3 Cool Features on the Cadillac LYRIQ.

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Cadillac is releasing an all-electric SUV that showcases the brand’s sophistication and luxury on an innovative powertrain for an impressive and enjoyable driving experience. The all-electric SUV features a smooth performance thanks to on-demand driving modes, a fine-tuned suspension, and a long driving range. Here is a closer look at a few of the coolest features on the Cadillac LYRIQ.

Performance features.

To keep you loving the road, even under challenging circumstances, is the all-wheel drive system in the Cadillac LYRIQ. You will enjoy the responsive performance and pep in your driving steps courtesy of the brand’s Ultium Battery Platform. The lower center of gravity enables a sporty performance that makes even mundane drives a thrill.

Futuristic tech.

The Cadillac LYRIQ not only offers an all-electric powertrain, it also offers a chance to drive hands free on thousands of miles. You need only opt for available Super Cruise™ technology.

Modern conveniences.

The tech you rely on at home and at work to make your life simpler and more convenient is along for the ride in the Cadillac LYRIQ. With Google built-in services like Google Maps™, you’ll never find yourself lost on the journey. Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ offers wire-free connectivity so you always have access to your favorite content and contacts.

Get a closer look at the stunning, innovative, and sophisticated Cadillac LYRIQ at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

The Project GTP Hypercar Debuts from Cadillac

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Cadillac is an American luxury brand, and it focuses on premium quality, sophisticated details, and exceptional models. Yet, it is also focused on intensity and competition. Its latest reveal, the Project GTP Hypercar, is an impressive preview of the automaker’s entry into the racing stage for 2023.

“Cadillac will be competing again on the world racing stage, and we are all thrilled to return to Le Mans after 20 years,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “By competing in both the 2023 IMSA and WEC championships, Cadillac Racing has the opportunity to demonstrate its capability, craftsmanship and technology.”

Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing and Dallara infused the Project GTP Hypercar with the brand’s signature elements and iconic look. You’ll be captivated by the floating blades and vertical lighting, which pay homage to the past, present, and future of the brand’s style. Under the hood, pumps an all-new 5.5-liter DOHC V8. Its power is complemented with a LMDh common hybrid system for unparalleled performance and range.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2023 will mark the Project GTP Hypercar’s first entry into the racing world. The automaker hopes to add big wins to its already illustrious racing standings, which earned top placements since 2005.

You can learn more about the Project GTP Hypercar as well as check out the current Cadillac lineup at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Cadillac Escalade-V Leads Fullsize SUV Market for Power.

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The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will take your breath away as it has established itself as the most powerful full-size SUV in the industry with ratings of 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque. Its bevy of premium technologies including wireless smartphone integration, navigation assistance, and Connected Apps, all of which increase the appeal of this powerful, sophisticated SUV.

“We do not deploy the V-Series designation lightly. The arrival of the 2023 Escalade-V is the result of a rigorous development program that allows this highly anticipated model to meet the criteria and capability thresholds established by nearly two decades of inspired V-Series performance,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V needs 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph. At 110 mph, the SUV needs 12.74 seconds to drive a quarter mile. The Cadillac Escalade-V’s powertrain consists of a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Distinct features of the Cadillac Escalade-V.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V rests on 22-inch aluminum wheels and boasts signature fascias in the front and back along with quad exhaust outlets. Inside, V-Series badging adorns the driver and front passenger doors, steering wheel, and the liftgate. A hands-free driving experience is possible with available Super Cruise™ technology.

Feel the power of the Cadillac Escalade-V at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri. It will be available later this summer.

2022 Cadillac Updates in Ballwin, MO

2022 Cadillac updates | Ballwin, MO

Every year the Cadillac lineup is better, more luxurious, and refined. Here is a closer look at the 2022 Cadillac updates you will want to check out at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Cadillac CT4.

The Cadillac CT4 adds the Blackwing variant to its list of options. The performance-centric variant delivers a 472 horsepower-rated engine, Brembo® performance brakes, a standard six-speed manual transmission, suspension with adaptive damping, and sport-tuned chassis.

Super Cruise™ 1 and Super™ Cruise 2 packages are available on the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, and the Sport trim offers Blaze Orange Metallic as a new exterior color.

Cadillac CT5.

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing trim is faster than the CT4-V Blackwing model. Other changes to the 2022 CT5 match the 2022 CT4.

Cadillac Escalade.

Building upon its 2021 redesign, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade offers standard Buckle to Drive tech while the Luxury trim has standard lane-keeping assistance with lane-departure warning. Puddle lamps are standard on the Platinum trim. Three new metallic paint colors are added to your exterior color options.

Cadillac XT5.

Red-painted front and rear brake calipers and 20-inch 12-spoke wheels are features of the XT5 Sport. All trims feature standard Brembo® front brakes.

Cadillac XT6.

The Sport trim offers a choice of 21-inch multi-spoke wheel design.

For a luxury drive, there is no better vehicle than a Cadillac model. Stop by ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, to get a closer look at the Cadillac lineup.

Cadillac Shines in 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

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While dependability can be difficult to quantify, J.D. Power does this hard work year after year in its annual Vehicle Dependability Study. In the 2022 results, Cadillac got an above average score and even outperformed many of its rival luxury brands.

The Vehicle Dependability Study covers 184 areas in nine categories. J.D. Power surveys new vehicle owners after three of ownership and asks them to rate their vehicles in these areas. The survey covers things like climate controls, infotainment, powertrain performance, and driving assistance (new for 2022). The scores are recorded as Problems Per 100 Vehicles (PP100). The higher the score, the more problems a vehicle has.

With a PP100 score of 168, Cadillac earned a fourth-place finish among premium brands. The average score among luxury brands was 204 PP100, while the mass market average was 190. Luxury brands tend to have more reported problems because they are equipped with more advanced technology.

It’s also worth noting that both the Cadillac XT4 and XT5 received good individual vehicle scores in their respective segments. Just in case you need more motivation to bring home one of these sophisticated SUVs.

Celebrate Cadillac’s performance on the J.D. Power’s most recent Vehicle Dependability Study when you test-drive your favorite Cadillac here at ELCO Cadillac.

Onyx Package Available for the 2022 Escalade.

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Supply chain difficulties have caused a lot of delays in the auto industry. Many features and options that brands wanted to include for the 2022 model year just aren’t available. However, we have learned some good news — the Onyx Package is once again available for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade.

This blacked-out appearance package makes the Escalade look even more impressive. With the Onyx Package, the Escalade comes with monochrome Cadillac emblems, a Gloss Black Escalade nameplate, and 22-inch 12-spoke Gloss Black finish alloy wheels.

You can choose this sophisticated option for either the Sport or Sport Platinum trim. If you choose the Sport model, you can expect Escalade to be equipped with a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and wireless phone charging. The Sport Platinum model adds features like front seats with massage capabilities, an adaptive air suspension, and a 36-speaker AKG premium audio system.

Every Escalade gets its power from an impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. You can choose between standard rear-wheel drive and available four-wheel drive. There is also an optional 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Find out more about the Onyx Package and other ways to customize your 2022 Escalade when you contact us at ELCO Cadillac.

Spring Break Destinations in Missouri.

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You don’t have to leave the Show Me State to have a blast this spring break. Get ready to pack your bags and load up your Cadillac XT4 — it’s time to hit the highway and enjoy these top spring break destinations in Missouri.

Lake of the Ozarks.

Enjoy a peaceful getaway at Lake of the Ozarks. Relax on a boat tour or rent a kayak to explore the local waterways. Make memories with your friends at the Bagnell Dam Strip, play a round or two at Sugar Creek Miniature Golf, and indulge in delectable American favorites at local restaurants like Baxter’s Lakeside Grille.

Branson.

With so many attractions, Branson is a spring break spot that’s perfect for partygoers and nature lovers alike. You can explore guided cavern tours or trek along the trails surrounding the scenic Tablerock Lake. And if you’re in the mood for thrills, check out the roller coasters at Silver Dollar City. There are plenty of live shows and shopping opportunities within the city’s entertainment district, too.

Kansas City.

This colorful city has something for everyone, so it’s no surprise that it’s known by many names — such as the BBQ Capital of the World, the City of Fountains, and the Paris of the Plains. Spend your spring break cutting loose at the Worlds of Fun theme park or watching the animals at the Kansas City Zoo. You can also chow down on some world-renowned barbecue at LC’s Bar-B-Q or the Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ.

If you’re looking for the perfect road trip companion, consider a new or used Cadillac XT4, available at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

2021 Cadillac Escalade Ranks High in J.D. Power’s Multimedia Satisfaction Study.

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The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is packed to the brim with cutting-edge conveniences. That’s why it’s earned high praise from the J.D. Power Multimedia Satisfaction Study. This yearly survey explores customer satisfaction with in-vehicle infotainment technology.

To find the year’s top models, J.D. Power surveyed 110,827 drivers about their new vehicle’s tech features. Based on those responses, models were graded on a 1,000-point scale, with a higher score indicating greater customer satisfaction. The Cadillac Escalade earned an impressive 924 points, putting it at the top of the Large Premium segment.

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade boasts a revolutionary infotainment system, complete with an ultra-high-definition three-screen setup that spans 38 inches. The star of the show is a 16.9-inch touch-screen display that gives you easy access to your music, climate controls, navigation settings, and smartphone mirroring. It even offers the convenience of Super Cruise™, a hands-free driving technology that’s compatible with over 200,000 miles of roads across the United States and Canada. You can also opt for a rear-seat entertainment system to keep your kids engaged on long drives. And if you’re an audiophile, upgrade from the standard 19-speaker sound system to the 36-speaker audio setup.

You can experience the 2021 Cadillac Escalade for yourself, right here at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Snow Tires Vs. All-Season Tires

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We know the statement is worn out, but winter really is coming. When you’re shopping for a new pair of boots for you, should you also get your car its own fancy winter footwear? Learn more about the difference between regular and snow tires and make a decision quick — news reports suggest that snow tires might be in short supply this season.

All-season tire advantages

As the name implies, all-season tires are a one-size-fits-all solution for your driving needs. The best examples of these types of tires are made to handle all types of weather with their multiple tread types and overall construction.

Besides being built to tackle all sorts of weather, the construction of all-season tires helps them last longer than a dedicated winter tire. Their versatility also means that you don’t have to seasonally change them out, like you do for snow tires.

Snow tire advantages

Snow tires — also known as winter tires — are specifically made for colder weather. They stay soft in lower temperatures for a better grip on the wet or icy ground, and the treads are specifically designed to handle slush and other winter precipitation. Whereas all-season tire treads can get packed with snow, these winter warriors are made to direct it off of the tire for better performance.  Not only do they provide better traction in the winter than all-season tires, they also were made to stop the vehicle better in icy conditions.

Unfortunately, the softer nature of winter tires means that warmer weather (and warmer pavement) makes them wear out quicker.

You should make a decision based on where and how you drive in the winter. Contact our service department if you have any questions.

Cadillac Technology That We’re Thankful For

As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s time to think of what we’re thankful for. Friends, family, and Cadillac are at the top of our list. Take a look at the Cadillac technology we’re thankful for and think about asking Santa to bring you a Cadillac for the winter holidays.

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Cadillac Connected Services and OnStar®: Accidents are terrifying things, but Cadillac and OnStar® are there to help if the worst should happen. We’re thankful that we have a team on our side with a Safety and Security plan subscription.

Super Cruise™: Don’t get us wrong, driving is great, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little help. We’re thankful for Cadillac models equipped with Super Cruise™ because, in the proper conditions, they can assist us and take the wheel on long highway drives to see family or have fun.

Cadillac Mobile Apps: Did you remember to lock the Cadillac? When’s the last time it had an oil change? We are thankful for the Remote Access plan and Cadillac Mobile Apps because they help us keep tabs on our favorite car, even if we’re not close together.

Ad-free music: Listening to music as we commute or head out on a road trip is fun, but commercials really ruin the mood in a car’s cabin. That’s why we’re thankful for the available SiriusXM® All-Access package and its ad-free music. It also has comedy and sports channels for something different along the way.

Experience Cadillac technology for yourself when you test-drive a shiny new Cadillac here at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.