welcome to the Party,” the video highlights the vehicle’s highly capable 310 horsepower, 3.6L V6 engine.

While one unfortunate guitarist gets left out of the XT6 because of a child’s car seat in the Russo production, Cadillac is proud to boast about the XT6’s segment-leading 37.2-inch standard third-row headroom and 78.7 cubic feet of max cargo space behind the first row.

Cadillac offers two trim levels for the XT6. The Premium Luxury option comes decked out with interior décor upgrades, including wooden accents, the Sport package receives upgraded wheels and a twin-clutch sport control AWD system.

With “Crew Ready,” Cadillac and the Russo brothers have shown that Cadillac may be synonymous with luxury, but that doesn’t mean their cars aren’t fun. To get up close and personal with all of Cadillac’s extraordinary vehicles, look no further than ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac.

5 Things to Love about the 2019 Cadillac XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 luxury SUV stands out in its segment for its sophisticated styling, impressive performance, and advanced technology.

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 luxury SUV stands out in its segment for its sophisticated styling, impressive performance, and advanced technology. Here are five things we love about the new Cadillac XT4:

  1. The powerful turbocharged engine: The Cadillac XT4 takes its power from a turbocharged four-cylinder that cranks out 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  2. An intuitive infotainment system: Cadillac’s User Experience infotainment system is miles ahead of its competitors. Cadillac’s system uses physical buttons and knobs instead of using unreliable touchscreen controls. The system, with an 8-inch screen, is very easy to use and comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
  3. More rear space: Rear-seat passengers can enjoy more room in the back than they could in competing compact and subcompact SUVs. The XT4 boasts best-in-class rear legroom at 39.5 inches.
  4. Maximum comfort: The inviting leather seating and advanced climate system make the ride in the XT4 highly pleasant. But the comfortable ride depends on more than just that. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 also includes available Active Sport Suspension with adaptive shock absorbers, which make the ride even more smooth and calm.
  5. Excellent fuel economy: The 2019 Cadillac XT4 earns up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway.*

You can come see why we love the new Cadillac XT4 here at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin. We have plenty of these impressive vehicles on our lot for you to take on a test drive.

*EPA estimated. Actual mileage will vary.

Most Famous Cadillacs Featured in Movies

Famous Cadillacs featured in movies

When it came to lookin’ good in classic American movies, filmmakers knew a surefire way how to do it: shine a spotlight on a cool and classy Cadillac vehicle. Few vehicles have gained as much fame from the movies as Cadillacs, where they have been driven by Hollywood’s greatest actors. Here are some of the most famous Cadillacs featured in movies.

The Big Wheel (1949)

The Big Wheel pays homage to American auto racing with its main character, Mickey Rooney, gunning for a career in motorsports. In a movie that heavily features cars, one stands out in particular — Rooney’s sleek 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe.

Pink Cadillac (1989)

The Big Wheel is not the only film to feature a Series 62 convertible. Pink Cadillac refers to the same model. In this film, Clint Eastwood — as a bounty hunter — pursues a woman on the run in her husband’s pink Cadillac.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

In Driving Miss Daisy, one of Daisy’s cars is a white 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Ghostbusters (1984)

This comedy involves the titular group employing a 1959 Cadillac ambulance to travel to all their ghostbusting endeavors.

Feel like a celebrity yourself when you stop in at ELCO Cadillac for a test-drive.

Winter Driving Tips for Your Ballwin, MO Commute

Winter Driving

Whether you’re visiting friends or family for the holiday season or driving your daily commute to work, your time on wet, icy roads is as certain as you hitting the morning snooze. Stay safe this season and follow these winter driving tips.

Accelerate Slowly

If you are driving on snow and ice, one of the best ways to maintain traction between your car’s tires and the road is to accelerate slowly. Starting up quickly can cause your vehicle to slip, so give yourself some time to get up to speed gradually.

Leave Early

Leave early for work, appointments, and other engagements to give yourself extra time to adjust your driving to the weather conditions. Severe winter weather calls for slower driving, so take your time when you turn, start, and stop.

Stock Up On Gas

In cold weather, it’s important to keep the gas tank half full. A low fuel tank can cause the gas line to freeze up.

Skip the Cruise Control

If you are using cruise control and come across an icy patch, the cruise control could be your worst enemy, as it may keep your vehicle accelerating when it shouldn’t. Avoid using this feature on slick surfaces so you can maintain control over your vehicle.

We know that you will use common sense out on the roadways. However, if the weather is not kind to your vehicle, you can bring it to for maintenance and repairs.

How to Use Toothpaste to Remove Minor Scratches from Your Car

Remove Minor Scratches From Your Car
Over time, minor scratches can accumulate on your vehicle. Remarkably, you can use toothpaste to remove minor scratches from your car, and here’s how.

Over time, minor scratches can accumulate on your vehicle, but we have some good news. There are several ways you can remove scratches from your car’s paint that are affordable and effective so you don’t have to pay for a touch-up or whole new coat of paint. Remarkably, you can use toothpaste to remove minor scratches from your car, and here’s how.

  • Evaluate the scratch. Toothpaste is less effective at combating deeper scratches. If the scratch appears buried, pursue other scratch removal methods.
  • Wash the area. Use water and a cleaning product designed for car exteriors.
  • Prepare cloth with toothpaste. Get a microfiber towel, dampen it with water, and add about a quarter-sized amount of toothpaste.
  • Apply toothpaste to scratch. Firmly rub the toothpaste into the scratch using circular motions.
  • Rinse off toothpaste using water and re-evaluate the scratch. If necessary, you can reapply toothpaste one or two more times, evaluating after each application. Applying toothpaste more than three times might damage the clear coat on your vehicle’s paint.

Next time you are at your bathroom sink, remember that your toothpaste does more than clean your teeth. If you would like more tips and tricks on caring for your vehicle, visit us at ELCO Cadillac.