3 Cool Features on the Cadillac CELESTIQ.

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The Cadillac CELESTIQ offers a sleek, stunning exterior design that is sure to captivate your attention and appreciation. The all-electric show car embraces a futuristic look and a revolutionary driving experience. It combines a legacy of design innovation to create a remarkable model.

“It brings to life the most integrated expressions of design and innovation in the brand’s history, coalescing in a defining statement of a true Cadillac flagship, ”said Magalie Debellis, manager, Cadillac Advanced Design. 

Hands-free driving.

The CELESTIQ not only looks futuristic, it also redefines what driving in the present means. With Ultra-Cruise™ technology, the CELESTIQ allows you to drive hands-free on compatible roads. It’s the latest iteration of the brand’s innovative system.

Stunning tech.

Every inch of the Cadillac CELESTIQ is sophisticated, sleek, and ultra-modern. This show car’s refined looks shines specifically in elements such as the Smart Glass roof with Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology and five high-definition advanced LED displays. The advanced LED display reaches 55 inches. A continuous piece of glass houses the LED display for a unique look.

Eco-friendly powertrain.

The Cadillac CELESTIQ uses an all-electric powertrain to run. It’s eco-friendly engine offers a quiet, long-range performance you can trust over many miles.

Learn more about the Cadillac CELESTIQ at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

3 Cool Features on the Cadillac LYRIQ.

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ | Ballwin, MO

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.

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.

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.

Keep Your Cadillac Clean This Winter

When the snow first starts to fall, the world looks so clean and bright. Then everything gets slushy and dirty, including your Cadillac. Consider these tips to help keep your Cadillac clean this winter as you explore Ballwin, Missouri, and beyond.

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Invest in some quality mats.

If you’ve held off on investing in rubber mats for your car, now might be the time to spend the money. While carpeted mats look great, rubber mats are waterproof. When you get home after piling in with snowy shoes, you can easily dump the water out of rubber mats and rinse them out.

Wash it.

It might seem counterintuitive in cold weather, but make sure that you keep your car’s exterior washed in the winter. Salt from the roads can really hurt your Cadillac vehicle’s paint and cause rust on the underbody.

Consider snow foam.

Cleaning the salt off your car can damage the exterior of your vehicle if you don’t do it right, as the abrasive grit can leave tiny scratches along your paint. Consider looking into snow foam and applying it before your usual soap. This special layer can also help keep your car looking cleaner longer.

Wax on.

Applying wax to your vehicle’s exterior can help protect it from winter before the season even begins. This protective later makes it more difficult for grit and grime to reach your paint in the first place.

Contact us at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin if you need help keeping your Cadillac in tip-top shape. And remember to schedule a winter service appointment for your ride, if you still need to do so.

Cadillac Tops Its Segment in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study

As evidenced by the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), new vehicles continue to improve year after year. J.D. Power reports that quality has improved 2%, when compared to the 2020 study. One of the highlights from the study is that the Cadillac CT5 earned the top ranking in the Midsize Premium Car segment.

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In this study, J.D. Power surveys new vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. The owners report on any problems they experienced with any vehicle features including performance, comfort, and technology. The results of the study are reported as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). A lower score represents higher quality.

As a luxury midsize sedan, the 2021 Cadillac CT5 is exceptional. It is still fresh after a full redesign in 2020. This year, it adds wireless capabilities for both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ along with a customizable digital instrument display.

For drivers looking to enjoy the latest technology, the 2021 CT5 is available with Super Cruise this year. This technology lets drivers experience hands-free driving on thousands of miles of freeways across the country. The CT5 comes well-equipped with luxury features including simulated leather upholstery, a 10-inch touch screen system, and a forward collision mitigation system.

Experience the CT5 and the brand’s other luxury vehicles firsthand when you stop by ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

Meet the Aerodynamic CT4-V Blackwing

When it comes to luxurious, performance-oriented vehicles, Cadillac has a reputation for offering some of the best, and its new 2022 CT4-V Blackwing is no exception. Check out how this sedan creates exhilarating drives while staying safely on the pavement.

2022 CT4-V Blackwing | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

The engineers at Cadillac expertly tuned the aerodynamics of the CT4-V Blackwing to ensure it keeps its tires firmly on the ground. The spoiler on the car’s rear was key to preventing it from lifting off the ground without adding too much drag. And, it of course looks stylish too.

On the front end, an underwing increases the airflow under the car. This decreases the pressure beneath the car and pulls it downward. When driving at a high speed, the spoiler, underwing, and other components actually make the CT4-V Blackwing heavier than it is at a standstill because of the downward force they create.

According to Cadillac, if you hit 160 mph in a CT4-V Blackwing equipped with the available Carbon Fiber 1 Package, the car would generate roughly 133 pounds of downforce — making for a safer, smoother, and more grounded ride.

Experience the thrilling ride quality that Cadillac models have to offer when you stop by ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, to find a new Cadillac of your own.

2022 Cadillac XT5 Gets New Brembo Brake Package

The Cadillac XT5 will offer the available Brembo Brake Package for the 2022 model year. This package will give the crossover some additional stopping power and give you one more reason to go with a new XT5.

Brembo Brake Package For XT5 | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

The Brembo Brake Package includes Brembo performance front brakes as well as red brake calipers for the front and rear brakes of the XT5. This package is newly available for the 2022 XT6 too, offering the same features.

Both models only offer the package on the Sport trim level. The XT5 Sport also comes with Gloss Black accents on the exterior and 20-inch 12-spoke Pearl Nickel finish alloy wheels. Its standard 3.6-liter V6 engine pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and delivers 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Other performance-improving features include the Sport Control All-Wheel Drive System and the exclusive Performance Suspension system.

The 2022 XT5 will likely carry over most of the same features from the 2021 model year since it will be the last XT5 in the current generation. Some major updates should happen in the following model year. All that’s known so far is that the 2022 XT5 will add the package and drop the Garnet Metallic and Shadow Metallic paint colors.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2022 Cadillac XT5, give us a call at ELCO Cadillac to find out when you can take it out for a test drive at our Ballwin, Missouri, dealership.